Voyage to a land full of old-world charm & stunning views

Santa Margherita is much more than your mother-in-law’s preferred brand of Pinot Grigio. This charming resort community is the perfect place to indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.

Nevertheless, you’ll still want to bring your walking shoes, since there’s a gorgeous walking district where you can see glamorous old hotels and dramatic forts overlooking the sea. Don’t miss Castello di Santa Margherita, a castle built in 1550 by the Republic of Genoa as a defense against pirate attacks. The main city square, Piazza Mazzini, is lined with colorful palaces just begging to be Instagrammed.

Speaking of picture-perfect places, Portofino is just a mere 3 ½ miles away, so it’s easy to walk, ferry, bus, or cab your way over to this playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy a little shopping (window or otherwise) at the stores and boutiques that line the piazza.

And no matter where you end up, make sure you find yourself seated at a waterfront café with both glass of wine and menu in hand, as you watch fishermen unload their catch—and your meal—of the day.

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Basilica Di Santa Margarita Di Antiochia

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Basilica Di Santa Margarita Di Antiochia

Basilica Di Santa Margarita Di Antiochia

Commonly referred to as La Madonna della Rosa, the church was established in the mid-1600s. Built in the Baroque style, the church features several well-preserved frescoes. On July 20, the parish community celebrates the church’s namesake Saint Margaret of Anitoch with a procession followed by fireworks in the town centre.

Villa Durazzo Palace

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Villa Durazzo Palace

Villa Durazzo Palace

Considered one of the finest buildings in Santa Margarita, the villa dates back to the 1600s. Today the villa serves as a museum for the famous Italian writer and journalist Vittorio Rossi. The garden terraces of the palace are public and are frequented by locals and visitors alike.

Gems Of Paradise Coast

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Gems Of Paradise Coast

Gems Of Paradise Coast

Portofino, Rapallo & St. Margherita: Cruise the Portofino Coast and discover the best of the Paradise Gulf by visiting the three famous towns of Portofino, Rapallo and St. Margherita. Lush palm, olive trees, colorful seaside towns with ancient sites are all yours to discover.

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Santa Margherita (Portofino), Italy At a glance

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GPS: 44°18'11.36"N 9°12'35.24"E
Size: 9.80 KM2 (3.78 MI2)
Population: 10,210
Density: 1,042 Pop/KM2 (402 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +39

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