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The 'Urban' Mediterranean: Portofino

The ancient fishermen village was a natural port of strategic importance in the Roman period (Portus Delphini). It has become famous from an international point of view thanks to its extraordinary balance between urban scenario and natural environment, despite the deep changes in its social composition and primary functions. The structure of landing and village, the fence of holm oaks and Aleppo pines along the rock coast, the colored houses and the vivid gardens are the elements of this harmonious urban Mediterranean area inspiring a flourishing craftsmanship tradition, the "macramè" lace, the typical lace of the Mediterranean cultures. Among the most important monuments there are the church of San Giorgio, San Giorgio castle, and Brown castle.

Province: Genoa Region: Liguria

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