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Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

November 18, 2013 by David Herd

Glimpses of the Mediterranean.

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort near Portofino, if you walk from Santa Margherita you will be amazed by the beautiful homes and wonderful views of the Mediterranean sea. It only takes an hour or so and is quite spectacular.

The path between the two towns

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

A delightful one hour walk between Santa Margherita & Portofino.

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

Hotels opposite the beach.

Many luxury hotels here

 

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

As you can see it is the “off season” with no tourists to be seen. 🙂

Overlooking the Mediterranean

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

Many beautiful homes overlook the sea.

Wonderful narrow walkways

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

Wonderful narrow lanes thread through the village.

Town centre Santa Margherita

 

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

Lots of restaurants to choose from here.

So many beautiful homes

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

Santa Margherita Ligure is a fair-sized town; large enough not to seem smothered by the tourism which has been an integral part of the town’s existence for decades. The harbor mainly caters for luxury yachts, but the town is also home to a small fishing fleet which can be seen unloading opposite the  morning fish market. There are wide ranges of hotels and restaurants, and many good day trips to make if you get tired of wandering along the laid back seafront.

Pebbles on the beach

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

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Sunbathing on the rocks.

 

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

Grab yourself a comfortable rock. 🙂

Relaxing on the rocks in Santa Margherita.

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

I wonder if there is room on that towel for me? 🙂

Lido Palace

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

The Lido Palace is in the top location.

This guy loves pasta & pizza.

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

But like me hates exercise.

Terrific pizza

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

They really know how to make pizza in Italy.

Ferry between the towns.

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

I walked to Portofino & caught the ferry back.

The Mediterraneo Hotel

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

My hotel offered good price and excellent restaurant. For the budget minded like myself it makes more sense to stay in 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 parking,

The Mediterraneo.

Santa Margherita Italian tourist resort

 

A very good restaurant here that seems to specialise in home cooked style food.

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