Travel Portofino City in Italy ,Beautiful Destinations

Portofino is a small Italian fishing village, commune and tourist town in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is full of people around the small harbor, is closely related to Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes from the coast. Other nearby beaches are Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante.
According to Pliny the Elder, Portofino was founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini, or Port of the Dolphin, because of the large number of dolphins that inhabit the Tigullio Gulf.

The village is mentioned in a 986 degree by Adelaide of Italy, which is assigned to the nearby Abbey of San Fruttoso di Capodimonte. In 1171, along with the residents of Santa Margherita Ligure, was included in the municipality of Rapallo. After 1229 it was part of the Republic of Genoa. Natural harbor of the city supported by a fleet of fishing boats, but it was too narrow to provide more than a temporary safe place for the growing merchant marine of the Republic of Genoa.
In 1409 Portofino was sold to the Republic of Florence by Charles VI of France, but when he was expelled from Genoa the Florentine gave it back. In the 15th century was a family feud as the Fieschi, Spinola, Adorno and Doria.
In 1815 it became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia and, from 1861, the unified Kingdom of Italy.
In the 19th century, British first and then other European aristocratic tourists North began to visit Portofino, which they reached by horse and cart from Santa Margherita Ligure. Aubrey Herbert was one of the most famous Englishmen to maintain a villa at Portofino. Eventually more expatriates built expensive vacation homes, and in 1950 tourism had supplanted fishing as the main industry of the city and the waterfront was a continuous ring of restaurants and cafes.





Portofino is een kleine Italiaanse plaats aan de Italiaanse Rivièra

 
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