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“Our third trip to the Cinque Terre and our first visit to Porto Venere”
Review of Portovenere

Portovenere
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US$162.93*
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Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We took the boat from Riomaggiore, and what a surprise! Porto Venere is molto bello! Nice restaurants, quaint shops, narrow lanes, and a wonderful old fortress to explore. There are rocky places along the harbor to sit out by the water. We only spent a few hours here but wanted to spend more and take our time to explore. We had an excellent lunch at a place popular with locals, Osteria del Carugio. I would think that if you wanted to stay in the Cinque Terre but found that it was full, a very good option would be to stay here, just south of the Cinque Terre in this picturesque village. I dont think it is connected by rail, but it is by bus and boat. Let's face it, the Cinque Terre is wonderful but there are many Ligurian coastal villages that are just as nice.

4  Thank Ray B
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is the summer hang out for very rich European families. It is very clean and friendly. The beach has huge rocks to lay upon and sun bath.
There is also a church there that is lovely and the views from it are AMAZING. You could easily spend a day walking around, laying on the beach, exploring and swimming in the ocean.

3  Thank Julia K
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Tucked into the corner of the main pedestrian street this this Gelateria. I had baci and pistachio. One of the best baci that I have ever tasted. My friends had the chocolate nero and siad that it was like eating hot fudge ice cream.

3  Thank MCWINNJ
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I won this town at first glance. It's not easy to get to it, unless you're particularly skilled and fail to master the local bus timetables. But once you arrive - delights. There I bought the best ecologically produced pesto - ever! On the waterfront is a great variety of restaurants. We chose the bar where BuddhaHalloween served with copious amounts of snacks - :) Joy for every foodie. It is also worth a walk to the church at the end of the peninsula, go through the old town, and if you stay longer and take a swim. Make sure you arrive at the last bus that will return to La Spezia.

2  Thank Tanja B
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is not included in the Cinque terre but might as well be it is close enough . Its a lovely town easily reached by ferry from La Spezia in about half an hour. It has some good walking in the lanes , good shopping in the streets and boutiques and some good eating places . Its popular for weddings as well , so if you go on a weekend you might run into a wedding or three. The churches make an interesting visit.

1  Thank Saskiagrav
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