Portovenere
Portovenere
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Donna B
    Gladwyne, Pennsylvania433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Less Crowded Cinque Terre "Bonus" Town
    The Cinque Terre used to be our favorite place in Italy but it has become too overcrowded to be enjoyable. This trip, we traveled from Riomaggiore by ferry to see the towns from the water and after stopping in Monterosso we went to Portovenere for the first time. It was such a lovely town that I would stay here if I ever decided to return as you can take the ferry in season to visit the other towns. I highly recommend the short cruise to see the islands near Portovenere that we added to our ferry ticket.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Nichola S
    Italy4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    NemoSub Porto Venere
    An absolute must is to view Porto Venere from the sea. The NemoSub there is just perfect to explore above and below sea level. The view ist amazing. The boat come submarine glides so peacefully through the water. We saw goats coming down the island of Palmaria and some quite enormous fish throughout the journey. Can highly recommend. Worth every penny.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Marlies
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Less crowded than CT, worth a visit.
    We took the ferry from Levanto to this 6th village and passed by the other 5 towns. The ferry could not stop at all of them due to the waves but is was a plus to see the towns from the water. The church when entering the small port was a lovely sight. Because the town is a bit bigger than the other 5 CT it is more relaxed to walk around. We did the tour around the 3 islands on arrival but this was not a highlight. The vieuws are nice though. At Portovenere we had lunch on the square and just enjoyed watching the people pass by and see the kids play on the small beach. We then walked up to the church. On the right side you have a wonderfull view and can watch the brave jumping of rocks into the sea! Take the road with little shops back. Shady and cute! After a lovely gelato we took the last boat back to Levanto and had a great day.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Explore762370
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Captivating Gem: My Experience in Porto Venere, Italy
    Stepping into Porto Venere was like entering a world of wonder and enchantment. Every moment spent in this picturesque Italian haven was a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. From the very first glimpse, Porto Venere's charm was utterly captivating. Every corner I turned seemed to reveal a new facet of its beauty. The harmonious blend of colorful buildings, cobblestone streets, and breathtaking coastal vistas created a scene straight out of a dream. Everywhere you look, there's something that fascinates you. The sense of history and culture that permeates the air is truly remarkable. Reflecting on my time in Porto Venere, I can confidently say that every aspect of this journey was amazing. Thank you Italy !
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Philip C
    York, Maine576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Respite from CT
    After "doing" Cinque Terre the prior day (or did CT do us?), we had a solid half day to enjoy La Spezia and other surrounds. After strolling to the harbor through the lovely garden we decided to hop on the water ferry for a $15 round trip boat ride. We had plenty of time to stroll about (mostly Cruise ship type shops), have a really delightful lunch, visit the church with the incredible views from different points, and, as it turned out, check out about 30 vintage cars that somehow appeared in the town square from the time we landed to the time we returned. Thoroughly enjoyable day without the crush increasing this of the formally hidden gem of Cinque Terre.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • lynnee46
    Ludlow, United Kingdom34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Portovenere and Palmaria Island hike
    I stayed 5 nights in La Spezia and decided to take a trip to Portovenere in order to hike round Palmaria Island. Took the P or 11 bus around the coast road, which takes about 30 minutes. From there got the ferry over to the Island. The hike is about 6km, and there is a bit of a climb at the beginning of the walk. It is so worth the trip, not only are there stunning views but it is much quieter than the hiking routes in the neighbouring Cinque Terre.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 April 2024
  • M&M
    Lockerbie, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Cinque Terre base.
    Probably the best place to stay when exploring the area (a half hour bus ride from the main La Spezia town) as all the Cinque Terre villages have a slightly odd level of being cut-off coupled with the huge numbers of people arriving and departing by ferries. Portovenere has a good vibe with a traditional harbour with spectacular views and a great choice of places to eat and drink. Will definitely return.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2024
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nancyisforeverfit
Duncan, Canada29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It was a short visit but the boat ride from Vernazza was amazing. The harbour was beautiful with luxurious boats. Looked like the French Riviera. Lovely restaurants along the shoreline,
Written 18 June 2024
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Mary G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stunning view ....I will never forget it
I went there 3 months ago with my husband
The best choice for couples
We felt so nice with all the staff trying to do their best for us...Paul felt that he wants to stay in this place forever
We explored the city all around and we made new friends 🧡
Thank you for everything
Written 9 June 2024
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M&M
Lockerbie, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Probably the best place to stay when exploring the area (a half hour bus ride from the main La Spezia town) as all the Cinque Terre villages have a slightly odd level of being cut-off coupled with the huge numbers of people arriving and departing by ferries. Portovenere has a good vibe with a traditional harbour with spectacular views and a great choice of places to eat and drink. Will definitely return.
