Things to See in Portofino - Italian Riviera

By Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012

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Where you can go where the boats are bigger than the apartments? Portofino, Italy that’s where. Once a little fishing village clustering around a small harbor, since the 1950s this small town on the Italian Riviera has been the summer playground for the rich and aristocratic of Europe and Britain, and when these people go to the seaside they go on very large, very luxurious yachts. A cluster of pastel buildings lines the horseshoe shaped bay, and most of the seafront is cafes and restaurants – none of them particularly cheap.

The village is car free although you can drive to a small, often crowded car park nearby. Really the best way to arrive in Portofino is by boat; there are ferries for those of us non-yacht-owning types, coming from Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo and Camogli. Once you get to town, the things to see aside from celebrities are the medieval castle...

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Italy Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Italy.

Photo courtesy of Jorge Andrade via Flickr.

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