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Portovenere, Porto Venere

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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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  • We planned to visit Cinque Terre the following day since only had the afternoon. We went by boat from La Spezzia snd had a wonderful time. In the end preferred this to the Cinque Terre which although....  more
    We planned to visit Cinque Terre the following day since only had the afternoon. We went by boat from La Spezzia snd had a wonderful time. In the end preferred this to the Cinque Terre which although....  more »
  • Spent 10 days (end May) in the very magical and wonderful Portovenere - the jewel in the crown of the Italian Riveria. Spectacular views at every turn, steeped in history and culture and the most... 
    Spent 10 days (end May) in the very magical and wonderful Portovenere - the jewel in the crown of the Italian Riveria. Spectacular views at every turn, steeped in history and culture and the most...  more »

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