Written 26 May 2024
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ndtotnes
Totnes, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wonderful bay with superb views and attractions. Lovely walks. We extended our stay.
La Chiglia Trattoria for seafood is best I have eaten. Full of locals.

Transport - Watch out if using local bus from to La Spezia- ( good rail links to Genoa along the coast and villages.)
Not sure if local tourist transport id a trap or a scam but you must buy a 2.50 euro, blue ticket as the local La Spizia ticket yellow 1 .50 euro is not valid Have seen numerous tourists from La Spezia getting fined 35 Euro due to this mistake. No clarity when buying tickets from Tabachi and even bus driver ushers tourist on with the yellow ticket BEWARE BEWARE.
Written 23 May 2024
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lynnee46
Ludlow, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I stayed 5 nights in La Spezia and decided to take a trip to Portovenere in order to hike round Palmaria Island. Took the P or 11 bus around the coast road, which takes about 30 minutes. From there got the ferry over to the Island. The hike is about 6km, and there is a bit of a climb at the beginning of the walk. It is so worth the trip, not only are there stunning views but it is much quieter than the hiking routes in the neighbouring Cinque Terre.
Written 28 April 2024
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Philip C
York, ME576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
After "doing" Cinque Terre the prior day (or did CT do us?), we had a solid half day to enjoy La Spezia and other surrounds. After strolling to the harbor through the lovely garden we decided to hop on the water ferry for a $15 round trip boat ride. We had plenty of time to stroll about (mostly Cruise ship type shops), have a really delightful lunch, visit the church with the incredible views from different points, and, as it turned out, check out about 30 vintage cars that somehow appeared in the town square from the time we landed to the time we returned. Thoroughly enjoyable day without the crush increasing this of the formally hidden gem of Cinque Terre.
Written 17 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Explore762370
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Stepping into Porto Venere was like entering a world of wonder and enchantment. Every moment spent in this picturesque Italian haven was a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences.

From the very first glimpse, Porto Venere's charm was utterly captivating. Every corner I turned seemed to reveal a new facet of its beauty. The harmonious blend of colorful buildings, cobblestone streets, and breathtaking coastal vistas created a scene straight out of a dream.
Everywhere you look, there's something that fascinates you.
The sense of history and culture that permeates the air is truly remarkable. Reflecting on my time in Porto Venere, I can confidently say that every aspect of this journey was amazing. Thank you Italy !
Written 23 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marlies
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We took the ferry from Levanto to this 6th village and passed by the other 5 towns. The ferry could not stop at all of them due to the waves but is was a plus to see the towns from the water. The church when entering the small port was a lovely sight. Because the town is a bit bigger than the other 5 CT it is more relaxed to walk around. We did the tour around the 3 islands on arrival but this was not a highlight. The vieuws are nice though. At Portovenere we had lunch on the square and just enjoyed watching the people pass by and see the kids play on the small beach. We then walked up to the church. On the right side you have a wonderfull view and can watch the brave jumping of rocks into the sea! Take the road with little shops back. Shady and cute! After a lovely gelato we took the last boat back to Levanto and had a great day.
Written 22 August 2023
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Nichola S
Italy4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
An absolute must is to view Porto Venere from the sea. The NemoSub there is just perfect to explore above and below sea level. The view ist amazing. The boat come submarine glides so peacefully through the water. We saw goats coming down the island of Palmaria and some quite enormous fish throughout the journey. Can highly recommend. Worth every penny.
Written 19 July 2023
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Donna B
Gladwyne, PA433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Cinque Terre used to be our favorite place in Italy but it has become too overcrowded to be enjoyable. This trip, we traveled from Riomaggiore by ferry to see the towns from the water and after stopping in Monterosso we went to Portovenere for the first time. It was such a lovely town that I would stay here if I ever decided to return as you can take the ferry in season to visit the other towns. I highly recommend the short cruise to see the islands near Portovenere that we added to our ferry ticket.
Written 19 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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