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Guidebook for Portovenere

Daniela

Guidebook for Portovenere

Food Scene
Fabulous location , very good seafood and good value for money
6
locals recommend
Trattoria Tre Torri
9/a Piazza Bastreri
6
locals recommend
Fabulous location , very good seafood and good value for money
I love this place because the cook decides the menu and it's always a delicious surprise. Fish is always fresh and delicious and value for money outstanding
12
locals recommend
Osteria Da Bartali
12
locals recommend
I love this place because the cook decides the menu and it's always a delicious surprise. Fish is always fresh and delicious and value for money outstanding
In the heat of town, absolutely worth trying thanks to the talented chef. Excellent quality and good value for money
Locanda del Mercato
88 Via Fratelli Rosselli
In the heat of town, absolutely worth trying thanks to the talented chef. Excellent quality and good value for money
Nice setting for very good seafood. Just 3 minutes walk from my apartment
8
locals recommend
La Chiglia
317 Via Olivo
8
locals recommend
Nice setting for very good seafood. Just 3 minutes walk from my apartment
I love this place for its gourmet cuisine , for teh hospitality of the owners and and the lovely terrace . It's at 5 minutes walk from train station, price is not cheap to be in La Spezia , however it's worth while , booking in advance it's a must
14
locals recommend
L'Osteria della Corte
86 Via Napoli
14
locals recommend
I love this place for its gourmet cuisine , for teh hospitality of the owners and and the lovely terrace . It's at 5 minutes walk from train station, price is not cheap to be in La Spezia , however it's worth while , booking in advance it's a must
One of the places not to miss if you are looking for a simple lunch/dinner tasting La Spezia freshest fish . Very basic and long queue , basic prices too , a good stop before or after taking the boat to 5 Terre from La Spezia waterfront
24
locals recommend
Dai Pescatori
24
locals recommend
One of the places not to miss if you are looking for a simple lunch/dinner tasting La Spezia freshest fish . Very basic and long queue , basic prices too , a good stop before or after taking the boat to 5 Terre from La Spezia waterfront
Simply a must if you pass by La Spezia city center , this is a very popular place among local and tourists, it's the most ancient Pizzeria in town, basic and very cheap price too. It's the soul of La Spezia , and not to miss place if you like to live as a local. Eat Pizza and Farinata .
63
locals recommend
La Pia Centenaria
63
locals recommend
Simply a must if you pass by La Spezia city center , this is a very popular place among local and tourists, it's the most ancient Pizzeria in town, basic and very cheap price too. It's the soul of La Spezia , and not to miss place if you like to live as a local. Eat Pizza and Farinata .
If you go to Sarzana, then to stop in this place is a must. Il Loggiato is a bit of everything : bar, restuarant and pastry shop. The Gemmi family owns it since generations, I strongly recommend to have an aperitifs or an after dinner in the patio at the first floor and to relax surrounded by plants and trees Gemmi's pastry and cakes are simply an institution
Il Loggiato
11 Via Bonaparte
If you go to Sarzana, then to stop in this place is a must. Il Loggiato is a bit of everything : bar, restuarant and pastry shop. The Gemmi family owns it since generations, I strongly recommend to have an aperitifs or an after dinner in the patio at the first floor and to relax surrounded by plants and trees Gemmi's pastry and cakes are simply an institution
My favorite winery , a place to go and buy wines,olive oil, jams and much more Some of their wines have won quite many prices, my favourite are the Vermentino Grigio (white/dry) and Niccolo' V (red). Free wine tasting Worth a trip , check opening timing on their website
Essentiae Lunae
