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The cruise port of Portofino

Cruise ship pier location in Portofino

The harbor of Portofino is small and shallow. It is a typical marina and fishing port. Cruise ships cannot dock in port. Your cruise ship will drop anchor in the bay and you will come ashore by tender boat. From the tender boat station, it is just a few minutes walking to the center and the landmarks of this town.

Portofino Cruise facts

Language in Portofino
The language in Portofino is Italian, but in touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Portofino
The currency in Portofino is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s in the city.

Opening times in Portofino
Opening times differ a lot around Italy, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • from 9.00h - 13.00h
  • and 15.30h - 19.30h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Portofino

  • Castello Brown

    Castello Brown is a palace on top of the hill. It´s dating from the 15th century and located in the natural park with magnificent views of the bay

  • Cristo Degli Abissi

    Cristo Degli Abissi is an under water sculpture of Jesus. It was made by Guido Galletti.

  • Divo Martino

    Divo Martino is a small stylish church dedicated to Saint Martin

  • Sint George

    Sint George is a church of St. Georgius. It has a very nice interior in the Romanesque style

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Getting around in Portofino

It is easy and cheap to get around Portofino

Weather in Portofino

Portofino has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 27°C and 32°C and in winter between 3°C and 7°C

Local shore excursions in and around Portofino

You can discover Portofino on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Portofino Tourist information

Portofino's tourist office Via Roma 35; 10am-1pm & 1.30-4.30pm, from Tuesday -Sunday

Cruises to Portofino

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to and from Portofino:

Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal, Fred Olsen, Hapag Lloyd, Oceania, Princess, Royal Caribbean, RSSC, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Star Clippers

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