Portofino Things to Do

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  • 1. Castello Brown

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    The climb "up the hill" from the port is quite strenuous for "older" people so take it easy and just pace yourself. My legs certainly were complaining when I reached the top but the views were...

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  • 2. Chiesa di S.Giorgio

    Climbing up at least to San Giorgio is a must. The church itself is great although it is not as richly decorated as many other , less famous churches in Liguria. And just in front of the church you...

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  • 3. Chiesa di San Martino

    The church of San Martino is the 12th century construction which dominates the whole central part of Portofino. It has both religious and archaeological...

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  • 4. Oratorio di Santa Maria Assunta

    The 14th century oratory of the confraternity of Our Lady of the Assumption has big importance in religious - architectural past of Portofino. The most...

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  • 5. Chiesa di San Martino

    Situated in the heart of Portofino, la Chiesa di San Martino is one of two churches in town. It was built in the 12th century in an unmistakable Lombard...

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  • 6. Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta

    Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta is a tiny chapel dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The simple chapel, with a hint of Gothic architecture, was built in the...

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  • 7. Architecture

    Portofino's typical architectural style adds to the beauty of the town. Most of the buildings are painted in bright colours, including red ochre, green and...

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  • 8. The Harbour

    The narrow harbour of Portofino is the reason the town exists in the first place. Named Portus Delphini, i.e. the Port of the Dolphins, by the Romans, this...

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  • 9. regional park and hiking paths

    There are a number of good hiking trails both along the coast and on inland routes, many offering spectacular views. The northern part of the park is wooded...

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  • 10. The Port of Portofino

    A lot of visitors arrive in Portofino by cruise ship. Since the port is too small to have larger ships dock here the tender service will bring guests ashore,...

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  • 11. The town centre

    Portofino is a small town, and an advantage that no cars are allowed into the centre. From the Piazetta one can move up the hill towards the post office and car...

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  • 12. The Piazzetta

    The famous “Piazzetta”, surrounded by small Italian style houses, right next to the harbour of Portofino. To this day, sailors still pull their boats out of the...

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  • 13. What a small but beautiful place

    Went here for a short day-trip in off-season -- many shops were shut down (but thats a fair trade-off for not being crowded-in by too many tourist). Glad we...

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  • 14. a villa to rent in Portofino

    Dear friends, I've been to Portofino for Christmas and I rented a beautiful converted farmhouse directly from the owner.I found it on the internet and I...

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  • 15. Hickings and explorings

    Unless you like to shop , sit at a cafe people watchings,or take a boat ride, hickings is the best way to explore this town.From the harbor, it is a good climb...

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  • 16. Enjoying Portofino

    The best tip I can give for Portofino is "use your legs". Just walk around and enjoy the beautiful sights. Don't be lazy, there is more than the hrabour. Go to...

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  • 17. Santa Margherita Ligure

    This popular seaside resort with palm trees and cafés is situated on the Gulf of Tigullio. The resort contains many old buildings including the Villa Durazzo, a...

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  • 18. Small Fishing Village

    Originally a small fishing village shaded by eucalyptus and olive trees, Portofino has become a sunny and relaxing paradise on the Ligurian Riveria. Dotted with...

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  • 19. Hiking

    There is an abundance of hiking activities that are sponsored by the Italian National Parks. The hikes vary in length and difficulty. Check out their schedule...

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  • 20. Central square

    The central square of Portofino is small but very nice.During summer time is really crowded and a lot of yatch are anchored to the pier.There are a lot of very...

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  • 21. Wander around the port

    Have a peek into the lives of the rich and famous. We saw some of the most expensive cruise boats with a complement of staff serving the owners lunch on the...

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  • 22. Have lunch

    There are very expensive restaurants but there are also inexpensive ones as well so you can enjoy the atmosphere all the same. It is a very laid back town and a...

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