Portofino is the hotspot for the rich and famous, but nature lovers will also get their money’s worth here!
Portofino is quite possibly the most enchanting spot on the entire Ligurian Riviera. It is a marvellous escape from the usual tourist diet of museums, cathedrals, and palaces. Once a simple fishing village, Portofino has long since been taken over by wealthy escapist. Its outward appearance, however, remains much the same as it did when 19th-century artists first discovered it.
With its just under 500 inhabitants, the manageable village on the Ligurian coast should not be underestimated: designer boutiques, luxurious yachts and first-class hotels make Portofino the perfect location for the rich and famous. But it’s not just luxury that makes this place so special and unique. These colourful pictures invite you to dream and might even awaken a feeling of wanderlust in you.
Portofino enchants not only with its picturesque and idyllic location directly at the sea that is surrounded by beautiful nature but also with its countless colourful little houses located directly at the harbour. Pine, olive and cypress groves shape the picture here as well as the many colourful houses that adorn the delightful natural harbour. It is the overall picture that makes this place so unique and beautiful.
Attractions in Portofino
See, be amazed and enjoy – this is what you should do during your visit to Portofino. If you have some time, you should take a small tour of the picturesque coastal village.
San Giorgio and Castello Brown
Santa Maria Assunta lighthouse and lighthouse
Hike through nature
From Milan by train in 2 hours and 35 minutes. One-way fares start from as little as €12.-
From Genoa by train in 1 hour and 20 minutes. One-way fares start from as little as €5.-
From Florence by train in 5 hours and 15 minutes. One-way fares start from as little as €17.-
By car – getting around by car is rather difficult because of the narrow winding roads and problems with parking.
When to go
Portofino is at its liveliest in the warm season when the outdoor cafés are open, and the harbour is full of yachts. Good weather is essential to fully enjoy Portofino.
Where to stay
One of the most luxurious hotels on the Riviera with a noted restaurant overlooking everything.
The Belmond Splendido Mare offers a front-row view of the scenic bay of Portofino and a taste of harbour life.