Portovenere Car Service
|Genoa C. Colombo Airport||City Centre|
|Malpensa Airport||City Centre|
Rates may vary according to hours required and distance travelled. Please contact Elite Limousines for an accurate quote to your requirements. All rates are inclusive of chauffeur gratuity and fuel surcharge. Other transfer rates are available on request. Additional Information - Please note all rates are indicative. For an accurate quote, please contact Elite Limousines on +39 347 6428915. Surcharges may apply according to time of day, day of the week, local public holidays or special events, please check at time of booking. Indicative rates quoted may vary according to currency fluctuations and do not include waiting time, parking, tolls or telephone charges. All time based journeys will be charged by the hour from the time the vehicle leaves the local office to the time it returns. Further terms and conditions may apply, please see our terms and conditions page below for details.
Portovenere, a small town in Liguria, is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of Italy. In 1997 Portovenere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The village lies at the southern end of a peninsula, which, breaking away from the jagged coastline of the Riviera di Levante, forming the western tip of the Gulf of La Spezia. At the end of this peninsula are three small islands: Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto; only Palmaria Island, which lies directly opposite the village of Porto Venere beyond a narrow strait, is a partially inhabited.
The ancient Portus Veneris is believed to date back to at least the middle of the 1st century BC. It has been said that the name refers to a temple to the goddess Venus which was sited on the promontory where the church of Peter the Apostle now stands. The name has also been linked to that of the hermit Saint Venerius. In Roman times the city was essentially a fishing community.
From Portovenere you can visit several of the small regional towns like Paraggi or San Fruttuoso; although you can rent a private boat at your disposal. In San Fruttuoso Bay you can try and see the sculpture of Christ of the Abyss. The easiest way to reach San Fruttuoso is by sea (if weather conditions allow). You can choose a public boat or rent a Private boat. It's an unforgettable experience and definitely the best way to move around the area (our Booking Office will be glad to advise bespoke solutions). If you have sensible footwear you can also experience a walking tour there via a 90 minute hike (2.5-3 hours return).
If you have some days off, you can also visit the Acquarium on Genoa - the biggest one in Europe.
If shopping is on your agenda you'll happily be able to peruse the latest designs from Armani, Gucci, Pucci, Ferragamo and Zegna; if you aren't looking for runway attire, there are also several boutiques with unique items, including one with lovely Murano glass jewelry