Portofino - Travel Tips

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Portofino - Travel Tips

Portofino is probably the most famous place in the Italian Riviera, set in a suggestive bay and sorrounded by the flourishing Mediterranean scrub.

The center of the town’s life is the famous "Piazzetta" frequented by celebrities from all over the world but we must not forget the two beautiful Churches of San Martino and San Giorgio, as well as Castle Brown.

Portofino is easily reachable from Sestri Levante both by car, by boat or by train + public bus.

Here you can find some information:

  • The boat service with direct departure from Sestri Levante works only from June to September, almost every day of the week; departure is subject to weather conditions, for more info...  Boats from Sestri Levante
  • You can also leave Sestri Levante by train to Santa Margherita Ligure, for more info...Trains to Santa Margherita Ligure
    once you arrive in the charming town you can get to Portofino through a pleasant walk of about an hour, along the road that runs along the cliff or with the bus line No. 782 for more info Bus for Portofino
  • to reach Portofino from Santa Margherita Ligure, you can embark on the scheduled boats of the Servizio Marittimo del Tigullio, whose departures are daily every hour from about 9.15 am. (from April to October) while the return trips from Portofino are from 12.00, always hourly, until 19.00. For more info...Boats from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino


We hope to have provided you with the information you need for your trip to Portofino....... Good excursion!

The Hotel Grande Albergo Sestri Levante Staff