14 August 2017, 11:07 AM
Travel to Portofino in Italy and romance in this famous picturesque fishing village.
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25 miles south of Genoa, Portofino is arguably one of the most spectacular fishing villages in Italy. Travelers to Portofino are blessed with divine views of the water, small wooden boats and yachts of the rich and famous.
Crystal blue waters surround Portofino
Nestled out on the headland that juts into the Mediterranean Sea, the horseshoe shaped bay is a beautiful sight. Steep mountains create an ampitheater where the beautiful crystal blue water is the stage and the boats are the performing actors. The proximity of the restaurants which are flush against the water edge on the Calata Marconi is unheralded in Italy.
Pasta with orata, a local Genoan delicacy
Dining in Portofino is a spectacular experience. With only a few roads leading into the tiny town, a peaceful serenity pervades over those lucky enough to travel to Portofino. Each morning the fishing boats return to dock with scampi, orata (a local fish) and mussels. Celebrate with a glass of Prosecco and watch the sun sparkle off the transcendant rippling water. As the sun disappears, the fairy lights lining the walkways glisten off the bay.
Strolling through Portofino, you can hear the water lapping against onto the beach, the laughter of people enjoying their Italy vacation and as you gaze over the Portofino coastline, you’ll have lasting memories. Whether you travel to Portofino by train or walk, it is an exhilarating experience that will leave indelible memories of the magic of Italy for many years to come. For inspiration, watch Andrea Bocelli in Portofino below.
25 miles north of Portofino is the historical maritime city of Genoa where Christopher Columbus was born in 1451. Genoa is a perfect day trip from Portofino for its museums and old town square. While staying in Portofino, plan to visit the famous Cinque Terre towns located 40 miles south. Catching a ferry from Portofino to Cinque Terre provides gorgeous views of the coastline. You can also catch the faster train from Santa Margherita Ligure in Portofino, giving you more time to explore the five towns of Cinque Terre.