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