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Portofino is a charming fishing village that lies on the rugged shoreline along the eastern coast of Italy where the breathtaking views and mild climate makes it a favorite tourist destination. Portofino is very small and itsí colorfully painted harbor settlement has become a popular stop-off point for the yachting set. This tranquil town has streets that lead up from the harbor where you can explore expensive boutiques, souvenir shops and general stores. Via Roma is the busiest street and where you will find the Portofino Tourist Information Office and post office. The pretty Piazzetta by the harbor is lined with cafes and restaurants and makes a very lovely place to stop and watch the boats come and go. Along the waterfront you will find yachting boutiques, jewelry stores and art galleries. As you face the harbor in Portofino, a series of steps to the right takes you up to the Church of St. George, which is dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. This lookout point goes back thousands of years and has some great photo opportunities as you look down over the harbor. The Castello Brown building dominates the harbor and contains historical exhibits and art exhibitions. Itsí terraced gardens also have wonderful views of the bay. Ferries run from other nearby coastal resorts to Portofino daily; Santa Margherita Ligure is the nearest seaside town. This region of the Portofino Coastline is no doubt one of the best-equipped and most beautiful yachting destinations in the world.


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