Portofino, Italy Hotels and City Guide

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Portofino - Attractions

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Originally a small fishing village shaded by eucalyptus and olive trees, Portofino has become a sunny and relaxing paradise on the Ligurian Riviera. Dotted with palm trees and overlooking an azure sea, the tranquillity of the Italian countryside, with its olive groves, holm oaks, pines and cypress trees, is within a short walking distance, whilst the exquisite swimming cove at Paraggi is only a few minutes' drive. From the summit of Monte Portofino, above the town, are stunning panoramic views across the Mediterranean to the mountains of Corsica.

Portofino Attractions

San Fruttuoso
North-west of Portofino

Wander through vineyards, orchards and slopes covered in cypress and olive groves on your way to this wonderful fishing village, where you will find an ancient Benedictine abbey. Take a boat trip on a calm day and attempt to spot the bronze statue of Christ, immersed 15 metres below the surface in memory of divers who have lost their lives.

38 kilometres north-west of Portofino

Genoa is an amazing city containing many beautiful wonders. Palaces and galleries, bursting with fine art, are set around one of the loveliest streets in Italy, Via Garibaldi. Extravagant rococo rooms with wonderful paintings, sculptures, tapestries and Oriental ceramics are contained in the luxurious 17th-century Palazzo Reale.

San Lorenzo della Costa
North of Portofino

The church of San Lorenzo contains the wonderful triptych (three-panelled altarpiece) believed to be the work of Gerard David. After visiting the church, take the scenic road to Santa Margherita Ligure and see the amazing views over the Gulf of Rapallo.

Santa Margherita Ligure
Five kilometres north of Portofino

This popular seaside resort, with palm trees and cafes, is situated on the Gulf of Tigullio. The resort contains many old buildings including the Villa Durazzo, a 16th-century building with an elegant garden and a large park featuring exotic plants, statues and fountains.

Hotels in Portofino, Italy

Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare

Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare

16 Viale Baratta, Portofino, Italy

Standing amid verdant woodlands overlooking a ravishing seascape, the Hotel Splendido is a unique blend of beauty and comfort


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