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Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

November 18, 2013 by David Herd

Magnificent Mediterranean home

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort, if you want to see how the rich & famous live in Europe just take a wonderful one hour walk from Santa Margherita. The homes are truly magnificent,  prepare yourself for a great experience when you arrive at the beautiful waterfront village of Portofino. The buildings, the boats, the restaurants, it’s all there. Just make sure you have your credit card and a wallet full of Euros.

Bella bella!

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Portofino  is an Italian fishing village, and upmarket resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity visitors. It is a comune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is crowded round its small harbor, is closely associated with Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes up the coast. Other nearby beaches include Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna, and Sestri Levante.

An amazing destination

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Just sitting in the morning sun, sing it for us Otis. 🙂

You can smell the money here.  😎

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

This is a fascinating place to visit, it is however very expensive as you can imagine.  

The Portofino wealthy Italians arrive

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

I wonder if he can afford to buy everyone lunch? The truth is he can probably afford to buy the damn restaurant.  

Lunch, nice but expensive.

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

If I remember correctly my seafood soup was 26 Euros.  

King of the hill

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

The sheer wealth here is astonishing, I imagine most of these homes have been handed down through families for centuries. If walls could talk there would be some fascinating tales  to be told here. 😳  

Same house different aspect

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

No matter which way you look at this home it is simply breathtaking, I wonder which boat is theirs? My money is on the red one. 

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This is the Club Mediterranean yacht.

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Quite an amazing looking yacht. 

Some people really struggle in life, others don’t.

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort 

Naturally there is a helicopter aboard.

And the beat goes on.

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

  Now this is what I call a great boat.  

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Global inequality is certainly growing, in 2015 half the world’s wealth is in the hands of just 1% of the population.

Can you imagine the cost to fill the tank?

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Imagine this, you pull into the dock and say “fill it up please”, it would cost as much as an around the world air fare.  

Big Daddy 

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

No matter how big your boat is I guarantee someone around the corner someone has a bigger one.  

On the hill is Hotel Splendido

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

Hotel Splendido is rated the number one hotel in Portofino. 

Halfway between Santa Margherita & Portofino

Portofino wealthy tourist holiday resort

 

 For the budget minded like myself it makes more sense to stay at Santa Margherita and visit Portofino on foot or by ferry. The Lido Palace is on the beach if you want to go upmarket, my hotel was one block back and reasonable priced, with free car parkingThe Mediterraneo.
 
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