Portofino’s humble beginnings are that of a fishing village. Now, this picturesque, half-moon shaped seaside enclave is better known as a resort of the rich and famous. Pastel houses line the shore of the harbor and shops, restaurants and cafes abound. Almost as a sentry, a castle sits stop a hill overlooking the village. The clear green waters surrounding Portofino are home to a vast array of marine life. For those visitors so inclined, there are numerous opportunities for hiking, diving, and boating. Portofino sits on a peninsula in the northern Italian region of Liguria.
At Villaway.com, our Portofino luxury vacation rentals fit your lifestyle and holiday plans. Inside our Portofino luxury vacation rentals, you’ll find all of the amenities you expect from properties of this high caliber. Whatever the size of your party, we can readily accommodate you in one of our luxury vacation homes in Portofino. Our vacation villas range in size from an intimate 2 bedrooms and 2 baths for a party of 4 all the way to a family-sized property of 7-bedrooms and 4 baths, accommodating up to 11. Exterior amenities include views of the mountains, village and harbor, and many generously appointed outdoor living spaces. Inside our Portofino luxury vacation properties, you can expect the handiwork of local materials and local artisans, as well as amenities like sweeping living rooms with vaulted, gourmet fully equipped kitchens, private master suites, with sittings area and private verandas. Master baths offer dual vanities, large Jacuzzi tubs and separate oversized walk-in showers.
Some of the most popular attractions in Portofino include Castello Brown, a castle and a fortress built high above the harbor, that was the residence of the British consul to Genoa in the 19th century. Original furnishings and art remain and the views are stunning. Though a bit of a distance from Portofino, the 11th century history alone is worth the trip to San Fruttuoso Abbey. Set among pine and olive trees, it’s most interesting attraction is underwater - a huge bronze statue of Christ. Nature lovers will appreciate the Portofino Regional Park for its hiking trails both along the coast and inland, affording spectacular views.
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