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Picturesque place with plenty of sites (free entry!) Loved walking around the town. Much more interesting than the cinque terre towns. Perhaps I was lucky to have visited when there weren’t many tourists!
We were advised by our receptionist at our hotel in Monterosso to visit Porto Venere. Turned out to probably be more appealing than Cinque Terre. Fabulous bays, great bars/restaurants and a quaint, yet classy shopping street/alley - not selling the "tat" found in some of...More
The town is definitely nice and picturesque but is totally overcrowded with tourists. It is impossible to park and the ferries bring in so many additional tourists that the town is difficult to navigate.
We preferred Lerici which is a town nearby that is a...More
Everything about this place was amazing. Less crowds and tourists to compete with. Beautiful water, city and surrounding landscapes. Amazing views from the castle on top. Strongly suggest that anyone visiting the Cinque Terre spend a day here. We took the Ferry from La Spezia...More
This town offers narrow charming streets with interesting shops eg Via Capellini where there are also many bars and restaurants. You can walk through this street to historical churches on the cliff where you can view the sometimes turbulent Mediterranean crash against the rocks, especially...More
Portovenere is a picturesque town by the sea - we went in July and although there were quite a few tourists it didn't seem as busy as some of the other Cinque Terre towns. From the harbour area you should walk through the archway into...More
Decided to stop here on our way from Tuscany to Torino. To do that, it is a bit out of the way but rewarded with beautiful sea views. Pretty crowded and parking was a real problem. Streets become one way and we had to circle...More
Great Seaside town with awesome seafood! Nice stroll through hillside village. Romantic stroll on the bay.
However, need to have return travel arranged....we waited over an hour by Taxi sign at 7 pm and had no show Taxi even after calling. Called Taxi from La...More
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Sorry I just saw this post. We took a boat from Monterosso to Portovenere. I believe it was around $33 euros and took about an hour and a half to go from Monterosso to Portovenere. It seems like a long time, but the view... More
Sorry I just saw this post. We took a boat from Monterosso to Portovenere. I believe it was around $33 euros and took about an hour and a half to go from Monterosso to Portovenere. It seems like a long time, but the view was so incredible that the time went quickly. I believe you can get off at the various villages, and then back on and go to the next village. You can inquire and buy tickets at a booth in the marina area by the church of St Peter. A very good option to the bus and train.