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Taxi service between Portofino and Camogli?

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Taxi service between Portofino and Camogli?

On a cruise we will be in Portofino for a day, but jave bemnthere befire. There does not appear to be a ferry to/fom Camogli but is there taxi service (on land) between the two?

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1. Re: Taxi service between Portofino and Camogli?

There is a road between them and you could get a taxi. However you could also get a ferry to Santa Margherita and get the train to Camogil which is quite a pleasant alternative.

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2. Re: Taxi service between Portofino and Camogli?

A taxi would be fairly expensive unless you are splitting the cost among several people. Here are the alternatives.

If the weather is good, you can a short boat ride from Portofino to the pretty cove of San Fruttuoso, and catch another boat from there for the short ride to Camogli.

From Portofino, you can also take a short bus or ferry ride to Santa Margherita Ligure, and from there take another bus to Camogli. The bus ride has great views.

Or: from Portofino, take the bus or ferry to Santa Margherita Ligure and walk 15-minutes (uphill) to the train station, and take a short train ride to Camogli.

If you can handle walking down many, many stairs, one of the most fun things you could do is take the bus that goes from Santa Margherita Ligure to Ruta (15 minute ride) and switch to the bus for San Rocco di Camogli. (5 minute ride). San Rocco sits right above Camogli and has beautiful views. From there, it takes about 25 minutes to walk down the stairs to Camogli, and it is very charming walk among olive trees and small farms, with chickens and ducks en route.

Edited: 8:16 pm, September 03, 2011
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3. Re: Taxi service between Portofino and Camogli?

Thanks for the replies, but we are probably not sufficiently ambulatory for several of your alternatives. We once spent several very pleasant days in Margharita.

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4. Re: Taxi service between Portofino and Camogli?

For the ferry link via San Fruttuoso, you may want to check the ferry timetables on http://www.traghettiportofino.it/ and http://www.golfoparadiso.it/ as the services are run by two separate lines and do not automatically connect.

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