Portofino—The Best of All

Cinque terre are all beautiful, but Portofino is magic! A name known all over the world, synonymous with elegance and ”dolce vita” Around the famous little ”piazzetta” flows the desire for a holiday.

It is one of the symbolic places of Liguria and tourism in the Mediterranean. Famous in the world and everything to see: here is Portofino, a seaside village built around a bay, with tall and colorful houses leaning against the marina and the famous little square.

Here the sea reflects the colors of the houses, of the sky and of the vegetation and hosts the yachts, the boats and the ferries that arrive and depart.

Everything in perfect harmony: this is Portofino.

Reach it by sea with boats that frequently depart from the promenade of Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure, or from Camogli and Genoa. Stroll around the village and among the designer boutiques.

Take the pedestrian path that from the famous Piazzetta climbs on foot towards the Castello Brown, with its park surrounded by greenery, up to the lighthouse: from here you will have an unforgettable view of the splendid bay.

First stop is the Church of San Giorgio (XII century), the patron saint of Portofino, celebrated on April 23 with the traditional bonfire in the square.

See the church ready for an unforgettable wedding!

On the churchyard a black and white risseu built with sea stones, typical of the Ligurian tradition. On the side the cliff overlooking the sea that descends into the waters of the Marine Protected Area.

The whole territory is part of the Regional Natural Park of Portofino. Also, visit the open air museum in the garden behind the Marina di Portofino which exhibits sculptures of contemporary art by world-famous artists.

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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