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Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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All reviews italian riviera lovely town cinque terre stayed here lots of restaurants base for exploring train station friendly locals italian town sea front walk around train service small town nice beaches beautiful area red carpet day trip
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Am currently staying in Chiavari, a metropolitan city of Genoa, about an hour by train from the center of Genoa. Train from here to S. Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino about 10minutes, €5 return. A short walk from the station to the heart of this once a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This gorgeous, quaint riviera town has always been near the top of our favorite places in Italy - but this trip we found it wrecked - with boats up in the rocks and on the shore after winds and flooding of a terrible hurricane only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NeenasGoneAgain
Reviewed 1 week ago

I caught the train from Genoa. Italy's trains are efficient, cheap and reliable and so I was here in around 30-40 minutes. The walk down to the seafront is steep (stairs) but easily manageable. And the views all around are breathtaking. I walked around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go for our 17th year this June 2019...know people, places and Ristorantes...life is good...do not expect too many activities

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 500Fraser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled between Rapallo and Portofino it is about a 30 minute walk from Rapallo. Like everything else in the region it is beautiful, has great shopping and restaurants and bars. If you are walking from Rapallo there are a couple of spots were you need...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bywood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the whole area is rather expensive and 'upmarket' everyone we met, was down to earth and very friendly. We would like to return to this fascinating area, and explore more of it's unique atmosphere!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScaryJan
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Relaxing bayside town with excellent restaurants. Just don't use Insight Vacations to get here. Use anyone else.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nacpeye
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Qute little town that we saw enroute to Portofino. We got a ferry at the port and while waiting for it we enjoyed some time in this nice little place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This is a nice town to both stay in and to use as a sight seeing base. The town itself is easy to walk around, has a number of restaurants and shops and has a very pretty harbor. It's particularly nice on Sunday to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank C
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

So this is where the journey sort of started, flew into Milan and came here to start the journey, to finally end in Rome, on Sunday the 18th before flying back home to the States. So this little town is really really quaint! Sadly about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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16 May 2018|
Response from Nacho L |
The road has short turns, longer vehicules could not go round
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10 May 2018|
Response from Snspshot | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the service. we walked/hiked from Santa Margherita to Portofino and back. It was lovely.
31 December 2017|
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Response from Rosalie M | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct train from SML to Rome so you will need to check the train timetables. Travel time will also depend on whether you are travelling on a fast train or normal intercity train. I suggest you look up... More