Cruise to Portofino !

Cruise to Portofino ! - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Cruise tο Portofino !

Portofino is located in the Ligurian Riviera, about 40 km from Genova, and it is considered one the prettiest places in the world and one of the most famous harbours. Also as the resort of the rich and famous, it is the place to be seen.

It’s a typical half-moon shaped fisherman village with beautiful pastel houses around the small harbour with just over 400 permanent residents. But that all changes during the summer when the sun is shining and yachts, mega yachts and cruise ships start coming.

There are a lot of restaurants, bars, pizzerias, focaccerias, grocery shops. But also a variety of jewellery shops, art galleries and high end clothing stores. It’s a very appealing place, the square, the harbour, the architecture… Cruisers love Portofino. It’s a great destination for cruisers.

Cruisers in Portofino spend most of the day strolling around, sitting in cafes in the little square along the harbour and exploring its little back-streets with many shops, specialising in lace and other fabrics. Walk up on the hill overlooking the port for a spectacular view.

One of the most popular excursions is half a day tour of the village which may include all or one of the following:

* La piazzetta (the square)
* Castello Brown
* San Martino and San Giorgio Churches
* Portofino Lighthouse
* Portofino Natural Park
* La Cervara Abbey
* Boat trip to San Fruttuoso Bay and Abbey

Must see tourist attractions
• Main Piazza: Italian historical site filled with cafes, shops and art galleries
• Castello Brown: Ancient castle with breathtaking views
• San Martino and San Giorgio churches: hosts of important paintings and sculptures
• Portofino Lighthouse: stunning views over the Gulf
• Portofino Natural Park: for the adventure lovers


Port Facts

Available: yes
Ship tenders allowed: yes
Tugs available: no
•1 ferry boat pier 25mtr
•2 floating pontoons (12mtr each) naturally conformed for ships tender reception
•1 quay divided into 2 sides (55mtr and 45mtr) for ship tenders
City centre: 200mtr
Airport: approximately 50km from Portofino to Genoa Airport
Free shuttle service to city: walking distance to Portofino. For Genova, available upon request
Total cruise passengers 2016: 19,894
Total cruise calls 2016: 57
Turnaround port? No


Port Contact details

Main Contact
Giorgia Collalti
Sales & Marketing Manager
P +39 0185 269 580
F +39 0185 267 404

Mailing Address
Portofino Servizi Turistici Srl
Via Roma, 35
16034 Portofino (Ge), Italy

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