| Card Player Cruises Mediterranean Cruise
Portofino, Italy, the jewel of the Italian Riviera, is one of the
most picturesque places in the world. A camera enthusiast's dream
spot, it is a narrow inlet southeast of Genoa in the heart of the
Italian Riviera. Reportedly, it is the most famous small port in
the world and one who visits or enjoys the photos can easily see
why. The port itself is a cluster of cobblestoned windy streets
with a town center of sorts that hosts restaurants, boutiques, bars,
and galleries. High in the hills above the village is the church
of San Giorgio. It is said that this contains the relics of St.
George and were brought here by the Crusaders from the Holy Land.
Far into the distance, the Maritime Alps are visible. By taking
a walking tour of the town, you are able to enjoy an old castle
where a German baron once lived, private villas (of the rich and
famous no doubt), tall trees and lush vegetation, and a lighthouse
that helps to protect the harbor out on the point. Visits to Portofino
are days to invest in film stock to be sure.
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