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Address: 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A must see village.

Colorful as all cinque terre villages. A must see village accessible by car and boat but not by train.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Colorful as all cinque terre villages. A must see village accessible by car and boat but not by train.

Thank mystories
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little town at one end of the cinque terre. Don't miss the old church at the far end of town, perched beautifully on the cliffs with a great view down the coast. Avoid in high summer as the crowds can be a bit much and parking is a nightmare.

Thank Andrew A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful lively vibey small town. Weekend was very busy with holiday makers. Beautiful scenery and ideal for day trips to Cinque Terre

Thank RayAshxxx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Portovenere, Italy is a quaint town with true Italian authenticity. I took a train from Milan, Italy so the friendly people at this seaside village were a treat with gorgeous views of small sailboats and fishing boats. The location is ideal to catch a sunrise on one side of the ruin peninsula castle, and sunset on the other. If you... More 

Thank Chris P
Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places I visited in Italy. Would have stayed longer. Away from the hustle of Rome and just breath taking views of the castle resting on the hills. Great food, great location and just perfect place all together.

Thank Sousou171
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat from Levanto where we were staying to Portovenere. The trip is approximately 1 hour 50, and on a hot sunny day like ours made even better by virtue of allowing you to see from the sea all the towns of the Cinque Terre where it stops. The sight of Portovenere as the boat arrives is truly... More 

Thank Ian K
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views & lovely relaxed atmosphere. However, our stay was spoilt by the attitude of the service to tourists. Firstly, a hotel that promised parking then couldn't provide it. Secondly, two restaurants, whose staff were rude & ignorant. Finally, a restaurant that was unable to treat us with common decency.

Thank Dexboy67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving in by boat is by my opinion the most amazing way to come in with the breathtaking view of the fort, the perched cathedral and the multi coloured facts of the pretty houses. The town has so much to offer and with three adjacent islands, is the epitome of spending a getaway weekend in full awareness that you don't... More 

Thank Natalia L
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea, mountains, historic sites, quaint shops, restaurants, etc. Portoverne has it all!!! We all wish we had known how much it has to offer, we would have booked a room for at least a couple nights of our visit to Cinque Terre.

Thank Darlene F
Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning area although we found somewhat expensive, especially the Grand Hotel which we stayed at. Easy reach of Cinque Terre by boat. Mussels farms within the bay and Pesto abundant. If you want somewhere to chill out & relax, & enjoy some good food great place to go.

Thank keith l

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