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Santa Margherita Ligure

Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Stay in Santa Margherita, visit Portofino for the day. You will not be disappointed. Delicious and fresh seafood at every restaurant. Take the ferry to Portofino, have lunch, but return to Santa Magherita for the beautiful sea views and town.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops and restaurants and beautiful buildings to explore. Beaches very crowded. Boat trips are a must.

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Sandton, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is superbly located for visits to Portofino, Cinque Terra and other areas. Lots of little restaurants and gelati places. Clean and well maintained town, with most everyone speaking English.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hotel restaurant was not that great for dinner but did offer a very good breakfast included with the room.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just as pretty as Portofino but bigger with more to do - and not as expensive! Boat trips run along the coastline regularly. Lots of nice restaurants - cheap and expensive. But negotiate with taxi drivers before you step into their car - extortionate!

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Everyone needs to come here at some time in their life. Gorgeous boats, boutiques you can't afford, restaurants by the thousands and buzzy nightlife. A good spot to travel to Cinque Terra and these lovely coastal towns

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Revere, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was not sure whether to stay in Santa Margherita, Portofino or Camogli. After seeing all three cities I am very happy I choose Santa Margherita because it has everything we could ask for; great restaurants, beaches, shopping and plenty of places to explore. Portofino was pretty but too small to spend three days there. Camogli was beautiful and larger... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This for us was the nicest of all the places, the Cinque Terre towns though cute in their own way and good for a visit do not provide the standard of accommodation Santa Margherita does. It has more shops of all standards and restaurants as well. Though it may well be more expensive. This place has hotels of comfort with... More

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Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Absolutely beautiful, low key town that is just the right size so that you won't run out of things to do, but not overcrowded like its more popular neighbor Portofino. We stayed here 6 nights which was ideal. Plenty of high quality restaurants, nice hotel and a great casual vibe.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We loved Santa Margherita! It had several great shops and restaurants as well as easy access via ferry or train to other coastal towns. We took a beautiful coastal walk to Portofino and a ferry to Camogli. It is a fantastic place to call home for a week!

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