Going North - Portofino, Italy

North of the Cinque Terre, the coastal town of Portofino boasts a rich history of catering to the rich and famous. Case in point - we heard that Paris Hilton was visiting the lovely village the same day we were there! I guess she doesn't hang out down at the Marina, though - too many common folk there.....

We took the train from Monterosso north to the town of Rapallo, a larger coastal resort than all of Cinque Terre. From Rapallo, we boarded a ferry destined for Santa Margherita and then Portofino.

We passed several large yachts on our short ferry ride and one part of the marina was reserved for some very large ones.

The Big Ones Dock Up Front

A Perfect Day

We walked up to the "Castello Brown" a 16th Century fort turned museum. The views of the marina below made the upward climb worthwhile:
The Entire Marina

Another picture perfect day along the Italian Riviera.

Francisca  – (August 29, 2010 at 1:31 AM)  

I adore the Italian Riviera... the earthy colors of the buildings with the gorgeous blues of the sea and sky. I have driven past Portofino several times, the last time in 2009, but never stopped. The day was picture perfect, and so are your photos, Shirley.

Puna  – (August 30, 2010 at 5:23 AM)  

Wow, I love the pink seaside buildings. I want to live there!

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