Portovenere, Porto Venere

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 .
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  • Charming town. Simply fabulously located, among the varied, rocky coastline. Moreover, it was the construction of the fortress at the entrance to the bay... The streets and the construction of the town, along with vegetation, complement the charm.
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  • Relaxing evening walk in October without much tourism you can admire the beauties of this magical and beautiful village that hurls itself on the sea in all its direction with its colors and history.
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