Portovenere means Port of Venus. We visited on a perfect autumn day. The locals complained that the season had been poor, with too much rain and not enough tourists. We were lucky, it was a glorious day, we got a car park and we had the place practically to ourselves.
It is so beautiful, I just have to show you more.
On a previous visit we stayed at the Grand Hotel, which offers the very best view of Portovenere. Make sure you get a room with a window overlooking the tiny harbour.
I think the birds have the tourists well trained. The white one approached us looking for food, but wasn’t bothered when we didn’t have any. It had a bit of a chat and moved on.
She might be waiting a while, but it is a pretty good view from there.