First, to find it: There's an arch next to the Caribinieri Station on Via Fondaco with access to a block of flats. Ring buzzer, go through and out the back, turn right then take the 175 steps up. Pack light as it's a fair old climb!
To achieve such a view you've got to go up so the 175 steps won't be for every visitor but once at the top the view and house are beautiful. There's no parking at the property or car access, parking is in the one multi-storey charged at €21/day (July 2013). Perched on a steep cliff with terraced gardens of flowers, lawns and fruit / vegetable / herb patches the place is lovely. The period house has high ceilings in the bedrooms with a ceiling mounted fan but no air conditioning and a mosquito net for the very comfortable large bed, large windows (in our room) gave a sideways view of the Harbour and opposing hillside. Our host and matriarch of the home was extremely welcoming and, on the second night, provided drinks on the terrace and delicious local canapes prepared by herself at no additional cost with produce from her garden. Breakfast also had homemade tarts / cakes, pastries and good coffee. The views are stunning from the garden. There's very little accommodation in Portofino and it comes at a massive premium. We paid €170/night for July 2013 which only makes sense when you compare it online to the other options in the 'village'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Tre Mari – Portofino" B&B is a country house in typical Ligurian colours, located on the first hills of the Portofino promontory, surrounded by 4.000sqm of protected green. You can reach it walking from the "borgo" thanks to a stairway which leads you from the famous "piazzetta" to the hill.All the rooms have a superb view over the "piazzetta", the terrace overlooking the borgo is perfect for sipping an aperitivo surrounded by the warm colours of the sunset and cradled by the sound of the sea."Tre Mari – Portofino" B&B is perfect not only for those who would like to visit the Gulf of Tigullio and its Pearl but also for those who would like to have a walk among the coastal tracks surrounded by the green of the protected park or for those who prefer to plunge into the crystal clear waters of its beaches. ... more less
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