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We will be tendering in Portofino this October, 7 am - 6 pm. Any suggestions? I have checked this forum but did not find much info for sightseeing originating from here.

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Portofino is a very small picturesque village that attracts some rich and famous because it has a decent pier area where they can tie-up their yachts. On one of our visits a few years ago there was a gorgeous chartered white yacht...and the folks aboard included Ava Gabor and Debbie Reynolds. This is typical of this town, which does have more then its share of cute (and very expensive) boutiques mixed with some more typical tourist-oriented shops. You can easily cover every inch of the town in a couple of hours of just walking around. To put the size of community in perspective, the entire population is probably less than 500 souls.

 

If you do not want to spend your port day in Portofino, one possibility is to take a tour to Cinque Terre (the closest village would be about 1 1/2 hours from Portofino).

 

Hank

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Yes, Portofino is a small, pretty town. Apart from strolling around the town you could also go for a glass of prosecco in the Hotel Il Splendido, haunt of the rich and famous.

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Yes, Portofino is a small, pretty town. Apart from strolling around the town you could also go for a glass of prosecco in the Hotel Il Splendido, haunt of the rich and famous.

 

We did the hike from Santa Margherita to Portofino and decided to stop at Hotel Splendido for a cocktail before heading back. We had two Champagne (not prosecco) cocktails each while enjoying the lovely sights of the town below us ... the bill was $160 USD! We had a great laugh all the way back on our hike to Santa Margherita. :D

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I want to add that you can go on two nice kids on Portofino. That is what we did. It is beautiful. Yes, there are many special restaurants there too. And do consider going to Santa Margerita.

 

Often people feel they have to run.

 

Don't do that.

 

Smell the roses.

 

Take in the sites.

 

My view.

 

Keith

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brunello22

 

Ha, ha you will certainly remember those champagne cocktails. I hope they were good.

 

Reminds me of going for lunch in Claridges in London with a friend. When the sommelier came around he asked if we would like a glass of champagne . I had the house one, but my friend had Bollinger.

 

When we got the bill it had cost an arm and a leg. We got a taxi outside the hotel and I took her to a nice Spanish place I knew and we had a whole bottle of Cava for her one glass of Bolli. We laughed too.

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brunello22

 

Ha, ha you will certainly remember those champagne cocktails. I hope they were good.

 

Reminds me of going for lunch in Claridges in London with a friend. When the sommelier came around he asked if we would like a glass of champagne . I had the house one, but my friend had Bollinger.

 

When we got the bill it had cost an arm and a leg. We got a taxi outside the hotel and I took her to a nice Spanish place I knew and we had a whole bottle of Cava for her one glass of Bolli. We laughed too.

 

Yes, the Champagne cocktails were good, so good that we had two each! Guess we should have known when we were offered the Moet et Chandon! La Dolce Vita! :D

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We are tendering into Portofino.

I am thinking of catching the ferry to San Fruttuoso and then doing the 5km walk back to Portofino.

 

Has anyone done this ?

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Please consider that even if limited to 5 km  the path between san fruttoso and portofino is a montain  so it can take some time  

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Thanks for that.

Yes, I was planning of an elevation gain / drop of about 300m, and a walk time of about 2 hours (moderate fitness).

Does that sound about right ?

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it was long time ago i did it  but 2 hours might be tight  i would probably give  not less than 2,5 hours

you may ask to the tourist office of portofino  email: turismo@marinadiportofino.com

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it has been  announced that the road  between portofino and santa margherita will be reopened by mid april

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On 3/15/2019 at 10:37 PM, cansas.piligrim said:

I was in Portofino for one day. I visited it especially for diving in Portofino Marine Reserve.  There are very picturesque sites under water and a lot of fish.

 

Do you have more information about diving near Portofino please? My son in law would love to dive during our cruise. Thanks

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46 minutes ago, Ine said:

Do you have more information about diving near Portofino please? My son in law would love to dive during our cruise. Thanks

 

I do not know if in portofino there are diving center  surely you have a coupple in Santa margherita

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31 minutes ago, salabc said:

 

I do not know if in portofino there are diving center  surely you have a coupple in Santa margherita

Since our ship will be in Portofina and we need to tender I hoped to find one in Portofino. I am afraid time will be too short otherwise. Thanks anyway.

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39 minutes ago, Ine said:

Since our ship will be in Portofina and we need to tender I hoped to find one in Portofino. I am afraid time will be too short otherwise. Thanks anyway.

assume they can also have portofino as starting point or arrange a pick up

portofino/ santa margherita are very close  

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2 minutes ago, salabc said:

assume they can also have portofino as starting point or arrange a pick up

portofino/ santa margherita are very close  

Do you have a contact or website so I can contact or check that?

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3 hours ago, salabc said:

you can try the following

https://www.dgportofino.com

they have also the english web site

Thank you

 

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