The prettiest fishing village you will ever see.
Nestled in a natural harbour on the Italian Riviera, where no new construction was allowed since 1935, Portofino is the most picturesque mediterranean village. The sight of the dense greenery hills combined with the spectacular views on the Mediterranean sea makes the landscape so complete. Portofino became famous in the 1950s with the beautiful song by Fred Buscaglione “Love in Portofino” (also sung by many singers from Andrea Bocelli, Paul Anka to Dalida).
When to go: From MAY to early OCTOBER is ideal for wheather conditions.
Where to stay: Belmond Hotel Splendido, Splendido Mare, Eight Hotel Portofino, Piccolo Hotel Portofino or any other hotel nearby.
What to do: Lunch at La Cantina (i.e. located in the bay behind Portofino, a boat shuttle can take you there), aperitivo at Winterose or at the legendary Splendido hotel to enjoy the view from above, diner at Puny is an absolute must. Alternatives to Puny includes Ö Magazìn, Da I Gemelli or La Langosteria located on a nice sand beach in Paraggi.
Lazy around: Have a nice walk on the harbour eating a Gelato, visit Castello Brown, shop in Santa Margherita little streets, stand up paddle in Paraggi, hike & bike, or take a ferry to go to Cinque Terre.