Fall in love with Portofino: 3-Day Itinerary

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  • Italy

  • Portofino

  • Babymoons

  • Boutique Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • International Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Local Culture

  • Outdoors

  • Local Food

boats in the water next to the coast during daytime
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Portofino is a small and charming fishing village on the Italian Riviera. It's filled with pastel-colored houses, restaurants along the harbor and tons of boutique shopping. Portofino has a small-town charm with high-end shopping, making it the ideal destination for a quick trip or an extended getaway.

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Where to stay

Eight Hotel Portofino

Polished hotel with stylish rooms and a full-service spa in the lush hillsides of Portofino near the Ligurian Sea.

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Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino

Beloved by Elizabeth Taylor, this storied Portofino stay is a beacon of bygone-age glamour and service, with unforgettable views across the Mediterranean Sea.

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Day 1: Arrive in Portofino

White tent outside at sunset.

I arrived in Portofino by train and had the hotel organize a private transfer to pick me up. I spent the afternoon walking around the Piazzetta and checking out the small boutiques. If you need a quick bite to hold you over before dinner be sure to stop at the Pasticceria! You won't regret it.

If you're visiting during peak season make sure to make reservations for dinner. Ristorante Puny is definitely a great choice but you will definitely need a reservation since it's a well-known place for celebrity watching. It's right on the piazzetta with a ton of tables outside for al fresco dining. The penne alla Puny is a must-order! They're closed on Thursdays so be sure to plan ahead!

There are benches around the harbor you can sit at to enjoy local ice cream after dinner.

Day 2: Portofino by boat

boat in the water during daytime

Spend the day on the water exploring Portofino and the Ligurian coastline. Be sure to visit the magical Cove of San Fruttoso which is an absolutely stunning medieval alley and the underwater statue of Christ of the Abyss. Ask your skipper to take you to Stbbazia di San Fruttuoso, where you can swim and snorkel; and ask the fishermen of the village of Camogli where you can try the focaccia bread if you didn't get enough in the piazzetta.

Day 3: Hike Portofino to Camogli

view of a village and the ocean during daytime

If you are feeling adventurous go for a hike. One of the most popular trails is the one connecting Portofino to Camogli. Along the path, you will have the chance to walk among some ancient olive trees. If you get hungry along the way be sure to stop at Langosteria Paraggi for lunch. Get a table outside so you can enjoy the seaside views. The lobster pasta is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out my 2-Day Santorini Itinerary for Food & Wine Enthusiasts.

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