Private Trip of Portovenere and hiking on Palmaria Island from La Spezia

Private Tour of Portovenere and hiking on Palmaria Island from La Spezia

7 h
Walking Tours
difficulty Easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Excursion to Portovenere and hiking on Palmaria Island

Join our special private tour in Liguria of the ancient town of Portovenere and an adventurous hike on the Palmaria Island.

Private Trip of Portovenere and hiking on Palmaria Island from La Spezia highlights: 

  • Participate in our luxurious treatment to the ancient town of Portovenere
  • Take part in this tour as we show you the particularities of the Ligurian coast
  • Join our hiking adventure on Palmaria Island, catching spectacular sight and sceneries
  • Discover the Gulf of the Poets where many beloved poets spent their time gaining inspirations
  • Learn of the origins and history of Portovenere and what makes it a Regional Natural Park

Meet with your local private guide in La Spezia railway station. We will leave from La Spezia by taking a public boat heading towards Portovenere. From there, we will depart immediately to Palmaria Island. We will have a half a day to hike on the beautiful island, catching panoramic views and interesting sites. At the end of the hike, we will make our way back to Portovenere and venture into the ancient town to discover the combination of beauties and history that lines along the shores of the Marina.

Gulf of Poets

Gulf of Poets is also known as the Gulf of La Spezia that has gorgeous colorful buildings, quaint villages, and steep cliffs. The serene clear water surrounding the Italian Riviera magnifies the charms of the Gulf of Poets. The bay is most loved by famous and well-known poets and writers such as, ShelleyByronPetrarch, and Montale who took the quietness as their channeling thoughts and inspirations. The beauty of it is unspeakable. A fishing bay much likens to Cinque Terre offers you a great place to indulge in fresh seafood while enjoying the warm climate. 

Hike through the Palmaria Island

Arriving by ferry from the ancient town of Portovenere, you will get a spectacular view of the Palmaria Island and the Gulf of Poets that is before the village. We will start our half a day hike on the beautiful vegetation island and see its beautiful beaches that are unspoiled and untouched by mankind. Here you will see many interesting sights and views of Portovenere and the Gulf of La Spezia. As we venture out into the island, features such as Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave)Cave of Pigeons and Mediterranean vegetation that is composed of 500 species!

Ancient Town of Portovenere

At the end of the hiking trip, we will make our way back to Portovenere. It is a hidden treasure with breathtaking landscapes that are naturally architected by mother nature and mankind over time. A town that is rich in history, its story can still be seen and re-told through monuments and ancient buildings like Doria Castle, St. Peter Church and St. Lawrence Church. The city's Art Nouveau architecture can be seen throughout the buildings, garden, arts and theaters.

Discover the beauty of Liguria

Join us on a Private Tour of Santa Margherita and Portofino with Snorkeling Experience or with a Private Tour of Portovenere with Boat Ride!

  • Palmaria Island
  • Portovenere
  • Local private guide
  • Public boat and bus tickets
  • Tips (Optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.