Reasons to visit Portovenere near Cinque Terre, according to Forbes

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After Lonely Planet’s recommendation to visit Portovenere as an alternative to Cinque Terre, the prestigious Forbes magazine has just published an article in which travel expert Catherine Sabino gives 9 reasons to visit this hidden gem in the Gulf of Poets.

The introduction explains that Portovenere offers what its more famous neighbors are known for: marvelous seaside settings, scenic coastlines and walking trails, and rustic Ligurian cuisine. All this, with less tourists.


Here is a summary of the reasons to visit Porto Venere:

  1. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is more than just a fishing village.
  2. The city is layered with history, but it is not overwhelmed by it.
  3. Here you can admire the breath-taking landscapes that fascinated the 19th-century literary rockstar, Lord Byron.
  4. In front of Portovenere there is a beautiful archipelago with the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto for you to explore by sea.
  5. Portovenere has the five-star hotel nearest to the Cinque Terre (Grand Hotel Portovenere) and a fine-dining restaurant with panoramic views.
  6. You can stay in the heart of Portovenere’s historic center while also enjoying modern comforts.
  7. There are great restaurants in Porto Venere where to enjoy the exclusive Ligurian cuisine.
  8. Just like Cinque Terre, Portovenere is a paradise for hikers and trekkers.
  9. And, of course, Portovenere has a great location.

Read the complete article by Forbes: 9 Reasons To Visit The Cinque Terre’s Gorgeous “Sixth Town”—Portovenere.

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