2 Via Palvotrisia
My favorite winery , a place to go and buy wines,olive oil, jams and much more Some of their wines have won quite many prices, my favourite are the Vermentino Grigio (white/dry) and Niccolo' V (red). Free wine tasting Worth a trip , check opening timing on their website
I love this place because it's genuine and children friendly (there is a very large room in the basement that it's an "amusement park" for kids. I also love this place because of the local food (testaroli and panigacci) and the great grilled meat Stunning view, curvy road, a taste of the less touristic Liguria
Ristorante Emili
4 Via Fontana
I love this place because it's genuine and children friendly (there is a very large room in the basement that it's an "amusement park" for kids. I also love this place because of the local food (testaroli and panigacci) and the great grilled meat Stunning view, curvy road, a taste of the less touristic Liguria
La Spezia daily grocery market open from 8 till 1 p.m. ; one of my favorite places and great for food lovers. The best spot to buy freshest fruits,vegetables and fish . Beautiful flowers too, everything at very very convenient prices , colorful, authentic, lively . I LOVE IT
17
locals recommend
Mercato
17
locals recommend
La Spezia daily grocery market open from 8 till 1 p.m. ; one of my favorite places and great for food lovers. The best spot to buy freshest fruits,vegetables and fish . Beautiful flowers too, everything at very very convenient prices , colorful, authentic, lively . I LOVE IT
The best icecream ever in Portovenere ,, from a long tradition of ice cream makers , not easy to find, just pass the arch entering the village and turn right MY PLACE , and the only ice cream I eat in Portovenere
Moon
3 Salita Castello
The best icecream ever in Portovenere ,, from a long tradition of ice cream makers , not easy to find, just pass the arch entering the village and turn right MY PLACE , and the only ice cream I eat in Portovenere
Excellent Pizzeria in La Spezia , unbeatable quality for price for Pizza , 10 minutes walk from city center towards Piazza Europa
La Lanterna
29 Via 24 Maggio
Excellent Pizzeria in La Spezia , unbeatable quality for price for Pizza , 10 minutes walk from city center towards Piazza Europa
Parks & Nature
My favorite beach place in Portovenere, on Palmaria Island , the very best place for snorkeling (go on the sideof the beach facing Portovenere). During high season it's better to call in advance and book sun ombrella and sunbeds
Gabbiano | Kiosk
My favorite beach place in Portovenere, on Palmaria Island , the very best place for snorkeling (go on the sideof the beach facing Portovenere). During high season it's better to call in advance and book sun ombrella and sunbeds
Le Terrazze Beach Club , just below my apartment, 5 minutes walk. I like it because it's children friendly with a swimming pool for them and a much large pool for all the ones who don't like swimming on the sea. There is a restaurant and a nice place for snacks too
Residence le Terrazze
Le Terrazze Beach Club , just below my apartment, 5 minutes walk. I like it because it's children friendly with a swimming pool for them and a much large pool for all the ones who don't like swimming on the sea. There is a restaurant and a nice place for snacks too
I like this private beach place because it's conveniently located close to the village, it has few spots (sun umbrellas and chairs) and it gives an excellent value for money . It's children friendly ; book a place in advance, it's often fully booked, then ask for a place on the front line so to be very close to the sea.
Arenella Beach
I like this private beach place because it's conveniently located close to the village, it has few spots (sun umbrellas and chairs) and it gives an excellent value for money . It's children friendly ; book a place in advance, it's often fully booked, then ask for a place on the front line so to be very close to the sea.
