Travel from Genoa to Portofino and discover hidden delights
Most seasoned travellers know Portofino on the Italian Riviera as a swanky coastal village filled with super yachts, designer boutiques and trend setters. But, look a little deeper and you will find a host of off-the-beaten track spots to explore for the intrepid traveller.
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Step off your flight and take the family to the VIP lounge. Relax over cups of cappuccino and plates of traditional Italian Biscotti. Our white-glove Meet and Greet Team will soon find you there and escort you to your Lamborghini Urus, glistening in bold red in the car park. The Urus offers 4 doors and seating for 5 people in a luxurious interior, finished in the world’s finest leather. There is ample space for luggage and sporting gear. Our team will ensure that you are fully familiar with the technology of the car before leaving you to set off on your trip.
Drive from Genoa to Portofino
The drive from Genoa to the coastal village of Portofino is a distance of 35km, and takes a leisurely one hour along the magnificent A12 road. The Urus offers the driver a choice of six Drive Modes including STRADA for comfort, CORSA for maximum performance, NEVE for slippery off-roads and EGO which allows you to define your own driving style. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems offer advanced road awareness and safety features.
Do some diving in Portofino
For those who love the sea and diving, Portofino has a world famous dive site – the Christ of the Abyss, known locally as Cristo degli Abissi. This massive statue of Christ was submerged and cemented to the sea floor of the Mediterranean over 50 years ago. It commemorates Dario Gonzetti, and the first Italian divers to use SCUBA gear, who died during a dive near the spot in 1950.
Drive to the local dive shop in Portofino and get all the information and gear that you need. The statue is 2.5m tall and stands in around 15m of water, so this is an easy dive for the family. The sight is quite amazing as you swim downwards and see the massive Christ standing with his outstretched arms in the crystal clear blue water, on a rocky outcrop covered in green moss.After drying off, enjoy brunch at the Da O Batti restaurant, just off the main square. It is famous for freshly prepared scampi, smothered in lemon, butter and herb sauce.
Visit an Abbey that can only be reached by sea or foot
After cruising along the A12 and being thrilled by the roar of the engine, take a break and explore by boat. Park your Lamborghini Urus for passer’s by to admire and set off with a local fisherman to the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. It is located in a small bay, nestling under a steep wooded hill and can only be reached by sea or along a hiking trail. This beautiful white washed building was built in the 10th Century and features an ancient Roman cloister and a fascinating history museum.
Drive to Rapello and take a ride on the cable car
Drive to Rapello, a short distance away. Here you will find the Rapallo Funicular, a great treat for the children. The cable car takes you up the mountain, offering breathtaking views over the Bay. Visit the magnificent Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro, built in the mid 1500’s.
When you come back down, drive to the sea front and relax at Pizzeria Nettuno, a fun pizzeria with sea views. It offers a fabulous choice of creative pizza as well as ‘pinsa’, smaller pizzas ideal for the kids.
Head back to Genoa in your Lamborghini Urus
Now is the time to test the breathtaking speed of your Lamborghini Urus, This beauty sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds. Drive back to Genoa and spend the night at the exclusive NH Collection Genova Marina. It is located in the Old Port Area, surrounded by water and small boats.
We will collect your car when you are ready to return home. If you are travelling on to another city or even another country, do not let car hire logistics concern you. Our exclusive one-way service allows you to take deliver in one city or country and leave the car for collection in another.