Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, Portovenere is a part of a series of villages called Cinque Terre connected by train and a walking path that follows the coastal cliffs. It takes a few hours to get from one end to the other, so break up your walk with stops for wine and antipasto. For the best views, take a ferry between the villages. You can visit a number of historic churches, some built as early as the 12th century, such as St. Peter's Gothic cathedral. Lord Byron spent some time in the area and added to its romantic appeal with his stories. See Portovenere and all Porto Venere has to offer by arranging your trip with our Porto Venere trip itinerary planning site.
We had our base on the hills of La Spezia, driving to some of the Cinque Terre (Vernazza and Manarola are the most beautiful). Besides that we checked out Portofino as well. Our BnB host recommended..... more »
Just paid 5 euro to see the «castle». What a scam! No artifacts, no statues, no history, just a terrible not impressive wall. I expect some value when I pay entrance. Wasnt worth a single euro more »
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