Santa Margherita Ligure Things to Do

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    Hike to or from Portofino

    by Aafia Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    It takes about one and a half hours to walk from Santa Margherita to Portofino. When leaving Portofino you'll climb somewhat and pass by some elegant homes and hotels like Hotel Splendido in one of the pictures. You'll also enjoy some beautiful views of the Ligurian Sea. You'll pass by the town of Paraggi and many beaches. If you get tired or too hot, you can always hop on a bus.

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    Visit Portofino

    by Aafia Written Oct 7, 2006

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    With Portofino's reputation as a playground for the very rich and famous, I thought I would be distracted by opulence in this seaside town. In spite of the gigantic yachts in the harbour, I found Portofino to be a quaint little village with colourful pastel houses, some with trompe l'oeil paintings on them. A walk to the top of this hilly place will give you beautiful views of the village and coastline. This is also a pleasant place to sit and people watch, either at an outdoor cafe or restaurant. We also found a tiny stretch of sand and water where locals and tourists alike can enjoy the sunshine or a quick dip.

    Portofino A walk to the top Cool off with a quick dip

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    The Beaches ( 4 photos)

    by nicolaitan Written Jan 26, 2006

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    The semicircular beach of Santa Margherita is covered with chaises, umbrellas, cabanas, and people in the summer season. Forget the fact that the beach is pebbles (some would say rocks). From morning till night, the place to see and be seen. And in the accompanying photos, just get a look at the view across the water.

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    Main Plaza and Harbor (5photos)

    by nicolaitan Written Dec 29, 2005

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    The center of Portofino is the main plaza and adjacent harbor, the place to see and be seen. The most amazing thing about this area is that it looks just like the photographs and postcards - you could be in the next advertisment. No false advertising here. And it is beautiful. Stroll around with your (overpriced) gelato, visit the trendy stores, and make new friends around the harbor.

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  • Foccacia frenzy

    by NoDramas Updated Sep 2, 2005

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    Anyone visiting must try some foccacia from 'Francesca's Pinamonti' - It's the best in town - not too dry....Delicious for lunch or a snack. Has been our 'packed food' choice when taking trips out of town.

    Munch on foccacia while strolling  the Promenade
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    Explore the Italian riviera from Santa Margherita

    by Aafia Updated Jun 5, 2005

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    Santa Margherita proved to be an excellent location from which we could visit Portofino and Cinque Terre. We took a 15 minute boat ride to Portofino and a bus ride back but you can just as easily walk if you you're up for the 1 hour hike. Cinque Terre is 1 hour away by train and if you return by train to Santa Margherita from the Cinque Terre at sunset you will love the views!

    Train ride from Cinque Terre to Santa Margherita
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    Santa Margherita

    by Bregman Updated May 28, 2005

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    Santa Margherita is more than the beach. Just walk around and admire the fine details and the beautiful houses all around the town. And, if you're up to it, I recommend hiking along the beach from Santa Margherita toPortofino. It's quite a walk, but it's very nice and you can always catch a bus for the rest of the way (get the ticket before you leave Santa Margherita).

    Santa Margherita

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    Doing it on foot

    by mvtouring Written May 18, 2004

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    Part of discovering a new place is using your feet. When you arrive in Santa Margaretha, you get the impression that it is a small village, but when you start walking towards Portofino, you notice that this place is quite vast.

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    Portofino

    by mvtouring Written May 18, 2004

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    Have a peek into the lives of the rich and famous visiting this place with their most expensive cruise boats Originally a small fishing village, Portofino has become a sunny and relaxing paradise on the Ligurian Riveria. Ppalm trees overlooking the sea combined with the tranquillity of the Italian countryside this is truly a rare

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    Christopher Columbus Fountain

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    Walking towards the Ferry Terminal we passed the small park where the statute of the great sailor and explorer Christopher Columbus reminded us of his discovery of America.

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    Carousel

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 27, 2014

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    Whilst in Europe I have found at least one carousel in each of the major towns we have visited.

    Old style and beautifully decorated, I have always wanted to take a ride - maybe next year.

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    Take the ferry to Portofino

    by Aafia Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    The ferry is a pleasant, relaxing and inexpensive way to get to Portofino. Just go down to the waterfront in Santa Margherita, buy a ticket and hop on. The vistas from the water are beautiful.

    On the ferry to Portofino Arriving in Portofino

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    Portly rich

    by mvtouring Written May 18, 2004

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    You will notice the expensive cruise boats docked here in the port. Sunsets are great over the port area.

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