Discover Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, and San Fruttuoso, three picturesque villages in the heart of Portofino Natural Park
. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll start with a walk through the elegant town of Santa Margherita Ligure
, known for its painted facades, lush gardens, charming villas, and picturesque fishing harbor.
Continue to beautiful Portofino
, a small fishing village now the center of the region’s elite tourism. Arriving by boat is the best way to admire the town’s dramatic beauty, with its arch of colorful houses crowning a tiny port. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride along the coast, then explore Portofino’s Piazzetta, a small square overlooking the sea with plenty of elegant restaurants and boutiques.
Next, you’ll take a ferry along the wild coast of Portofino Marine Reserve
to reach San Fruttuoso
, a medieval abbey built right on the pebble beach. The FAI (Italian National Trust) restored and protected the sanctuary, and you can only reach it by boot or on foot. Enjoy San Fruttuoso’s untouched beauty with just a few fisher houses and a couple of nice restaurants on the beach.
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