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Portovenere, Porto Venere

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Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, Portovenere is a part of a series of villages called Cinque Terre connected by train and a walking path that follows the coastal cliffs. It takes a few hours to get from one end to the other, so break up your walk with stops for wine and antipasto. For the best views, take a ferry between the villages. You can visit a number of historic churches, some built as early as the 12th century, such as St. Peter's Gothic cathedral. Lord Byron spent some time in the area and added to its romantic appeal with his stories. Make Portovenere part of your personalized Porto Venere itinerary using our Porto Venere itinerary builder.
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  • wonderful journey by road from special to Portovenere, departure of the boats for the cinque land to do and good pizzerias on the square
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  • I think it's the best of the 5 Terre location lovely scenery, Beautiful the Church overlooking the beautiful village there are many shops and restaurants worth a quick visit, very easy to get there by car. very convenient for excursions by boat to the other villages of the 5 terre
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  • Go to porto Venere I always say that ' you have ' both in winter and in summer ... is a must!
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