Italy Travel – Photos from Portofino

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I fell in love with Portofino when I had a chance to spend a day there a few years ago on a Mediterranean cruise. This charming town on the Ligurian coast is one of the places I’d definitely plan to visit again. Enjoy these photos from my travel there.

Portofino castle

Portofino Castle

 

Portofino harbor

Portofino harbor

The harbor looks like a postcard, and is very relaxing.  The town is so small that it doesn’t take much to see most of it.

A short walk uphill provides awesome views of the rugged Ligurian coastline.

 

Off the coast of Portofino

Off the coast of Portofino

 

View from Portofino

View from Portofino

Portofino draws celebrities from all over, although when I was there I didn’t  see anyone I recognized. Even Napoleon used to come here to enjoy the beauty of this Italian seaside resort town.

 

On the streets of Portofino

On the streets of Portofino

 

Portofino church tower

Portofino church tower

 

Portofino harbor view

 

Even the beautiful towns in Italy have laundry hanging outside. For me, this visual is quite charming.

 

Clotheslines in Portofino

Clotheslines in Portofino

Have you visited Portofino? I’d love to her your feedback so please leave a comment.

Grazie and Ciao

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18 Responses

  1. LOVE this, Margie. The harbor shot is to “die for.” But even more, I love the warped curved trees on the hillside of the Castle view. It is what I remember most clearly about the coastline of Italy – beautiful, strong, and capable of great resilience. 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Beautiful little town.
    Jan

  3. A beautiful place for sure. Here’s an oddity – look at what I posted today! http://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/on-a-stern-view/

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  5. Tried to leave a comment on the comment page, no dice. Did get on the comment page though and that is a step in the right direction as I could access pictures. I enjoyed Portofino through your eyes and especially the architecture. Italy is suffering hard times but the people and their architecture remain beautiful and leave a beautiful impression behind.

    On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM, margieinitaly wrote:

    > ** > margieinitaly posted: “[caption id="attachment_2135" > align="aligncenter" width="640"] Portofino[/caption] I love Portofino and > had the chance to spend a day there a few years ago when I was on a > Mediterranean cruise. It is one of the places where I would definitely hope > to v”

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  7. I love Portofino and it is just a couple of hours from Bagni di Lucca so we go fairly often.

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  9. Wonderful place, the castle is called Castello Brown and has photos of the megastars that have visited.

    • margieinitaly

      Thanks for this, Ian. I haven’t been inside so I guess I need to return to see these celebrity photos

  10. Even lovelier the second time around.

  11. A part of Italy that I have always wanted to visit. Is it terribly touristy?

  12. Beautiful! I have not yet seen this part of Italy, that may be the goal of my next trip! 🙂

  13. Complimenti! I love the laundry scatto! i have not been to this area, but it looked lovely in the movie ‘Enchanted April’. Ciao, Cristina

  14. Beautiful photos, Margie

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