Photo story about Portofino.
Portofino is small, but the world-famous town located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Portofino was founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini (Lat.), or Port of the Dolphin. Because of the large number of dolphins that inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. In the past Portofino was a fishing village.
It is no secret that in Portofino are located some villas of super stars, politicians and businessmen. In the entire history of existence, a lot of famous people had visited this wonderful corner of Italy: Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud, Guy de Maupassant, Madonna and many others.
So, I decided to classify myself with the great persons, and visit this beautiful place. Going to Portofino, I expected to see something magical, unusual, something that would have inspired me. But in fact it turned out differently.
Arrived in Portofino by car, I parked it in the parking, which is located at Piazza Martiri della Libertà, this parking is paid. Is forbidden to drive the car in this town. I was in Portofino, at the time when the tourist season has not started yet, so I was able to park the car in the parking lot. But according to the words of local residents, I realized that at the height of tourist season, people need to leave their cars on the road leading to Portofino and from there go on foot, because parking will be completely clogged.
Leaving the car in the parking lot, I went for a walk around the town. Believe me, get lost in Portofino would be extremely difficult, because there from the parking to the main square “Piazzetta di Portofino” leads only one road. It is from this square you can admire the main attractions. And of course, take photos from the world-famous corner.
Planning a trip to Portofino, I recommend you to put on comfortable shoes. Do not make my mistake. The road from the parking to the main square and in the square itself consists of paving stones, so high-heeled shoes are not the best option. Another disadvantage is that not comfortable shoes will not allow you to climb to the top to see for Castle “Castello Brown”.
More beautiful corners of Portofino.
Yes, indeed Portofino has beautiful nature, it is interesting to see by my own eyes the harbour, yachts, sea, villas, but …
My personal opinion, Portofino is really cool place if you arrive there on your own yacht to your villa, or at least to the villa of friends. Because if you are a normal tourist, more than one day in Portofino is enough. Better take a look and visit the Cinque Terre and Genoa!