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Portofino is a village in Italy, and it has been known as a romantic destination for a long time.

Many people define Portofino as the world’s most beautiful seaside town. The coastline is part of the Italian Riviera. Portofino was a traditional and small hidden fishing village. However, it has about 500 permanent residents now and it qualifies as a town.

Portofino’s unorthodox streets consist of a mixture of small boutiques and high-end brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior. Not only that, but the central piazza is full of delightful restaurants. Anywhere between June to September are the best times to visit this heavenly place. Visitors can enjoy the sun and relax in some of Italy’s most charming places. And each place has its own romantic nature for couples to enjoy.

Just this month, some big names have made their way to Portofino. These include Sarah Jessica Parker, Cher, Kitty Spencer, and Kourtney Kardashian. It’s not to say that this place is considered better now after some well-known celebrities have made their way here, but it definitely adds some level of comfort knowing that it could just be worth it.

Check out three of the most beautiful places in Portofino.

The Abbey of San Fruttuso

The Abbey of San Fruttuso.

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This beautiful beach is only accessible by boat or foot, making the experience that much more memorable. Crystal clear water and green hills surround the mesmerizing beach of San Fruttuso. The beach is bursting with colour that will leave your eyes wide open. The beach umbrellas and resort walls make up the beautiful scenery.

Hotels and restaurants are lingering on the beach, allowing visitors to enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink on a terrace.

Moreover, San Fruttuso has celebrated abbey since the tenth century. This is called ‘Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.’ It consists of a tower which was upgraded during the sixteenth century, a small dome, and stylish arches. It is a once in a lifetime experience.

Paraggi

Paraggi, Portofino.

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Paraggi is a place that resembles San Fruttuso. It is the bay between Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. The tourist attraction is famous for its crystal clear blue water. The beach is both public and private, where you can swim and sunbathe in peace. The luxury Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana have a villa on the beach as well. There are nearby restaurants if you want to keep yourself refreshed.

The tip of Portofino

Al Faro di Portofino.

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Al Faro di Portofino is on the terrace of Portofino’s 100-year-old lighthouse. Just like a room of an apartment building on the top floor, the views are impeccable. Be prepared to climb a few stairs as your feet are your best bet to reach the bar. Arriving at the lighthouse has nothing but treats for you in store. You can reward your hard work of climbing to the top with a plethora of drinks. These include wines, spritzes, and locally brewed beer. You can rent out the terrace for private dinners, where gourmet meals as well.

Which places intrigued you the most?

Published by: HOLR Magazine.