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Address: 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We went to Portovenere on a boat from Vernazza (where we were staying in Cinque Terre) for a day trip. It was beautiful with medieval cobblestone streets, an ocean cliff church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Portovenere on a boat from Vernazza (where we were staying in Cinque Terre) for a day trip. It was beautiful with medieval cobblestone streets, an ocean cliff church and a hill top castle. We spent a few hours enjoying the sights before returning to Vernazza. The church, St. Pietra's, was very special. On the walk to the... More 

1 Thank sharpoco
Province of Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice see view, just few people during winter, very relaxing and convenient. many shops were closed but we had the chance to taste a fantastic ice cream. we just booked to be back next autumn

1 Thank jonny d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we come here, we want to stay; once we can find a parking spot! Take a leisurely hike up to the church for a look around the bay. Stroll slowly along the waterfront, soaking up the sights and sounds of the sleepy harbour. Have a coffee or a bellini while you watch the people pass. La dolce vita!

3 Thank Stephen N
Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a picture postcard village. Walk up to Byron's Grotto for a dramatic seascape next to the Church of St Peter. Visit a restaurant one street back from the harbour area to find a gem. The seafood here is delicious.

4 Thank Vicki S
Dahlonega, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Can you be in love with a small city in Italy? I am head over heels in love with this town. It is my third time here and I will be back as many times as I can. Its charming , scenic and leads to the cinque terra on boats/ferries. I Love the hotels and restaurants.

5 Thank ms.go-go
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Porto Venere is a small fishing village/ town with pastel color houses , small marina, amazing views from the hilly parts of town, narrow winding streets with cafes, flower boxes in the windows of charming small stores. The well kept cemetery, is worth visiting, because it is so beautifully kept up and because the views down to the sea are... More 

6 Thank Wenovo
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Must visit Takes one day. The church on top of the town is a great 1h spent. Check the port and the narrowed streets behind the main street. Nice shops and pesto stores.

1 Thank Mihail P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had read about Porto Venere in a guide book, and were also recommended a visit by our landlords in La Spezia, and we are glad we came. We were here on a gray, overcast and rather windy autumn day, and loved it. There were not terribly many tourists around that day, and we could stroll around in peace, enjoying... More 

1 Thank Laufam_travellers
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is Great town with a castle and very nice churches in quiet gulf. Go there in autumn or winter - much more relaxed time there.

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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Drove down here from La Spezia through narrow winding streets and small towns. Passed the tiny towns of Marola, Fezzano and Le Grazie watching out for on coming traffic and daredevil cyclists - both ways. The view of Portovenere down in the valley was spectacular and worth our adventure up to that vantage point. We noted the colourful houses, the... More 


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