Portofino is a small Italian fishing village and tourist resort located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town crowded round its small harbour is considered to be among the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. Portofino has even been recreated in stupendous detail around the ‘harbor’ at Tokyo DisneySea in Chiba, Japan, and to a much lesser extent, the Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. Perfect for your vacation locations.
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 inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. The towns’s natural harbour supported a fleet of fishing boats, somewhat too cramped to provided more than a temporary safe haven for the growing merchant marine of Republic of Genoa during the Middle Ages.
Portofino GPS coordinates: 44°18′N, 9°12′E
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