Perfectly poised on its own peninsula, in the heart of the Italian Riviera, Portofino is a charming coastal village that really is as pretty as a picture. Its yacht-filled harbour and luxury hotels have earned its place as an exclusive holiday destination, attracting the rich and famous for many years. Walking the waterfront and the lanes, you will find impressive boutiques, jewellers, and art galleries. Head into the Piazza Martiri Dell’Olivetta, Portofino’s main square, lined with seafood restaurants, fishing boats, and pastel-coloured buildings, of yellow, red, and green, all facing the sea. Visit the underwater statue of Christ of the Abyss, witness the view from the Church of San Giorgio, or wander up to the Castello Brown Museum. Another great way to take in the beauty of this Mediterranean fishing port is from the sea, hopping on a taxi boat for a leisurely ride.
Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino
Given the long list of celebrities to have sipped cocktails on its terraces and danced in its piano bar, it’s hard to imagine that the Splendido was once a monastery, albeit way back in the 16th century. Today and for some time [...]View Hotel