Boat rental in Portofino
Portofino is a typical fishing village built around a bay. Coloured houses are located in a semicircle around the famous Piazzetta. Portofino is usually associated with luxury holidays, yachts and VIPs from all over the world. This place is a symbol of tourism in the Mediterranean. Despite its popularity, it is still possible to immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere that transpires this territory. Marine and artisan traditions have been expertly preserved and handed down over the centuries, giving visitors to this village an exciting journey through time. An intense concentration of colours and scents of this land amazes us with its biodiversity and rare beauty.
According to Pliny the Elder, the village of Portofino was founded by the Roman Empire with the name of Portus Delphini because of the large population of dolphins, which also lives in this sea today. The Portofino territory occupies 2.53 square kilometres. We recommend a walk along the path that leads from the famous Piazzetta to the Castello Brown, passing by Marina di Portofino, where you can visit the open-air museum, which presents contemporary art sculptures by world-renowned artists.
Along the climb you can admire the 12th century Church of San Giorgio, the patron saint of Portofino, whose feast is celebrated on April 23 with a traditional bonfire in the square.
Continuing the walk along the narrow path, you will find yourself at Castello Brown. The scenic fortress with fairy tale garden and dream terraces from where it is possible to have the most extraordinary view of Portofino. Continuing on the path you can reach the lighthouse of Punta di Capo, which offers a breath-taking view.
Two kilometres from the centre towards Santa Margherita Ligure is Paraggi, the only equipped beach in Portofino, with crystal clear waters, surrounded by lush vegetation. This beach is very popular with celebrities.
Portofino Park is very popular with trekking enthusiasts. In total, the park offers about 80 km of hiking trails of varying difficulty. For detailed information, visit the official website http://www.parcoportofino.com/mappe/portofino.html
One of the most popular paths is the fascinating Passeggiata dei Baci (Path of Kisses) between Portofino and Paraggi, which offers visitors magnificent views of the sea. We can recommend this route to everyone, even to the laziest ones, because the path is very easy and it takes about 20 minutes to walk it. Another medium difficulty route Portofino – San Fruttuoso, 3250 meters, takes about 2 h 35 min.
This path runs along the upper level of the promontory along the coast and offers the opportunity to enjoy a unique panorama.
An easier way instead to reach San Fruttuoso is on board a boat.