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Portovenere

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy

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We came by boat from Manarola - and when we saw the city, we were completely stunned and speechless... Very charming village, different from the other Cinque Terre spots - we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We came by boat from Manarola - and when we saw the city, we were completely stunned and speechless... Very charming village, different from the other Cinque Terre spots - we had a fantastic day there and we will be back :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jaw dropping scenery surrounding this jewel of a town with so many great cafes and restaurants along small cobblestone streets. The boardwalk along the harbor is also beautiful. The locals are so warm and friendly and, like most of Italy, there is a lot of amazing architecture and artwork all around. One of the best towns in the Cinqueterre region,... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Compact little town maritime town with colourful buildings, marina, interesting history ; classical and literary associations. Venus, Byron and wonderful sea food and Vermentino wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Really beautiful, it's more quiet than the other villages in Cinque Terre (and with less hills!) and parking is for free (at least out of season). All of this makes it the best village away from the tourist crowds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were on Group tour that only had a couple of hours at Portovenere. We particularly liked: 1 Lovely picturesque scenery as you dock and as you walk up to the Church; 2. Entrance to the medieval town with its arch from which the town could be defended with hot oils, water being poured on the intended invaders. Also outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This has been so far one of the greatest cities I've been to. Perfect for couples, particularly in honeymoons, the city offers spectacular views, great italian food, beautiful walking paths, etc. I strongly recommend at least a three days staying, so you can take boat trips to Cinqueterre (there is no train line from Portovenere to Riomaggiore, the first of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just as beautiful as Cinque de Terre but less crowded. it has two churches and the fort. Plenty to do and ferry within an easy walking distance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful natural settings, easy to reach the villages by boat, weather permitting, but best to stay in Portovenere, not so isolated

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

There is a nice walk by the sea. There is also a pedestrian area and alot of restaurants. Seafood is very famous. Pay attention for the prices because some restaurants are expensive and they give you a very small portion. In all the place is very nice and you can go with boat trip too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our airbnb host recommended we check out Portovenere while we were in town to explore Cinqueterre. He was so right, we actually went twice. It's just as pretty as the towns in Cinqueterre and a bit closer, 12kms from La Spezia so we drove and parking was easy and cheap. The climb up to the church for the views of... More 

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