"Picturesque Portofino" Portofino by TRimer
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Perched on Italy's northwest coast, Portofino is one of the most perfect, most photogenic fishing ports in the Mediterranean. Portofino means "port of the dolphins". Home to the exclusive Hotel Splendido, Portofino has been a magnet for Europe's beau monde, from Rex Harrison to Elizabeth Taylor, for decades.
The lifestyle is mellow, hang out on the beach, go for a sail or a cruise on your yacht, and take some time to enjoy the local cuisine and wines. Restaurants and bistros dot the streets offering excellent fare for visitors. Take a stroll up to the church San Giorgio for a spectacular view of the harbor. For the more industrious, there are many nearby opportunities for exploring: olive orchards, vineyards, isolated fishing villages, and be sure to walk the spectacular cliffside path to the isolated abbey of St. Fruttuoso, just outside of Portofino.
- Pros:Great picture taking
- Cons:Not much to do. Expensive shops and restaurants.
- In a nutshell:Bring Your Camera
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