Portofino is a town with about 500 inhabitants in the province of Genoa in Liguria. For its administration, it is the smallest area of the municipality of the province. It is considered one of the most typical and most picturesque villages of the world. It is located in the western part of Tigullio, in a bay at the foot of the promontory of the same name, 36 km from Genoa. The entire municipality is in the Regional Natural Park of Portofino and the natural marine protected area. You can walk its safe paths because they are all appropriately marked. Several films have been shot in Portofino and it is a major tourist attraction and there are frequently cultural events with the participation of personalities from the world of culture and entertainment.
If you like shopping, you’ll find expensive boutiques, economic souvenir shops and even small artisan shops.
If you prefer walking, Via Roma is the busiest street; you can take it at the port and continue upward.
If you want to relax, there is nothing better than walking in the Piazzetta harbor and take a good ice cream or just a coffee or something to eat at an outdoor table watching the activity of the port.
Another great way to reach Portofino is by sea aboard a boat with these tourist trips organized by several neighboring localities.
For the best views of the village, visit the Brown Castle also known as the Fortress of San Giorgio; the church of San Giorgio and Punta Portofino with its romantic lighthouse.
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