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Isola Palmaria

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Porto Venere, Italy
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Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the morning boat from La Spezia to the north side of the island (facing Portovenere) and then followed a scenic trail/footpath around to a beach on the south side of the island - Spiaggia del Pozzale. It was a somewhat challenging walk (steep at...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Less people than on trails in 5 terre. Simple hike around the island. The restaurant on the other side of the island make it possible to make a stop and take a rest.

Thank Jaroslaw M
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We did it anti-clockwise and the beginning is very steep. Great views. Lovely beach at the end. The boat across leaves for the island on the hour and returns 20 past the hour. In September 2016 it was €4.50 return. Nice spot for escaping the...More

1  Thank breweruk
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We did a full walk around the island which is 6.5km and can take 2.5 to 3 hours. Much of the walk is easy but there are some sections that are not really suited for the casual walker and in any case you do need...More

3  Thank Peter_B_Simons
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Just across the city of Porto Venere. This is a great beach with one of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen.

4  Thank Kanteo
Reviewed May 23, 2016

still remained unspoiled with nice beaches clean sea and close to activities if you need , 5 minutes boat from mainland

2  Thank nicolas s
Reviewed May 9, 2016

This island, easily accessible from the center of Porto Venere, offers a great introduction to Cinque Terra. The trails which circumnavigate the island are somewhat challenging and they offer wonderful views of the surrounding extensive harbor waters. A restaurant, Locando Lorena, is worth a visit.

1  Thank J David N
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Lovely island situated in front of Porto Venere, great for a hike around the island, there are pathways across many parts, several pebble beaches, very pleasant, not too busy and just a five minute boat ride across the calm waters of the bay. Several restaurants...More

1  Thank GabbianoJ
Reviewed March 29, 2016

I'm 55 and short, left with a game knee and a sore foot. It was a challenging walk (steep ups and steep downs, fairly rough paths) but worth it for the breathtaking views and the nature. Bring what you need: the only restaurant is at...More

3  Thank averygosh
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Isola Palmaria is the largest of three rocky islands jutting out near the town of Porto Venere in the Gulf of Spezia. Ferry service runs to the Palmaria for a few Euros. Be prepared for some hiking if you want to get to the high...More

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danaroo
July 11, 2015|
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Response from volpetta86 |
Hi! You can easily take the boat from La Spezia or Portovenere to go at Palmaria, From La Spezia you can take also the boat that take you around the Cinque Terre (but there's no stop, you can only see them from the... More
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