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Lungo Calata Doria, 19018, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790684
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the ferry boat docks we walked through the streets to San Pietro Church which is nice. Climb to the top for photos and don’t miss the nearby arch with access to Byron’s Grotto. Swimmers seemed crazy due to rough water but we had a...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Located Lungo Calata Doria, on top of the rock, built on the ruins of an ancient religious building of the VI century, dominates the entry to the bay; San Pietro was built on the twelft century on this top of the headland, with a spectacular...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

It makes you wonder, why would people build a church on such a location, right at the end of town, on the cliff point, overlooking the town, the cliffs of Cinqueterre and Palmaria island. Nice little church, but the views really make it exceptional!

Thank h_schamhardt
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very charming old church with a limited amount of interior interest but well worth a visit.........the views outside however, are wow!

Thank venicefish
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Perched on top of a rocky cliff, this Gothic-Genoese style church is a really beautiful landmark and well worth a visit. An exquisite backdrop for photos and view across Portovenero Bay ("Bay of Poets").

Thank Holmes-Jen
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Well worth the price of the boat ticket. So amazing! I especially loved the doors to the church. So much awesome detail!

Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

great for photo op but not much in church. Nearby restaurant below is a gem. Far less crowded and better sights here than cinque terra. Shhhh keep it our secret.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 8 July 2018

If you are looking for the fairytale wedding venue, this is it! Perfect for small intimate weddings only though! It is a small, historically rich chapel just off of Castello Doria with amazing seascape views!

Thank Fab-Mom
Reviewed 25 June 2018

San Pietro Church looks as though it is protecting the entry point to Porto Verene. It sits high on top of the cliff overlooking the ocean. You can walk to it and explore it. To hard for me. Great location to take in the views

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This church sits on top of a cliff! It is a very dramatic setting when entering Portovenere. The view from the church are also spectacular. On the spot where the church stands, the base was a pagan temple devoted to Venus. You cannot miss it...More

Thank Tangaroa
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17 March 2015|
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Hi, you can look for a taxi boat.
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