Portofino may be a tiny little town in Italy but there is a lot of things to keep you busy during your vacation. The tourism in Portofino relies upon many activities such as shopping, sight-seeing, water-sports and Italian fine dining which are all within easy reach of any of the Portofino apartments in Italy.
Portofino is located on a peninsula in the Tigullio Golf east of Genoa in the northern Italian region of Liguria adn it is part of the Italian Riviera. Santa Margherita Ligure and Camogli, the seaside towns nearby are also worth visiting. Camogli is a lovely fishing village with pastel houses and a pebbly beach while Santa Margherita is a larger resort town.
Some sights in Portofino, Italy:
Castello Brown lies on a hill above the village. You can reach the castle by a path near the Botanic Garden. The castle is open all year long. The castle has a nice garden and great views of Portofino and the sea. The medieval castle became the residence of Yeats Brown, British consul to Genoa, in 1870. Inside are furnishings and pictures belonging to the Browns as well as photos of many famous visitors to Portofino.
In a panoramic position on the way to the castle, you can also look at San Giorgio Church which was rebuilt after the last war. Another scenic pathway takes you out to the lighthouse on Punta del Capo.