Now that travel has been opening back up I have a number of friends heading to Italy and one asked for recommendations today. I have been to the beautiful Mediterranean country a few times but 2020 was my first trip to Portofino. While Portofino may be described as a “sleepy fishing village” but it really is one of the most Instagrammable places i have ever been. During our Italian road trip last year we spent an afternoon in the gorgeous town on our journey from Lake Como to Cinque Terre.
It has a population of only 400 and Trip Advisor does not even have 10 things they suggest to do but that’s not the point – see the harbour, go shopping, eat something, and take in the view. Take a look:
From the harbour we headed around to the right on a path that leads from the Piazzetta to Castello Brown. The Castello is not quite what I would define as a castle but it is a 16th-century fortress and museum. The art was limited but the panoramic views of Portofino town are well worth the €5 entrance fee. On the day we visited my DSLR was having issues but I think I was still able to get some gorgeous shots of the Ligurian Sea.