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Visit Portofino: experience the Italian Dolce Vita

Portofino: a village nestled in the heart of the Tigullio Gulf that has always enchanted visitors with that typical Italian Dolce Vita atmosphere and breathtaking views. Located a short distance from Genoa, the VIP village is an ideal option for exploring the region: it offers a unique combination of luxury, natural beauty, and a rich history to explore.

Scopri cosa vedere a Portofino
Discover what to see in Portofino

What to see in Portofino

Portofino is known for being an elegant destination, where glittering yachts dock at the famous marina. As you stroll along its cobblestone streets, you can admire high-fashion boutiques, prestigious jewelry stores, and gourmet restaurants that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Portofino's charm lies in its sophisticated atmosphere, which invites visitors to experience an Italian-style Dolce Vita.

Venturing along the village's main cobblestone street you will encounter numerous high-fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, and quality souvenir stores. It is the ideal situation to show off your elegant clothes and discover the treasures of Italian fashion while fully immersing yourself in the exclusive atmosphere of Portofino.

A visit to the famous Piazzetta di Portofino, which serves as a meeting point for visitors from all over the world, is a must, where you can sip a coffee or an aperitif in one of the bars overlooking the sea.

It is then worth taking a short walk to reach the Church of San Giorgio. This ancient place of worship dates back to the 12th century, and its esplanade provides a truly spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding coastline. Continuing the walk along the winding alleys will also lead you to Brown Castle, an imposing fortress from which to admire Portofino Bay from above.

For hiking and nature lovers, the Portofino Regional Nature Park provides access to a protected area covering more than 1,800 hectares of hilly and marine terrain. Walk the scenic trails that wind through lush forests, beautiful cliffs and secluded coves.

Boat trips in the Gulf of Tigullio

One of the best experiences to have in Portofino is a boat trip in the Gulf of Tigullio. It is the ideal opportunity to admire the unspoiled beauty of the coast and discover secret coves and hidden beaches, but also to capture the essence of this corner of paradise.

Visita Portofino e vivi la Dolce Vita italiana
Visit Portofino and experience the Italian Dolce Vita

How to get to Portofino from the Hotel Astoria

Hotel Astoria's ideal location, a stone's throw from one of Genoa's main train stations, makes it easy to reach Portofino. In fact, Genoa Brignole Station is only a 5-minute walk away: from here, in less than an hour, you will be immersed in the wonders of Portofino, ready for an unforgettable experience.

To reach Portofino from Genoa, you have to take the train to Santa Margherita Ligure, a pretty coastal town located along the main railway line. At this point you will need to head to the bus stop located on the waterfront and catch the bus that will take you directly to Portofino.

The more energetic, once in Santa Margherita Ligure, can also opt for a leisurely walk to Portofino, along the picturesque Passeggiata dei Baci. This scenic path, which passes through beautiful coastal landscapes, also passes near the picturesque Bay of Paraggi.

Opting for the train to reach Portofino not only allows you to reduce your environmental impact, but also gives you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery in comfort. With the train, you can admire the beautiful Ligurian coast without worrying about traffic or parking.

Special promotion to visit Portofino

Hotel Astoria is the ideal base for exploring Genoa and the wonders of the Ligurian Sea. Thanks to its strategic location, you can easily visit the historic center, the port, the shopping streets, and even the Aquarium. Moreover, thanks to its proximity to Brignole Station, you'll be able to reach the renowned Cinque Terre and the charming Gulf of Tigullio in less than an hour by train. And to make your stay even more convenient, by booking at least 3 nights, you can enjoy a 10% discount on the room rate. Check out the promotion!


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