Written by Missy Johnston
Known as the “Pearl of the Riviera,” Portofino, Italy is a popular port for those seeking a fashionable and chic spot to visit on a luxury yacht charter. Come into the small “downtown” Portofino Harbor either stern-to along the quay, find a slip in the small marina, or anchor just off the mouth of the harbor in the National Park. But plan ahead, as docking or anchoring requires early reservations in order to get a spot. It is well worth the planning, however. This traditional Italian fishing village is sure to impress with its beachside cliffs and Tuscan-colored villas when visiting Portofino on a private yacht charter.
Hop ashore for a quick visit or take your time soaking in the slower pace of life. Visit the many chic shops and boutiques selling luxury wares from Dior and Prada or perhaps shop for some handmade souvenirs. Then, take a walk from the main square on the southern side of the harbor and visit the Church of St. George, Brown Castle and the lighthouse. Soak in the spectacular views of Portofino Harbor, the gorgeous villas, and the Ligurian Sea. Extensive hiking trails through Portofino Regional Park await those seeking some exercise.
End the day with a cocktail just before sunset or a four-course dinner at the Chuflay Restaurant at Belmond Splendido Mare. For those looking to relax and unwind back on board, enjoy cuisine prepared by your own private chef and take in the stunning views of Portofino while dining on the stern or top deck of your private charter yacht. Portofino, Italy is the ideal yacht charter destination, offering a winning combination of rustic charm and elegant luxury. Contact us today to start planning your trip to this pearl of a destination.