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Cinque Terre Cooking Lesson in La Spezia
"Meet your local guide also an expert cook at La Spezia Centrale railway station in the morning. La Spezia is located east of Cinque Terre only a few minutes away by railroad.Take a leisurely walk through the narrow winding streets and reach a large bustling marketplace. Enjoy the almost overwhelming sight: rows of crates stacked on top of one another laden with fish colorful produce and cheese
From EUR115.00
 
Cooking Class in a Medieval Castle in Tuscany
"Italians love to eat to cook and they definitely love to talk about food. From telling the stories behind each recipe to proudly revealing little secrets for getting the best results they do love to - with exceptional false modesty - claim the discovery of this very special cheese rather than that exceptional wine or pasta.Discover the flavors of Lunigiana to experience its traditional produces and dishes and cook them together with those who keep the traditions alive. In the ancient kitchen of the medieval castle
From EUR75.00
 
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

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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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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