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On Horseback in Portofino
On Horseback in Portofino, one of the most elegant places in Italy proposed by Club Cavallo Italia, the world of those who love horses and their elegance, for your horseback riding.
Portofino is a small village that widens like a lunar arch around this calm basin.
So described Portofino Guy de Maupassant in 1889, speaking of a hidden bay of olive and chestnut trees. A small village.
We slowly cross the narrow passage that connects the sea to this magnificent natural port and we enter the amphitheater of the houses, surrounded by a green and powerful forest and everything is reflected in the mirror of calm waters, where some fishing boats seem to sleep.
Portofino is located …
Portofino is located in the western part of the Gulf of Tigullio, in a bay at the foot of the promontory and the whole territory is part of the Portofino Regional Natural Park.
The best way to appreciate Portofino is to travel, in complete safety, its unique and fascinating paths with which, through the dense network of over 60 kilometers, you can discover the wonderful richness and variety of natural environments, breathtaking views and monuments of which the territory is rich.
Briefly the story of Portofino
According to Pliny the Elder the village had the Roman name Portus Delphini perhaps because of the large presence of dolphins in the Gulf of Tigullio and, since Roman times, the monks of the Abbey of San Colombano lived in the area.
Approaching the present day, from 1229 Portofino became part of the Republic of Genoa becoming a safe haven for the merchant navy and, in 1409, Emperor Charles VI of France sold the village in Florence.
In 1797 with the French domination of Napoleon Bonaparte, Portofino returned to the Ligurian Republic and, in 1815, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Sardinia and, subsequently, into the Kingdom of Italy.
Today Portofino is…
Since 1957 many films have been shot in Portofino such as Souvenir d’Italy, Una botta di vita and many others and a “Portofino” has been recreated in the United States at Universal Portofino Bay Resort Studios in Orlando, Florida.
There are many characters linked to Portofino from Riccardo Cuor di Leone to Pope Gregorio XI, from Guglielmo Marconi to Marco Tronchetti Provera, just to mention the most famouses.
To reach Portofino, one of the most elegant places in Italy, you need to take the only road that connects it to nearby Santa Margherita Ligure, the provincial road 227 that ends right in Portofino.
On Horseback in Portofino
On Horseback in Portofino. It seems….
On Horseback in Portofino. It seems like a dream. Portofino has no stables but by visiting the FISE (Italian Equestrian Sports Federation) site in Liguria you can contact the equestrian center that best suits your needs, who will be able to indicate the best routes to admire the beauty of the Gulf of Tigullio in complete calm and stop where you want.
If, on the other hand, you are traveling with your horse, read our advice on how to travel with the horse. Thanks.
And if you love horses as we love them, discover Club Cavallo Italia Friends and its privileges.
Club Cavallo Italia Friends is a community, a tribe, the group of people from all over the world who love the horse, even without owning it.
Portofino offers a large number of excellent restaurants and of course also pizzerias.
Here we offer three restaurants, all in the famous Martiri dell’Olivetta square with sea view: La Taverna del Marinaio (The Sailor’s Tavern) a small restaurant with paintings of ships on the walls, soft lights and dehors overlooking the marina offering excellent fish dishes, the Puny Restaurant and, in a slightly reserved corner of the square, the Trattoria Tripoli with kitchen traditional.
If you want to take a break, after on horseback in Portofino, we recommend three excellent bars: the Winterose Wine Bar, with wine and champagne tasting accompanied by pleasant snacks such as olives, cheeses and cold cuts and a small wine shop with dehors in Marconi drop, the Bar Morena in the famous Martiri dell’Olivetta square, a bar in, an informal bar with outdoor tables and excellent cocktails, and the Portofiniese, secluded, on the tip of the promontory, in Penisola street, informal and welcoming.
Where to sleep
Portofino offers, as you can imagine, many hotels of various price levels. We offer three: the Best Western Regina Elena, not far from the square, in Milite Ignoto street, comfortable with sea view and private beach, the Hotel Piccolo Portofino, obtained from a refined period villa with sea view in Duca degli Abruzzi street and Eight Hotel, in the Del Fondaco street.
Thanks for the time you spent with us and we hope to see you soon on horseback in Portofino.
On horseback even in …
After visiting Portofino on horseback, we recommend you visit Taormina on horseback, one of the most elegant places in all of Italy.
Taormina is waiting for you
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