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Portovenere

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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A must for visitors to Cinque Terre

Portovenere isn't one of the five towns that make up Cinque Terra -- it lies a few miles to the south. But it is no less gorgeous than the five towns. In fact, in my opinion, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Portovenere isn't one of the five towns that make up Cinque Terra -- it lies a few miles to the south. But it is no less gorgeous than the five towns. In fact, in my opinion, it is lovelier than any of them. When visiting Cinque Terra, take a boat trip to Portovenere. Wander through the streets, enjoy the food.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Over priced restaurants, nice port, no atmosphere. OK for a day trip, but you'll regret staying there as you'll be ripped off in the restaurants - though Lucinda's pizzeria has great pizzas at a good price. We went there to tour / walk the Cinque Terre. On both days the ferry didn't operate. The first day was understandable - driving... More 

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Holland, Michigan USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Been here a week... A great little town on the Med. the mountains in the background. Great restaurants, nice hotels and wonderful shops. The beauty is breathtaking. You won't be disappointed!

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Vilnius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Portovenere is the unforgettable little city on Mediterranian seashore with beautiful medieval castle and Old town. Really worth to visit it. You can visit it by boat from La Spezia or Riomaggiore or by bus from La Spezia. But the most interesting way is the walking trek from Riomaggiore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Portovenere is truly a magical place that is a short trip from Cinque Terre. We rode the ferry from Riomaggiore there and then took a 45 minute boat ride around its 3 islands, which I definitely recommend doing to get a great perspective of the city. You then must take the time to walk up to the Church of San... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Although not one of the cinque terre, Portovenere is beautiful and not to be missed. So easy to get to from La Spezia by either bus or boat.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Spent the day walking around with our cruise ship anchored in the harbour - probably the easiest way to get there! Not hard to imagine what it must have been like 300 years ago. Friendly people, many things to see and a glorious day (September).

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just south of the Cinque Terre is basically the same sort of town on the water clinging to a mountain. It is much less touristy than the Cinque Terra towns with a number of interesting places to visit - a church perched on an outcropping next to where Shelley started a very long swim, a castle, and narrow winding streets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our main base was at Rapallo- to reach Portovernere we got the fast train (roughly 15/18 Euros) to La Spezia. From there we got a local bus which was a pleasant ride as it traveled through the main streets to the seafront of Portovernere. This place just oozes picture-postcard scenery- just WOW. You literally can’t get enough of it of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Spent a fun few hours here (took boat trip from Monterosso), very beautiful scenery, interesting architecture, nice restaurants... It's just as worth a visit as the Cinque Terre towns and it feels more relaxed and less crowded. Would recommend it for an afternoon/lunch out.

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