You are looking for a romantic getaway, with the sun and the sea, then look no further than the Italian Riviera of Portofino along the Ligurian coast. Portofino and peace are synonymous with each other as this little coastal town offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, perfectly in place with colorful houses that serve as an incredible backdrop for vacationers and lovers alike.
Let this little fishing village not fool you, as Portofino is known to be the home of some of the wealthiest people. Celebrities often flocking here for a little la dolce vita, with some of the world’s richest owning posh villas in this part of the world. Here’s what you can do on your travels to the luxurious destination.
How To Get There
If you’re taking the plane, the nearest airport would be the Genoa Airport, around 45 kilometers from Portofino. Airport shuttles take you to the Genoa Brignole railway station, from where you can take the train to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino, the main station at the town. Alternatively, you can also take a boat ride or the car to Portofino from Genoa.
Things To Do In Portofino
Portofino is a small town, the best way to experience it is by walking through the streets and enjoying the little cafes and luxury stores along the way. The Piazzetta or the small square in the center is a good place to get a view of the sea and the boats, while sipping Nostralino, the local white wine.
If you are up for a hike, then walking to the Sun Church of St. George and the Castello Brown (castle) is a great way to see the bay, the villas, the lighthouse and of course, many picture worthy panoramas.
Renting a boat and getting a private tour of the coast, and the cliffs, especially all the glorious celebrity villas tucked along the way is another wonderful way to see Portofino. You can also stop by and walk along the narrow lanes to truly avail an authentic experience.
If you enjoy exploring and hiking, then the Portofino Regional Park is just the place for you. Full of Mediterranean delights, the park is perfect for hikers all year round. You can walk along the coast or even walk under shade; the park and its diversity won’t disappoint you. The option of a tour with an environmental guide is also available, if you want to get to know the biodiversity of the region even better.
The Portofino Marine Park is another fun activity for those who love being outdoors. Diving and kayaking are popular in the park, but you can choose from the list of activities offered to enjoy by this stunning park at its natural best.
Portofino is a mix of luxury and nature, with plenty of options for activities as well as leisure. From high end brands to hiking friendly terrains, this coastal town has a little bit of something for everybody.
These homes and villas beside the sea in the water will make you feel like in Venice.