Portofino

Old Feb 13th, 1999, 06:57 PM
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Rod Hoots
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Portofino

We'll be spending a day in Portofino while on a cruise. Any recommendations on what to do there?
 
Old Feb 13th, 1999, 07:01 PM
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Rod, my wife and I remember Portofino as probably the most picturesque town in Italy, if not Europe. There's really only two things to do in this town which is so tiny that there is only one road in to it, one parking lot in it, and one cop that lets a car in to the town only when another leaves.
First, enjoy the little outdoor, canopied cafes along the harbor. Try the calamari. Second, tour the whole town and take plenty of photos.
 
Old Feb 14th, 1999, 11:36 AM
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We also were on a cruise for 1 day in Portofino. I suggest you go up to the Hotel Splendido, have a drink & just look out over the most beautiful view you'll ever see.
 
Old Feb 14th, 1999, 05:14 PM
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Ditto on the Splendido hotel! This hotel always on the top hotle lists for Europe. Great place to relax and see the view. We were also there on a cruise. We had time to take the bus, $1.00, to the next town up the coast, Santa Margarita, and explore there some. Do Portofino first though, and if you have time do the bus trip.
 
Old Feb 14th, 1999, 05:19 PM
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Ditto on the Splendido hotel! This hotel always on the top hotle lists for Europe. Great place to relax and see the view. We were also there on a cruise. We had time to take the bus, $1.00, to the next town up the coast, Santa Margarita, and explore there some. Do Portofino first though, and if you have time do the bus trip.
 
Old Oct 14th, 2002, 03:34 PM
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SPLENDIDO!!! linguine and lobster, the mediteranean, the classy professional waiters, the view, forget it. my wife and i did 4 nights there in may, absolutely ridiculous wonderful. ask for antonio in the bar, mauritzio the GM the BEST!, mention the bald guy from arizona that owns restaurants, he'll probably buy you a cocktail, HAVE FUN!!!!
 
Old Dec 10th, 2002, 08:10 PM
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Hi Rich,

How did you find staying in Portofino for 4 days? Was it convenient for visiting neighboring towns, or do you think that it's better to stay in 2 towns for 2 nites each?

Thanks,
Kiki
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 08:18 AM
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kiki, normaly i like to stay no more than two nights anywhere, we like to keep moving. but we wanted out of the hustle of rome and got to portofino early. four days in heaven. this a VERY high end place, but who knows if were ever going to get back there? at this hotel we never saw a bill for anything until checkout, they just know who you are. i've been in the restaurant business 30 years and have never seen anything like this place. though portofino is small, santa margarita(sp) is just down the road 10 minutes. lots of hiking all around the hills near the hotel. the place really reminded me of a james bond movie. at LEAST have lunch on the patio weather permitting.
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 09:37 AM
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We walked up to Castello Brown where the movie "Enchanted April" was filmed. They were having some kind of photography show and there were shots of the rich and famous who visited Portofino, Churchill, Jackie O, Liz Taylor, etc. It was lots of fun.
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 09:59 AM
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To all of the soap opera lovers out there, Portofino is the setting for this week's Bold and the Beautiful.....the scenery is to die for!!! I know that this will be one of my stops whenever I make it to Italy.
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 04:32 PM
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for your suggestions on Portofino.

Hi Mimi,

I don't watch the B&B, but will tape it so I can see Portofino! Thanks!

Kiki
 
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