In the heart of the Italian Riviera, on the Ligurian Sea lies a coastal town with a tranquil crescent harbor with a hill of olive groves and small vineyardsin its background. It’s called Portofino.
Portofino is featured on many postal cards and the town itself is just as pictured: beautiful in shape and color, its harbor cradled by a piazzawhich in turn is rimmed by tiny pastel houses, yellow, green and blue.
Portofino’s birth is hidden in the mist of the Roman era when it was known by the name given it by Plinius the historian –Portus Delphini, Dolphin’s Harbor. Only 500 peoplelive in Portofino –fishing families, shop owners, people with hotels or restaurants, a few who work in Genoa. The elderly are perched on the doorsteps, many of the women doing lacework, the men staring out at the sea.Book the experience ↗