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Portofino and the Riviera

Portofino and the Riviera

by Enrico Massetti


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ÒA little village stretching like an arch of the moon around a quiet basin. Never have I felt the way I did when I walked into that green indefiniteness, with such a sense of peace and fulfilmentÓ.

From Vie Errante by Guy de Maupassant

It was Pliny who first described this stunning natural area and named it ÔPortus DelphiniÕ. This over time was corrupted to Portofino.

Portofino is a typical fisherman village of the Ligurian Riviera which has become one of the most renowned tourist spots in all of Italy, best known in all the world for its tall colored houses situated in a semicircular formation around the small port and piazza.

This is a guide to a visit to Portofino and tnearby Riviera del Levante, from Sestri Levante to Genoa, including Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli, San Fruttuoso and the villages of the Cinque Terre, with the trails between them.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions.

It contains many reviews for the best recommended restaurants.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781329492462
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy. Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA. Still, he regularly visits his hometown and enjoys going around all the places in his home country, especially those he can reach by public transportation. You can reach Enrico at

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