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19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790691
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19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790691
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Though not a part of the National Park, Portovenere is fully a part of the region and the southern most tip of the peninsula. You can easily ferry to the other towns and/or use the train with ferries to see them all, so it is...More

1  Thank Dobrador
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Having suffered crowds of visitors to Monterosso al Mare in late October days, the overpricing and lack of Italian voices this was wonderful. The seaviews, history and whole ambience was a marvellous experience cannot wait to go back

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great way to spend some time is visit this charming little town. Take a seat and enjoy the great views of the mountains and the sea after wandering through the lovely little lanes

Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The setting of this town, with its fortress overlooking it, the sea harbour and town shops and frontage, make it an attractive tourist destination to rival Portofino further up the coast. Highly recommended.

Thank accidentaltourist_8
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This place is worth a visit very beautiful.theres a church by the sea and its worth a foto from above.

1  Thank monicaX6079NY
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We stayed in Portovenere instead of in the Cinque Terre because I was a little late in the game for booking a room. What a happy mistake! This little town has it all! The entire town is a beautiful waterfront walk, where you will find...More

2  Thank mimirano
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We had the best time here, enjoyed a wonderful lunch overlooking the beautiful sea then began trekking around to all the shops and up the hill to the historic castle. So happy that we took the ferry ride to get here. Even though we were...More

Thank LoriDLo
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Portovenere clearly was and still is a visually beautiful place. Unfortunately the influx of tourist, me included, is killing it. The tour boats and buses jamming thousands of tourists into a very small location has all but ruined it. The locals don’t seem at all...More

2  Thank mhny2525
Reviewed 13 October 2015

It is a very cute, small place with everything you need for real pleasure. It has a small square, nice narrow streets, historic castle, beautiful small church, couple coloured buildings, nice restaurants and beautiful coast with a small beach. If you are near by with...More

Thank Dalida P
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We walked around the castles at Portovenere for a day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is Roman history as well as medieval history. The castles and churches are well preserved. This is a great day activity.

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Can anyone come up with a logical way to stay in Porto Venere and do a day trip by boat to Portofino? I want to hang out in Monterosso, and know there's boats that go from Portovenere to Monterosso...but I can't seem to find any going to Portofino....any info?
22 April 2017|
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Response from frequent1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kitty, we were there in late March and unfortunately a week early before the "season" opened. We researched up and down the port of La Spezia and found that in season there are not only the ferries that take you up and... More
Are there any hikes around Portovenere (like there are in Cinque Terre)?
17 October 2016|
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Response from Stevey1631 | Reviewed this property |
Debby Not as far as I know. You could hike to riomaggio but that would be a loooong way. Would say portovenere is a side trip, different from cinque terre.
Petru V
What would be the best option to get to and from La Spezia centrale train station to Porto Venere? If bus, how frequent, how long trip and what cost? How frequent is ferry service to Cinque Terre towns?
15 September 2016|
Response from JamieJW | Reviewed this property |
My family and I stayed a week in Riomaggiore and decided to take the train & bus to Porto Venere for the day, great decision. Train ride was about 9 minutes from Riomaggiore to La Spezia. Then we took the 11/P ATC bus from... More