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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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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
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A vert good hike around the island, though you'll need a map just not to get disoriented. Be sure to stop at the restaurant.

1  Thank Dobrador
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Worth a walking visit for a day (take a picnic if out of season) but expect to need boots for the drop down to and climb out of Pocalle, especially if the weather is wet.

1  Thank accidentaltourist_8
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Fun little island for hiking, exploring and swimming. The trails were well marked and we were able to circumnavigate the whole island. No crowds here!

1  Thank Doug D
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We arrived by ferry from La Spezia but you can also ferry over in just a few minutes from Porto Venere to enjoy the trails, beaches and beautiful views.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Ferry across the water takes 5 minutes. Took the long walk round which is about 7km, 2 steep descents and two moderate climbs. Great views of the cliffs and Tino island The descents are rated as difficult on the path and would not be easy...More

1  Thank gtrot
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The ferry boats to the island leave from a point a little nearer Portovenere town than those to the Cinque Terre. There is a small ticket office in a kiosk, and tickets are only a few euros each. There are bench seats on the ferries...More

2  Thank Family152
Reviewed 21 August 2015

You should go and spend one entire day just for the trekking and the views ;) Just be ready to walk a lot :)

Thank Alessandro P
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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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