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Towns near Portofino but less pricey

Charlotte, NC
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Towns near Portofino but less pricey

Hi we plan to visit the Portofino area in late September and are looking for recommendations of close areas that are less expensive for decent lodging. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Portofino
Portofino
Italian Riviera, Italy
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Saint Marys, Ohio
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1. Re: Towns near Portofino but less pricey

We've always stayed in Santa Margherita Ligure which is a short walk, bike ride, taxi ride, or boat ride from Portofino. SML is a great place with a nice harbor and and a wonderful promenade. It also has many nice hotels and restaurants and you can get there by train.

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Santa Margherita Ligure
Italian Riviera, Italy
Portofino
Portofino
Italian Riviera, Italy
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2. Re: Towns near Portofino but less pricey

Yes, ride over on the ferry, enjoy the walk back along the seashore.

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3. Re: Towns near Portofino but less pricey

Recco is a pleasant city on the sea, well situated where the prices should be less. It has rail service and quick ferry service to Camogli and San Fruttuoso and a nearby autostrada entrance. It lacks old world charm due to WWII damage, but is otherwise very enjoyable.

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Recco
Recco
Italian Riviera, Italy
Camogli
Camogli
Italian Riviera, Italy
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4. Re: Towns near Portofino but less pricey

Agree with Jerry M - Santa Margherita Ligure is one of the nicest places to stay and allows you to get around pretty easy

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Santa Margherita Ligure
Italian Riviera, Italy
Imperia, Italy
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5. Re: Towns near Portofino but less pricey

Rapallo is another possibility. Unlike Recco and the lovely Camogli, Rapallo has direct ferries to Portofino.

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Rapallo
Italian Riviera, Italy
Recco
Recco
Italian Riviera, Italy
Camogli
Camogli
Italian Riviera, Italy
Portofino
Portofino
Italian Riviera, Italy
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