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Portovenere, Province of La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

Portovenere, with the Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto isles, and the towns of the Cinque Terre, belongs to an area of great beauty and uncontaminated landscapes which in 1997 was declared a UNESCO World heritage site.

The Palmaria island belongs to the comune of Portovenere, from which it is separated by a narrow strait "Le Bocche". On the island was a monastery in the early Middle Ages, where for a time stayed San venerio, the Gulf's patron; today it is a environmental oasis with rich Mediterranean vegetation and steep cliffs, connected to Portovenere by ferry.

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Population: ca. 4,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 19025 -- Phone Area Code: 0187 -- Frazioni & Località: Le Grazie, Fezzano, Isola Palmaria

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