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Discover 7 places to see in Portofino

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Portofino marine protected area

The protected natural marine Area of Portofino was established by Decree of the Ministry of environment on April 26, 1999, headquartered in Brisbane, and is located in the Eastern territory of the metropolitan city of Genoa between the towns of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. The area was declared a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean importance.
It is currently screening, on request of the same common expressive of the reserve, at the Chamber of Deputies the proposal to transform the regional park of Portofino in national area, amalgamating in the new territories also the


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Battery of Punta Chiappa

The battery of Punta Chiappa is the defensive compound of 202ª coastal battery of the Royal Army, built in the late 1930s on the Western side of the peninsula of Portofino-ship system conceived as a protection of the Gulf of Genoa. Along with batteries of Arenzano, Monte Moro and Pegli was part of the coastal system in the defense of Genoa during World War II.

History

Following the aggressive policy of Italy during the late 1930s, and the tightening up of diplomatic relations with European powers, France in particular, the high command of the Royal Army develop a plan to strengthen the defen


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Castello Brown

Castello Brown is a house museum located high above the harbour of Portofino, Italy.
The castle's site is well suited for harbour defence, and appears to have been so used since the 15th century. According to the Record Office of Genoa, cannon batteries were constructed on the site in the early 16th century, and military engineer Giovanni Maria Olgiati drew up plans for a full fortress circa 1554. The resultant castello was completed by 1557, and, in 1575, was instrumental in turning back an attack on the town by Giò Andrea Doria. The structure was enlarged from 1622 to 1624, and survived in th


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Church of San Giorgio (Portofino)

Saint George's Church is a place of Catholic worship of Portofino, situated uphill San Giorgio.

History and description

According to a plaque inside the Church, the building was erected in Romanesque style in 1154 although further excavations-made in reconstruction after the second world war-have allowed the discovery of an ancient chapel with a square plan perhaps dating back to the time of the Lombards in Liguria when operating the monks of Saint Columbanus.
The structure was revised and modified in 1691 and simultaneously was widened the road (Salita San Giorgio) next to the Church from the ma


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Church of San Martino (Portofino)

St Martin's Church is a place of Catholic worship of Portofino, situated uphill of the Church. The Church is home to the parish of San Martino and San Giorgio del vicariato di Rapallo-Santa Margherita Ligure from the Diocese of Chiavari.

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The parish church, dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, is located at the oldest suburb of Portofino and its construction would seem to date back to the 12th century in Romanesque style, as well as the local Church of St. George. The Church was revised in several changes during the 19th century as it stands at present. The consecration took place on 10 Ju


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Oratory of our Lady of the assumption (Portofino)

The Oratory of our Lady of the assumption is a place of Catholic worship of Portofino, situated in via Roma.

History and description

The oratory, entitled to the assumption and the seat of the confraternity, founded by the same community of Governing in the 14th century. During the fifteenth century underwent several structural changes that altered the original appearance trecentesco.
The exterior features, on the main entrance, a slate Portal dating back to the Renaissance and surmounted by a lunette of 1555; This bezel is a bas-relief Madonna and child surrounded by members of the local fratern


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Portofino regional nature park

The Portofino regional nature park is located in the Eastern Ligurian coast, about 30 km east of Genoa, in the Tigullio Gulf region Eastern and Western Paradise. The body consists predominantly of towns of Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, the last seat of the Park and the protected marine Area of Portofino. The Park was established by the law of June 20, 1935 1251.

History


The initial stages that led to the birth of the protected area developed in the early 1930s by the idea to build a road from the town of Camogli arrives in Santa Margherita Ligure via Portofino. The work was tak


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