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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  • August 18, 2017
    Quaint village by the typical colorful houses and souvenir shops. Veeery nice visit together and to eat good fish. Electra restaurant, nice and delicious fish advice! (I 5stars in other review)
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  • August 18, 2017
    Portovenere is one of our annual objectives with the motorhome. The place is gorgeous. Visitors can hike (also the small island of Palmaria), the 5 Terre by boat, explore, experience village life... and eat well.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Just a beautiful boat ride along the coast from Monterosso to Portovenere. Believe it can also be reached through La Spezia. It has beaches, a beautiful harbor, many restaurants and small shops, but i...  more »

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