Portofino is a pretty little fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Typically to Italy, the beautifully colored buildings makes for beautiful photos.
In my opinion Portofino is definitely worth a visit, especially if you want to include it as part of a trip to other places in Italy (as suggested below). To the question of spending a night in Portofino, I would say yes if you can afford it. Visiting Portofino is a nice day trip. However there are so much to do, and spending a night in the magical Portofino can be a very romantic gesture.
Picture yourself having lunch on the terrace of a beautiful hotel. Enjoying the view from the hotel at dinner… Listening to “I found my love in Portofino”…
This is what dreams are made of.
The Belmond Splendido Mare Hotel is getting very positive feedback from visitors and high ratings. You might consider this as an option. Especially if you’re looking for a romantic place to stay.
Be your own travel agent, and book a fantastic multi-day tour: Explore Portofino and discover the beauty of the Cinque Terre.
The Cinque Terre is a group of 5 seaside villages in the Italian Riviera. They are famous for their colorful houses and vineyards on steep terraces along the Mediterranean Ocean. This beautiful part of the Liguria region boasts with pretty harbors filled with fishing boats and trattorias where you can enjoy the best Italian seafood specialties.
The Cinque Terre includes: 1) Monterosso al Mare; 2) Vernazza; 3) Corniglia; 4) Manarola; and 5) Riomaggiore.
The famous Sentiero Azzurro cliffside hiking trail links the villages and you will struggle to get these awesome vistas anywhere else. Walking the Sentiero Azzurro hiking trail is a bucket list item for anyone loving outdoor hiking.
Although Portofino is not part of the official Cinque Terre, you can book a tour that includes both. Depending on the amount of time you have, you can also include a trip to the Amalfi Coast and discover Positano, Sorrento, Capri and so much more..
When asking the question: Which is better Portofino or Cinque Terre? The answer is: They are all in a class of their own. In my opinion if you can do both, do it. The distance between the two is 73,9 km (approx. 1 hr. 26 min) via A12/E80.
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The best time to visit Portofino in Italy is from June to September, when you will have pleasant temperature and limited to very little rainfall.
The nearest major airport to Portofino is the Christopher Columbus airport (Aeroporto Christoforo Colombo di Genova) in Genoa (GOA).