Things to Do in Portofino + the Italian Riviera

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Portofino's social scene revolves around Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta—known simply as La Piazzetta—where A-listers and celebrity-watchers... Read More

Follow the pathway up the Salita di San Giorgio, past the yellow Church of San Giorgio, to the 16th-century castle, named after a British consul in... Read More

Head to the terrace for a drink under the stars. Cocktails, such as the pomegranate-and-spumante Tintoretto, are served at candlelit tables beneath a... Read More

Yacht and villa owners come to the 1970's-style Excelsior for the town's signature cocktail: a mix of pineapple, gin, and curaçao. But the bar is... Read More

The place in Recco for outstanding gelato. Read More

Make yourself at home at this lively bar where the spirited barkeeps Paola and Lori bring out glasses of Prosecco. Read More

Italian brands from Gucci to Pucci tout their latest collections of beach, cruise, and yachting wear in the tiny boutiques lining Portofino's Piazza... Read More

The unpretentious boutique sells moccasins, ballet slippers, and bejeweled sandals crafted by Tuscan artisans from original thirties, forties, and... Read More

Wander round the verdant pathways of the open-air sculpture park on the hillside above the port; it's home to works by more than 100 contemporary... Read More

The wooden shelves of this traditional gastronomy store in nearby Santa Margherita are stacked with area delicacies, such as scented Ligurian olive oil... Read More

The park has beautiful trees and shrubs, in particular the camellias, which date back to the garden’s inception in 1840. Read More

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