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Isola Palmaria

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia

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This beach is great!!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kanteo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

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

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars 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 on the island.

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Bovisio
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5 of 5 stars 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 the port and there are no bathrooms so I was happy we had a bottle... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars 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 vistas. There are some nice anchorages and uncrowded beaches to enjoy as well.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The ferry was only few euros, and the ride short, so nothing to loose really, with an easy return.Tickets were available without a line, on a day that the large ferry to Cinque Terre did not run. The views from Palmaria were nice, the ferry ride pleasant, but we were not quite ready for the rough terrain. It was an... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

one of the best things about the island is the view you get over there amazing view of portovenere and St Peter Church

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A vert good hike around the island, though you'll need a map just not to get disoriented. Be sure to stop at the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Worth a walking visit for a day (take a picnic if out of season) but expect to need boots for the drop down to and climb out of Pocalle, especially if the weather is wet.

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