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Isola Palmaria

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked round the island. The clockwise walk takes one gently up initially, and then drops steeply down to Pozzale, which was a disappointment. It was abandoned, untidy, dirty, and not worth losing altitude on the walk to go to. After that the walk goes...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We have our own inflatable kayak and preferred to stay close to the see in the hot September weather: so chose the water vs. hiking Isola Palmaria. We arrived relatively early to Portovenere and found a good parking place at the beach, where we could...More

Thank Lengyelek
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry from Portovenere to Terrizzo, on Palmaria Is. - €5 return/person. We then walked in an anticlockwise direction (you could do it clockwise). The path, marked by red and white horizontal stripes, took us along a gravel road and then a track...More

3  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 16 August 2018

There are several boats from Portovenere that go daily to Palmaria which is really very close. The tickets are 5 euro with return and are a little overpriced since it is swimming distance but because of the many boats going through it is dangerous to...More

Thank Jerry_Moebius
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I don't have visit the island of Palmaria, but if you have time, vistit the quite and peaceful island, I know that there is the grotto of Columbus, inhabited since prehistoric times.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We were not going to go to Palmaria because we intended to hike all of Cinque Terre across tow days. We ended up seeing 3 of the 5 villages there on day one. The trail was closed between two so we decided to do Palmaria...More

7  Thank Rick K
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We took local boat. €5 return per person. Take note of the timetable as there's not that many. The ride itself is barely 5 mins long. Take plenty and i mean plenty of water with you. We went on a very hot day and its...More

1  Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We loved our day on the island. The round island walk takes about 3hours with lots of photo stops. I would definitely recommend walking the track in the clockwise direction .i took advice from some previous posts here and did this. The path is signposted...More

4  Thank deborahk767
Reviewed 3 June 2018

It is well worth hiring a small boat to explore the islands. Lots to see and great places to swim. The RIBs are 80 Euro for 2 hours.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Formally a military installation there is still some areas of the island that are off limits but the rest of it is beautiful. The walking is largely on tracks with good footing.

2  Thank Penny H
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danaroo
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Response from volpetta86 |
Hi! You can easily take the boat from La Spezia or Portovenere to go at Palmaria, From La Spezia you can take also the boat that take you around the Cinque Terre (but there's no stop, you can only see them from the... More
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