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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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  • BEWARE - Beautiful coastal town, but public bus controllers on buses from/to La Spezia act similar to tourist scam operators fining handful of tourists on each way for incorrect/missing ticket. Other....  more
    BEWARE - Beautiful coastal town, but public bus controllers on buses from/to La Spezia act similar to tourist scam operators fining handful of tourists on each way for incorrect/missing ticket. Other....  more »
  • Beautiful breezy weather..clear and sunny but not hot.clear water that’s refreshing. Views of palmaria , tono and tonitto. Easy ferry to CT and Lerici … 28€ each and leaves each hour, more frequently....  more
    Beautiful breezy weather..clear and sunny but not hot.clear water that’s refreshing. Views of palmaria , tono and tonitto. Easy ferry to CT and Lerici … 28€ each and leaves each hour, more frequently....  more »

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