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Portovenere, Porto Venere

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World heritage site · Neighborhood · Other
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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  • Beautiful little bayside town with painted houses at the very end of a peninsula just south of the Cinque Terre. Wonderful waterside restaurants and some shopping available. Climb around outside...  more »
  • Very beautiful place, I recommend staying in La Spezia and doing daytrip to Porto Venere and the cinque Terre villages (porto venere is not one of the five villages but it is equally beautiful and...  more »

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