Head for the Med? Lotus 7 Club Italia’s Portofino Meeting Sept 19//20

Now in its third edition, Roberto Rizzo tells us that the team is working to make this year’s event better than ever!  The Portofino Meeting has always been one of the most successful meetings of Lotus 7 Club Italia, and the team is keen to invite Seven owners from around the world to join in. 

“The spirit will be the same as usual, exactly what one could expect from a Seven meeting in Italy! First of all a lot of driving along beautiful scenic roads, between the Maritime Alps and the Ligurean Sea.  And if this is not Italian enough we add picturesque old towns on the sea, with colourful houses, delicious local food, and of course –even if Phil doesn’t agree, read his article on the side!- a lot of wine.

Again if you think this is not enough, remember that in Liguria in September the average temperature is high enough to enjoy a bath in the sea or in the hotel’s swimming pool, and the sun is strong enough to gently dry you while you indulge on a chaise longue on the beach.

The program of the meeting is roughly to gather at the meeting point (that will be communicated a few days before the meeting), then we drive along the meeting route, with a few breaks, and of course a big lunch. The route will end at the hotel, where we’re expected to arrive in mid-afternoon. So you have time for a little rest, or to take a bath!

Before the dinner, we’ve organized an “aperitivo” in the hotel patio, so we can have some informal social time with the other guests.

The dinner also will be in the hotel’s restaurant. So you will not have the hassle to drive back to the hotel, and you won’t feel guilty drinking a couple of glasses of wine. I must add that the hotel’s restaurant is one of my favourite restaurants in the area…

On Sunday we will have a shorter drive in the area, to leave some spare time for sightseeing or going to the beach. The meeting will end with the final lunch on Sunday.

Prices & conditions

The price is €260,00 for the driver and €180,00 for the passenger (which means, at the present exchange rates £187,00 and £130,00).

The price includes:

  • Registration to the meeting

  • Saturday lunch

  • Saturday aperitivo

  • Saturday dinner

  • Stay in 4-star hotel

  • Private parking in the hotel

  • Sunday lunch

(the meals included: water, wine or optional beer and coffee).

Please note that the room availability is limited. The first people who register will be assigned a room in the main hotel. When the rooms will be finished we will send you to nearby hotels, but prices or hotel category might change.

If you have any special need (attend to 1 day only, sleep in a different hotel, etc), please contact roberto.rizzo@lotus7club.it for a personalized quote.

Interested?  The registration form can be found at: http://www.lotus7club.it/en/portofino

What? Drive to Italy for just a weekend?

We understand that it is a long drive from England to Italy. So we will be happy to provide a few suggestions for a longer stay.  Just send us an email and we’ll be happy to advise

We also have contacts with a shipping company which can arrange for your car to be transported down to Italy, if you don’t fancy the drive.  Again, send us an email and we’ll be happy to put you in contact.



Email: Roberto.rizzo@lotus7club.it