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Portofino and San Fruttuoso Private Day Tour from Florence

Full Day Tour to Portofino and San Fruttuoso from Florence
Duration
Duration 11 hours
Type
Tours and Sightseeing
Calendar
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Private day tour from Florence that takes you to visit the splendid Portofino, pearl of the Ligurian Riviera, and the enchanting San Fruttuoso Bay, named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Your day trip to visit Portofino and San Fruttuoso begins in the morning with meeting your driver in the lobby of your hotel in Florence.

Along the Ligurian Riviera, particularly famous for its mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, which has been a popular holiday destination for over 200 years, stands the enchanting village of Portofino, known throughout the world for its charm with its pastel-coloured houses around the famous little square, with the coastal views of the Ligurian Riviera, the nerby beautiful bay of San Fruttuoso reachable only by boat, and the seafront of Portofino with the nearby coastal town of Santa Margherita.

At your own pace enjoy Portofino, once a small fishing village, today one of the most important locations on the Italian Riviera with its boutiques, its arched arcades overlooking the square and its characteristic pastel-painted houses along the waterfront today considered the Pearl of the Italian Riviera.

Visit the Castello Brown surrounded by a large Mediterranean garden and overlooking the bay of Portofino.
The Church of San Martino a medieval church in Romanesque-Lombard style in the oldest area of the village of Portofino. Enjoy the view of a breathtaking landscape from the top of the Portofino lighthouse hill.

From the seafront of Portofino it is possible to reach the Abbey of San Fruttuoso with the mooring of local public boats.

Tucked away in a small cove along the coast of Portofino, the cozy fishing village of San Fruttuoso is home to the jewel of the San Fruttuoso Abbey right on the beach.
First a monastery, then a hideout for pirates and then owned by the Doria family for centuries. On the lower level it is very interesting to visit the tombs of the Dorias built in marble with alternating colors of gray and white.
The crystal clear waters of San Fruttuoso Bay are a great spot to swim in a fascinating place.

 


HIGHLIGHTS:
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Florence
• Comfortable chauffeured veihcle for your private day excursion
• The Abbey of San Fruttuoso in one of the most scenic places ot the Italian Riviera
• Portofino, the Pearl of the Italian Riviera
• The lively coastal town of Santa Margherita

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
11 hours

Start Time Private Tour:
Morning Tour

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Florence

Inclusion:
- Private Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 people)
- Private Mercedes minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 people)
- Professional English speaking driver
- Gasoline, paytoll, taxes

Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional),
Admission fees to churches and museums
Meals and beverage
Public boat from Portofino to San Fruttuoso roundtrip (payable locally).

On request:
Rates for more of 6 persons
Private local guide


F.A.Q.


  • What is so special about Portofino?


Portofino is a picturesque fishing village located on the Italian Riviera, in the Liguria region of Italy. It is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, colorful buildings, and glamorous atmosphere, making it a popular destination for tourists and celebrities alike. Several factors contribute to what makes Portofino special:

1. Scenic Beauty: Portofino is nestled along a small harbor surrounded by lush green hillsides, creating a stunning backdrop against the azure waters of the Ligurian Sea. The village's colorful buildings, including pastel-hued houses and vibrant cafes, add to its charm.

2. Exclusive Atmosphere: Portofino has a reputation for attracting affluent visitors and celebrities, contributing to its exclusive and glamorous atmosphere. Luxury yachts line the harbor, and high-end boutiques and restaurants cater to discerning clientele.

3. Outdoor Activities: Despite its small size, Portofino offers plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. From hiking trails that lead to scenic viewpoints overlooking the village and the sea, to water sports such as snorkeling, diving, and sailing, there's no shortage of ways to experience the natural beauty of the area.

4. Historical Sites: Portofino boasts several historical landmarks, including the 16th-century Castello Brown, which offers panoramic views of the village and surrounding coastline. Additionally, the Church of St. Martin, with its distinctive striped facade, is a notable architectural gem.

5. Culinary Delights: The Ligurian region is renowned for its cuisine, and Portofino is no exception. Visitors can indulge in fresh seafood dishes, locally produced olive oil, pesto, and other regional specialties at the village's many restaurants and cafes.

Overall, the combination of Portofino's stunning scenery, upscale atmosphere, outdoor activities, historical sites, and culinary offerings make it a uniquely special destination along the Italian Riviera.


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But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 



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