Portovenere is a bright town packed with history located just south of the Cinque Terre. A Cinque Terre bonus town if you will! In fact, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Cinque Terre in 1997. Like the Cinque Terre, Portovenere is laid back, colorful and has delicious food and unbelievable scenery! Unlike the Cinque Terre, Portovenre has less American tourists and misses the bulk the Cinque Terre crowds. As a result, Portovenere is a great option for those who really want to disconnect and get away from it all! I visited in August 2015 and had such a great time!
What To Do?
Everyone knows that there is hiking and picture taking the Cinque Terre, but what to do in Portovenere? Actually, a lot, and history buffs will have even more boxes to check (Portovenere dates back to 1st century B.C.)!