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Area Marina Protetta Portofino

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Address: 16038 Portofino, Italy
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Best view from the water

If you go to Portofino the best views are from the water, we took a boat from Santa Magherita Ligure, the boat drops you at the small harbour of Portofino. It is crowded but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you go to Portofino the best views are from the water, we took a boat from Santa Magherita Ligure, the boat drops you at the small harbour of Portofino. It is crowded but quickly people spread. We walked to the light house, which is a nice walk where you have good views on the town. Unfortunately the cafe was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to Portofino. It is one of the most beautiful water views in the world. Do not miss this Italian treasure.

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Walking routes are excellent. Beautiful views, forests, cliffs, bays with swimming possibility. Unfortunately there is no classification of route difficulty. Route after "Batterie" place towards Cala dell'Oro turned very hard. There were metal chains fixed to the rock to be used as support. A lot of trekkers had to return back. Pity.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I can only think that this case is an example of the emperors new clothes! After seeing it raved about in numerous guidebooks we joined the tourist throngs on a boat to Portofino. Whilst it's not unattractive the small harbour is claustrophobic with boats, many ugly glitzy yachts and it's hard to move up the tiny, not particularly quaint streets.... More 

Thank Diana R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were there on a weekday in September. What a beautiful area for a boat tour. My one recommendation would be to forget the tourist-dense tiny town of Portofino, and go to Santa Margherita or San Fruttuoso instead.

Thank buckeye500
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's a half day's program. A very nice pier of yachts and restaurants and brands. We've had a very nice walk, and an amazing sea food lunch with a lot of white wine. I forgot the restaurant's name. It's the first one on the right pier side.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

What a fantastic little village this is, beautifully picturesque. We walked around the coastline from Santa Margerita which was lovely all the way along and only took just over an hour. Could have easily spent alot longer here. We then got the ferry back to Santa Margerita where our car was parked and see the town from the sea which... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to Portofino half expecting to find it over-crowded and touristy. But that first sight as the ferry turns into the harbour sweeps away all cynicism. It really is so very pretty. Our first visit was in the middle of the day, so yes, the main square was crowded and touristy, with large groups from big cruise ships milling... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Portofino is such a beautiful little village. We got there early and found it to be beautifully quiet. The water and the buildings are picturesque. After walking around enjoying a gelato we walked the coast line back to Sam Margretia which was fantastic and a must.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

One of the best places i have ever visited, like a magic!So beautiful, so elegant and out of this world.

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