Porto Venere is one of the most enchanting places on the Ligurian Riviera. If you are looking for an alternative place just as lovely as the Cinque Terre, Porto Venere is the best for you. Small municipality in the province of La Spezia, in 1997 it was recognized as one of the World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
And this town is distinguished by its many beauties: the colourful houses overlooking the sea, the wonderful architecture of the Churches, the Doria Castle, built between 12th and 15th century, the medieval village, picturesque Islands, sea caves, the Regional Natural Park. If you want to spend a holiday of total relaxation, Porto Venere is definitely a less crowded place than the Cinque Terre, allowing you to fully appreciate the historical and natural beauties. Ancient sea village, Porto Venere is distinguished by the pedestrian path that connects it to the Cinque Terre, for all those who love walking and hiking.
Indeed, this village offers a large number of walking trails, and along the path you can find small wild beaches and small harbours. Walking through a lush Mediterranean vegetation, you can enjoy magnificent views across the Islands and across the coast. These excursions allow you to visit the various marina villages and admire the wonderful landscapes surrounded by nature. And finally, do not forget to take a break in order to enjoy the delicious typical dishes and the delicious local