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19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790691
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portovenere is the gateway to the Cinque Terra, and a fine little town in its own right. There isn't much to do in town, but... If you take the cheap ferry across to the island, you can turn left to go into town, or right...More

Thank Kitaguma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the boat from La Spezia and arrive with the most stunning views of the hillside town. Even on a Sunday the town, its shops and restaurants are open. Some love sights and great places to eat or to grab a coffee.

Thank aekemp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best visit of our week long holiday from our base in Marina di Pisa. Picturesque town with really good, we'll priced restaurants, didn't feel ripped off as I did in Florence

Thank russellf451
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many amazing towns in Cinque Terre. The church built into the rock cliff was amazing! Go there!

Thank steve f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting town to visit after hiking through the five villages Of Cinque Terre. Great atmosphere here and nice shops and eateries.

Thank sitcharliesit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this is often just the place to catch a ferry to Cinque Terre don’t mis out on the local charm right here. The old castle, the back streets and shops are wonderful.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must! Take the ferry and also take the 3 Islands tour on the same ticket. We took ferry from Monterosso, you see all of the towns and then some! We added the 3 Island tour too. We sat outside on front of...More

Thank dmjm79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend you take the boat to all the villages (except Corniglia, it doesn't stop there) but do not miss going to Portovenere. What a beautiful town this was and as you come upon it, it just is so darn cool! Loved it!

Thank VickiA63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful village, with medieval walls and castle. It is on a small peninsula with a small church on the rock edge. More quite of the Cinque Terre, beautiful promenade along the sea. Some breathtaking view points. Parking the car is not so easy, particularly in...More

Thank PF137
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t have a great day in this area, the area is mobbed with tourists. The weather was perfect and lovely scenery and all that, but I was glad to get away from the throngs of tourists just milling around. I had a nicer time...More

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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