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Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Porto Venere
Type: Civic Centers
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Genoa, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is the most beautiful place in North Italy.I m so lucky to have been here 6 or 7 times.Trekking around towards Riomaggiore is breathtaking.Just go to the small church that face the sea and enjoy the view:to the left Palmaria island and to the right the Lord Byron cave.Even the trek to Palmaria island is beautiful.The fortress is powerful... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are staying in La Spezia for more than a day, then you have to take the ferry to Porto Venere. Its narrow streets, great pesto and food, and really old church and fort that stand tall at the entrance of this town make up for your stay. It is so picturesque that your camera will be full by... More

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Detroit, MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Such a nice place to stop in Italy. Short Ferry ride away form beaches. Great restaurants, known for its pesto, you def need to buy a jar!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Imagine a fishermen village in the meditrerranean sea, without any disturbing and noisy city life stuff. Imagine a colourful group of houses all together overlooking the most blue sea ever. Try to guess how wonderful is the seafood here and how kind are people in this lost pearl on the ocean! You are just a twenty6 nim boat fromn the... More

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Florence, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is a beautiful little town with gorgeous views and beats any in the Cinque Terre to me. The shoppes are wonderful and there are great seaside eateries. Picture taking opportunities abound, We took the ferry to Cinque Terre from here just so we could come back again. There are 3 beautiful islands near and an amazing church which one... More

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Adelaide, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is a gorgeous very picturesque town to visit, a mixture of sea views, quaint colourful houses on the seafront, cobbled little streets and historical churches and buildings. A bit touristic for eating on the very sea front but a street back and it is more genuine. Some of the vistas over the water from Byrons grotto are breathtaking.

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Canberra, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

There is a great contrast between the medieval buildings in Portovenere and the modern luxury yachts anchored close by. We enjoyed strolling through the streets before heading along the waterfront walk followed by a swim and an icecream. Very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I had the most beautiful and enchanting wedding in Porto Venere this past September! We rented out Castello Doria for both our ceremony and reception. Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect thanks to our absolutely amazing wedding photographer, Antonella Francese (Francese Photography)! Every detail, from the setting sun and every romantic kiss to the candle,... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We liked everything, the lovely town and, especially, staying at the friendly and quiet Locanda Lucciola. From the port take boats to Lerici, la Spezzia, Cinqueterre, Palmaria or Portofino. Taxi boats are affordable too if you are 4 people. We learnt how to sunbathe and swim from the rocks, no problem after you find the right place, and the water... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great atmosphere and the bars and restaurants are great. If you don't feel like walking to the various towns, take a boat trip, it's well worth it. Visit the shops and the Church of St. Peter from where Lord Byron used to swim.

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