1-Day Enchantment: Cinque Terre to Portofino

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by Joshua

May 8, 2024 · 1 min read

Portofino 1 Day Itinerary

Embark on a one-day journey to the enchanting coastal town of Portofino, known for its picturesque harbor and luxurious ambiance. Begin your adventure at the stunning Cinque Terre, a collection of five centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. With its colorful houses and vineyards clinging to steep terraces, Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers breathtaking views and a rich cultural experience. After soaking in the Mediterranean sun and savoring the local cuisine, make your way to the heart of Portofino. Stroll through its charming streets, visit the quaint shops, and relax in the piazzas. As the day unfolds, take in the serene beauty of the Italian Riviera and create memories that will last a lifetime. This one-day itinerary is perfect for travelers seeking to uncover the beauty of Italy's most iconic coastal destinations.

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Grand Hotel Torre Fara
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Hotel Metropole
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Best Western Regina Elena
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1 Day in Portofino Itinerary: Day 1

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Cinque Terre

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Kickstart your one-day Riviera escapade with the breathtaking Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In the embrace of the Province of La Spezia, Italy, these five ingeniously constructed fishing communities boast terraced vineyards and colorful houses that cascade down to the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Spend your day wandering through the labyrinth of alleyways, indulging in fresh seafood, and soaking up the sun on the pebbled beaches. The charm of Cinque Terre lies in its lack of modern development, preserving an authenticity that's as refreshing as the sea breeze that graces its shores.

Attraction Info

  • Province of La Spezia, Italy
  • Suggested tour duration: 1 day
  • Open 24 hours

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/5 · 0 reviews
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Portofino

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As the sun begins to dip lower in the sky, make your way to the gem of the Italian Riviera, Portofino. This picturesque fishing village, with its pastel-colored houses, luxury yachts bobbing in the harbor, and boutique shops, is the epitome of Italian chic. Spend your afternoon strolling around the Piazzetta, sipping on a cappuccino at a waterfront café, or exploring the Castello Brown for panoramic views of the Ligurian Sea. Portofino's blend of natural beauty and cultivated sophistication makes it the perfect finale to your day's journey through Italy's most enchanting coastal destinations.

Attraction Info

  • Italy
  • Suggested tour duration: 0.5-1 day

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Top Things to Do in Portofino-2024

TOP 1
Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
4.6/5 · 194 review
Highlights:
The Cinque Terre is located on the coast of the La Spezia province in the Liguria region of Italy. This small but delicate Italian national park consists of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riviera. The five cliffside towns of Omaggiore with their Cinque Terre, Port Venere and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and have been selected as one of the most important places in the world where human beings do not destroy their natural features. Case, an outstanding example of shaping and transforming the environment. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from the historic, spectacular and colourful hamlets, nestled among rock reliefs and steep cliffs and overlooking the coast, the world-famous terraced hillside vineyards, the villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, This is the Cinque Terre, this is Liguria. Colourful, charming and unpretentious, seaside villages surrounded by agricultural terrain form part of this Cinque Terre National Park Reserve. The village of Manarola soars over a pile of black boulders from which colorful houses appear to emerge. In addition to its beauty, Manarola is also known for its premium olive oil and the acclaimed Pacito wine "Sciachetrà".
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TOP 2
Portofino
Portofino
4.4/5 · 11 review
Highlights:
Portofino is a very well-known tourist harbour town located on the east side of the Rigrid coast in northwestern Italy. It is a masterpiece crafted by master architects and skilled craftsmen, which also makes Portofino famous in the world. Every year, it attracts many very well-known politicians, celebrities and financial tycoons from all over the world to come here. In fact, it is a very pleasant city, where the houses are built in a patchwork, and each house has at least one window with a view of the blue bay. The public facilities built by the government are also full of personality and characteristics, using bright colors to highlight their love for life.
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Vernazza
Vernazza
4.5/5 · 55 review
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Highlights:
One of the five towns of the Cinque Terre. Vernacha is an exquisite town in the Cinque Terre, located under the layers of grape trellis and lemon groves built on the mountain. On one side of her small port is Chiesadi Santa Margherita, the Church of Our Lady built in 1318, and on the other side of the rock facing the sea is the ruins of an 11th-century castle; the main street of the town is Roma Street, which leads directly from the seaside square to the train station; Walk leisurely on the stone road of Roman Street, and browse the shops and restaurants on both sides.
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TOP 4
Manarola
Manarola
4.5/5 · 109 review
Highlights:
One of the five towns of the Cinque Terre. At the end of the Corniglia-Manarola trail, the colorful Manarola is suddenly and miraculously displayed, which is amazing. Similar to Corniglia, Manarola is built on rocks. There is no beach, no port, only a small landing platform; when the weather is good, there are many people sunbathing on the platform and the surrounding rocks, which is also one of the landscapes. It is said that the town of Manarola is a town with more vines in the Cinque Terre, and sciacchetrà is a famous local dessert wine.
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Aquarium of Genoa
Aquarium of Genoa
4.5/5 · 51 review
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Genoa Aquarium (GenoaAquarium) is the largest aquarium in Italy and one of the most important aquariums in the world. It was built for the 1992 World Expo. It is an educational, scientific research and cultural center. It was completed on October 15, 1993. After completion, it was officially opened to the outside world and expanded in 1998. The aquarium covers an area of 10,000 square meters and has 71 aquariums. A total of 4 million liters of water are stored in these 71 large-scale aquariums, in which more than 600 species of marine animals and plants live. Among the many marine creatures, the larger ones include sharks, seals and penguins. Many aquariums in the Genoa Aquarium try to restore the marine environment in the real world, among which the marine environment of the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Amazon River and the Indian Ocean is restored as much as possible. One of the distinctive ones is the Caribbean coral reef. The Genoa Aquarium was designed by two architects, Ranzo Piano and Piet Chemeyev. Many people say that the appearance of the aquarium is like a batch of cargo containers lined up neatly on a ship. The expansion in 1998 was the addition of a 100-meter-long boat behind the aquarium, which was connected to the Genoa Aquarium by a channel. The wall on the deck of the boat is actually a virtual aquarium, and visitors will hear the sound of the huge waves as they pass by.
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