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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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  • We came around Lunchtime so it was hard to find parking. If you want to come, come early. But it was no problem. Because it was totally worth it. Portovenere is such a beautiful place. We made a Boat....  more »
  • Every time I get here I fall in love once again. The sea, the houses, the tiny road which crosses the town, the castle, the nature and the ice cream are only a bunch of the reasons why you should...  more »

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