Colorful summer villas in Portofino

Portofino & Italian Riviera Coast Tour, Portofino


Discover Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, and San Fruttuoso, three picturesque villages in the heart of Portofino Natural Park. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll start with a walk through the elegant town of Santa Margherita Ligure, known for its painted facades, lush gardens, charming villas, and picturesque fishing harbor.

Continue to beautiful Portofino, a small fishing village now the center of the region’s elite tourism. Arriving by boat is the best way to admire the town’s dramatic beauty, with its arch of colorful houses crowning a tiny port. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride along the coast, then explore Portofino’s Piazzetta, a small square overlooking the sea with plenty of elegant restaurants and boutiques.

Next, you’ll take a ferry along the wild coast of Portofino Marine Reserve to reach San Fruttuoso, a medieval abbey built right on the pebble beach. The FAI (Italian National Trust) restored and protected the sanctuary, and you can only reach it by boot or on foot. Enjoy San Fruttuoso’s untouched beauty with just a few fisher houses and a couple of nice restaurants on the beach. 

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Fare tredici (Italian for 'hit the jackpot') with this amazing 13-day itinerary of the Cinque Terre coastline. Hike between small villages on a stunning coastal path, snorkel to see the incredible Christ of the Abyss statue and sunbathe on rocky beaches in Portofino. Explore Genoa's maritime history & medieval downtown, then end in Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower and go wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside.