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Area Marina Protetta Portofino

16038 Portofino, Italy
0185.289649
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Other, Water sports, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The port area is well worth a visit and gaze at the superyachts in the harbour !!!!! Be warned the shops are exclusive as are the bars and restaurants with prices to match !!!! Worth a treat though , you only live once !!!!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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187 reviews 187 reviews
65 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was here to four dives (the area protetta is not allowed to explore, but the adjacent semi protetta yes). It is a wonderfull place to be seeing from the see, small villages, castles, etc... Diving we can see some big fishes like Mero, Splender Gobies, Grupers, etc... visibility is good like 10 to 15 m and water T about... More

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Oakville, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This must be the St Bart's of Italy. Drool over the yachts in the harbor, the beautiful people who get sick on them and fine jewellery in the stores. Take lots of pictures of the Castello Brown (but don't waste your time visiting except for the exercise of the climb), buy the t-shirt and have a birra or gelato on... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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156 reviews 156 reviews
44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been here before and really liked this place with shops from high fashion brands. Of course the bars and restaurants also ask a lot of money for a simple lunch or glass of wine. So, be warned. This summer I really was disappointed about the other tourists. Really, even people walking in bikini or men without shirt were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited the Portofino area several times, in different seasons. It is beautiful, for trekking, marine tours or just strolls in the nice marine villages. I suggest to not miss San Fruttuoso, a beautiful little bay with clear water and an ancient abbey. The only problem is that in high season there are too many tourists, sometimes so many that... More

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hong kong
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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed in the nearby town of Santa Marherita to save costs on hotels, but then drove our cars down to Portofino for a lazy afternoon. The marina is a lovely place to walk around, sit and have a coffee in a bistro ( which is expensive ), and you can see huge fish swimming around the luxury yachts parked... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have been to few restaurants named after Portofino little fishing village and thought we check this town out. No doubt it is beautiful filled with expensive shops and restaurant on the water front. Few streets back the price is more reasonable in the restaurant and shops. The walk up to the castle gave us a greater view of the... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The little, exclusivist area of Portofino is beautiful place and it's worth a visit. The beaches are very few and very small but the water is great. The prices are sky high :) but for one day you feel in heaven.

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The whole marina area is a very beautiful place. If Portofino is one of your cruise ship stops, make sure you have your camera ready when you arrive via tender from your ship (all cruise ships are anchored in the bay and passengers tendered to shore). The views from the harbor are fantastically beautiful. Portofino is known as a small... More

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Harpswell, Maine
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133 reviews 133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

30 years ago it was not so crowded and it felt like a Fellini movie, charming and delightful. Nowadays the megayachts and the mega wannabees come to flash themselves but it is such a beautiful place you can laugh and enjoy it all the same.

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