16034 Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
PortofinoAzamara’s 7-Night Italy, France & Spain Voyage stops at Portofino, an impossibly picturesque port—a fishing village of colorful homes around a small harbor. Today the yachts in the harbor outnumber the working fishing boats, as the town sits at the heart of the Italian Riviera.
Azamara’s Portofino Walking Tour & Brown Castle excursion gives a tidy overview. You’ll begin with the Castello Brown on a small hill overlooking Portofino. The castle’s name comes from its 19th-century owner, a British consul general to Italy. After exploring the house and its Mediterranean gardens, you’ll tour the Church of St. George where the bones of the saint are said to be buried. Then you’ll continue to the lovely piazzetta, located alongside the harbor, where you will have some leisure time to explore the town.
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