You will find the village of Portofino nestled in a snug harbour on a rocky outcropping along the Ligurian coast. One of the most desired yachting spots in the Mediterranean, its pink and ochre-colored buildings and cobblestone streets are framed by hills covered with pine and olive trees, all centered around a picturesque marina where fishing boats and super yachts share the space. The view from the harbour is unforgettable.
Surprisingly little has changed since the 1950’s and 60’s, when it became the place to go for celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and even Winston Churchill. Today it’s still an essential stop for billionaires with mega-yachts like Paul Allen and Steven Spielberg. Portofino and its alluring surroundings have been protected areas since 1935, and the flora, birds, underwater life and architecture have remained largely undisturbed.