One Day in Portofino
Aah…. the beauty of Portofino. And that photo above was at dawn as we entered the harbor of Portofino. Yes, we had been here before but it was several years ago. To enter the harbor on the Voyager’s tender brought back all these memories of our times in Portofino.
Even though there were many excursions available to us in Portofino, we decided to venture out on our own – it was a great decision. The port is available to large yachts and other seacraft but certainly not to cruise ships – thus a tender is required. Here are some of the views once you get to the marina.
When we arrived at the marina, I took a photo of our Voyager friends, Anette and Andre (sorry I didn’t get their photo) and they reciprocated for us.
Here are some more of the views around the tiny harbor.
Lunch at Hotel Splendido
We decided that we would have lunch at the beautiful Hotel Splendido. A local representative onboard the ship had told us that we could take a free shuttle from the piazza to the hotel – very easy and very comfortable. We discovered that the restaurant didn’t open until 1pm. It was only 11:30am – wait let’s have a bottle of wine and enjoy the view…. so we did.
Although we had no reservations, the Maitre d’ sat us at a beautiful table overlooking the Mediterranean and the yachts below. Let’s enjoy another bottle of wine with our meal, right? It was a local white wine that was delicious. Here’s the meal.
I just had to have the Elizabeth Taylor Spaghetti! They make it with three types of local tomatoes and that’s it. But oh my, the tomatoes were so delicious. Liz would have been proud.
We saw other Voyager friends who decided to dine at the Splendido. We saw Dick and Bev, whom we had met in Venice, and Jim and Kim from Indianapolis. We all had a great time and a great meal.
I took a few more photos of Rich as we waited for the tender back to the ship and then got a final view of Portofino as we left the harbor. Our short time in Portofino was very special and memorable. It was definitely one of the highlights of this fantastic voyage.
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