Welcome, dear Lykkers, to the jewel of the Ligurian coast—Portofino! Often likened to the Wall Street of this enchanting stretch of coastline, Portofino beckons the elite to revel in their own radiance.

Portofino is a visual spectacle. Its harbor resembles a scene from an artist's vibrant imagination, while its pristine waters could rival the sparkle of a diamond. Situated just 25 kilometers from Genoa, Portofino embodies the essence of the "Dolce Vita" – a sentiment immortalized by Dalida and her 1959 hit.


How to Get to Portofino, Italy:

By Air:Your aerial gateways to this coastal paradise are Cristoforo Colombo Airport in Genoa and Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa. Upon arrival, you can either rent a car or hail a cab to Portofino.

From Genoa Airport (GOA):

By Car: A quick 45-minute drive separates Genoa from Portofino.

By Public Transit: Catch a train to Santa Margherita Ligure, then hop on a bus or taxi to reach Portofino.

From Pisa Airport (PSA):

By Car: Prepare for a scenic 2-hour journey from Pisa to Portofino.

By Public Transit: Board a train to Santa Margherita Ligure, followed by a bus or taxi ride to Portofino.

Best Time to Visit Portofino:

In our experience, the golden months for sun-seekers are from April to October, with July and August boasting the warmest temperatures, perfect for soaking up the Mediterranean sun. For those who prefer cooler weather, January and February offer crisp air, ideal for cozying up with an espresso.

One day in Portofino | Travel vlog

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One Day Itinerary for Portofino:

If you're limited to just one day in Portofino, make the most of your time by focusing on the town's main attractions.

Begin your day with a stroll around the harbor, taking in the colorful boats and luxurious yachts.

Visit Castello Brown, a historic castle offering panoramic views of the town and coastline.

Open hours: 10 AM-4:30 PM, Hours may differ

Contact Number:+39 375 791 8926

Entry fee: $5.41

Castello Brown

Head to the Piazzetta, the town's main square, for a coffee or gelato while enjoying some people-watching.

Indulge in a seafood lunch at one of Portofino's upscale restaurants.

Spend the afternoon shopping at high-end boutiques or exploring the charming streets.

Where to Stay in Portofino:

We recommend the Olives Bay Terrace in Portofino. Located just a 13-minute walk from Spiaggia dell' Olivetta and 1.2 miles from Paraggi Beach, this place offers air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony, complimentary WiFi, and access to an outdoor patio.

The cozy retreat features a bedroom, bathroom, flat-screen TV with streaming services, dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen. Guests can also enjoy the solarium and barbecue facilities, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway, as evidenced by its impressive 9.8 rating.

Portofino beckons our beloved Lykkers to indulge in a world of luxury and natural splendor along the Ligurian coast. With its captivating harbor, breathtaking landscapes, and opulent amenities, Portofino promises an experience like no other.

Whether you're yearning for a lavish retreat or a charming seaside escape, Portofino offers a magical haven that will capture your heart and leave you longing for more. So, dear Lykkers, pack your bags, embark on this enchanting adventure, and immerse yourselves in the irresistible allure of Portofino.