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Santa Margherita Ligure

Address: Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I loved the little streets, plenty of choices for food and the ability to catch the train to the Cinque Terre.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice resort with aristocratic atmosphere and great sea-walk area overlooking the marina with boats and yachts. Perfect embarkation point for one day to Portofino, one in Cinque Terre and one in Genova. Geographically Santa Margherita is on the west coast and you expect to see Sunsets, yet my hotel was situated on the bay and I surprisingly enjoyed the... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

On a lark, we took the ferry from Portofino for an afternoon visit. Life in this city seems to revolve around its two seaside squares. The Baroque church is it's most visited attraction located in a pedestrian only area where there are lots of restaurants and shopping. This would be a convenient, not so "chic", base for visiting the Cinque... More 

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Chicago
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265 reviews 265 reviews
52 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Santa Margherita Ligure is a beautiful city centrally located on the Ligurian coastline with easy access to Portofino and the Cinque Terre by boat or train. Lovely restaurants and shopping and beautiful buildings featuring trompe l'oeil windows and more - a photographer's dream. I recommend it as the perfect place to stay as you explore the Ligurian coastline, the Italian... More 

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San Rafael, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a lovely city, but even more beautiful is the sea. Loved the ferry ride from here to Cinque Terra

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Cherry Hills Village, CO
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed her e and used the train to visit the cinque terre. Much more affordable than Portofino with good shopping and reasonable hotels.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Good food, lovely scenery boat ride to PORTIFINO was really good value. Easy walking and nice beaches

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked one night in Santa Margherita Ligure [on our way to Milan for departure], because our accommodation in Vernazza [Cinque Terre] could only grant us two nights instead of three. We were very happy to have made this one night stop. Santa Margherita Ligure coupled with Portofino is a beautiful area to visit. Nice restaurants, beach side, harbour, sculpture... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful place to visit the area. Train and ferries can take you to explore other cities of the Italian Riviera like Portofino & Rapallo. Nice restaurants, beautiful hotels, lovely walks, swimming and beach activities what more would you want?

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We book a dive with the il grande blue diving school in Santa Margherita. We enjoyed a lovely day on the deck of the diving school. Went swimming in the sea and afterwards had lunch on the promenade. Great place to visit

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