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The Promontory of Portofino, the most northern protected coastal area of the western Mediterranean, shows scenery and landscapes amongst the most famous in the world. Formed by giant conglomerate deposits overlying limestone banks, mainly of marl...more
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Viale Elia Rainusso 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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All reviews san fruttuoso lovely little place initial climb both directions takes about an hour on foot great hike beautiful port santa margharita take photos cinque terre lovely walk experienced hikers stunning views castello brown train station portofino
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of different information on the Internet how to get there & how long it takes to walk from Santa Margherita to Portofino Via Nozarego (distance is 6 miles & took 1.45 hrs (vigorous pace, about 14 min mile). We wore Nike running shoes and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Well sign posted walks through the park guide you safely from Santa margherita to San Fruttuoso or Portofino. Fantastic views along the coast. Still wonder how they get their shopping home to the hill top cottages without roads!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 780alasdairm
Reviewed October 20, 2018

One of the most beautiful day hikes I have ever been on. Make sure to stop at San Fruttuoso Abbey! It is a relatively steep hike so bring good footwear and be prepared to break a sweat. Focaccia and apertivo await you in Camogli at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nick H
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful town, clean, relaxing. Good to visit for one day. Very nice the walking to the Castle Brown in top of the Hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank claudio b
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Take the hike! What a beautiful trail (a bit steep in parts, be prepared). The views are incredible. We went from Portofino to San Fruttuoso, took the ferry back. Plan for lunch in the cove.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Our group of 11 enjoyed a full day traveling around the park. We started by arriving in Camogli by train at 10am. Spent a short amount of time there and then headed on foot to San Rocco. This was a 30 to 40 minute hike...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We walked from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino this morning. It was an easy walk, well marked. We started in the beach area of Santa Margherita and stopped to take photos, as there are so many beautiful vistas. At one point, the signs showed the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We initailly missed the start of the path from Santa Margherita towards Portofino which climbs steeply through the Parco Naturale but once we found it we were glad we had persevered. . It is a steep windy narrow path that enters the park with its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ralph K
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful countryside and well-maintained paths. Great exercise too! So many possibilities in the area. Only downside is the sporadic signposting of routes. Try to find the honey farm on the hill above Portofino!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sampa12345
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Hike from San Frutuoso to Portofino. The first third is uphill and fails steep so be prepared. Pause for the various scenic overlooks to appreciate the Ligurian coastline. Next third slightly uphill and downhill before petering off into a paved pathway that passes through some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Steve H
September 5, 2018|
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Response from sampa12345 | Reviewed this property |
I would walk to San Fruttuoso from Portofino or Santa Marg. then take the boat back - the decent into SF is easier than the climb would be
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david s
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Response from ParcoPortofino | Property representative |
From Portofino you can find the trailheads on the right side of the Parish Church of Divo Martino, on the opposite side of the road, and in the part of the village called "Fondaco", at the very end of the road, walking... More
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