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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

little honeymoon adventures in Italy


photographs by deirdre quinn

Portofino, is a beautiful and exclusive little seaside village, located in the Liguria region. Most know it as the seaside resort for the rich and famous but there's more to it then the people. The nature alone is enough to attract the numerous visitors it does each year. The village is surrounded by enchanting hillside gardens, with a network of paths and trails to explore, eventually leading to the very top for a spectacular view of the Mediterranean, an experience not to be missed.

The town square, a symbol of Portofino surrounded by colored houses and love boat size yachts that fill the marina.
Church and Castle of St. George tucked up on the hillside and a little bit further up you will find, Brown Castle immersed in magnificent fairytale gardens with a sea-side views.
to see panorama views of Portofino go here

For nature lovers, you my want to spend the day strolling or hiking find out more here

Mountain Biking

photograph via Hotel Splendido, the romantic "La Terrazza"

Hotel San Giorgio,located in Portofino
Grand Hotel Miramare, located in Santa Margherita
Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare, located in Portofino
a ultra luxurious top of the line honeymoon this is your place.....
Imperiale Palace Hotel, located in Santa Margherita

TRAIN: From Milan/Florence and Rome, to the railway stations of Rapallo and Santa Margherita and then by taxi or bus to Portofino. Click here to review train timetables from Trenitalia.
PLANE: Genoa Airport
DAY TRIP: unless your making a big splurge, you'll probably be visiting Portifino just for the day. The nearest town is Santa Margherita, an old fashion seaside town It has a wide range of resorts and hotels, that have ferries to take you to and from Portofino. For more information go here