Today being our last day on the Italian Riviera, we decided to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world -Portofino. This little fishing village is known for it’s picturesque and brightly colored buildings, cobblestone streets, upscale boutiques, and a harbor full of super yachts of the rich and famous. We took an early train to arrive before the first tourist ferries and buses started coming in so we practically had the town to ourselves for a few hours.
I think it is important to note here that the little pocket sized Sony camera we selected for this trip has done an awesome job for us. The quality and richness of the photos are unbelievable. You can read our earlier comments about the Sony 20x zoom Here. We certainly would recommend it.
William being a sailboat captain, found himself in Yacht Heaven here and really enjoyed this beautiful harbor. I think our next yachting trip just may be in Italy. But wait, we still have all the Greek Islands to explore on this trip.
Here is an old castle that we walked up to and found quite interesting.
This week Portofino had modern sculpture art on display. What a difference in the art we have been sharing with you.
Another thing I found out about Portifino is that Disney actually modeled this little fishing village for their Portifino Bay Hotel in Orlando. The resemblance is almost identical. Take a look at Disney’s version here.
We ended our visit to Portofino with a Genova style lunch of pesto pasta and a gelato cone before heading back to the train station. While sitting and waiting for our train to arrive we did what we have been doing a lot lately – people watching. We noticed this American couple. Our question to each other was “did they leave anything at home?” Five big bags plus her large purse!
We like packing light! This is everything we brought and we both think we packed too much. I have six blouses and could have done with four. I have two shorts and one would have been plenty. I didn’t really need the dress but it was nice wearing it to the opera. William says he could have dumped a couple pairs of pants and a couple of shirts too. Next time we will know better.
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I love to people watch too. Can’t wait to see the Greek Islands with you. We are all hunkered down here waiting out Hurricane Matthew. Lots and lots of flooding. We still have power though.
Stay safe in the storm!
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