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Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino

Viale Elia Rainusso 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 289479
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Unspoilt and accessible beauty.

Our experience of this Regional Park was as keen walkers. There are a network of well signposted... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Hike from Portafino to San Fruttuso

We were told we have to visit San Fruttuoso when we're in Portafino and so after some online... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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The Promontory of Portofino, the most northern protected coastal area of the western Mediterranean, shows scenery and landscapes amongst the most famous in the world. Formed by giant conglomerate deposits overlying limestone banks, mainly of marl, it has geomorphologic and microclimatic characteristics which provide, in a limited territory, an extremely varied environment. Within short distances, we can find the cool forests of the northern mountainside and nearby the sunny cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean world, from the civilization of chestnut to the olive one, from the peasant traditions to the sea and the fishing traditional industry. The Park of Portofino has been a protected area since 1935 and it hosts one of the largest concentrations of flora of the Mediterranean, a large variety of birds and invertebrates as well as important historical and architectural treasures such as the abbeys of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte and San Gerolamo della Cervara. A network of over 80 km of trails allows walking and hiking excursions of various lengths and difficulty, with the opportunity to enjoy the peculiarities of the whole area in the best way possible.
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Viale Elia Rainusso 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 289479
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our experience of this Regional Park was as keen walkers. There are a network of well signposted and way-marked trails any combination of which can give demanding but satisfying walks through an amazing variation in ecosystems. Our best walk involved taking the ferry to San...More

3  Thank Arkle66
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were told we have to visit San Fruttuoso when we're in Portafino and so after some online research on how to get there from Portafino, we discovered that we could hike to San Fruttuoso and catch the boat back! This sounded absolutely perfect and...More

6  Thank sass21
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took a cruise from Santa Margarita, the best way to initially see Portofino. This is a stunningly beautiful place and world renowned - a must visit if in the area.

Thank Geri33
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Portofino looks like a postcard. There are a lot of tourists, and cruise lines like to drop their share there, but that's what to expect when you go to a top tourist destination. Good restaurants and hotels. Great sight with places to walk to and...More

Thank TravelerMikePlano
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A very nice park in Portofino right when you get off the ferry. A great view of Portofino harbor. Do climb if you get a chance.

Thank kappy26
Reviewed 17 May 2017

an experience of a life time my family and I loved every second of it very classy and chic area it is very expensive but you can still have a gelato for 10 or so euros and enjoy a walk highly recommended

Thank Ghada B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Seeing Portofino for the first time brought a tear to my eye, absolutely beautiful place, I didn't care as much for the rip off restaurants around the harbour though!

Thank spendleb48
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Even with the bad weather, the view is still spectacular! It's worth walking uphill for a better panoramic view. Going towards the direction of the port, there is a small route going uphill next to a Gelateria on the right. Climb it a bit and...More

Thank minimiaow
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is not good for handicaps.....there is a mini bus which tours the park but is the kind of place you need to explore. It is on the top of the hill dominating the villages and very beautiful with the vineyards and fruit trees.

Thank ETHKino
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We did several walks in the area and they are well indicated with suggestions where to have a rest and where to see something particular. Really recommanded to walk to Portofino in-stead of driving.

2  Thank Cantonadi
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david s
10 August 2016|
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Response from ParcoPortofino | Property representative |
From Portofino you can find the trailheads on the right side of the Parish Church of Divo Martino, on the opposite side of the road, and in the part of the village called "Fondaco", at the very end of the road, walking... More
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