After 2 hours drive from Milan arrived in this small town
It was raining that day sounds of waves crashing on the shore were mixing with the voices of a crowded tourist group...
Touring around the yacht harbour
Taken by Nikon D80 with a Sigma 10-20 mm lens mounted on it
Waves crashing on the rocks - taken from a small beach near Portofino
An oil painting exhibited at the Galleria d'Arte Portofino
A shopping street among a few in Portofino
Nice small street
Like a wooden carpet on the shore - evokes the wave crashing effect of the song "I found my love in Portofino"
Fame coming with a song!
"I found my love in Portofino..."
"Perché nei sogni credo ancor
Lo strano gioco del destino
A portofino m'ha preso il cuor
Nel dolce incanto del mattino
Il mare ti ha portato a me
Socchiudo gli occhi
E a me vicino a Portofino
We arrived to Malpensa Airport late at night via Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. Picked up our already booked car at the airport and we were at the hotel just before midnight. Next day was waiting for us with the fresh morning air filling our lungs with the heavy aroma of espresso at the Piazza del Duomo. The other day was the starting of our long journey from Milan through Italian and French rivieras towards Paris. Our first stop in this trackt was Portofino then would be the French Antibes - "Juan Les Pins" for a short breath. It did not take so long to get the Ligurian peninsula with our rental car, Alfa Romeo, using the highway "Autostrada Milano-Genova".
It was a nice trip despite the slight rain.
Small Fishermen's Village
Portofino as said to be once a fishermens village, but is now a tourist attraction. Coloured and decorated houses face the cove. They were not altered and well integrated in the surrounding environment. Below is an informative plate giving vital information to trekkers and tourists coming to this area - Parco di Portofino