Portovenere, Porto Venere

Must see · 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.
Create an itinerary including Portovenere
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Portovenere reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,411 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Just paid 5 euro to see the «castle». What a scam! No artifacts, no statues, no history, just a terrible not impressive wall. I expect some value when I pay entrance. Wasnt worth a single euro  more »
  • I recomand this heaven place for a nice walk in the afternoon, for tasting many tasty pesto pizza, for starting a boat day , for taking a romantic perfect sunday dinner. Really go and visit this...  more »
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Porto Venere

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Porto Venere

4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Porto Venere

4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Porto Venere

5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Porto Venere

3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.2
Duration: 4 hours
1.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Porto Venere

4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min