Portofino Italy
Beautiful Fishing Village on the Ligurian Sea

Portofino Italy

Apart from indulging in modern luxury, one can find smaller communes and villages offering the same fashion brands as well quality non-branded goods made by local craftspeople. One of such places is the village of Portofino Italy, where the friendly family shops line the harbour streets.


Portofino Italy is located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Northern Italian region of Liguria. Liguria is a region in the northwest of Italy, and the Mediterranean coast of this area is known as the famous Italian Riviera. Portofino is located on the Tigullio Peninsula and very popular for vacationers and boasts beautiful beaches, historic towns, and authentic local cuisine. This seaside fishing village is known as a resort of the rich and famous and many flock here. The harbor makes up the center of town and houses of various pastel hues are dotted along the shoreline. Let’s investigate Portofino in depth and find out why it has captured so much attention. 

Portofino is known for its shops, restaurants and cafes. A vacationer’s paradise to behold! Moreover, the crystal clear waters of Portofino are home to various species of marine life. 

If you love castles, Portofino Italy won’t disappoint. Castello Brown is a massive fortress that was built in the 16th century and is now a museum. The vast castle sits atop a hill overlooking the village and can be reached on foot via a walkway. The views from the castle are spectacular and inside you will find such treasures as paintings and furniture that belonged to Yeats Brown. If you love churches, be sure to stop by the San Giorgio Church and Lighthouse. This church was destroyed and rebuilt following the last war. 

Perhaps outdoor spaces are what you seek. Portofino has some wonderful hiking trails which wind along the coast and the inland. In the southern area, you’ll find native flowers, plants and bushes. The northern area is much more forested with native trees. The Portofino Marine is a designated protected area. In fact, you are not permitted to even enter the water in certain places. However, there are numerous dive sites for scuba diving, which can be booked with local dive merchants. In particular, dives to the statue of Christ of the Abyss are popular. This monument was erected in 1954 at a depth of 56 feet and is a tribute to Dario Gonzatti, the very first Italian who utilized scuba gear. This breathtaking statue poses with open arms in a stance of peace and goodwill. 

Portofino Italy is a wonder to behold. There is so much to see and do in this seaside village. Plan a day trip here or stay for a few days and immerse yourself in all that it has to offer. You won't be disappointed with your travels to this charming town. Enjoy your vacation in Positano!

Portofino Map & Train Tips

Traveling to Portofino is pretty straight forward, and there are ferries, train stations and buses that offer reliable service. Portofino itself is a car-free zone, so driving there doesn’t make a lot of sense as you won’t be able to get around by car and parking is extremely limited. The closest train stations to Portofino are Santa Margherita Ligure and Camogli.

If you want to catch a bus it situated is just outside the Santa Margherita station. Below is a Portofino map to help you with trip planning. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.

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