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Isola Palmaria

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Walk the circular path - beautiful

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... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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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 crowds.

Thank breweruk
Portland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 to wear good shoes (forget sandals) and take you own water. If you can do... More 

1 Thank Peter_B_Simons
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just across the city of Porto Venere. This is a great beach with one of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen.

2 Thank Kanteo
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

still remained unspoiled with nice beaches clean sea and close to activities if you need , 5 minutes boat from mainland

1 Thank nicolas s
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This island, easily accessible from the center of Porto Venere, offers a great introduction to Cinque Terra. The trails which circumnavigate the island are somewhat challenging and they offer wonderful views of the surrounding extensive harbor waters. A restaurant, Locando Lorena, is worth a visit.

Thank J David N
Turin, Italy
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141 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Lovely island situated in front of Porto Venere, great for a hike around the island, there are pathways across many parts, several pebble beaches, very pleasant, not too busy and just a five minute boat ride across the calm waters of the bay. Several restaurants on the island.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

I'm 55 and short, left with a game knee and a sore foot. It was a challenging walk (steep ups and steep downs, fairly rough paths) but worth it for the breathtaking views and the nature. Bring what you need: the only restaurant is at the port and there are no bathrooms so I was happy we had a bottle... More 

2 Thank averygosh
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 vistas. There are some nice anchorages and uncrowded beaches to enjoy as well.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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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 ride pleasant, but we were not quite ready for the rough terrain. It was an... More 

5 Thank Wenovo
Bucharest, Romania
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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

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