Portovenere Holidays

Enjoy sea food trattorias on the colourful harbour front or climb through the narrow cobbles streets and historic stairs into the medieval centre. Enter this walled city through the fortified gate Porto del Borgo, its labyrinth of streets, staircases and tiny passageways to explore the history which dates back to the middle of the 1st century BC.

Days can be enjoyed exploring the area or taking a boat trip out to the archipelago of islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, enjoying the sea breezes and crystal waters.

  • from£695pp
  • 45 rooms
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Grand Hotel Portovenere has one of our favourite locations in Liguria. It's on the doorstep of the Cinque Terre in the charming village of Portovenere. Regular boats from the harbour just in front of the hotel make it easy to explore the coast and there's a lovely relaxed vibe throughout the whole place. A highlight is the restaurant where you can eat fresh grilled fish and enjoy fantastic sea views.


This wonderful four day itinerary allows you to experience the best of Liguria at your own pace. Based on the coastal town of Sestri Levante, it includes trips to the Cinque Terre and the famous town of Portofino where you can sample the wines, enjoy the views and explore some of the best walking trails in the area.


Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Italy by foot on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the dramatic scenery as you navigate the cliff-edge paths and explore the charming villages. A walking map is provided as well as transport and accommodation in four-star hotels.

Good to know

  • Enjoy the sunset over the Gulf of the Poets from the rooftop of Chiesa di San Pietro
  • Swim at Byron’s Grotto, named after the world-famous poet who used to swim there
  • Explore Doria Castle, the imposing structure that overlooks the entire town
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