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Isola Palmaria

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have visit the island of Palmaria, but if you have time, vistit the quite and peaceful island, I know that there is the grotto of Columbus, inhabited since prehistoric times.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not going to go to Palmaria because we intended to hike all of Cinque Terre across tow days. We ended up seeing 3 of the 5 villages there on day one. The trail was closed between two so we decided to do Palmaria...More

4  Thank Rick K
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We took local boat. €5 return per person. Take note of the timetable as there's not that many. The ride itself is barely 5 mins long. Take plenty and i mean plenty of water with you. We went on a very hot day and its...More

1  Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We loved our day on the island. The round island walk takes about 3hours with lots of photo stops. I would definitely recommend walking the track in the clockwise direction .i took advice from some previous posts here and did this. The path is signposted...More

4  Thank deborahk767
Reviewed 3 June 2018

It is well worth hiring a small boat to explore the islands. Lots to see and great places to swim. The RIBs are 80 Euro for 2 hours.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Formally a military installation there is still some areas of the island that are off limits but the rest of it is beautiful. The walking is largely on tracks with good footing.

2  Thank Penny H
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Took the morning boat from La Spezia to the north side of the island (facing Portovenere) and then followed a scenic trail/footpath around to a beach on the south side of the island - Spiaggia del Pozzale. It was a somewhat challenging walk (steep at...More

1  Thank Neysa0301
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Less people than on trails in 5 terre. Simple hike around the island. The restaurant on the other side of the island make it possible to make a stop and take a rest.

Thank Jaroslaw M
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

3  Thank Peter_B_Simons
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danaroo
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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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