Portofino is a stunningly beautiful fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline, southeast of Genoa city. Pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts.
Castello Brown and Santa Margherita Ligure
A path leads from the Piazzetta to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea. Be sure to visit nearby Santa Margherita Ligure – known to locals simply as “Santa”. It’s just as picturesque as Portofino.
Private Cooking Class: Old Mill, Portofino
Under the guidance of the local chef, learn to prepare typical Ligurian recipes in a unique location soaked in the Mediterranean vegetation just above Portofino village. You will be fascinated by the wild side of Portofino and learn how abandoned lands have been recovered with great passion to create this responsible tourism experience.
Snorkel Tour in Paraggi Bayo
Don a snorkel mask and fins for a below-water tour in the unspoiled Bay of Paraggi near Portofino. With a guide, you’ll slip into the clear water of Niasca to discover the underwater treasure around the sandy beach. Known for its life-rich seabed, the bay is home to a wealth of flora and fauna including a meadow of the Mediterranean posidonia seagrass. Equipment is provided. Just bring your bathing suit and a sense of adventure.
Rent an E-Bike
Walk the streets of the city or rent an e-bike to explore the Ligurian Riviera in a practical, fast way. It’s a great way to breathe in nature, bypass traffic, and it’s without the hassle of parking the car.
The ultimate way to enjoy Portofino is to charter a LUX-Yacht for the day or for weekly cruises. You’ll float around the marine-protected area and enjoy local specialty food cooked by your boat’s Commander. It’s a luxurious way to really imbibe the spirit of Portofino in the summer.