Luxury Holidays to Portofino with Elegant Resorts
A firm favourite of the jet-set, the 'great and the good' flock to Portofino on the Italian Riviera; a picturesque, half-moon-shaped seaside village with pastel-coloured houses lining its harbour, chic shops, excellent restaurants, elegant cafés and fabulous hotels. Its crystalline green water reveals a myriad of aquatic life, while the castle sits on the hill overlooking the village. The headland is surprisingly quiet; a protected park with pine and chestnut woods, fragrant plants and flowers. There are also opportunities for hiking, diving and boating. For a peaceful and exclusive beach hideaway, stay at Paraggi; the only sandy beach in the Portofino area, it is also where Dolce and Gabbana have a holiday home. Portofino isn't an obvious family resort, as it is most geared to style-loving couples wanting a quiet break.