Portofino Tourism

It does not come as a surprise that Portofino is highly frequented by artists and celebrities. For the former, it provides a distinct solace that inspires them to express what they want to and for the latter, it is a beautiful escape from the hustle bustle of their hectic lives. Portofino very prominently stands with its hues of blues on the map of the Italian Riviera. The Marine Bay here in Portofino is now pronounced a UNESCO World Heritage site and you will find people exploring themselves and the waters here quite often. A hit with the fishermen and a preferred spot by swimmers, the Area Marina Protetta Di Portofino is one attraction you can really spend hours sitting around.

The place is also gifted with enough blessings as you can witness in the form of the beautiful churches that make up for the best places to visit in Portofino.The best part is that the town is so humble and the people are so friendly, that the Italian food here is sprinkled not only with exotic herbs but also with different flavors of warmth and hospitality. You can try out the amazing variety of pastas, pizzas, risottos and other foods in Portofino that will definitely make your vacation a little more tasteful. Talking of tasteful, Portofino also has a deep connect with art. The Art Gallery here houses paintings from some really renowned artists and also some Italian creators. The churches here also boast of amazing artworks which complement their simplistic yet eye-catching interiors very beautifully. Also remember to get amazing panoramic views of the city while standing at Castello Brown, which is one of the most coveted venues for hosting various events. Therefore Portofino can be easily described as a place that provides you an escapade from your mundane lives to live in midst of the beautiful blues and paint your holiday with whichever color of the city that you like. 

Essential travel information and Portofino tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: Two time zones are followed here. Central European Time (UTC+1) and Central European Summer time. (UTC+2).
  • Currency: The official currency that is followed here is Euros.
  • Electricity and Internet: 230V, 50Hz (European or Italian plug).
  • Languages: Italian is the primary language. French, Spanish and English are spoken.
  • Off-beaten Path: Take a walk through the areas which are rich in flora and fauna. Take a swim in the bay.
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory but is appreciated in restaurants, hotels and any place where service is provided to you.

Emergency numbers

  • Ambulance / Medical Emergency: (Emergenza Sanitaria / Guardia Medica) tel. 118
  • Medical Service: ( Ambulatorio Medico) tel. 0185-269312
  • Pharmacy: (Farmacia Internazionale) Piazza della Liberta, 6 tel. 0185-269101
  • Carabinieri, Police: (Carabinieri, Polizia) tel. 0185-269088
  • Municipal Police: (Polizia Municipale) tel. 0185-269440
  • National Police: (Polizia di Stato) tel. 0185-23271
  • Fire Department Rapallo: (Vigili del Fuoco Rapallo) tel. 0185-52222 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Portofino

  • Save 7% Kayak Tour in Portofino
    Kayak Tour in Portofino4 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Above and below the sea along the unspoiled coastline of Portofino Park: the best solution for a unique outdoors experience. ...

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  • Save 10% Half-day Walking tour of Portofino and the Pearls of Tigullio Gulf
    Half-day Walking tour of Portofino and the Pearls of Tigullio GulfNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Experience the 'Pearls of the Tigullio Gulf' on this half-day guided excursion. Take a walking tour in Rapallo, enjoy a sceni...

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  • Save 5% Short Kayak Tour to Portofino (1h30)
    Short Kayak Tour to Portofino (1h30)New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Short kayak tour suitable to all levels exploringthe amazing village of Portofino and its Lighthouse, entirely inside the par...

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  • Save 10% Private Day Trip from Livorno port to Florence and Pisa
    Private Day Trip from Livorno port to Florence and PisaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    This exciting day excursion is designed for those who wish to enjoy the highlights of FLORENCE andPISA without having to rush...

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  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Portofino

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 91.29 USD

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