A perfectly coiffed, charming fishing village and seaside resort on the Italian Riviera, lined with designer boutiques and art galleries, Portofino exudes an air of serenity and is one of the most photogenic ports in the Mediterranean. The small, picturesque harbor, located in the province of Genoa, is well known for its pastel painted buildings that line the shore.
The Hotel Splendido, a peaches and cream villa on the hillside above the port, is heaven on earth with a glorious terrace, swimming pool, botanical gardens and Vladi, the flamboyant piano player with a flair for fashion and a heart of gold.
The Small List
- Belmond Hotel Splendido - One of the best hotels in Portofino with its luxury yachts bobbing at anchor. belmond.com
- Restaurante Puny - Wonderfully situated on the piazza with amazingly fresh seafood and homemade pasta with pesto. Hand yourself over to Signore Puny and have a wonderful time. Phone: +39 0185 269037
- Winterose Portofino - A very well stocked wine shop and a small, but cosy wine bar. Here in the most private and romantic corner of Portofino you will find the best Italian wines, the most exclusive champagne and a careful selection of the best cheese and ham production. winteroseportofino.it
- Vladi Gatto - Pianist and Entertainer Extraordinaire at La Terrazza Restaurant at Belmond Hotel Splendido. belmond.com