Italy, being a popular tourist destination, also happens to be home to some of the world’s most beautiful marinas. One, in particular, which attracts not only locals but also international boat and yacht enthusiasts, is the Marina de Portofino on the Italian Riviera.
Portofino, a former fishing village, is known for the gorgeous landscape, along with the refreshing sight of colorful houses in the charming harbor. It’s loved by prominent personalities, who are often spotted lounging on their superyachts.
A small but alluring marina
Marina de Portofino may be small, with only 14 berths to accommodate yachts and superyachts, and two berths in Cannone Bay reserved for the mega-yachts, but its beauty easily makes it a favorite spot by yachtists. Visitors can drop by the restaurants and designer boutiques that line the main square.
Those who plan on staying longer in this part of Italy can do so by staying in a hotel. It just happens that Portofino boasts a five-star luxury hotel, the Belmond Hotel Splendido, situated on the hillside overlooking the harbor.
The hotel opened in 1902 and have been frequented by A-list celebrities since then, including the likes of Marlo Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.
Why you need to visit Marina de Portofino
Anyone who has love for art, food, sophistication and nature will love their stay in Portofino. It’s all about elegance and glamor in this part of the Italian Riviera. Those who want to enjoy dance music and a wild night of clubbing won’t find that in Portofino.
The area is complete with facilities to make your stay enjoyable and convenient. They include WiFi, fuel, laundry, video surveillance, wine and food supply delivered straight to the yachts, naval equipment, used oil and waste collection, toilets and showers, and ISPS code.
Apart from the chic boutiques and restaurants in the area, there are art galleries, castles and churches worth visiting. Stylish cafes and lavish restaurants serve Ligurian dishes such as paciugo ice cream and pesto ligure.