Best Of Portofino
Portofino is one of the most popular summer destinations and a synonym for relaxation. Take a walk and enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, enjoy the lifestyle of the town, taste the Italian cuisine and shop for souvenirs. The town itself is small and picturesque and besides just chilling around here are the most recommended thing to do and to see:
Visit Statue of Christ of the Abyss – The bronze statue of Jesus by sculptor Guido Galleti located under the sea over 15 m deep in San Fruttuoso Bay.
The sculpture is accessible only by sea and there are tours from either Portofino or the small village of San Fruttuoso.
Visit Area Marina Protetta Portofino – The Marine Protected Area of Portofino is located between Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino.
Church of San Giorgio – From the square of Portofino you need to climb towards the peninsula and in a few minutes you reach in the St. George church from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view.
See the Faro di Portofino – Lighthouse of Portofino is located in the port of Portofino very close to St. George church.
Castello Brown – Not far from St George and the Lighthouse there is the Brown Castle also a museum. Entrance fee is 5 euro/person.
Piazza Martiri Dell’Olivetta – Heart of Portofino, the Martiri Dell’Olivetta is the main square of Portofino harbour lying along the yacht port. The atmosphere here reminds of the small fishermen village that Portofino used to be: seafood and fish restaurants, fishing boats and colourful buildings facing the sea.
Chiesa di San Martino – Simple but elegant architecture and beautiful interior, San Martino Church dominates the uphill of Portofino.
Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta – Located on via Roma in Portofino, The oratory of Our Lady of the Assumption is a small Catholic chapel and place of worship. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful interior.
Museo del Parco – Visit the museum of outdoor statues in Portofino where you can admire works of art of some of the world’s most famous sculptors such as Man Ray, Aleberto Buri, Pietro Consagra or Arman. From the terraced garden you can also have a nice view of Portofino Riviera.
Portofino Taxi Boat – This is boat tour can be one of the most relaxing experiences you can have both in the summer and spring or autumn. It provides the best overview of Portofino from the sea, a small journey into its history told by a local. Depending on the season the tour includes activities like snorkeling and sunbathing.
Cesare Charter Portofino – A service tour that offers a very relaxing and exciting full day trip along the coast including a trip to Cinque Terre, Gulf of Tigullio, Red Cliffs swimming and snorkeling and nice restaurant.