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Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino

Viale Elia Rainusso 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 289479
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An ideal start to a walking holiday

We walked from Ruta di Camoli to Portofino via Pietre Stretta and Olmi.The first 20 minutes are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert T
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Camberley
Beautiful place to visit

We took the ferry to Portofino with our guide and my husband and I returned on our 'free day... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
JMS28409
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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The Promontory of Portofino, the most northern protected coastal area of the western Mediterranean, shows scenery and landscapes amongst the most famous in the world. Formed by giant conglomerate deposits overlying limestone banks, mainly of marl, it has geomorphologic and microclimatic characteristics which provide, in a limited territory, an extremely varied environment. Within short distances, we can find the cool forests of the northern mountainside and nearby the sunny cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean world, from the civilization of chestnut to the olive one, from the peasant traditions to the sea and the fishing traditional industry. The Park of Portofino has been a protected area since 1935 and it hosts one of the largest concentrations of flora of the Mediterranean, a large variety of birds and invertebrates as well as important historical and architectural treasures such as the abbeys of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte and San Gerolamo della Cervara. A network of over 80 km of trails allows walking and hiking excursions of various lengths and difficulty, with the opportunity to enjoy the peculiarities of the whole area in the best way possible.
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Viale Elia Rainusso 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Ruta di Camoli to Portofino via Pietre Stretta and Olmi.The first 20 minutes are straight up steps to Portofino Vetta. The track then flattens out as far as Pietre Stretta. A long but easy walk down to Portofino then follows. There is...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took the ferry to Portofino with our guide and my husband and I returned on our 'free day' hiking 3 miles each way from Santa Margherita. It's a beautiful spot with nice outdoor cafes, shops, a church and classic old buildings. The views to...More

Thank JMS28409
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, especially on a boat. Water was great to swim in. Fish beautiful to snorkel with.

Thank kiwimedicuk
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I have been spoiled diving in the Caribbean, but there is no evidence to me that this area is protected from diving it. Mostly rock and a few fish - I didn't see any crustaceans except in the windows at the shops and restaurants. You...More

Thank JessicainCanada
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our experience of this Regional Park was as keen walkers. There are a network of well signposted and way-marked trails any combination of which can give demanding but satisfying walks through an amazing variation in ecosystems. Our best walk involved taking the ferry to San...More

5  Thank Arkle66
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were told we have to visit San Fruttuoso when we're in Portafino and so after some online research on how to get there from Portafino, we discovered that we could hike to San Fruttuoso and catch the boat back! This sounded absolutely perfect and...More

7  Thank sass21
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took a cruise from Santa Margarita, the best way to initially see Portofino. This is a stunningly beautiful place and world renowned - a must visit if in the area.

1  Thank Geri33
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Portofino looks like a postcard. There are a lot of tourists, and cruise lines like to drop their share there, but that's what to expect when you go to a top tourist destination. Good restaurants and hotels. Great sight with places to walk to and...More

Thank TravelerMikePlano
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A very nice park in Portofino right when you get off the ferry. A great view of Portofino harbor. Do climb if you get a chance.

1  Thank kappy26
Reviewed 16 May 2017

an experience of a life time my family and I loved every second of it very classy and chic area it is very expensive but you can still have a gelato for 10 or so euros and enjoy a walk highly recommended

1  Thank Ghada B
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david s
9 August 2016|
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Response from ParcoPortofino | Property representative |
From Portofino you can find the trailheads on the right side of the Parish Church of Divo Martino, on the opposite side of the road, and in the part of the village called "Fondaco", at the very end of the road, walking... More
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