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Area Marina Protetta Portofino

16038 Portofino, Italy
0185.289649
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Other, Water sports, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Milan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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London, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The whole marina area is very beautiful and great for pictures. Make sure you have your camera ready as you approach the harbour as the traditional style boats and the multi coloured buildings are just great. Timing is everything as when we arrived we were the only groups, as we left 2 large cruise ship tours arrived and swamped the... More

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

You can dive, you can walk, you can just sit in the car and take photos. You will be astonished and touched from this wonderful place.

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

In this articolo i wont to expaine a famous Italian place of liguria area what in 1950 e 1960 year was a meta of famous american actor and who don’t remember Fred Buscaglione in song i love Portofino. Now give some small information that maybe you do not know, Portofino condiderata the pearl of our seas, opera of the ancient... More

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OC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Portofino is a beautiful little town that you must see when you are in the area. Arriving by boat to the harbor then walking around the town, be sure to include the walk to the church at the top of the hill-what fantastic views.

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