Panoramas of Portofino, Liguria, Genoa, Italy
We were all excited when we arrived early in the morning,
as usual we had a plan for squeezing in as much as
possible in just one day. Like Dubrovnik, we started
with all the high things that involve climbing up the hill first
- while we are still fresh and then working our way back
down to the marina to explore everything else.
Our Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship – Legend of the seas in
Portofino, Liguria, GE, Italy. When visiting small ports like
Portofino, Split and Santorini be prepared for the
amount of time it takes to move almost two thousand
people into small tenders (the ships life boats)
to be taken into shore.
On the return journey there was a bit of swell
which made it a pretty lumpy ride back to the ship.
A wave slopped into our tender and came across the floor
and wet a lot of peoples shoes and jeans, especially
ours as we were near the opening.
Just as well we Australians don’t mind getting our feet wet.
We also knew the alternative wasn’t good, if the captain
thinks it’s not safe you don’t get to go on shore at all
and that would have been really grim.
One of my panorama’s of the beautiful harbour of Portofino,
Liguria, Genoa, Italy. This image has been created from
seven individual photgraphs taken from the
identical spot without the use of a tripod or pano head,
so I was thrilled and relived to see that it came out so well.
The ship on the right is Legend of the Seas.
Please click on the image to view it larger.
The locals call it Marina Di Portofino.
A luxury home on the cliff head of the marina.
This panorama has had a watercolour paint effect applied -
click on the image to see the effect.
This is the original panorama of the Marina De Portofino
An Italian Fisherman’s boat & catch in Portofino Marina, Liguria, GE, Italy
Fisherman’s catch of the day in black & white
Fishing boats and luxury yachts at rest in the marina.
When the sun came out from behind the clouds it put
a spot light on the wonderful old buildings.
Boats for the rich and famous…
Boats for the tourists…
Ristorante Delfino (Dolphin) looked like a lovely restaurant to
enjoy lunch and relax while sampling some local vino and
a formaggio (cheese) platter and watch the world go by.
A Panoramic street scene…
A beautiful old door with cactus and a flower pot with red azaleas
Streets lined with linen and lace shop were a delight to explore
Incredibly beautiful jewellery shops
A pot full of pink cyclamen.
An old anchor has made a feature of this rock wall
Even the man hole covers are pretty in portofino! (in sepia)
Cane baskets of limoncello (lemonchello) in balck and white
The views from the Castello Brown are amazing,
and the gardens are stunning.
A lovley shady green pathway to Castello Brown in Portofino
with a water colour effect (click on the image to see it).
Citrus trees frame the old building with wooden
A beautiful blue metal gate on the walk up the hill
Beautiful old arched wooden shutters
An ornate old window and pointed rock wall
Aloe Vera in pots line the arched windows – I love the attention to detail…
More manicured garden paths and painted tree trunks.
Two varigated agaves
Tiles and mosaics have been used to decorate the planter boxes.
Another gorgeous planter box full of succulents, I’d love one full of herbs!
A view of a majestic building and the sea from Brown Castle.
The attractive buildings inside the grounds of Castelo Brown
in Black & White
The outside of Castello Brown, the walls inside are lined with
many of the famous people from Hollywood
and Italy who enjoyed holidaying here.
Portofino means fine port and what a pretty fine port she is.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our one day in Portofino…
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