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Address: 19025 Porto Venere, Italy
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Best Small Town in the Area

There is actually more to do and see here than in the Cinque Terre, despite whatever Rick Steves tells you. I love Rick's advice, and like most folks, probably owe my awareness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

There is actually more to do and see here than in the Cinque Terre, despite whatever Rick Steves tells you. I love Rick's advice, and like most folks, probably owe my awareness of this region to him, but Portovenere is comparatively unsung in his book. Locals will tell you the same, confidentially, and even other visitors have agreed with that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Our first stop on our coach tour from Milan is the little town of Porto Venere which along with the other Cinque Terre villages obtained UNESCO World Heritage listing in 1997. The views across the bay to the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are calming. Porto Venere is a bit cosmopolitan but has a gentle village ambience and would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

My favorite of all of Cinque Terra, not as crowded. The water is so clean and blue. It's best to ferry to Portovenere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Quick bus ride from La Spezia €5 return ticket to a marvellous little town with picturesque views across the bay and along the 5 terre coast. Full of narrow pathways with historic churches and fortresses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We arrived here via the La Spezia ferry boat. The seaward approach provides a visually stunning introduction to this amazing place just South of the Cinque Terre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Beautiful town! It looks like all of the other Cinque Terre towns but its not so busy and more beautiful I think! Everyone is nice and its laid back and relaxed and quiet. We love it so much and cant wait to come back! We fell in love back in 2013 and finally had the chance to come back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Tucked away at the end of picturesque windy road from La Spezia this was a pleasant surprise. The multicoloured houses in the typical Italian colours looked like books on a shelf!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Lovely harbour but accomadation way over priced and food poor quality at high prices. Boat trip is worth taking that's about it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I'd recommend this over Cinque Terre. I stayed there for 4 days and had such a lovely moment there. The atmosphere is very nice, peace, calm and relax. The scenery, of course, looks so WOW. The sea is beautiful deep blue color and the village looks similar to Cinque Terre (in my thought). I feel very happy to wake up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Lovely place. we would return with pleasure. The sea was swimmable. Easy to reach. Scenery beautiful. There were many restaurants and good service. People who seemingly loved their lovely little town.


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