Walking the Portovenere hiking trails is an amazing way to get better acquainted with the natural beauty of this part of Liguria. Much of the territory of the municipality of Portovenere is in fact part of the Regional Natural Park of Portovenere which has an area of around 400ha and includes the hilly cape as well as the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.
The hills overlooking the sea are characterised by lush Mediterranean vegetation and the aroma of wild herbs and special flowers the likes of Fiordaliso di Portovenere. There is such a variety of routes to experience from - rocky terraces overlooking the sea to areas where you walk through the woods to the discovery of ancient roads and places of great archaeological significance where the historical memory of Portovenere is still alive.
The area attracts visitors not only with the variety of beautiful nature trails but also with is amazing diving and climbing spots. The Muzzerone and its cliffs are now one of the most loved and visited by thousands of climbers from Europe and around the world. This interest is mainly sparked by the uniqueness of the lanscape which offers spectacular views over the sea but also by the ease of access and mutual proximity of the cliffs offering wide possibilities for climbers of all levels and styles.
The southwestern part of island of Palmaria as well as the islands of Tino and Tinetto are part of the Marine Protected Area of the park and let you enjoy varying scapes of secluded caves and magnificent cliffs overlooking the sea.
The area offers unique diving spots with interesting species of coral, all present at much shallower depths than traditionally found in other places.
Duration: 1hour and 30mins
Duration: 3hours and 30mins
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