Turquoise waters, beautiful harbor, greenery and delicious food… Welcome to Portofino! The picturesque fishing village located in northwestern Italy, on the Riviera di Levante, located on the front of the bay. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations, especially for couples in love who want to fuel their relationship with a little Italian romance.
Walking around Portofino, you can't help but fall in love with the small shops, the colorful buildings with wooden shutters on the windows. When you're not soaking up the sun on the beach or sampling local cuisine, visit La Cervara Monastery. It was built in 1361, and according to history, the French king Francois I was imprisoned in its tower.
Although fishing is highly developed in Portofino, the profits here come mainly from tourists, most of whom have very good financial opportunities.
Brown Castle, which was built in 1557, is another attraction that you should not miss seeing.
Have you heard of the Jesus of the Abyss statue? It is located in the waters of one of the bays and is believed to protect fishermen. In 1957, it was lowered to a depth of 17 meters.
The popularity of this paradise grew at the end of the 19th century, when it became a favorite destination of European aristocrats. Hollywood movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s, Italian high society, also set their sights on Portofino.
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Rihanna are just some of the celebrities who like to vacation in this part of Italy.