Why you should visit Camogli instead of Portofino in Italy? Camogli is in Liguria in Italy and is a hidden spot that not many people know about.
In the region of Liguria in northern Italy most people have either heard of Portofino or Cinque Terre. Portofino and Cinque Terre are very beautiful, but Camogli is just as beautiful without the big price tickets and the tourists.
Camogli is around 45 minutes away from Genoa by car or train and 2 hours and 45 minutes from Milan by train.
So, why you should visit Camogli instead of Portofino? Camogli is my favourite place is Liguria as the buildings are colourful; it is by the sea; beautiful to walk around; it has a beach; the restaurants and bars are fabulous, and there are not lots of tourists, even in the height of summer.
Why you should visit Camogli instead of Portofino?
The difference between Portofino and Camogli is Camogli is bigger than Portofino. You can walk around for longer and there is more to see.
Portofino’s prices are a lot higher in the bars, restaurants, shops and to park. Camogli’s prices are regular Italian town prices.
To get to Portofino you can drive, but you cannot get the train there. You can get the train to Santa Margherita and then you would have to get a bus to Portofino. To get to Camogli you can drive or take the train.
In the summer Portofino is full of tourists, Camogli is full of locals and some tourists.
Why You Should Visit Camogli in Winter
We went to Camogli in January and we were very lucky with the weather. It was a glorious day, sun shining and the temperature at 15*C in the sun.
In the winter months, of course, it can rain and be cold, but if you go on a sunny day it will still be nice, even if it is cold.
We even sat outside when we had lunch. The restaurant we went to had a fantastic sea view and of the church.
Not all the restaurants, bars and gelato shops (ice-cream) are open, but enough are open for a selection.
The beach is packed up for the winter, so you can have a walk on the beach, as in the summer it is full of sun loungers.
It is great for taking photos and it is very quiet and if the sun is out you will get some really good photos without any people in them.
The day we went I felt very calm and relaxed as it was very quiet and tranquil. It was a sunny day so that always makes you feel happy!
Why You Should Visit Camogli in Summer
Camogli in Summer is lovely, as the small town is buzzing, you can sit on the beach, go for a swim and all the bars, restaurants and shops are open.
This is one place I love to go to in the summer months as you can still have a wonderful day without it feeling like it is too busy.
You can read more about Camogli in the summer by reading ‘Camogli a Hidden Gem in Liguria Italy’.
- Weather: Winter 5*C – 13*C/ Summer 20*C – 30*C
- Language: Italian, some English spoken
- Currency: Euro
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