Royal Sporting Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via dell' Olivo, 345, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19025, Italy
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  • Solo100
  • Business50

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Exploring Portovenere, Italy

by twllady

I am taking a starclipper cruise in july and was wondering what there is to do in Portovenere, Italy. Any suggestions.

RE: RE: Exploring Portovenere, Italy

by mccalpin

#1. See the Church of St. Peter, which is that cute little chapel at the end of the cape.

#2. See the place from which Byron took his famous swim up to some of the Cinque Terre (well, famous to some people...I guess).

#3. Check out the nearly 900 year old Church of San Lorenzo.

#4. Look at the Castle on top of the hill.

#5. Wander around the narrow streets that date from the Middle Ages.

#6. Eat the local daily catch that you watch the fishermen bring in - plenty of restaurants right on the water.

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RE: Exploring Portovenere, Italy

by Tdiver

I lived there for a few months and can't say there's too much to do,that is in half a day.We had to be escorted in by the navy as they were live firing torpedos at the time.But it is a quiet little place with some nice restaurants.

RE: Exploring Portovenere, Italy

by RicardoBA

Hi, Great prior suggesions for the town itself. It's a really lovely town. If you have the time;then catch a boat and do a tour of the Cinque Terre. There are a number of them leaving from the port and quite reasonable. You can exit the boat at any of 4 villages; then explore and return to Portovenere by boat to catch your big ship later on.

RE: RE: Exploring Portovenere, Italy

by mkvalya

take a boat to lerici!!!!
and visit tellaro too!

Travel Tips for Portovenere


by micas_pt

Portovenere is a lovely village perched on cliffs and bathed by the sea. Major main sees on this village are the castle and the church. Don’t forget a stroll on the street by the shore as it is very pleasant, as well as a stroll on the inner narrow streets.

Also, Portovenere is a good starting point to explore the Cinque Terre villages, as boats depart from Portovenere port very frequently.

Being so nice and beautiful, Portovenere is somewhat touristy, but I guess that it doesn’t spoil the beauty and ambiance of this Golfo dei Poeti romantic and inspiring village.

Golfo dei Poeti

by micas_pt

Golfo dei Poeti (Poet’s Gulf) is the name of this coast, also known as La Spezia’s Gulf. It spreads from Portovenere and the Cinque Terre till Lerici, being that La Spezia is situated on a bay.

It is said that Byron and Shelley named the area, since both were great admirers of this beautiful coastal landscape. They say that Byron once swam across the bay from Portovenere till San Terenzo to visit Shelley.


by micas_pt

It seems to be quite common on the Ligurian coast that people enjoy every little bit of space by the sea, even the rocky spots. If you are a fan of this sort of beach, Portovenere will not let you down. On the end of the coastal path by the garden there is a sandy beach where people bath and enjoy the sun. Also, along the path, we saw some people enjoying the sun on the rocky shore. Opposite to Portovenere (across the sea) there is another sandy beach area, where a lot of people were enjoying the hot summer days.

Genovese castle

by matcrazy1

There is the famous castle (Castello) almost on the top of the hill.

Of early-genoese origin, was built by the genoese in 1161. The main body of the upper castle, with its monumental gateway that leads to the surrounding ramparts and the grand "ipostila" hall built to a rectangular plan, belong to the period of reconstruction in 1458.

this is the husband of my...

by utttz

this is the husband of my sister... he's a stones and concrete pusher.. I mean he has a company producing handmade concrete tiles and selling stones like ardesia, marble, and so on... travelling with him is amazing... he can stay hours contemplating stones!


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Address: Via dell' Olivo, 345, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19025, Italy