Portofino, one of the most charming ports in the entire Mediterranean, is a half moon shaped seaside village lined with pastel houses.
No matter the size of visiting yacht, there is always room for tenders and small fishing boats on the gentle sloping sands of the harbor.
Narrow stone-lined streets and twisting cobble paths burst with flowers, and hanging plants. Small shops and outside dining verandas just a shout from the harbor give the town a personal, intimate feeling.
Lush hillsides host an array of hotels and restaurants with a simple village ambiance, while the moorings and stern-to dockage make it one of the most desirable ports on the Italian Riviera.
Looking north toward Santa Margherita and the Gulf of Tiguillo, traditional architecture from the 16th century stands out from the hillsides.
Life revolves around the comings and goings of boats and yachts in the harbor, with a view from every window.
This overhead view is from the 16th century castle that looks out over the quaint harbor.
The harbor is popular with tourists for good reason. Its accessible shoreline and superbly protected waters lure yachts of all sizes from all points of the Med.