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Portovenere, Porto Venere

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We were staying in Lucca and wanted to see Cinque Terre . After reading all reviews we decided on Portovevere for most of the day then the ferry back to Monterosso viewing the other towns from the fer...  read more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Porto Venere as part of a tour of Cinque Terre. The town is quite picturesque at the end of a peninsula, with a lovely harbor it shares with La Spezia, a few miles a...  read more »
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