What's the weather like in Portofino?
I forgot to ask
should I rent a car ?
or go by public Transport ?
I shall be going to Genua in Dezember.
Is Portofino a fulldaytrip or halfday is enough ?
Hi everybody!! I will spend 5 days in Genoa next June 2014. I would like to visit Portofino and 5 Terre (a day trip) and my question is if it is a good idea or not .I travel by public transportation because I dont like to drive.
Another question: If I have 5 days in Genoa it is enought time to visit Genoa and to do 2days trips (one to Portofino and 5 Terre and the other to Turin (Torino). What do you think about? It is to much to do in 5 days? Many thanks for any advice!!
Hi, We will be there end of July at Florence with our friends and we are plannig to make daily trip to Pisa than Portofino. I would be pleased if you inform us for the easiest/common ways for this trip with the details. Becuse we could not find healthy info either Trenitalia (departure time) or somewhere (forums) else.On the otherhand If it is not possible for one day we will also able to change tour plan directly from Florence to Portofino. Waiting your kind help!Thank you in advance..
I am trying to find pottery shop that makes ceramics painted with Portofino scenes. Delfino restaurant has these as table decorations. Some are egg shaped and some are tree shaped. I was there in September of 2009. I want to buy a piece of the pottery as a remembrance of my trip.
Can i go from Milan to Portofino and back by train in 1 day and see much of Portofino? What is the best way to get there from Milan?
I am trying to find out the train or bus schedules between Portofino and Cinque Terre villages. Is it possible to go between Portofino and Cinque Terre? Is it enough one day for them?
2 65yo ladies looking for clean budget place to stay near portofino.80 per day max...any ideas. Our 1st ime in Italy!
planning to fly to Portofino by the end of January. Just wondering if although it's winter its still possible to sightseeing Specifically
(1) are the walking trails closed;
(2) are ferries are running;
(3) are pubs and restaurants open
Any information would be appreciated.
Hi! I am planning a tour to Italy. I have been to most of the tourist spots like Colosseum, Pisa etc. but want to explore the outskirts this time 'round. I found a toursite covering almost every place I want to go from Sienna, Umbria, Capri, Positano, Pompeii etc. except for Portofino. The agent said I will have to go on my own, either before tour begins or after the tour ends. The tour will start in Milan and end in Rome. Pls. advise me from where should I plan to take my own tour to Portofino...from Milan or from Rome, and are there any local tours to Portofino from Milan or Rome? Any help and reply would be appreciated. Thank you so much.
will it be worthwhile to rent a car or use other transportation to portofino from genoa airport. we plan to be one week in portofino. how much will it cost to use the ferry? that is to get around cinque terre and the entire area?
i am curious to know where i can find a hotel to stay close to Portofino yet not have to pay a lot of money for the hotel? All i can find within portofino are quite pricy and the ones outside confuse me since i am not familiar with the surrounding, any suggestion is welcome!
many thanks in advance
Could you tell me is there the free beach in Portofino or somewhere near that place?
What is the nearest free beach to Portofino Harbour?
CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME HISTORY ON CASTEL BROWN ? WHEN IT WAS PURCHASE AND WHO IS MR. BROWN ?
I visited Portofino in October. There was a small gift/art shop set back from the pedestrian walkway, on the right when walking up from the harbour. The top of the walkway had bollards restricting traffic access. When I got to the shop it was closed temporarily, in the window there was a large photograph of water running over stones. I would love to know the name of the shop to enquire about the price of the artwork. I know these details are scant but I was only there briefly on a short trip. Please could anyone help?
My cruise, Celebrity just gave me a last minute notification that they decided to eliminate the port of call "Portofino" from today till the rest of year due to weather condition. My ship is supposed to arrive at Portofino on 10/26. I felt very devastated wthout visiting this place.
1. Can anybody who are now in Portofino or just been Portofino advise me of the weather condition at Portofino?
2. Anyone know if other crusie liners still sail to Portofino in the rest of October?
Would greatly appreciate your prompt input.
Just came up with one quick question. If I take the train to visit the Cinque Terrre, is each train station closed to the waterfront/beach? Is the train route a scenic route?
Would appreciate your feedback
For sightseeing, what is the major transport, by boat? by bus or by train? How to ride on those transport? Any website I can visit to get the schedule and fare info? Any scenic spot, you can recommend?
Thank you for your assistance.
How do I get from Milan to Portofino by train?
We will be staying for one week in September near Santa Margherita and Portofino.
I was wondering if there are any quick ferry rides into any part of the French Riviera that we could take for a "daytrip"?
Or does going by boat take too long to enjoy one of the French towns?
Thank you for your help!
Hi, We will be travelling by train from Torino to Genova in May and then proceeding to the Cinque Terre for a couple of days. We were hoping to see Portofino on the way through. Is there anywhere we can drop off our bags for the day (preferably one of the rail stations) so we can do some sightseeing before moving on to the CT? I imagine Genoa would have storage but that may involve some backtracking. I believe we have to pass through S. Margherita station - would that have storage? Many thanks in advance.
What is the best way to get from Florence to Portofino? We will be travelling in September and want to avoid hiring a car.
We will be spending 1 night in Santa Margherita prior to going to Tuscany area.
Any suggestions for a nice, clean place for the 4 of us. 2 adults and 2 teenagers
I'll be arriving in Portofino by cruise ship. Can someone tell me how to get to the bus stop in Portofino so I can catch a bus to San Margherita?
I can't seem to find a decent map depicting where the bus stop is.
Thanks for helping out.
What is best way to hire a guide in this area? Is travelling and touring Tuscany reasonable to do from there?
What is the best way to quickly get from Portofino to Bellagio on Lake Como?
What is the best way to travel from Rome to Portofino at the end of September? The trains to Santa Margherita seem to be very, very slow (4+ hours). Are their any better ways?
planning to fly into Milan during 2nd week March, to visit portofino, 5 terra and como. Just wondering if the winter-spring transition will change anything? Specifically
(1) are the walking trails closed;
(2) are ferries on lake como running; and
(3) If I drive from Milan to these places, will I still run into traffic jams, like those in summer?
Grazie in advance!
What is the quickest way to travel from Milan to Portofino and how long will it take?