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All reviews la spezia beautiful town cinque terre towns day trip san pietro ferry ride old church ct towns grand hotel narrow streets sea front small town lots of restaurants on the rocks few hours pasta the main street
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This village has it all...gorgeous views, restaurants, shopping, and few tourists. It’s such a sweet place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around this town to see the sights but were unable to see much beyond the coastal views which were gorgeous. The town has a problem with very few parking spaces. Since we drove over from La Spezia, we had a car and after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Portovenere is the gateway to the Cinque Terra, and a fine little town in its own right. There isn't much to do in town, but... If you take the cheap ferry across to the island, you can turn left to go into town, or right...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kitaguma
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Take the boat from La Spezia and arrive with the most stunning views of the hillside town. Even on a Sunday the town, its shops and restaurants are open. Some love sights and great places to eat or to grab a coffee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aekemp
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Best visit of our week long holiday from our base in Marina di Pisa. Picturesque town with really good, we'll priced restaurants, didn't feel ripped off as I did in Florence

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank russellf451
Reviewed October 24, 2018

One of the many amazing towns in Cinque Terre. The church built into the rock cliff was amazing! Go there!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting town to visit after hiking through the five villages Of Cinque Terre. Great atmosphere here and nice shops and eateries.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sitcharliesit
Reviewed October 16, 2018

While this is often just the place to catch a ferry to Cinque Terre don’t mis out on the local charm right here. The old castle, the back streets and shops are wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a must! Take the ferry and also take the 3 Islands tour on the same ticket. We took ferry from Monterosso, you see all of the towns and then some! We added the 3 Island tour too. We sat outside on front of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dmjm79
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I highly recommend you take the boat to all the villages (except Corniglia, it doesn't stop there) but do not miss going to Portovenere. What a beautiful town this was and as you come upon it, it just is so darn cool! Loved it!

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from stefano523 | Reviewed this property |
Ferry connects from all Cinque Terra villages.
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Tangaroa | Reviewed this property |
Eletra is also good, reasonable but more expensive than El Gabbiano. If you go to Fezzano which is a town near Portovenere don't miss La Bitta the best! More expensive but a gastronomic delight!
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Tangaroa | Reviewed this property |
I have to disagree with those that told you go via Genova. More congested and delays likely! Many more accidents also go via Parma...
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Transport La Spezia to Portovenere (1 Replies)
Does anyone know how else we can get from La Soezia to Portovenere, because train arrives 7.54pm so next bus not till 8.40 & after long day travelling , would like to get to Portovenere a bit more quickly than this Appreciate everyone’s help to date
March 06, 2018|
Southern CA
Cruise stop in Portofino and Portovenere (1 Replies)
My small ship will make 2 day stops, 8AM - 10PM in Portofino and 8AM - 4PM in Portovenere. Which town shall I leave to go to Cinque Terre? and how to get there from my cruise port? And which town shall I spend more time in that town or explore more nearby sights? THANKS. We are not big walkers, to do a 3 hour hike, plus our time is limited. Best travel options at reasonable cost. (we don't want to do the $500 ship excursion either!) THANKS.
April 26, 2015|
Melbourne, Australia
La Spetzia station to Portovenere (3 Replies)
I am travelling to Italy in May 2012 and will arrive at La Spetzia central railway station what is the best way to get from there to Portovenere?
January 24, 2012|
Response fromLove2roam_uk|
See this Thread tripadvisor.co.uk/…35901133 There is a frequent bus serice from La Spezia to Portovenere but I had some difficulty finding the bus stop near the station when I used it last year. It only stops outside the station on a Sunday! During the week it is some distance away in one of the main shopping streets. The directions given in the above posting should be very useful to you. I found Portovenere a delightful place to viisit. Best of luck finding the bus stop!