Porto Venere National parks

Our most recommended Porto Venere National parks

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Sailing Tour by Speedboat

1. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Sailing Tour by Speedboat

Explore the beautiful cliffs, beaches, and colorful towns of the Cinque Terre on a sailing tour from La Spezia. You will see all five picturesque villages characterized by pastel-colored houses on a 4-hour speedboat tour. Start your tour from Passeggiata Morin in La Spezia and sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets. Admire the beautiful landscape of the four villages that make up the Borgata Marinara. Continue sailing towards Portovenere, where you will cross the Le Bocche, a strait between the town of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island. See the magnificent Romanesque church of San Pietro, set among the rocks and overlooking the sea. Discover the unspoiled coves of Le Rosse, Monesteroli, and Punta Pineda along the coastline. Grab a chance to dip in the pristine waters of the Cinque Terre Natural Park. Marvel at the beauty of Monterosso al Mare, the last and most vibrant of the five villages. Here you can enjoy local specialties such as focaccia with anchovies or delicious gelato. Pass through the famous muscle farms while returning to La Spezia. 

Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

2. Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

Explore the Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on a guided day trip from Milan by van. See Cinque Terre from different perspectives from a boat and a train. After leaving Milan by coach, arrive in Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre's 5 villages. With no car traffic, it remains one of the truest fishing villages on the Italian Riviera. Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them. From Monterosso, start the final leg of your journey: a boat cruise, where you can admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. Arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan. These 5 enchanting medieval villages cling to the coast, offering a breathtaking sight of the sea, and are now part of a national park listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

3. From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

Relax on an amazing boat trip from Portovenere to the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Swim in the clearest water of the Ligurian sea. Admire the views of the coastline of Liguria from the boat. Sail by landmarks such as St. Peter's church, the Red Cliffs, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. On the way back we will stop to swim in a beautiful cove called "Tramonti", where you can see typical Ligurian houses built on the cliffs.

Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

4. Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

Ride by boat to three different islands all located in the majestic Gulf of Poets. Swim in the Ligurian Sea, and make visits to Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto, and experience untouched natures in a completely unique environment. Snorkel and discover the underwater world, and relax on the boat for a true day at sea. Meet your captain and depart from Portovenere for a day of sightseeing and relaxation. Breathe in the salt air and experience the Torre Scola, a historical ruin that begs to be photographed and discussed. Then, make a swim stop at La Maiella and explore the marine world while snorkeling. Then, head to the lighthouse of Tino Island, where you can see the Madonnina emerge from the TInetto Sea. Find yourself next in the Blue Cave, and take some time to learn about the Church of San Pietro. Notice the nature all around and feel how it calms the nerves of a busy lifestyle. Before heading back to port, discover Saint Peter's Church, said to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

5. Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Meet your private driver beside your ship at 8:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to the delightful fishing village of Portovenere, with its tall and colorful waterfront houses. Enjoy memorable sea views from the promontory where the Church of San Pietro stands. Its Gothic Genovese style dates back to 1256-1277. The church was built on the remains of an early Christian church and Byzantine abbey with parts of a heathen temple from the Roman age. At the foot of the promontory, there is a small grotto named after Lord Byron who took refuge here. From Portovenere, you'll begin your adventure through the five lands of the Cinque Terre, a landscape so unique that in 1998 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great way to discover this area is from the sea. You'll have the option of departing from the harbor to enjoy a ferry ride (additional cost) to Vernazza, a great stop for lunch at a restaurant set on the cliffs, looking out across the bay (lunch at own expense). The ferry journey will take you past Riomaggiore and Manarola with great photo opportunities from the sea.  Meet up with your driver and visit either Corniglia set up on the hill or enjoy a stroll around Riomaggiore or Manarola. You could continue on to the larger and busier town of Monterosso, but please note it is not possible to stop at all the villages in one day and for this tour, it is best to keep the day as flexible as possible and see where your journey will take you. At some places, you may wish to consider using the train and if the weather and sea conditions are good, the local ferry will be recommended. Wherever your journey takes you, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at approximately 5:00 PM.

Portovenere: Santerenzo, Lerici, & Tellaro Guided Boat Tour

6. Portovenere: Santerenzo, Lerici, & Tellaro Guided Boat Tour

Enjoy a relaxing time crossing the entire Gulf dei Poeti and reach the wonderful villages of Santerenzo, Lerici and Tellaro from Portovenere in a beautiful boat. The major points of interest we will come across will be Baia Blu, the village of Santerenzo, Lerici and its incredible castle, La Caletta (swim stop), the bay of Fiascherino, the village of Tellaro and Punta Corvo. Then we will take the Palmaria (swim stop), Tino and Tinetto tour, the three islands of the Arcipelago Spezzino. Near Tinetto Island you can admire also a statue of a white "Madonnina".

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine

7. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine

Navigate aboard a 10-meter-long vintage wooden boat for an authentic Italian experience discovering the Cinque Terre. Embark on a scenic cruise across the five picturesque villages that make up the region, taste a delicious buffet lunch with wine, and stop to explore the village of Vernazza. Board your boat at Porto Mirabello in La Spezia and set sail along the striking Cinque Terre coastline. Become surrounded by towering cliffs and crystal-clear water and seize the chance to stop for a swim. Admire the traditional architecture of the ancient villages that make this area famous. Indulge in a buffet of regional products, such as bruschettas and cheeses, and sip on some sparkling Prosecco on board. Reconnect with nature and bask in the sun as you travel by Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, and Monterosso, and disembark to stroll around the charming Vernazza.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Drinks

8. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Drinks

Starting at Porto Mirabello in La Spezia at 10am we make our way through the historical Golfo Dei Poeti towards the Portovenere Regional Natural Park and the islands of Palmaria and Tino and Tinetto . Stop for a light lunch and drinks in this stunning location. Visit pristine secret swimming areas and teaming with colorful fish . The yacht travels through a stunning landscape on the way to the Cinque Terre. Once Inside the 5 Terre enjoy the view of dramatic colorful houses and ancient vineyards which cling to the steep terraces. See all of the five villages, Riomaggiore , Manarola, Corneglia, Vernazza and Monterosso from the unique perspective from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Return to Porto Mirabello at around 5pm.

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What people are saying about Porto Venere

This tour was amazing! Whenever I’m looking to book a tour I always check the reviews, so I hope this is helpful! Both tour guides were great, helpful and super knowledgeable, taught us so much about the different regions and the special things about them, and the driver was great! I truly recommend this to anyone, it’s a wonderful way to spend your time. Bring comfy shoes because it’s very steep steps, and some water with you!

this was such a wonderful tour! not super super informative which was fine with me- we did wear radios but there really wasn’t much talking from the guide, I personally loved that but if you’re looking for an informational tour rather than using this as transportation, this may not be for you!

It was lovely nice scenery trip had lots of fun. Very good driver and friendly too. Had a wonderful lady tour guide. And the places we went too was amazing.

Great Tour. Valerio is an excellent driver. shared his knowledge on Italian tradition , wine and food.

Great boat tour of Cinque Terre with an unexpected stop for an hour in Monterosso.