During our stay in this region of Italy, we spent most of our time in Santa Margherita, which turned out to be absolutely perfect for us. It was definitely bigger than Portofino (= more options when it comes to hotels, beaches, restaurants and bars) but still a little town with that Italian charm. I have to admit that the food we had during our stay – in general – was not as good as the food I’ve had in many other regions of Italy unfortunately. But this was sort of made up for by how incredibly beautiful this part of the coast is. Don’t miss the beautiful walk from Santa Margherita to Portofino! The taxis are ridiculously expensive for the short drive (about 5-10 min) and it’s a shame to miss the wonderful views while walking (takes about 40 min - 1h). You can also catch the ferry!
HOTEL BLU DI TE 🏠
This was one of the best hotel experiences of my life. It is absolutely adorable with the most charming and tasteful decoration (I wanted to take both the sofa and the mirrors with me back home), reasonable prices, wonderful service, delicious drinks and dinner and the most incredible breakfast I’ve ever had at a hotel in this price range. You can really feel how much these people care about the hotel and that comes across in so many ways. During 2019 I also heard rumours that a rooftop and a pool might be opening… Via Favale 30, Santa Margherita.
This region is famous for their focaccia and here we found some of the best examples of this! Via Jacopo Ruffini 26, Santa Margherita.
LA CESARINA 🍴
Simple pasta dishes, including a delicious pesto lasagna (which you’ll find at many restaurants around town) and a typical Italian atmosphere. Via Goffredo Mameli 2, Santa Margherita.