Hi all, we are planning a visit on the 15th of August and I'm wondering if shops and restaurants will be open or closed since this is a national holiday. Does anyone know if businesses will be open on the 15th of August?
how can i use public transportation to tour from portofino to cinque terre to lucca?
can anyone recommend a 1/2 day cooking class in or near Portofino, Italy.
Thanks, we will be there in early October!
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hi there , what is the best way to get to the cinque terre area from portofino at the end of July ?
Is there anybody out there who could help us. We are going to Diana Marina in August and wish to take a day trip to Portofino by public transport as we have been led to believe driving our own cars is not really an option and you won't see the best of the countryside. We are willing to travel by bus, train or boat and need to do it all in one day. Has anyone ever taken this trip or has anyone advice on the best way to do it with approximate prices.
Thanks for your help.
We have a limited amount of time to spend "on the road" in Italy. Should we spend 1 or 2 nights in Portofino? If we spend 2 nights there we would have to drive straight to Siena. If we spend 1 night we would be able to stop for a night outside Lucca.
Can anyone tell me if there's snorkeling available around Portofino, and if so is it worth it?
Also, can you rent snorkeling gear?
Is there a cafe in Portofino where I can get a coffee and a cake at a reasonable price?
Will I have to pay to sit down and if so how much?
hi we want to do nice, monte carlo, portofino cinque terre and genoa what's the best route and how?
We are staying in Riomaggiore (Cinque Tere) from 9/27/14 thru 9/30/14. I understand there is ferry service between the 2 areas. Is that the best method of travel? We will NOT have a car. How do I obtain a ferry schedule and do I need tickets in advance?
We will be in Portofino end of April. A friend has asked us to meet him in Florence for the day if we could ..Is there a way to do this from Portofino? How long would it take to get there? How late can would we be able to return? Thanks for any feedback.
What's the weather like in Portofino?
I forgot to ask
should I rent a car ?
or go by public Transport ?
I shall be going to Genua in Dezember.
Is Portofino a fulldaytrip or halfday is enough ?
Hi everybody!! I will spend 5 days in Genoa next June 2014. I would like to visit Portofino and 5 Terre (a day trip) and my question is if it is a good idea or not .I travel by public transportation because I dont like to drive.
Another question: If I have 5 days in Genoa it is enought time to visit Genoa and to do 2days trips (one to Portofino and 5 Terre and the other to Turin (Torino). What do you think about? It is to much to do in 5 days? Many thanks for any advice!!
Hi, We will be there end of July at Florence with our friends and we are plannig to make daily trip to Pisa than Portofino. I would be pleased if you inform us for the easiest/common ways for this trip with the details. Becuse we could not find healthy info either Trenitalia (departure time) or somewhere (forums) else.On the otherhand If it is not possible for one day we will also able to change tour plan directly from Florence to Portofino. Waiting your kind help!Thank you in advance..
I am trying to find pottery shop that makes ceramics painted with Portofino scenes. Delfino restaurant has these as table decorations. Some are egg shaped and some are tree shaped. I was there in September of 2009. I want to buy a piece of the pottery as a remembrance of my trip.
Can i go from Milan to Portofino and back by train in 1 day and see much of Portofino? What is the best way to get there from Milan?
I am trying to find out the train or bus schedules between Portofino and Cinque Terre villages. Is it possible to go between Portofino and Cinque Terre? Is it enough one day for them?
2 65yo ladies looking for clean budget place to stay near portofino.80 per day max...any ideas. Our 1st ime in Italy!
planning to fly to Portofino by the end of January. Just wondering if although it's winter its still possible to sightseeing Specifically
(1) are the walking trails closed;
(2) are ferries are running;
(3) are pubs and restaurants open
Any information would be appreciated.
Hi! I am planning a tour to Italy. I have been to most of the tourist spots like Colosseum, Pisa etc. but want to explore the outskirts this time 'round. I found a toursite covering almost every place I want to go from Sienna, Umbria, Capri, Positano, Pompeii etc. except for Portofino. The agent said I will have to go on my own, either before tour begins or after the tour ends. The tour will start in Milan and end in Rome. Pls. advise me from where should I plan to take my own tour to Portofino...from Milan or from Rome, and are there any local tours to Portofino from Milan or Rome? Any help and reply would be appreciated. Thank you so much.
will it be worthwhile to rent a car or use other transportation to portofino from genoa airport. we plan to be one week in portofino. how much will it cost to use the ferry? that is to get around cinque terre and the entire area?
i am curious to know where i can find a hotel to stay close to Portofino yet not have to pay a lot of money for the hotel? All i can find within portofino are quite pricy and the ones outside confuse me since i am not familiar with the surrounding, any suggestion is welcome!
many thanks in advance
Could you tell me is there the free beach in Portofino or somewhere near that place?
What is the nearest free beach to Portofino Harbour?
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I visited Portofino in October. There was a small gift/art shop set back from the pedestrian walkway, on the right when walking up from the harbour. The top of the walkway had bollards restricting traffic access. When I got to the shop it was closed temporarily, in the window there was a large photograph of water running over stones. I would love to know the name of the shop to enquire about the price of the artwork. I know these details are scant but I was only there briefly on a short trip. Please could anyone help?
My cruise, Celebrity just gave me a last minute notification that they decided to eliminate the port of call "Portofino" from today till the rest of year due to weather condition. My ship is supposed to arrive at Portofino on 10/26. I felt very devastated wthout visiting this place.
1. Can anybody who are now in Portofino or just been Portofino advise me of the weather condition at Portofino?
2. Anyone know if other crusie liners still sail to Portofino in the rest of October?
Would greatly appreciate your prompt input.
Just came up with one quick question. If I take the train to visit the Cinque Terrre, is each train station closed to the waterfront/beach? Is the train route a scenic route?
Would appreciate your feedback
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