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sailing to Portofino - Portofino

sailing to Portofino

get there with your own sailingboat

To go to Portofino by your own sailingboat sounds like a great idea, but the space to anchor is certainly limited - especially at the high season .
And you also should know that in various bays around Portofino anchoring is totally forbidden by law !
So you better check the regulations first !

Mode: AROUND

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino - town-map - Portofino

Portofino - town-map

a small map of Portofino

This is a small map for a better orientation.
You see the houses and the famous Portofino-bay on the left, and the yacht-port on the right on the map ( just under the Castle )
In the Yacht-port you will find a public toilet ( 0,50 € ) and even a public shower.

Mode: AROUND

Type: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino - the street to San Giorgio - Portofino

Portofino - the street to San Giorgio

Walk, just walk !!!

Great paths are leading to all important places of interest, like this road to the church of San Giorgio.
The roads in Portofino are mostly paved with cobbled stones and two tracks for the small transportation-vehicles.

Mode: AROUND

Type: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino bay and Castle Brown - Portofino

Portofino bay and Castle Brown

tours around Portofino with small boats

Plenty of small boats can be seen in the bay and on the small beach of Portofino-bay.
I did not see any sign-posts about this , as it was out of season end of march 2003, but in summer I am sure plenty of tours will be offered to quiet bays with these small boats.

On the pic in the background : Castle Brown

Mode: AROUND

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino - small streets, almost free of cars - Portofino

Portofino - small streets, almost free of cars

the centre of town is Pedestrian zone ONLY !

In the centre of town and on the famous beach-promenade all sorts of cars are forbidden, except some of these local transport-vehicles for workers or hotels, that you will see in my photo here.
On the total Portofino is that way a paradise for pedestrians and families with children.

Mode: AROUND

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino - better leave your car OUTSIDE !! - Portofino

Portofino - better leave your car OUTSIDE !!

You MAY go by car - but better DO NOT !!

THIS seems to be the parking for the local people - it is back in a small valley leading to the main square.
I just took this pic, but did not check the signs...
According to my guide-books there is the MOST EXPENSIVE parking-house in Italy at the end of the public road to Portofino.
The trafic may be stuck at certain times in high season on the small roads leading to Portofino and you even have electronic infos on the road, telling you the approximate waitingtime before you may reach Portofino...

But I guess, you better take the ship !!!

Mode: TO

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino - take the ship from S.Margherita Ligure - Portofino

Portofino - take the ship from S.Margherita Ligure

Take the ship from S.Margherita Ligure

To go to Portofino it is the best to take the ship, leaving on a regular timetable from San.Margherita Ligure, Rapallo or Camogli and that is the way that I got there in 2003.
The ship from S.Margherita was 6,- €uro and it took about 20minutes to arrive in Portofino.
The first ships in March left S.Margherita L. at 10:30 a.m. - the last ship back was leaving Portofino at 04.00 p.m.

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Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2012
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Portofino - Portofino

Portofino

Great views by walking through Portofino

Walk up to the castle to get a special view over the bay of Portofino !

Mode: AROUND

Type: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 9, 2003
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