Theme Week Italian Riviera – Portofino

Friday, 30 November 2012 - 01:27 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Portofino Panorama © Andi Buchner

Portofino Panorama © Andi Buchner

Portofino is a small Italian fishing village, comune and tourist resort located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is crowded round its small harbour, is closely associated with Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes up the coast. Other nearby beaches include Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna, and Sestri Levante.

Portofino has inspired a re-creation of the sea side town around the harbour at Tokyo DisneySea in Chiba, Japan, a full scale replication, in authentic detail at the Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, USA, which opened in September 1999.

Portofino Lighthouse © flickr.com - Aloa Portofino Harbor © Stan Shebs Castello Brown © flickr.com - Matalyn Portofino Square © Stan Shebs Portofino Panorama © Blackfalcon Portofino Panorama © Andi Buchner
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Portofino Lighthouse © flickr.com - Aloa
In the late 19th century, first British, then other Northern European aristocratic tourists began to visit Portofino, which they reached by horse and cart from Santa Margherita Ligure. Aubrey Herbert was one of the more famous Englishmen to maintain a villa at Portofino. Eventually more expatriates built expensive vacation houses, and by 1950 tourism had supplanted fishing as the town’s chief industry, and the waterfront was a continuous ring of restaurants and cafés.

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