Once a tiny fishing village nestled between forests of pine trees and olive groves, the scenic beauty and idyllic Liguarian Coast setting of Portofino have made it one of the world’s most desirable superyacht destinations. While its crescent shaped waterfront lined with pastel hued architecture is now filled with chic bars, restaurants and cafes, the town has successfully retained its rustic Italian charm and elegant ambience.
Portofino Luxury Yacht Charter Guide
From multi-coloured fishing boats bobbing on the surface to magnificent luxury motor yachts, Portofino’s harbour is full of an array of vessels. The cobbled waterfront piazza is great for shopping in the designer boutiques and people watching from the cafés and restaurants whilst the winding streets lead off to a great selection of art galleries and historic sights. Widely considered the jewel of the Italian Riviera, during peak summer season the harbour becomes a hub of activity and is particularly popular with the elite superyacht set. If you want to avoid the crowds however, head out after August as the weather is usually still warm until the end of October.
Superyacht Vacations in Portofino
There are a number of breath taking sights to see in Portofino, both natural and architectural. Hiking through the flora-filled hills is a popular activity during a day ashore, stopping off to see local attractions such as the Church of St. Martin (Divo Martino) and the Castello Brown hilltop fortress. Northwest from the village, steep paths will lead you through vineyards and orchards to Olmi and on to San Fruttuoso, while the best sandy beach is the sparkling cove at Paraggi, 2km back towards Santa Margherita on the coast road.
Luxury Yacht Charter Itineraries in Portofino
The Italian Riviera (Liguarian Coast) is a treasure trove of charter itinerary delights that are best seen from the decks of a superyacht. Portofino is no-doubt a must-see destination, as are La Spezia, Genoa and Cinque Terre – a succession of five coastal Italian villages perched on the cliffs looking over the glorious Mediterranean waters.
For more information about renting a crewed superyacht in Portofino please contact your preferred Yacht Charter Broker.