Starting Point of the Hike is Castel of Portovenere
You can get to the meeting point in Porto Venere by bus from La Spezia, but the trip by boat from La Spezia or a place of the Cinque Terre to Porto Venere is much nicer. Before entering the harbor, visitors are greeted by the mighty fortress, Castello Doria, and the Church of San Pietro on the rock. A steep path leads from Portovenere to a height of around 250 m, from where you have a wonderful view from the Castello to the Church of San Pietro, over the Gulf of La Spezia and the Isola Palmaria. And this is just the beginning!