Portofino, one of the eight wonders of the world!
Portofino is one of the most popular seaside destinations! Back in the '60s and '70s international stars such as Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Clark Gable, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minelli and many others, regularly used to moke their holiday here.
Portofino in Liguria, stretches for just 2 km in length and is always called the "Piazzetta"! In the summer it turns into a veritable open-air living room, surrounded by windows of the workshop's most famous and beautiful ships moored to its shore.
Walking along Via Roma, Molo Umberto I and Calata Marconi, you will find shops of Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Emilio Pucci and others. Among the typical Ligurian alleyways, there are even shops of local artists and painters who sell their works.
One of the most appreciated features of Portofino, in addition to its beauty and elegance is its great restaurants, where you can taste specialties of fresh fish, especially prawns, shrimps and lobsters.
A dinner in one of the beautiful terraces of the restaurants in the area, a few meters from the sea, overlooking a beautiful sunset will make you forget all stress and worry of every day life!
If you fancy a stroll in the evening, we suggest you to visit the Brown Castle, a building of 1870, now home of the British consul Sir Montague Yeats Brown, which offers panoramic views across the bay and the Gulf of Tigullio.
The Ligurian Sea is a very clean, where it is not strange to see dolphins, whales, starfish and many other protected species. The backdrops are great for fans of diving. In the Bay of San Fruttuoso, you will see, at 18 meters depth, the Christ of the Abyss.