Walking the Red Carpet to Portofino

We didn’t notice it at first…Arriving at the train station eager to find our hotel and get settled, it just missed our attention. Admittedly I had simply  scanned over some brief details about Santa Margherita and Portofino before our trip. Only the essentials such as the train route from Genoa and the booking of the accommodation were planned.  The destination was Italy… The Italian Riviera..The adventure of this trip was going to be discovery in situ.

Our key card in our pockets, our back packs ( Our first major holiday with back-packs. Very liberating. Loved the freedom it enabled ) safe in our hotel room, we could now start our exploration…We walked to the sea front not far from where we would be staying….And there it was…A Red Carpet…Endless… A bright red path….pointing to our destination….pointing towards Portofino. At first we thought it was painted on the pavement but on close inspection we could  see that it was a thin durable ( it needs to be) material..A carpet all the same. A red one at that!

It took  us one and half hours to walk to Portofino.  The  red carpet acting as our own personal guide…We walked at our own pace  taking in the magnificient view of the clear blue sea on one side and emerald green hills on the other. We didn’t care about the sun-rays that  seem to hit us directly…nor did we mind the twenty somethings hurriedly  passing us some showing a slight impatience at our stroll. ” One cannot hurry the red carpet”  I wanted to say.

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That’s me …walking the red carpet

We stopped half way to have a relaxing cold drink to quench our thirst. Just before arriving at our world-famous and awfully glamorous destination we walked up the stone steps to a steep hill  passing  through a small wood still walking the red carpet. The peaceful atmosphere , the chirping of the birds and the crickets, a pleasant breeze , the tall pine trees belied the fact that Portofino was now only  five minutes walk away.

There it was…Portofino…Breathtaking….Its cobbled Piazetta overlooking the harbour famous for being frequented by the super-yachts and the super-stars… Beautiful villas dotted across the hills. No photograph could do it justice. We both agreed on that..

 

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A  Portofino Villa with a view!

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Love at first sight..Portofino
We checked  the ferry times  running between Portofino and Santa Margherita and made a mental note of it.We still had several hours until the last one.It was time to explore.

One doesn’t need a super yacht..a super villa..whatever the extreme rich  and famous may have to feel special.

But a Red carpet always helps….

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