Portofino Park -The village

Portofino Park -The village

This village, which has ancient origins and is referred to by Pliny as Portus Delphini, has spanned the centuries whilst always remaining true to itself - built around its famous piazzetta with its terraced houses coloured in Ligurian shades. A place of enchantment in which the mundane atmosphere interpenetrates with nature. A unique place for a dream holiday or dinner in one of the restaurants in the piazzetta, in the Calata, in the village and, of course, in the hotels: because even a stuffed anchovy when prepared in Portofino tastes like a star...

Nome in dialetto: Pòrtofìn

IAT: Ente Parco Portofino, Corso Elia Rainusso, 1, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure

Telefono: 0185.289479

Email: info@parcoportofino.it

Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart star in “The Barefoot Contessa”, a cult 1954 film shot in Portofino.

The Fortress

After the traditional ritual of taking a photo (or selfie) in the piazzetta, it is worth walking towards the San Giorgio fortress, located at the tip of the Cape and built by the Republic of Genoa in 1554. The fortress has been used as the setting for numerous films, including.

Among the many marques that recall Portofino, one of the most famous is the Ferrari Portofino: a grand tourer from the Maranello firm.

The Castello and the lighthouse

If you want to feel amazed again, continuing on foot you will first reach Castello Brown, and then the lighthouse of Punta di Capo. They are both unmissable. From the Castello, you can savour spectacular views from every side and from every window: overlooking the sea or immersed in greenery, looking down over the town or the Gulf of Tigullio. If you want to enjoy the beauty, then sit in the piazzetta at a table in one of the cafés and start daydreaming.

The famous Porticciolo di Portofino is formed by the inlet of the bay and reaches as far as the piazzetta del Borgo, and includes 14 berths.

Intellectuals in the village

Starting with the Hollywood stars who felt right at home during the Dolce Vita years, this village has long attracted artists and intellectuals. Guy de Maupassant would dock his Bel Ami yacht in the marina, whilst Truman Capote found comfort in the tranquillity of the village. Michele Cascella even painted the Portofino landscape on numerous canvases.

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