Portofino is a place known throughout the world because the destination of many personalities from the worlds of entertainment, politics and celebrities . coming from the sea appears as a a small and ancient town has not changed over the years . The first image that comes before our eyes is a group of multicolored houses , high and narrow , arranged along the bay , surrounded by lush vegetation of the Park of Portofino .
Looking more closely , one immediately realizes that there has been some changes : elegant boutiques of the biggest names in fashion , have taken the place of small craft shops and luxury yachts crowd the marina , once a shelter for small fishing boats fishermen now almost disappeared .
After a walk to discover the village , between the pier and the tiny "carruggi " , we recommend you visit the lighthouse , which is reached in 15 minutes with a path that starts from the famous "piazzetta".
Portofino can be reached by all means : by bus from Santa Margherita Ligure , by boat from Santa Margherita and Rapallo , walk down from the promontory and by car ( not recommended , especially during high season for the possibility of traffic jams and high parking charges ) .
To see the paths that start at Portofino click here