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Kayak Tour in Portofino
"Starting on the beach the guide describes the paddling technique and the basis of kayak. The course will continue into the water during the excursion. The kayak and environmental guide shows the excursion route and the variety of fish you could sight snorkeling. Departing fro you start paddling into Paraggi’s Bay forbidden to boat traffic in order to take confidence with the kayak. You then arrive at the historical harbor you may also reach the famous “piazzetta” of Portofino.Paddling along you reach the Olivetta
From EUR98.00
 
Sunset Eco Kayak Tour in Portofino's Marine Protected Area
"Starting on the beach the instructor shows the marine itinerary and points out the most interesting geo-naturalistic spots. The guide will also show the paddling technique and the basis of kayaking. The course will continue into the water during the marine trekking. S Niasca’s bay will be left behind while we reach the extraordinary panorama of Paraggi’s Gulf forbidden to boat traffic and ideal place where to take confidence with your kayak. Reach Portofino’s harbor where the curious ones may paddle through the traditional ligurian fisherman’s boats. Leaving behind any worries and with no rush we paddle until Olivetta a small beach dominated by centuries-old maritime pines. Here you will see a coast-line rich in caves and creeks inaccessible to any motor-boat
From EUR57.00
 
Entry Ticket to San Fruttuoso Abbey
"Having gone through various incarnations – a Benedictine monastery a pirates’ den a humble home of fisherfolk and then for centuries the property of the Princes of Doria – the Abbey of San Fruttuoso is today an utterly unique place where the work of Men has been pleasingly integrated with that of Nature. Set within the breathtaking bay that opens up between Camogli and Portofino the Abbey is a pearl dating from the 10th to the 13th centuries
From EUR6.00

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Visit Castle Brown.

Castle Brown was built on Roman foundations. Around 1000 it was donated to the Benedictine monks of S. Fruttuoso and was subsequently handed over to the consuls of Rapallo and in the 15th century to...
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Maurizioago
Mar 29, 2015

Castle Brown

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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Agraichen
Mar 18, 2014

Castello Brown - great pieces of art

This is another example of a great piece of art, displayed in castle Brown.The castle is open daily between 10.00 a.m. and 05.00 p.m.The entrance-fee was 3,- €uros in 2003.Click on my link below and...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

The terrace of the castle

There is a rather large terrace around the castle ,with the famous great view over the bay of Portofino.And the huge Pinetree, planted by Mr. Brown in 1875 gives a great shady atmosphere up there on a...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

The entrance hall of Castle Brown

Only the entrance hall of Castle Brown was fully furnished,all the other rooms just showed the photo-exhibition, but of course you could imagine what a great kind of living it was up there on the hill...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

a small entrance-fee

In 2003 there was a small entrance fee of 3,- € for the castle.For this ticket you were able to walk around the castle on your own and enjoy the view from the garden and terrace.And in addition there...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

Mr. Brown bought the castle in the 19th century

In the 19th century Mr. Brown bought the castle. He restored it and planted plenty of trees around the castle, including the 2 pinetrees, that became that very huge and impressive, that you will be...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

The castle had strategic importance once

It was the very special place on top of this mountain, overlooking the mediteranean Sea as well as the whole bay of Rapallo, that was the reason to build this castle plenty of centuries ago. And...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

Walk up the castle

Walking up to the castle will take about 20minutes from San Giorgio church on an easy and smooth path.The small path will pass by small towers like this one, that belonged to the fortress once , but...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

Climb up to the castle !

From the terrace of the castle you will have the very best view of Portofino and all the coastline towards La Spezia, as well as to the open Mediteranean Sea.The flower on my photograph was already...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2012

Castello Brown

Castello Brown was built in the 16th century and had important strategic purpose in defending Portofino bay against the intruders. It is perfectly positioned controlling the entrance into the bay but...
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croisbeauty
Sep 29, 2011

Castello di San Giorgio

Archaeologists believe that some form of a fortified castle (castrum) has existed on this high promontory since the 2nd or 3rd century AD. However, the existing Castello di San Giorgio was built by...
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MM212
Aug 11, 2010
 
 
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Alleyways

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Christopher Columbus Statue

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Via Garibaldi

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Via San Lorenzo and the cathedral

The San Lorenzo Cathedral or St. Laurence Cathedral is Genoa's stunningly beautiful black and white striped cathedral. It was founded in the 4th or 5th century. Since the Crusades it has housed the...
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Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

Nice example if 17th century aristocratic living. One hall is called the Gallery of Mirrors and was built so as to be in competition with Versailles. There is even an area with displays of period...
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climb up the hill, the castle is after the church

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