Direct In Italy: +39 338 351 6912

Toll Free: 1-866-779-2565

Whatsapp Get us on WhatsApp: +39 338 351 6912

Portofino, Italian Riviera, Italy

Portofino

Cities and Towns in Liguria

Portofino is an exclusive resort on Italy’s Ligurian coast. It has a glitzy reputation as a playground for the rich and famous and a first glance will certainly confirm this view. The brightly coloured buildings eventually yield to a harbour filled with oversized yachts and surrounded by fashionable restaurants and bars. Yet scratch the surface and you will find that underneath it all, there is still a charming little fishing village to be found.
 
Of course it has to be said that a trip to Portofino does not come cheap. The exclusive eateries and boutiques, which so often play host to wealthy movie stars, have prices that will make your eye pop-out in true cartoon style.  Yet if you can cope with the pressure on your wallet, Portofino’s tranquil setting will do its best to make sure you forget all about your bank account.
 
What isn’t in dispute is Portofino’s charm and there is plenty to admire, even for mere mortals without bulging wallets. The clear waters, the rugged cliffs that plunge into the waters below, and the little rocky inlets and beaches frame the town, and make it as easy on the eye as some of its more famous visitors.
 
With such pretty scenery in abundance the opportunity to give your credit card a time out and head off into the countryside should not be missed. There are some great walks around Portofino and a number of paths take you from the town and up into the surrounding hillside. Along the way you will stroll past olive groves and pine trees before reaching the top where, high about the town, you can discover excellent views of the coast.
 
All of this is likely to induce a thirst and a popular activity in Portofino is whiling away an hour or two over a drink in one of the cafes near the harbour. Many a contented afternoon can be passed watching the boats come and go with the sun on your back.
 
Portofino is very much a destination for a day trip due to its size and relatively high costs. It can be fully explored in a few hours and its cozy size breeds familiarity quickly.  Yet it is the town’s undeniable natural beauty that makes it a must see, just bear in mind that you might need to do some serious saving if you fancy a longer stay.

For more information about getting to Portofino and our small group and private tours that can get you there as well as take you around to some of the other beautiful areas on the coast,  get in touch with us today and write or phone our team!

team@italyvacationspecialists.com 

 

Map

 
asasas

Recommended Tours

Other Nearby Properties

 

QUICK ENQUIRY FORM

Search Your Tour

Keywords

Search In

Incredible Experiences in Italy for Exceptional Prices

Client Testimonials

As a travel agent, but also a traveler to Italy, thee is no other company I would recommend than the Italy Vacation Specialists. Not only do they really care about what they are doing, they also really know Italy and try to educate many people about ways they can best see the country and not fall into tourist traps.

I have been on 4 trips with the IVS team, firstly when they did my first 2 trips for me and then when I went on their Fam trips for Travel Agents which are educational trips for agents. Nobody does Italy like the IVS team and what I have learned is you can actually save a lot of money by working with this company.

- Laura Chomiak, Travel Agent Read More

Resources

Video Gallery