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Founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini (Port of the Dolphins), Portofino is one of the most picturesque towns in Italy. Its brightly coloured architecture surrounds a natural fishing harbour sheltered by wooded hills on either side. The promontory above the harbour was recognised first by the Romans and then by the Genoese as a strategic location from which the Mediterranean and the Tigullian Gulf (Golfo del Tigullio) could be monitored, leading both to build a fortified castle on the site. As its defensive importance waned, Portofino gradually subsided into a sleepy fishing village, even as wealthy Brits and northern Europeans started using it as a winter retreat in the late 19th century. It was not until the 1950s that the town emerged as a glamorous summer resort whose name became synonymous with the Italian Riviera.
Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta is a tiny chapel dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The simple chapel, with a hint... more travel advice
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