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Portofino is the day trip that everybody recommends. This first class picturesque and elegant resort set against a turquoise sea with fantastic architecture has been favored in the past and, is now, by artists, rich businessmen and celebrities. Why not window shop the designers of high couture stores along the promenade? Or have a fresh and exquisitely cooked fish at one of the restaurants overlooking the bay? Why not indulge in a brush with the expensive and fabulous?
Portofino is also filled with history: just dock at the Portus Delphini and you will be repeating an action performed since the Roman Empire‘s rule. Or, stroll along its narrow roads and admire the castle of San Giogio built in 1 DC, or the luxurious villas with their magnificent gardens.
Or, if you want to get a taste of the other Portofino, the small and non pretentious village, mingle with the fishermen who still take their boats every day into the sea for their daily catch, yes, there, by the million dollars yachts.
If you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, walk to the Faro and stop at from Castello Brown.
You can go either by boat, walking or by bus. And, yes, by car, but it is not quite recommended because parking in Portofino is scarce and expensive (as well as taxis, about 30 Euros for a 15 minute ride).