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weekend in Portofino

Geneva, Switzerland
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weekend in Portofino

We are two young couples planning to stay the weekend of 29-30 June near Portofino. It is our first time in the region, and we are traveling by car. Ideally we would like to spend half a day in Portofino, half a day at a beach and the rest a bit of sightseeing. Where do you suggest to stay (preferrably a beach area)?

I know our hotel options are limited due to the last minute planning... Any suggested websites to find an apartment/hotel for one night?

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1. Re: weekend in Portofino

Santa Margherita Ligure is a great little town just a very short distance from Portofino. It also has a train station. You can take a taxi, ride a bike, walk, or take a boat from SML to Portofino.

SML has a lot of nice hotels, several very good restaurants, and has a great promenade along the harbor. There is some good shopping also in SML.

Take a look at Hotel Fasce, http://www.hotelfasce.eu/ Very clean and a good breakfast.

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2. Re: weekend in Portofino

Thanks for your reply. Do we have access to a nice beach in SML? Or should we drive/walk somewhere else?

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3. Re: weekend in Portofino

Check Camogli – Camogli is picture-perfect with a nice beach!

http://goo.gl/MTCML

http://www.prolococamogli.it/

Vagabonda

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4. Re: weekend in Portofino

Thanks! Dunno why but I have the impression that the beach is too small, isn't it? I am looking around and my options are growing. What about Sestri Levante?! It seems it has the best beaches in the area...

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5. Re: weekend in Portofino

Sestri Levante has larger and sandier beaches and the Baia del Silenzio is lovely. Sestri Levante is a convenient base for transport connections.

- tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187816-i722-k60…

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