Amazing Aquarium , one of the most famous in Europe, paradise for kids , book ticket in internet to avoid long queues ,plan to spend at least half day there , Genova is about 2 hours driving from Portovenere
191
locals recommend
Aquarium of Genoa
191
locals recommend
Amazing Aquarium , one of the most famous in Europe, paradise for kids , book ticket in internet to avoid long queues ,plan to spend at least half day there , Genova is about 2 hours driving from Portovenere
Sightseeing
It's simply Breathtaking , worth paying the entry ticket and explore it ; watch out: there are many stairs to climb, however whenever you are up there it's paradise
Castello Doria
1 Via dei Mulini
It's simply Breathtaking , worth paying the entry ticket and explore it ; watch out: there are many stairs to climb, however whenever you are up there it's paradise
For me this is one of the most spectacular and romantic places in the world !!Go there when it's not crowded, at dawn or sunset
9
locals recommend
Church of Saint Peter
9
locals recommend
For me this is one of the most spectacular and romantic places in the world !!Go there when it's not crowded, at dawn or sunset
Wild Island where cars are not allowed, natural paradise, worth climbing it following the track that goes all around it ; stopping now and there to swim in one of the rocky beaches
56
locals recommend
Palmaria
56
locals recommend
Wild Island where cars are not allowed, natural paradise, worth climbing it following the track that goes all around it ; stopping now and there to swim in one of the rocky beaches
Amazing village on the sea, in the opposite side than Portovenere in La Spezia Gulf , my suggestion is to go there by boat from Portovenere . beautiful sandy beaches where kids can play , my tip would be to go on Saturday early morning , there is a nice market where you can buy very nice and cheap clothes .
148
locals recommend
Lerici
148
locals recommend
Amazing village on the sea, in the opposite side than Portovenere in La Spezia Gulf , my suggestion is to go there by boat from Portovenere . beautiful sandy beaches where kids can play , my tip would be to go on Saturday early morning , there is a nice market where you can buy very nice and cheap clothes .
Visiting the marbles cave in Carrara it's an unique experience , from there you can learn how marble is extracted and exported all around the world and also enjoy a beautiful view of the gulf breathtaking !
32
locals recommend
Cave di Marmo Tours
122/e Viale Galileo Galilei
32
locals recommend
Visiting the marbles cave in Carrara it's an unique experience , from there you can learn how marble is extracted and exported all around the world and also enjoy a beautiful view of the gulf breathtaking !
amazing roman theatre perfectly maintained , worth seeing it ! If you go there don't forget going to Cantine Lunae , fantastic winery where you can buy wine, oil and other homemade products
8
locals recommend
Roman Amphitheatre of Luni
8
locals recommend
amazing roman theatre perfectly maintained , worth seeing it ! If you go there don't forget going to Cantine Lunae , fantastic winery where you can buy wine, oil and other homemade products
great excursion 2 hours driving from Portovenere to admire perfectly well kept caves ,in the Lunigiana Region , you can admire stalactites and stalagmites. You can aslo have great thermal hot springs baths in the area
7
locals recommend
Equi Terme Caves
9 Via Buca
7
locals recommend
great excursion 2 hours driving from Portovenere to admire perfectly well kept caves ,in the Lunigiana Region , you can admire stalactites and stalagmites. You can aslo have great thermal hot springs baths in the area
an hidden gem in Tuscany , beautiful little town close to Pisa , one of my favorite spots in Italy . Not to miss it!!!!
Lucca
an hidden gem in Tuscany , beautiful little town close to Pisa , one of my favorite spots in Italy . Not to miss it!!!!
Pisa doesn't need any explanation, the leaning tower by itself is worth the trip, only 1.5 hours from Portovenere , avoid weekends and get there in the morning to avoid touristic jam
Pisa Tower Parking
17 Via Andrea Pisano
Pisa doesn't need any explanation, the leaning tower by itself is worth the trip, only 1.5 hours from Portovenere , avoid weekends and get there in the morning to avoid touristic jam
My favorite company to take you around in La Spezia Gulf and 5 Terre. All earnings go to a good cause
Associazione Per Il Mare
36 A1 Via delle Cinque Terre
My favorite company to take you around in La Spezia Gulf and 5 Terre. All earnings go to a good cause
Essentials
Small grocery supermarket in Portovenere, close to the main bus stop , just before entering the village it's open also on Sundays and offers a decent variety of grocery items. Not to be missed the fresh food area with great assortment of homemade specialties from the region
Conad
7A Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Small grocery supermarket in Portovenere, close to the main bus stop , just before entering the village it's open also on Sundays and offers a decent variety of grocery items. Not to be missed the fresh food area with great assortment of homemade specialties from the region
Le Terrazze Shopping center is open 7/7 is very big mall and you can find all what you need from a very big hypermarket COOP , a large food court , hairdresser and gift shops , stop there and spend a morning or an afternoon , they also have the cheapest petrol station in the whole area !
