Portofino: The small town crowned one of the eight wonders of the world

Portofino from the Castle – Photo © R. Schmuck
Portofino from the Castle – Photo © R. Schmuck

Portofino one of the most beautiful villages and the world. Here is useful information and advice on your holiday in Portofino!

Portofino is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages and the world. In the 60 ‘and 70’, stars like Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot and Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Clark Gable, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minelli and Rex Harrison, often visited Italy for exciting Meeting mondani full of fascination. The newspapers of that time devoted to worldliness, were competing to provide news in the world these stories full of charm and mystery that made famous Italy as a symbol of the “Dolce Vita” International when motivated in Via Veneto and Piazza di Spagna in Rome. Today it is still a meeting place of the jet-set and international tourism.

Portofino in Liguria, area of only 2 km, where it is forbidden to enter the car, has always been known as the “Piazzetta” the most beautiful in the world. In fact, this “salon” in surface makes it unique and full of magic. In few steps you can see the many windows of the most famous Atelier in the world, go walking near formidable in Yacht Marina – which offers the possibility of anchoring vessels from 8 up to 40 meters – riarmeggiare fishermen see their networks and assist in unforgettable sunset in the bay, filled with all the shades of pastel colors.

Maison famous international home in Portofino. Among these Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Emilio Pucci and others. They are all located in the main Via Roma, which starts from the parking area until the “Piazzetta” and the two fell, Molo Umberto I on the right and left Calata Marconi. Some Brands are located in the lanes in style Ligure, still retained at the origin. Recommend that a nice walk to spot fine details. Shopping in addition to Brands and Maison, you can buy pretty Boutique premises, special hand-made clothes, cashmere, whole morals, bikinis and sandals typical story of Portofino famous throughout the world.

Nourished by the presence of painters and artists. A famous Portofino are mainly watercolors that depict the views of the Piazzetta and “cuts” of marine life. Portofino is often location for commercials and television series. Hollywood icon Charlize Theron – considered by many one of the most beautiful women in the world – was born just in Portofino in 1998 as a testimonial of sensual Martini, brand very close to our city. Ermenegildo Zegna Even with the famous sailing trophy, the new Fiat with decapottabile and Dior, have devoted more of their famous products Portofino.

Existing in the many restaurants you can taste fish specialties, always fresh. In particular, shrimp, crabs and lobsters. Memorable pesto sauce native to this land. Almost all restaurants offer a wide selection of wines especially white and raised, and several sessions offer a few meters from the sea.

This combination of flavors and beautiful views, evoke strong emotions in full relax. Portofino also has some places to visit. We recommend that the walk starts from the Piazzetta to the right until the Castello Brown, a former building of the 1870 home of the British consul Sir Montague Yeats Brown, who gives a panoramic view across the bay and the Gulf of Tigullio truly spectacular.

Not far away, the Church of St. George that allows you to see everything the Golfo Paradiso to Genoa. Continuing to arrive through the luxuriant vegetation of the Lighthouse Portofino. There is merged into an environment that is ancient, in front of the Ligurian Sea, with its dolphins, Capodoglio, starfish and many protected species in this particular area of the Mediterranean.

Also suggest some paths – making beverages to follow suit and shoes – which stretch from the Park of Portofino Genova in direction to the bay of San Fruttuoso, do not miss as good and for the 18 meters deep in the waters of the Christ of the abyss. While, in the direction towards Santa Margherita Ligure, advancing until the arrival in the bay of Paraggi, a small hamlet known for its distinctive green color of its blue waters on the market.

We suggest that you do not miss the celebration of local patron saint, St. George on 23 April, which is recalled with the famous square in Bonfires. One evening close to my heart to residents where access is a huge fire with music and seafood specialties. Colors, suggestions, tones of coal onArticle Search, offer romantic emotions that go straight to the heart. As much a celebration “heard” may want to go to Portofino in the afternoon or by boat departing from Rapallo or Santa Margherita Ligure.  

Author: Simone Benedetti

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