Grand Hotel Portovenere - Cinque Terre, Italy - Luxury Hotel

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Rooms & Suites: 48

The Grand Hotel Portovenere is located on the most panoramic point of Portovenere, directly overlooking the sea and Palmaria Island.

In the 16th century the structure was home to a Franciscan monastery and was transformed into a hotel in 1970. After careful renovations with special attention to maintaining the original architectural features, revisiting them in a modern way to provide guests with maximum comfort, the Grand Hotel Portovenere has reopened its doors with its new design and understated elegance.

The charming village of Portovenere, which sits on the point connecting the renowned Cinque Terre and the inspiring Gulf of the Poets, is the perfect place to experience the serenity of Eastern Liguria. The village has been noteworthy since Roman times as it has provided protection for the gulf and acted as a safe harbor to those sailing the Mediterranean. Portovenere was also the preferred home-away-from-home for many famous poets, hence the name “the Gulf of the Poets,” as well as elite travelers since the end of the 19th century. The region is known for its brightly colored fishing villages, pristine waters and marine reserves, and a wide variety of hiking trails, offering visitors endless options during their visit. Portovenere, sitting along the borders of Liguria and Tuscany, is the ideal location to explore the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Lerici, Carrara and many other near-by destinations.

At Palmaria Restaurant, the executive chef interprets regional dishes with a modern and creative twist, creating a unique culinary experience for resident and non-resident guests alike. Located on the panoramic terrace, Palmaria's candlelit ambiance mirrors the tranquility and beauty of Portovenere, serving lunch and dinner daily. Also located on the sprawling terrace, Venus Bar is the perfect place to relax while enjoying a specialty cocktail custom-designed by the Head Barman. Unique sitting areas create the perfect place for guests to gather with friends or simply sit quietly and take in the surrounding beauty. Venus Bar is open from 11 a.m. daily to both resident and non-resident guests.

Trip Type

Adventure/Eco/Nature, Culture, Food & Wine, Romantic Getaway, Wedding


With a total of 47 rooms including 2 suites, the Grand Hotel Portovenere offers its guests a variety of lodging options together with breathtaking views of Portovenere and Palmaria Island. Each accommodation captures the serenity of the region, reflecting the naturally occurring colors of the surrounding landscape through modern and sophisticated design, and showcases the unique and intricate history of the structure.


Grand Hotel Portovenere has partnered with one of the most exclusive private beach clubs in Portovenere, the Sporting Beach, ensuring that our guests are able to fully experience the pristine Ligurian sea-side. Located just a short walk or tender ride from the hotel, the Sporting Beach is a full service beach club, complete with a restaurant and bar along the waterfront.


It is without any doubt that by boat is the best way to explore the area, from the Cinque Terre to every corner of the Gulf of La Spezia, providing unique glimpses and emotions that will take your breath away. From small fisherman's boats to luxury speed boats: all excursions are designed as a unique experience with service made to measure. Portovenere is the perfect gateway to explore the many near-by destinations that the region has to offer. North along the coast you will find the stunning Cinque Terre, which is just a short boat ride away, along with the luxurious Portofino and Santa Margherita. Across the gulf are the charming villages of Lerici and Tellaro, both of which offer spectacular views and crystal-clear coves. Just beyond the edge of the Gulf is the historic town of Sarzana with flower-lined streets and specialty shopping. The town of Carrara, known for it's world famous marble, is also near-by, allowing visitors to venture into the caves that have provided the foundation for such masterpieces as Michelangelo's David.


Pisa-Galileo Galilei International Airport (PSA)

Airport Distance

90 km

High Season

May through October