Ranked #5 in Italy Tourism
Portofino is a beautiful fishing village and resort in Italy renowned for its splendid harbor and noteworthy sights. The village is frequented by many celebrities, which increases its popularity.
Things to do in Portofino
Portofino offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities. The view from the harbor is picturesque and the nearby beaches like Paraggi Beach, Lavagna, camogli and Chiavari are must see places. Castello Brown located in Portofino is another important place to visit. It is a museum that offers fascinating views of the harbor and sea. It is home to a nice garden, where you can take photos.
Christ of the Abyss, the submerged bronze statue of Christ is located in Portofino. Church of St. Martin, Oratory of Santa Maria Assunta and Church of St. George are other important places to visit in Portofino. Church of Martin is an old-fashioned elegant church belonging to the 11th century. You can enjoy a casual stroll around it.
Portofino Regional Park has numerous hiking trails and offers spectacular views. You can find a wide variety of trees, bushes, wildflowers and grasslands here.
Portofino is the best place to relax. You can walk casually around the village and enjoy the sea views. There are 20 dive sites and you can contact the local dive agencies to enjoy diving in any of these sites. Swimming and boating are allowed in some areas only, as the coastline is very rugged and steep in some areas.
You can find a lot of restaurants around Portofino harbor, each serving a range of regional delicacies. From fine Italian dining to comfort food, you can find plenty of options. Pizzeria El Portico is one of the best restaurants here that serve great food. You can relish a unique white variety wine in this region.
How to get to Portofino
Christopher Columbus Airport in Genoa is the nearest major airport to Portofino. From the airport, you can rent a car. It takes around an hour to reach the village. You can also take train from Genoa to reach Portofino. From Santa Marherita Ligure, boats and buses are available to the village. The world famous leaning tower of Pisa is just 2 hours from Portofino.