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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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  • We sailed down the coast from Sestre Levante admiring the villages of the Cinque Terre en route. Portovenere is a charming place with a castle and wide streets with good restaurants. A favourite place...  more »
  • It really is a paradise where to soak in the beauty of nature. Byron's Grotto is breathtaking and you could sit there and admire the landscape for hours ... even the Church of San Pietro is well worth a visit.
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  • Really lovely place pity about the season not really suited to enjoy all the wonders that we are seeing today unfortunately wind and rain.
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