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Portofino Coast Scooter Day-Tour
"Meet your guide at 9.45 and get your scooter (you need to have driving experience to join this tour) and immediately leave for Portofino where we arrive there after a 10 minutes drive. Park the scooter and discover this unique corner of the world that se actresses pop stars and royals spending few days enjoying the quiet and charm of the area. Go back to the scooter and drive along the same road to Santa Margherita Rapallo and Montallegro for a total of 15 km up to 600 meters above sea level where the view is stunning. Park the scooter and walk to one of the Holiest Chuches in the Region; it is here that the Virgin Mary appeared to a girl. The Church is great you will see 'ex voto' (sacred images icons) that miraculous survivors sent here from all over the world icons from Mexico earthquake
From EUR150.00
 
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

Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Church Tips (10)

Medieval Margaret

As the legend goes, long, long ago a chest containing the finger bones of St. Margaret of Antioch washed up on the rocks in Vernazza’s harbor. I'll admit to some skepticism about this miraculous event...
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goodfish
Dec 11, 2013

Santa Margherita d'Antiochia

Santa Margherita d'Antiochia is local parish church situated on Piazza Marconi. The Church was built in 1318 but scholars are of the opinion that it could be from an earlier age. The construction of...
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croisbeauty
Jun 06, 2012

Church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia

The Church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia sitss adjacent to Vernazza's main piazza on the harbor. Construction of this building (described as "Ligurian Gothic") was begun in 1318. It certainly does...
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basstbn
Nov 19, 2011

Vernazza - Santa Margherita di Antiochia

The sandstone building of the Church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia dominates the silhouette of Vernazza. The Gothic church has an elegant octogonal tower (campanile).Directions:The Church of Santa...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 23, 2011

Santa Margherita di Antiochia

The most important historical monument here is Santa Margherita di Antiochia a romanasque Geneose style church, which was built in the 13th century. Dedicated to the patron of the town, it remains...
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ruki
Oct 19, 2010

On the path to Monterosso

Even if you don’t plan to take the cliff path to Monterosso it is worth venturing a little way in that direction to enjoy the wonderful views of Vernazza from above. Looking down on the harbour and...
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toonsarah
Sep 04, 2009

Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia

Dominating the Piazza Marconi in front of the harbour is this pretty pastel pink church dedicated to Santa Margherita d'Antiochia. Its unusual octagonal bell tower can’t fail to catch the eye, with a...
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toonsarah
Sep 04, 2009

The church

The church Santa Maria di Antiochia catches your attention as soon as you arrive in Piazza Marconi as it is straight on the sea.Actually the basis of the church were really built on the sea at the...
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xaver
Nov 17, 2008

Church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia

The church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia was first mentioned in 1310 and was constructed in Gothic-Ligurian style. The 40 m high bell tower is rather unusual: it has an octagonal shape. You will...
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tini58de
Mar 24, 2007

Cinque Terre

Vernazza straggles along a partly hidden river, and opens out on to a little piazza by the beach. It is dominated by a beautiful church in Gothic-Ligurian style of 1318, dedicated to Saint Margaret of...
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MATIM
Sep 29, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Vernazza

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Torre Aurora - Aurora Tower

The Medieval Monterosso, as it was usual, had fortified structure. The whole od todays old town was surrounded by the city walls with 13 defending towers, but Torre Aurora is the only survived....
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Castello 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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Harbourside, Vernazza

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