Portofino or Cinque Terre?

Old Mar 21st, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Portofino or Cinque Terre?

We are going to Italian riviera (among other places) for 3 nights. We were wondering what is a better place to stay-Cinque Terre or Portofino? Is it realistic to find a $150 hotel in Portofino?
also, if we travel by boat-how long does it take to get from Portofino to Cinque Terre?
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 02:20 PM
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How about neither? Try Santa Margherita Ligure, which is close to Portofino and on the train line to the Cinque Terre.
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 02:35 PM
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Last year I stayed in Rapallo so basically between Portofino and Cinque Terre and I visited both. I would choose the CT especially if you have budget restraints. Portofino is quite a posh area whereas CT was more laid back and although both are beautiful again I thought the CT was nicer.
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 02:37 PM
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I agree---neither !
SML is a great place but an hour from the CT. My choices are the villages just north and south of the 5 CT----Levanto or Portovenere[with a car].
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Old Mar 24th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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Portofino was still one of the most wonderful bays I've seen. We hiked into from the hills above - which was a great hike, and at the end it opened up to this beautiful little village by the sea.

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