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Portofino, Italy Things To Do & How To Get There

You are looking for a romantic getaway, with the sun and the sea, then look no further than the Italian Riviera of Portofino along the Ligurian coast. Portofino and peace are synonymous with each other as this little coastal town offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, perfectly in place with colorful houses that serve as an incredible backdrop for vacationers and lovers alike.

PortofinoLet this little fishing village not fool you, as Portofino is known to be the home of some of the wealthiest people. Celebrities often flocking here for a little la dolce vita, with some of the world’s richest owning posh villas in this part of the world. Here’s what you can do on your travels to the luxurious destination.

How To Get There

Portofino vistaIf you’re taking the plane, the nearest airport would be the Genoa Airport, around 45 kilometers from Portofino. Airport shuttles take you to the Genoa Brignole railway station, from where you can take the train to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino, the main station at the town. Alternatively, you can also take a boat ride or the car to Portofino from Genoa.

Things To Do In Portofino

Portofino things to doPortofino is a small town, the best way to experience it is by walking through the streets and enjoying the little cafes and luxury stores along the way. The Piazzetta or the small square in the center is a good place to get a view of the sea and the boats, while sipping Nostralino, the local white wine.

Portofino castle brownIf you are up for a hike, then walking to the Sun Church of St. George and the Castello Brown (castle) is a great way to see the bay, the villas, the lighthouse and of course, many picture worthy panoramas.

Boats in portofino italyRenting a boat and getting a private tour of the coast, and the cliffs, especially all the glorious celebrity villas tucked along the way is another wonderful way to see Portofino. You can also stop by and walk along the narrow lanes to truly avail an authentic experience.

Portofino regional natural parkIf you enjoy exploring and hiking, then the Portofino Regional Park is just the place for you. Full of Mediterranean delights, the park is perfect for hikers all year round. You can walk along the coast or even walk under shade; the park and its diversity won’t disappoint you. The option of a tour with an environmental guide is also available, if you want to get to know the biodiversity of the region even better.

Portofino marine parkThe Portofino Marine Park is another fun activity for those who love being outdoors. Diving and kayaking are popular in the park, but you can choose from the list of activities offered to enjoy by this stunning park at its natural best.

Portofino italyPortofino is a mix of luxury and nature, with plenty of options for activities as well as leisure. From high end brands to hiking friendly terrains, this coastal town has a little bit of something for everybody.

Portofino image of the seaThese homes and villas beside the sea in the water will make you feel like in Venice.

Portofino italyPortofino portThis place is called Portofino port, it is the center of the town and you may rent boats and ferries from here.

Portofino view from chiesa san giorgio

Portofino vista nightAn outstanding night view of the Portofino, Italy.Sestri levante portofino

Portofino night view

Portofino walking hiking tourThe best way to explore the town is by walk and hike, so raise your stamina first before visiting Portofino.

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