Photo Essay of Portovenere, Liguria

Portovenere is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. This charming town is one of the most beautiful coastal villages I have been to in Italy. Portovenere has inspired by poets and authors since years and it is no surprise that there is an area in this town rightfully known as the Gulf of Poets. Being very close to the famous Cinque Terre you would think Portovenere is very touristy but it isn’t run down by mass tourism as the 5 terre. I would strongly suggest you to visit this town if you are in the Cinque Terre area.

How to Reach Portovenere:

From Cinque Terre:

If you are staying in Cinque Terre and want to visit Portovenere, take a boat that runs from any of the 4 towns (except Corniglia) to Portovenere. The service runs from March 1 until the end of October or first week of Nov. You will be in Portovenere in the blink of an eye!

From La Spezia:

Portovenere can also be

reached by bus from the Mercato Nord bus stop in La Spezia. It is an easy bus ride of only 15 minutes! La Spezia is connected by all major cities of Italy and is only 4-5 minutes from the Cinque Terre villages. There are several tours to this part of Italy, some of which are recommended below.
Portovenere (Pic Credits: Borghi Magazine)
Portovenere, Liguria
Portovenere, Liguria
Portovenere, Liguria
Portovenere, Liguria
Portovenere, Liguria
Portovenere, Liguria
Portvenere, Liguria (Pic Credits: Italy Magazine)


24 thoughts on “Photo Essay of Portovenere, Liguria

    1. Thank you Lyn, I am glad I did it right now. Else it would have been too late. I didn’t stay in Portovenere but next time I go I will take a hotel reco from you.

  1. Great pictures, thanks for sharing! I did not make it to the coast at all on my trip to Italy…something I definitely need to remedy on my return trip. Just wish it was tomorrow. 🙂

  2. Liguria is a beautiful region and Cinque Terre is one place on our list to visit but always avoided because we suspect another unfortunate touristy place like Amalfi Coast. Seems like Portovenere is the place to visit it seems. Lovely post.

    1. Thank you Helen. I have not been to Amalfi yet but I know what you mean. I stayed in Biassa and not any of the Cinque Terre towns. It was so peaceful and Italian 🙂

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