Enthusiasm is sky high and I must confess that the backpack has already been ready for some days.
There’s not very long until tomorrow morning when I’ll be taking the train to Santa Margherita Ligure. That’s where my #blogtourportofino will start, with other travel bloggers, my faithful travel companions for the next two days.
The responsibility is big: rediscovering my homeland through new eyes will not be an easy task.
The programme at the Portofino Natural Regional Park is stimulating, a perfect mix between the outdoors, authentic tastes and artistic masterpieces in an eco-sustainable setting.
The trek (with San Fruttuoso di Camogli as the final destination) with expert guides and the discovery of the hidden beauties of the Protected Marine Area seem two unforgettable experiences. I like sports and this is the perfect season for doing some!
The part dedicated to satisfying more demanding palates like mine will be taken care of by the Mulino del Gassetta, the last windmill of the “Valle dei Mulini”, and the restaurant “La Cambusa”, a terrace facing the splendid marina of Santa Margherita Ligure.
I think this will be one of the few times in which I don’t know what to take in first… the Pansoti stuffed pasta in nut sauce or the splendid view surrounding me.
The Molini holiday farm, in the heart of the Promontory, surrounded by centuries-old olive groves and facing the bay of San Fruttuoso di Camogli will be a place of relax and replenishing sleep. I’m sure I’ll sleep like a baby.
All this would have been perfect enough but in Liguria you can never miss a thing and here’s the umpteenth surprise, a view of one of the most-loved FAI (Italian National Trust) treasures of all time: the Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte, a wonderful piece of history and art, surrounded by a bay of crystalline water and reachable only by foot or boat.
If you want to come with us the official hashtag is #blogtourportofino
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Portofino Regional Natural Park www.parcoportofino.it
Outdoor Portofino www.outdoorportofino.com
San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte Abbey http://www.fondoambiente.it/beni/Index.aspx?q=abbazia-s-fruttuoso-beni-del-fai
Molini Holiday Farm www.ilgiardinodelborgo.it
La Cambusa Restaurant www.ristorantelacambusa.net