Photo Essay of Portovenere, Liguria

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

How to Reach:

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. You will be in Portovenere in the blink of an eye!

From La Spezia:

Portovenere can also be reached by bus from Mercato Nord bus stop in La Spezia. It is an easy bus ride of 15 minutes. To get to La Spezia from any of the Cinque Terre villages, take a train. It is only one stop away from Riomaggiore.

Here are some pictures of my visit from this stunning town:

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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