77
locals recommend
Le Terrazze Shopping Centre
17 Via Fontevivo
77
locals recommend
Le Terrazze Shopping center is open 7/7 is very big mall and you can find all what you need from a very big hypermarket COOP , a large food court , hairdresser and gift shops , stop there and spend a morning or an afternoon , they also have the cheapest petrol station in the whole area !
Great Food Hypermarket with very large assortment and very convenient prices , highly recommended
10
locals recommend
Esselunga
578 Corso Nazionale
10
locals recommend
Great Food Hypermarket with very large assortment and very convenient prices , highly recommended
Getting Around
Public Boats /Ferry to take you around La Spezia Gulf. Visit their website for further infomation . There are rides from /to Portovenere, Palmaria Island, Portofino, Lerici and more
7
locals recommend
Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti (S. R. L.)
7
locals recommend
Public Boats /Ferry to take you around La Spezia Gulf. Visit their website for further infomation . There are rides from /to Portovenere, Palmaria Island, Portofino, Lerici and more
The best and fastest way to get to Palmaria Isalnd from Portovenere , their kiosk is located in Portovenere on the seaside just in front of Bar Lamia. The also offer different solutions to visit the 5 Terre and the gulf
Cooperativa Barcaioli Portovenere
The best and fastest way to get to Palmaria Isalnd from Portovenere , their kiosk is located in Portovenere on the seaside just in front of Bar Lamia. The also offer different solutions to visit the 5 Terre and the gulf
The Public Transport Bus company in la Spezia, please check their websites to get timetables to every destination around la Spezia http://www.atcesercizio.it/index.php/it/ Inexpensive! To go by Bus from Portovenere to La Spezia it costs 2.5 Euro one way
Atc Mobilita' E Parcheggi Spa
3 Via Aurelio Saffi
The Public Transport Bus company in la Spezia, please check their websites to get timetables to every destination around la Spezia http://www.atcesercizio.it/index.php/it/ Inexpensive! To go by Bus from Portovenere to La Spezia it costs 2.5 Euro one way
Shopping
Shopping mall at 15 minutes from La Spezia on the motorway, direction Genova, exit Brugnato . A mix of Italian and International Brands, not the place where you can buy Top End Brands, however you can find many high quality items (clothes/home/shoes/toys) at very convenient prices. Once there enroll and get their loyalty card for free to get additional discount
42
locals recommend
Shopinn Brugnato 5Terre Outlet Village
42
locals recommend
Shopping mall at 15 minutes from La Spezia on the motorway, direction Genova, exit Brugnato . A mix of Italian and International Brands, not the place where you can buy Top End Brands, however you can find many high quality items (clothes/home/shoes/toys) at very convenient prices. Once there enroll and get their loyalty card for free to get additional discount
Drinks & Nightlife
My favorite lounge bar in Portovenere , in a breathtaking natural setting inside the fortress that surrounds the worldwide famous Saint Peter church ! Go there at the sunset for an aperitif or a dinner and choose one of the table at the top , UNFORGETTABLE !!!
Torre di Venere
My favorite lounge bar in Portovenere , in a breathtaking natural setting inside the fortress that surrounds the worldwide famous Saint Peter church ! Go there at the sunset for an aperitif or a dinner and choose one of the table at the top , UNFORGETTABLE !!!
THE Posh place in Italy , very chic and famous celebrities seaside town , great nightlife and shopping from iconic brands , the place to be if you like this type of life
Forte dei Marmi
1 Via Roma
THE Posh place in Italy , very chic and famous celebrities seaside town , great nightlife and shopping from iconic brands , the place to be if you like this type of life