What to see in Portofino, one-day itinerary to visit the small village of Liguria, including the Church and the Castle of San Giorgio, today Brown, Punta del Capo and San Fruttuoso with the famous abbey.
Fishermen village of ancient origins, magnificently located in an inlet on the Ligurian coast in the province of Genoa, Portofino is a well-known and internationally renowned seaside resort.
Portofino was already a well-known locality in Roman times, later the abbey of San Fruttuoso took possession of it, then, starting from 1414, the events of the village were linked to those of the nearby Republic of Genoa.
The church of San Giorgio, rebuilt in 1950, houses the saint's relics inside.
In front of the church is the Castle of San Giorgio, an imposing sixteenth century building, transformed into a villa in the nineteenth century by the Brown family.
The road leading to Punta del Capo begins, near the castle, covered with maritime pines and equipped with a lighthouse, from where it is possible to observe the ancient fortress of San Giorgio, dating back to the sixteenth century.
Nearby there is San Fruttuoso, reachable only by sea or by walking on a fairly demanding path.
It is a village inhabited mainly by fishermen, in it there is the famous Benedictine Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte.
The abbey complex includes the thirteenth century palace, built on solid arches and with two orders of three-light windows, the tenth century church, with a high Byzantine dome and an interior with three naves, as well as a small Romanesque cloister and the cemetery of the Doria.