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“What a lovely place”

Church of San Giorgio
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Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to...
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Portofino
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We arrived in Portofino towards the end of a cruise. Walked up the very steep and winding lane to this plain little church which was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt to be the same as the original. The flowers in the cemetery were lovely and the climb was worth it to see the beautiful natural harbour of Portofino from above. Enjoyed a cold beer outside one of the bars in the harbour. What a lovely place.

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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Walk up to see the beautiful church and surrounding view. The tiles leading up to the front door were placed in a beautiful swirl design. Have lunch by the water. A very pleasant walk - well worth the trip!

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Amazing history great views. Nice place to spend some time outside.

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Reviewed March 15, 2008

Being a somewhat frail octogenarian, I had something of a problem climbing up, but the resulting view was worth the effort. The cemetery does not show up well in this picture. It was absolutely covered with flowers - orchids and cyclamen - one of the prettiest sights I have ever seen - and looking our over the Mediterranean. I would love to have a picture!
Harriet Mitchell Greensboro, NC hwmitchell@bellsouth.net

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Reviewed September 8, 2007

The church looks down on Portofino harbour on one side and across the mediterranean on the other . The building itself is very simple, with a cemetery built into the rocks behind it. There are some steep steps up from harbour or a slightly more gentle path up from behind the square.

If you go up to the church follow the path up further and visit the castle (Castello Brown). There is a small fee to get in but it gives the best views of Portofino. Walk through the house, which is excellent and out to the courtyard gardens.

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