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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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  • Returning from the small city of Lucca to go in the direction of Levanto, we stopped in this small village near La Spezia. In this place there is a peacefulness and calm despite the large number of tourists. A true moment of rest in a beautiful setting. Really to advise.
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  • This place is really romantic . Perfect for walk and relaxation. Having snake and drink. Not a big activity place. Very quiet 
  • I sailed to Capraia Island with sail square ; from La spezia we sailed to the island and stopped at calo moreti before disembarking ; on our way to the Cinque Terre, we saw Portovenere from the sea an...  more »