Portovenere

Portovenere, Porto Venere: Hours, Address, Portovenere Reviews: 4.5/5

Portovenere
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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SimonB589
Menerbes, France150 contributions
Fund day visit
Jun 2021
We took the boat from Monterosso and saw al the 5Terre villages from the sea. We stayed fro an hour waiting for the next ferry and enjoyed the vibe, village and general atmosphere. Very local (Italian)!
Written June 8, 2021
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland6,173 contributions
Lovely town
Jul 2020
We had our base on the hills of La Spezia, driving to some of the Cinque Terre (Vernazza and Manarola are the most beautiful). Besides that we checked out Portofino as well. Our BnB host recommended also Porto Venere, which we visited on our last day.

And what a wonderful visit it was. I imagined parking is easy to find. But it seems everybody went to Porto Venere that day. Mostly locals and national tourists....not many international visitors (too bad, you missing out on a beautiful little town).

Walked along the nice waterfront to town. The Via Calata Doria right at the sea is a very nice place to sit down and have a drink or to grab something to eat. Reasonable prices even.
The backstreet Via Giovanni Capellini leads through the old town center and is very charming with lots of small shops.

Then of course there's the Chiesa di San Pietro at the end of town and the Grotta di Lord Byron. Both famous sights, not to miss out. The Castello Doria sits on the cliffs above. Visit it for a small fee if you like (we didn't...too steep for our Bulldog).

A really great little town that has it all. A nice waterfront, a historic center, a castle, some beaches. Loved it.
Written December 8, 2020
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Jonas M
Drammen, Norway2 contributions
Castello Doria a scam
Jun 2020 • Solo
Just paid 5 euro to see the «castle». What a scam!

No artifacts, no statues, no history, just a terrible not impressive wall.

I expect some value when I pay entrance. Wasnt worth a single euro
Written June 29, 2020
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Ovidiana C
Romania698 contributions
Allways romatic !!
Jun 2020 • Family
I recomand this heaven place for a nice walk in the afternoon, for tasting many tasty pesto pizza, for starting a boat day , for taking a romantic perfect sunday dinner.

Really go and visit this heaven place!!
You will repeat it every year!!
Written June 28, 2020
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tc l
Vancouver, Canada20 contributions
Portovenere
Oct 2019
Beautiful and interesting location.

The train does NOTa nearby stop. Alternatively is by bus, cab or ferry.

The ferry could be a one way or return. Some takes a one way to all the ports, then return to La Spezia by rail. However, the return fare is only 5 euros more.
Written March 5, 2020
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Marco Bagni
Milan, Italy2 contributions
nice
Sep 2019
nice village on the of the world 10 point Portovenere si the best in the area Cinque Terre we visit all but Portovenere are more better
Written March 1, 2020
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ssycats
Rockerville, SD454 contributions
Beautiful!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our hotel clerk recommended we go here. Glad we did. Absolutely Beautiful. High light of our stay in La Spezia.
Written February 29, 2020
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Shelley W
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
Loved Porto Venere
Sep 2019
We caught the train from Cinque Terre to La Spezia and then caught the bus to Porto Venere. Spent the day here sightseeing, walking the streets, sitting by the water and taking a ton of photos. Absolutely gorgeous! Good seafood cones too!
Written February 8, 2020
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Rebecca T
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions
Day trip to Portovenere
Jan 2020 • Family
This place is beautiful. Right on the water. Plenty to look at for a day. Easy to catch the bus from La Spezia once you locate the bus stop.
Written February 4, 2020
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GiorgiaC
Italy90 contributions
Home Sweet Home
May 2019
I still can't fully realise how lucky I am.
This place is wonderful & in summer even more.
Portovenere is unique.
That's all.
Written January 29, 2020
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Portovenere is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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