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Portofino



Introduction of Portofino
Village in Genova province, Liguria region, NWItaly, on the Mediterranean Sea 16mi SE of Genoa. Itis a fishing and tourist center. Nearby is the monasteryof Cervara, dating from 1361. Francis I of Francewas held prisoner in it by the Holy Roman EmperorCharles V after the battle of Pavia in 1525. Thechurch of St. Giorgio contains what are said to be relicsof St. George, who probably lived in the fourthcentury and who became the patron saint of Genoa aswell as England . The relics were brought here by crusadersfrom the Holy Land . The town is now a majorresort on the Italian Riviera.Village in Genova province, Liguria region, NWItaly, on the Mediterranean Sea 16mi SE of Genoa. Itis a fishing and tourist center. Nearby is the monasteryof Cervara, dating from 1361. Francis I of Francewas held prisoner in it by the Holy Roman EmperorCharles V after the battle of Pavia in 1525. Thechurch of St. Giorgio contains what are said to be relicsof St. George, who probably lived in the fourthcentury and who became the patron saint of Genoa aswell as England . The relics were brought here by crusadersfrom the Holy Land . The town is now a majorresort on the Italian Riviera.

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