Villas in Portofino

Villas in Portofino

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Highlights in Portofino

  • Outdoor adventure
  • Villas in Italy
  • Family getaway
  • Best rental locations
  • Natural landmarks

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Villas in Portofino

The best rental locations in Portofino

Plan your next vacation to the gorgeous city of Portofino. You will be able to find this coastal destination in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, on the Riviera of Italy. This Italian fishing vi llage is known for its colorful buildings lined around the shores. The history of this area can be dated back to 23 AD when Pliny the Elder talked about this land as Portus Delphini, the Port of the Dolphins. Here you will be able to find plenty of historical landmarks to admire, natural landscapes to explore, as well as partake in numerous recreational activities and water sports.

Rental properties in Portofino

There are plenty of villas available to choose from during your stay in Portofino. You will be able to find ones located near the port, by the beach, as well as situated close to the town center. Imagine waking up in the morning and enjoying a cup of coffee while admiring the stunning boats around the riviera. Take a stroll on the nature trails that surround your property. Enjoy some grilled fish with your friends in your backyard. Have a glass of wine on the balcony as you admire the sunset with your partner. These are some of the memories you could be making with a rental property in Portofino.

Travelers and activities

Outdoor adventures in Portofino

You will be able to find plenty of ways to explore the natural landscape of Portofino during your stay. Make your first stop at the Brown Castle. This ancient military fortress was built in the 15th century in order to protect the Tigullio Gulf from enemies and pirates. This fortress was able to save the vi llage from the Venetian fleet in 1435 as well. Another fantastic place to visit is the San Martino Church. This church was built back in 1100 AC. Inside this building you will be able to find plenty of gorgeous paintings, including the Madonna del Rosario.

Portofino for families

If you want to bring your family along with you on your trip to Portofino, try out these fun activities together for a delightful time. Take your family on a stroll around the Piazzetta of Portofino. This central square is filled with colorful, tall, and narrow building which will leave you in awe. Learn about the ancient Ligurian tradition of paintings the houses in pastel colors. On the other hand, you can also take your family shopping through the boutique and luxury shops of Portofino. Here you will be able to shop in Umberto I Pier, on Calata Marconi, as well as on via Roma.

Did you know that Portofino was founded by the ancient Roman Empire?

Top 7 travel tips in Portofino

1. Have some locally-made ice cream

Take a stroll down to the main square of Portofino to find Caffe Excelsior. This little and quaint caffe opened up back in 1924. While here, try out the famous ice cream called the paciugo, which includes chocolate cream, whipped cream, and fresh fruits.

2. Admire the lighthouse

Go on a short hike up the hill on the coastal side of the village. Here you will be able to find a still active lighthouse which will provide you with one of the most stunning views of the surrounding area.

3. Take a bike ride

If you want to visit the area by bike, rent one out and head to Chiavari from Portofino. This itinerary will take you across the hills, through panoramic views and small vi llages.

4. Go on a hike in nature

One of the most popular nature trails in Portofino is the one connecting the v illage to Camogli. This hike is of medium difficulty and it will take about three hours to make as you go passed lush Mediterranean land and ancient olive trees.

5. Check out the Parks’ Museum

You can find this stunning open-air museum located close to the marina. Inside there are plenty of contemporary artworks nestled between the trees and bushes of these gardens.

6. Take part in the Blue Mile race

There is an amateur swimming race that happened every year in August. The event is open to amateur swimmers of all ages and it starts in Niasca Beach and ends in Santa Margherita.

7. Spend the day at Paraggi Beach

Visit a local hidden gem. This beach is the perfect spot if you want to get away from the crowd and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun.

FAQs: Villas in Portofino

When travelers are preparing for their vacation to Portofino, which amenities are the most important?

According to Holidu, when vacationers look for villas in Portofino, the most chosen filters are: pool (19%), balcony (12%), and a view (8%). Last year, most of the travelers used at least one of these options when finding the perfect villa.

Which types of amenities can you typically find at the villas in Portofino?

When looking at the services offered by Holidu, it seems that the villas in Portofino benefit from everything that vacationers need! Here, the villas generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: internet (86%), garden (79%), and air-conditioning (71%)...What more could you want?

How are the reviews for the villas in Portofino?

On average, the villas get quite positive reviews. Last year's data reveals that 36% of villas have a rating equivalent to or higher than 4.5 stars. This is a relatively high ratio which allows us to confirm that there are quite a few which are very enjoyable and will be the perfect choice for your next vacation.

Are the villas in Portofino child-friendly?

Holidu's data reveals that 29% of villas in Portofino are child-friendly, it will therefore be easy to find the perfect villa for you and your family.

Are the villas in Portofino pet-friendly?

Certainly! In Portofino, 14% of the villas accept them, 79% even have a garden!

Do the villas in Portofino often offer Wi-Fi?

Of course! According to Holidu's data, 86% of villas in Portofino offer internet connection. You will be able to stay connected throughout your stay!

How much does it cost on average for villas in Portofino?

The villas in Portofino are, in general, fairly expensive. Based off last year, 79% are at more than $500 per night.

Do the villas in Portofino usually have a fireplace or a pool?

Yes! According to Holidu's data, the villas in Portofino are perfect in summer and winter. Here, 21% are equipped with a fireplace and 50% a pool.

Are the villas in Portofino suitable for trips with several people or better for an escape as a couple?

Here, according to Holidu's data, 79% of villas are suitable for up to eight people, 79% of these villas have at least four bedrooms. But 100% of villas are also suitable for up to four travelers, 100% of the villas include at least two separate bedrooms. This is therefore the perfect destination for large and small groups going on vacation!

For a luxurious vacation in Portofino, are Villas a good idea?

Some villas are, but others aren't as luxurious. So if you are looking for that special accommodation, don't delay in making a reservation because only 50% have a pool, while 71% have AC none have a sauna. However, if it's space you're looking for, 100% of the villas can accommodate four or more adults, and 79% have a garden.

Do the villas in Portofino offer outdoor space to enjoy?

71% of villas have a balcony or terrace, and 36% have a view, but since this does not represent the majority so availability can be selective. If this is a priority for you, you should start your research early, and use the filters to be sure to find what you are looking for. However, 79% of villas in Portofino have gardens, where you can bask in the sun. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 29% of the villas have them.

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