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19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed today

Definitely off the beaten path, and a little more difficult to get to, but worth the effort. Spectacular views, friendly locals and most of the tourists seem to be from Italy or Europe.

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Reviewed yesterday

very easy access to Cinque Terre from Portovenere by ferry - just hop on and hop off Busy but it was holiday time

Thank John T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This location is a charming and beautiful location that will serve as a great short term stop over for those seeking sightseeing opportunities. Whilst the scenery and historical buildings are quite stunning these will keep you occupied for a relatively short period (few hours on...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located out on the point of the harbour. It is around a 30 minute ferry ride to get there. The views along the way are interesting as the ferry passes the naval yards and the Italian Navy Seal training centre. The scenery as you approach...More

1  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most scenic parts of Italy,a beautiful place, plenty do and wonderful views, a great place to base yourself while touring the area

Thank Brian f
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Picturesque place with plenty of sites (free entry!) Loved walking around the town. Much more interesting than the cinque terre towns. Perhaps I was lucky to have visited when there weren’t many tourists!

Thank cjb_trips
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were advised by our receptionist at our hotel in Monterosso to visit Porto Venere. Turned out to probably be more appealing than Cinque Terre. Fabulous bays, great bars/restaurants and a quaint, yet classy shopping street/alley - not selling the "tat" found in some of...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me this area counts as a must see when visiting La Spezia. The buildings are set against the hillside in a quaint artistic layout - beautiful. Lots of little shops and restaurants to visit.

Thank Niel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The town is definitely nice and picturesque but is totally overcrowded with tourists. It is impossible to park and the ferries bring in so many additional tourists that the town is difficult to navigate. We preferred Lerici which is a town nearby that is a...More

1  Thank Petethefreeze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place was amazing. Less crowds and tourists to compete with. Beautiful water, city and surrounding landscapes. Amazing views from the castle on top. Strongly suggest that anyone visiting the Cinque Terre spend a day here. We took the Ferry from La Spezia...More

1  Thank Karen R
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Response from Tangaroa | Reviewed this property |
Eletra is also good, reasonable but more expensive than El Gabbiano. If you go to Fezzano which is a town near Portovenere don't miss La Bitta the best! More expensive but a gastronomic delight!
9 August 2018|
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Response from Tangaroa | Reviewed this property |
I have to disagree with those that told you go via Genova. More congested and delays likely! Many more accidents also go via Parma...
8 May 2018|
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Response from carlotaTravel4fun | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this post. We took a boat from Monterosso to Portovenere. I believe it was around $33 euros and took about an hour and a half to go from Monterosso to Portovenere. It seems like a long time, but the view... More