Portofino Travel Guide
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
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- PortofinoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 21, 2013
Portofino is a picture perfect fishing village on the Italian Riviera. No wonder it attracts so many people – some come here to relax for a few days, others just visit for a few hours. You can spot celebrities here and there, especially during the summer. You can get a picture of the famous harbor view from the castle that is located on a hill above the village.
- PortofinoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 08, 2012
Portofino is a gorgeous fishing village that's become a luxury resort town. It hosts celebrities, and tourists from around the world. Rex Harrison had a place there and celebrities who stopped by recently include Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law, Denzel Washington and Paris Hilton. In addition to star spotting, you take find a trails to Camogli and San Fruttuoso. I suggest you return to Portofino via the water taxi (check the schedule) for views of the spectacular coast.
- PortofinoJul 05, 2012
Portofino....where I married my amazing wife, Carlotta in 2007.
OK, Byron went for years at a time. I have condensed my version of the Grand Tour into one month. Fly to Genoa then transfer to Portofino where I recommend staying at the Splendido Mare and walking in the Cinque Terre. Form there head to Milan for two nights of top notch cultural tours of the industrial capital of N. Italy including an evening at La Scala. Stay at the Bulgari. Then head to the Lakes for two nights. There is a huge amount to do there including both culture and nature, staying at Villa d’Este. Next stop is Verona in which I would again stay for two nights. Cultural tour at the time of the opera and stay at the Hotel Due Torri. Venice for three nights is next including private tour of the Doge’s Palace staying at Cipriani or Palazzo Vendramin. From Venice you should head to Florence for two nights cultural tour including Fiesole, Medici Palazzos, the Uffizi and the City. Stay outside Florence at the Villa Mangiacane. Then head to Siena for two nights including a private balcony for the Palio staying at Certosa di Maggiano. Then to the Eternal City of Rome for three nights culture bonanzna staying at Hotel de Russie. Then down to the Amalfi for two nights visiting Pompeii, Etna, Amalfi, Positano etc staying at the Caruso. Then over to the island of Capri for the last three nights visiting Emperor villas and staying at the Capri Palace. Fly home from Naples.
- PortofinoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Wow! Talk about lifestyles of the rich and famous! Take the ferry over from Santa Margherita and spend the day in this beautiful seaside town. Be sure to check out the yachts in the harbor!!
- PortofinoJul 04, 2012
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Just as cute as it looks in every picture of the place.
We actually came to the area and stayed in Santa Margherita Ligure, and then just took the local bus here. And you know? I think that was a great way to see Portofino.
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