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Portofino Coast Scooter Day-Tour
"Meet your guide at 9.45 and get your scooter (you need to have driving experience to join this tour) and immediately leave for Portofino where we arrive there after a 10 minutes drive. Park the scooter and discover this unique corner of the world that se actresses pop stars and royals spending few days enjoying the quiet and charm of the area. Go back to the scooter and drive along the same road to Santa Margherita Rapallo and Montallegro for a total of 15 km up to 600 meters above sea level where the view is stunning. Park the scooter and walk to one of the Holiest Chuches in the Region; it is here that the Virgin Mary appeared to a girl. The Church is great you will see 'ex voto' (sacred images icons) that miraculous survivors sent here from all over the world icons from Mexico earthquake
From EUR150.00
 
Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch
"Depart from Rome and drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Once you arrive in Florence the city tour will start at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the amazing view of the entire center of Florence. Then you will reach Ponte Vecchio for some of the best views of Florence. You will walk through the lovely streets of the city and yo with its beautiful Brunelleschi's Dome. Before reaching Piazza della Signoria you can also admire the Baptistry and Giotto's Bell Tower. After lunch (included) you can relax and have a walk in the nice San Lorenzo outdoor market where you can find a very high quality leather jackets and other clothes at very convenience price (Florence is very famous for its leather products)You will leave Florence arou where the guide will show you the famous Leaning Tower Piazza dei Miracoli
From EUR180.00
 
Small-Group Summer Cinque Terre and Leaning Tower Tour from Florence
"Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in eastern Liguria that make up a UNESCO World Heritage site! Here a train links the five different villages together.A small group tour with a max of 8 people is the perfect solution for those who want to keep the costs down and at the same time touch as many destinations as possible without being in a 54-seat trail and train.Arrive at Manarola by black mercedes minivan and from there you will take the boat to Monterosso al Mare.Monterosso al Mare a small village with a population of about 1500 soul this is the largest village! Stone steps link the village center to the port and seaside promenade. Monterosso al Mare is surrounded by hills bedecked in vineyards and olive groves. Thursday is market day: displaying local arts and crafts food and wine. Be sure to see the Twelfth Century Church of St. Francis
From EUR159.00

More Local Customs in Portovenere

Festa

Doing the summer, there are countless festivals in Italy. So many, in fact, it's very difficult to keep up with what's going on in any given town. We found out that Portovenere has the festa delle...
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sunchasers
Aug 20, 2007

Locals stop and chat

We stopped in a little cafe to get a drink and they had a TV on that was showing sailing races where Italy was doing quite well. It was very interesting as the locals all seemed to know that there was...
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kathymof
Aug 09, 2007

ascensore nooo! grazie

Ligurian towns, in particular small and typical ones like this, are famous for their "up and down"s but would you prefer a more comfortable lift or more tiring climbing up and down in a lovely...
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pollon
Apr 23, 2003

They love to speak loudly

.Don't be surprised when you hear locals speaking (or rather crying) very loudly on the streets - Italian language sounds quite pleasant in my opinion (like singing, I could say :-). And it's paradise...
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matcrazy1
Feb 01, 2003

this is the husband of my...

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...
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utttz
Aug 24, 2002

Tight housing

.The buildings on the hill were built very close one to each other. I see they didn't much place to build them..
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matcrazy1
Feb 01, 2003
 
 
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Paradise for... fetishists

.Italians living in Portovenere (and not only there) used to dry their bed-clothes and clothes at all... on the street - you can find there... all kind of clothes hehe :-)
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matcrazy1
Feb 01, 2003

Cats of Portovenere

.I met many cats in Portovenere, it seems they are... doing nothing, I would like to follow their lifestyle sometimes :-).
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matcrazy1
Feb 01, 2003

Colours of houses

.Pay attention to specific colours of the old houses - pastele colours of red, pink and yellow mainly. Don't they look great?Why did they use to paint all houses in these colours?.
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Feb 01, 2003

Top Hotels in Portovenere

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Via Garibaldi, 5, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19025, Italy
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Via Garibaldi 34 - 40, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19025, Italy
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Via Lungomare 111, Le Grazie Di Portovenere, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19022, Italy
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Via Garibaldi 26, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19025, Italy
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Piazza Bastreri 8, Portovenere, 19025, Italy
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Via dell' Olivo, 345, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19025, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Portovenere

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Church of S. Pietro

Built during the 6th century this church was renovated during the 1930's and gained UNESCO listing during the 1990's. Located within the fortifications of Doria Castle it can be seen from land and...
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carugi: narrow roads

Walk through the streets, you will see a variety of specialist shops, many restaurants and cafes, and very often apartments above the shops. Many of the buildings are old, beautifully decorated, and...
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the harbour

We were lucky in that we arrived by ferry and obtained a fantastic view of the harbour and the waterfront buildings. We also walked the waterfront, admired the buildings, the small fishing boats in...
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Top 5 Portovenere Writers

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micas_pt

"Portovenere"
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timtrina

"Portovenere - Our Favourite Place in all of Italy!"
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Mikebb

"Portovenere, Beautiful Village, Cinque Terre Ferry"
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MikeAtSea

"Portovenere - The Jewel of Liguria"
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magor65

"In the Bay of Poets"
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