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Isola Palmaria

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Porto Venere, Italy
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Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia
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“nice beaches” (2 reviews)
“ferry ride” (2 reviews)
Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We did it anti-clockwise and the beginning is very steep. Great views. Lovely beach at the end. The boat across leaves for the island on the hour and returns 20 past the hour. In September 2016 it was €4.50 return. Nice spot for escaping the...More

1  Thank breweruk
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We did a full walk around the island which is 6.5km and can take 2.5 to 3 hours. Much of the walk is easy but there are some sections that are not really suited for the casual walker and in any case you do need...More

2  Thank Peter_B_Simons
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just across the city of Porto Venere. This is a great beach with one of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen.

3  Thank Kanteo
Reviewed 23 May 2016

still remained unspoiled with nice beaches clean sea and close to activities if you need , 5 minutes boat from mainland

2  Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This island, easily accessible from the center of Porto Venere, offers a great introduction to Cinque Terra. The trails which circumnavigate the island are somewhat challenging and they offer wonderful views of the surrounding extensive harbor waters. A restaurant, Locando Lorena, is worth a visit.

1  Thank J David N
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Lovely island situated in front of Porto Venere, great for a hike around the island, there are pathways across many parts, several pebble beaches, very pleasant, not too busy and just a five minute boat ride across the calm waters of the bay. Several restaurants...More

1  Thank GabbianoJ
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I'm 55 and short, left with a game knee and a sore foot. It was a challenging walk (steep ups and steep downs, fairly rough paths) but worth it for the breathtaking views and the nature. Bring what you need: the only restaurant is at...More

3  Thank averygosh
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Isola Palmaria is the largest of three rocky islands jutting out near the town of Porto Venere in the Gulf of Spezia. Ferry service runs to the Palmaria for a few Euros. Be prepared for some hiking if you want to get to the high...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The ferry was only few euros, and the ride short, so nothing to loose really, with an easy return.Tickets were available without a line, on a day that the large ferry to Cinque Terre did not run. The views from Palmaria were nice, the ferry...More

5  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 2 January 2016

one of the best things about the island is the view you get over there amazing view of portovenere and St Peter Church

1  Thank Mihail P
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Hi, we are going to have a one-day stop in Portovenere in July. How would we arrange a boat to take us around? Is it easy to do once you are there? Any restaurant recommendations in Portovenere or Palmaria? Is there a place to swim easily? Thank you!!
12 July 2015|
Response from volpetta86 |
Hi! You can easily take the boat from La Spezia or Portovenere to go at Palmaria, From La Spezia you can take also the boat that take you around the Cinque Terre (but there's no stop, you can only see them from the... More
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