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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. See Portovenere and all Porto Venere has to offer by arranging your trip with our Porto Venere trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Portovenere is the smallest seaside village in the province of La Spezia. This town is famous for its beauties: the old castle, ancient houses and churches, and picturesque islands all around with... 
    Portovenere is the smallest seaside village in the province of La Spezia. This town is famous for its beauties: the old castle, ancient houses and churches, and picturesque islands all around with...  more »
  • Reached this charming town by rubber boat from Lerici. Took a stroll along the cobblestone streets filled with shops and restaurants. Visited the church and cemetery briefly. Returned to the... 
    Reached this charming town by rubber boat from Lerici. Took a stroll along the cobblestone streets filled with shops and restaurants. Visited the church and cemetery briefly. Returned to the...  more »
  • WOW! Quaint & spectacular! Visit 3 hours before sunset to stroll the city paths to the castle, visit the cemetery overlooking the sea and be at the church for sunset because if you get a good one the....  more
    WOW! Quaint & spectacular! Visit 3 hours before sunset to stroll the city paths to the castle, visit the cemetery overlooking the sea and be at the church for sunset because if you get a good one the....  more »

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