The ferry service from La Spezia connects the city mainly with the western part of the Gulf and the Cinque Terre, and is active during spring and summer, with some exceptions for special events.
La Spezia to Portovenere and Cinque Terre 2019 ferry schedule
Departures from La Spezia to Portovenere and Cinque Terre
Departures from Levanto and Cinque Terre to Portovenere
Valid from March 30th to April 19th 2019
The best experiences for live La Spezia, Portovenere and Cinque Terre area
All departures take place from the Morin promenade, in the center of La Spezia.
The short journey that crosses the Gulf of the Poets and, for those who want, continues towards the Cinque Terre is highly recommended because it allows to appreciate the view of the villages overlooking the sea and the complete perspective from Lerici to Portovenere.
In the high season, there are also services to Palmaria Island, which can also be reached also with some shuttles from Portovenere.
The ferries flank the port of Mirabello, the Navy Arsenal and the seaside towns of Marola, Cadimare, Fezzano, the bay of Panigaglia, and then the military complex of Varignano and the village of Le Grazie.
The island of Palmaria, the largest in Liguria is announced by the presence of the Torre Scola, an ancient fortification built on a rock from the Terrizzo tip, north of the island. After a while, behind a small promontory, you can see Portovenere with its colorful houses and the Church of San Pietro on the edge of the Gulf.
Here the ferry stops to allow those who want to continue from the same port to reach the Cinque Terre villages with a connection. After this beautiful crossing, many passengers decide to stop for a while in the beautiful Portovenere.
Tickets for the ferry can be purchased directly at the time of boarding, it is advisable to arrive with some time in advance to purchase the ticket, in particular during the period of greatest crowding.