La Spezia Shore excursions to Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli the gems of the Italian Riviera.
Shore trip from la Spezia, discover the lovely towns of the Italian Riviera with your personal English-speaking driver.
Itinerary of Portofino and Italian Riviera
This is a sample itinerary, feel free to require a further customization of this trip that better fits to your wishes or needs.
Portofino shore excursion from La Spezia. Meet the driver at the cruise terminal and journey as far as Camogli. It is an ancient fishermen village, built around 1000 years ago on a tiny island and later connected to the ground for enlarging the living area. Enjoy a lovely stroll on your own along the walkway beside the Palazzata, a tall and long line of buildings built right in front of the sea.
Afterward move to Portofino, this is considered the pearl of the Italian Riviera, the name originates from Portus Delphini (the port of dolphins) and the location was perfect for a trading port, for fishing and the security if the inhabitants. Start the exploration of Portofino on your own, enjoy the ambiance of the main square, explore the fashion boutiques or walk up to St. George church.
The third gem of the area is Santa Margherita, a little bigger than Portofino it offers good lunch and good shopping opportunities. The church of St. Margareth of Antioch is definitely unmissable, built in the 1600 in Baroque style is richly decorated with precious marbles and stucco works.
For lunch all these villages offer very interesting opportunities for savoring the local specialties, rely on your driver-guide for choosing the best location matching your wishes.
Afterward head back to La Spezia.