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portofino: art and culture

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San Martino Church

Built in the 12th century in Lombard-Romanesque style but modified in the 19th, the Parish Church of San Martino is located in the oldest part of Portofino.
It features an important masterpiece by wood sculptor Anton Maria Maragliano, representing the Deposition of Christ, and a precious organ of 1679 by Tomaso Roccatagliata.

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San Giorgio Church

According to a commemorative stone inside the building, this church was built in Romanesque style in 1154, but it was renovated in late 17th century.
San Giorgio church was completely destroyed during World War II and once more rebuilt during the 50’s in Baroque style.
Some of the supposed relics of Saint George, Patron Saint of Portofino, are guarded inside the church.

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Brown Castle

Standing on Roman foundations the first structure was built in 1425. During 16th century it was built up in order to increase the protection of the village against pirates incursions.
It later became known as Castle Brown, named after Montague Yeats Brown, British Counsel in Genoa, its owner from 1867 to 1949.
Since 1961, when it was donated to the Municipality of Portofino, the castle is set for events and exhibitions while the storybook gardens and dreamy terraces surrounding the building offer an extraordinary panorama of Portofino.

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The Park Museum - International Sculpture Centre

Located just below the church of Saint George, in the green area sloping down towards the wharf, it houses many masterpieces by important contemporary international artists that can be viewed walking in small steep park with beautiful views of Portofino.

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Art
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Church s.martino

Dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, is located in the area ...

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Sports
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Sailing

The Italian Yacht Club has its own summer home in ...

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History
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According to Pliny the Elder, the village of Portofino was founded during the Roman Empire under the name of Portus ...

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Curiosities
about Portofino

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In 1995 Portofino was

as the location of the film Beyond the Clouds shot ...

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Cristoforo Colombo Genoa Airport
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