Love me in Liguria: the charming Portofino

Love me in Liguria: the charming Portofino

An enchanted place hidden in a bay nestled between the green of the promontory and the blue of the sea. Here you are, Portofino.

A small historic village with an indescribable charm: this is what made it one of the most famous places and areas around the world. The old colored houses alternate with large boutiques, while in the old square, there are delightful restaurants and trendy cafés. Portofino, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is a marina where every year they attack shipowners and yachts from everywhere, political characters, football players and famous filmmakers.

«Portofino is a flavour of sea air and beauty. Sitting on the similarly named headland and neatly gathered around the bright Piazzetta of the centre, it has the innate charm of all beautiful things: proud, almost unreal, never boring, never flaunting itself. The bay caresses the coloured houses in a sweet half-moon embrace, while mirroring the water in front – a little vain, a little carefree. The streets of the centre are a maze of surprises; the fleeting glimpse of Castello Brown (Castle Brown) above our heads, the shadow of a yacht decked out for a party, the golden sign of a luxury boutique. A story of charm and stars, a profile of daily life in seaside towns, of elegance and disarming allure. Two souls of a single heart are what bind Portofino to its land, those who have left their mark in every street, in every brick and now also in us. The Marina with its small harbour, jagged coastline and hidden coves, the blue dappled sea, the little restaurants with their white tablecloths, the flickering light of candles. They are snapshots of the “dolce vita”, they are images of smart clothes and expensive champagne. But over there, hidden between the rocks and the sea, there are still those old stone stairways leading to the water, there is the richness of nature that gives us an intertwined vegetation which creaks with life under the soles of our shoes. It’s a life suspended between two worlds.»