PORTOFINO and the Riviera
Guided Tours of Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo: the most famous destinations of the Tigullio Gulf, located among unspoilt nature..
A half or full-day excursion allows you to visit Portofino with optional stops in the other two locations .
The historic centre of di Rapallo still boasts important monuments such as the ancient church of Santo Stefano, the Civic Tower and the Castle of Dragut (an example of sixteenth-century fortifications built to defend the village against the incursions of pirates). From the waterfront the excursion boats depart for Santa Margherita (15 minuses) and Portofino (30 minuses).
In Santa Margherita, nicknamed the pearl of the Tigullio Gulf, we will visit the rich baroque basilica dedicated to Santa Margherita; the majestic Villa Durazzo, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the gulf and the pirate tower. For shopping lovers, the village of Santa Margherita offers diverse craft shops and elegant boutiques.
From Santa Margherita you can reach Portofino by boat (about 15 minutes) or by bus/car.
The visit to Portofino includes a stop at the famous central square (the heart of this small village), the local port and the surrounding renowned bars and restaurants.
From here you can go up to the church of San Giorgio, built on the promontory overlooking the sea. Inside, there are the relics of Saint George brought home by the crusaders. The panoramic view is spectacular ! For those who love to walk, you can go up to Brown Castle and the nearby lighthouse with an path surrounded by nature, famous villas and panoramic views of the gulf. You will have time to walk in the village and enjoy the gastronomic specialties (focaccia, the famous local ice cream and the fine wine).
Portofino is considered the most elegant and refined Italian tourist site, frequented by the international jet set.
It become famous due to the Hollywood actors who discovered this small fishing village after World War II ( it is considered the Italian Beverly Hills).
We can have a stop for swimming in the sea. This tour could be modified according to requests. (With rough sea the boats do not make the crossing).
Info and reservations :
Phone. +39 335 702 8483