Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Portofino

Crown jewel of the Italian Riviera, Portofino lies between two gulfs creating a picturesque hamlet embedded in a Natural Reserve, a protected area that houses Mediterranean flora and fauna. Myriad of pastel colours tint the houses that overlook the Ligurian Sea, in a scenic view of nature's blessings blending perfectly with human handwork. The port bustles with yachts and little boats in a display of luxury, so no wonder that the once fishing village of Portofino has become a favourite among VIPs.

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La Piazzetta di Portofino

La Piazzetta is Portofino's iconic main square which, overlooking the harbour and the myriad of boats anchored at the port, is a peaceful spot where you can enjoy traditional specialties or just sit and experience firsthand the vastness of the Ligurian Sea. Plentiful boutiques, art galleries and restaurants are located in the surrounding area, making the bustling centre an ideal gathering point.
Adresse: Portofino Port, Portofino

Castle Brown

Located on a promontory high above the sea level, Castle Brown overlooks the bay and offers a sweeping view of the harbour. Dating back to the 1400s, it served as a fortress for years, guarding Portofino with its majestic figure. Nowadays, Castle Brown houses exhibitions and special events, boasting a Mediterranean garden that flourishes with roses and local flora.
Adresse: 13 Alla Penisola Road, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0102 518125
Åpningstider: Winter Hours : Sat–Sun 10am–5pm, Summer Hours : daily 10am–7pm

Portofino´s Lighthouse

The suggestive walk that twists and turns through Portofino´s most southern tip leads to a scenic view of the Ligurian Sea, so no wonder that Portofino´s Lighthouse is a town landmark. The immaculate white colour of the building creates a contrast with the surrounding natural landscape, shaping a vivid scene.
Adresse: Punta di Portofino, Portofino

Abbazia San Fruttuoso

The two scenic trails, that unroll down Mount Portofino and from the bay along the coastline, lead to the ancient San Fruttuoso Abbey, alternatively reachable only by boat. The elegant architecture blends perfectly with the surrounding regional park, a protected gem that houses Mediterranean flora and fauna.
Adresse: 18 San Fruttuoso Road, Camogli
Telefon: +39 0185 772703
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–5.45pm

Chiesa di San Giorgio

St. Giorgio´s Church´s evocative location has fascinated travellers throughout the years, offering a beautiful terrace that dominates the bay. Dating back to 1154, it is perched on top of Portofino´s promontory, bravely standing on the peak of a cliff.
Adresse: St. Giorgio´s Chuch, Salita San Giorgio, Portofino

Paraggi Beach

Only a few hundred meters away from Portofino, Paraggi Beach is a natural inlet of emerald water and natural wonders. Loved by both tourists and locals alike it is renowned for its sea bottom, rich in red corals that belong to Portofino´s marine sanctuary. The myriad of restaurants and bars make Paraggi beach and village a favourite among party-lovers.
Adresse: Paraggi a Mare Road, Santa Margherita Ligure

Chiesa Divo Martino

The old saying "you can´t judge a book by its cover" applies neatly to Divo Martino´s Church. The flat facade conceals the interiors built on the XII century. Once the massive bronze doors are opened, the decorated ceiling and the pillars enchant both tourists and locals alike.
Adresse: Vico Nuovo 42, Portofino

Hiking Trails

Tortuous paths run through Mount Portofino and its park in an intricate knot of hiking trails. From Portofino, make your way through the local nature and a steep climb to get to the otherwise inaccessible San Fruttosio: the Abbey and the Bay are both worth visiting. Alternatively you can also enjoy walking up to the top of Mount Portofino or to St. Margherita Ligure.
Adresse: Portofino

Portofino's Art Gallery

Overlooking the iconic Martiri Olivetta Square, Portofino's Art Gallery offers ever changing exhibitions in a quest to find emerging talents. The gallery also displays artworks of popular Italian sculptors and painters while also featuring contemporary art masterpieces.
Adresse: 7 Martiri Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269322

Spring Regattas

An event that attracts a huge and diverse crowd every year, the spring regattas are organised by the luxurious Italian Yacht Club. Over 100 boats depart from Portofino´s port in May, competing for the coveted trophy in 3 days of good sportsmanship, accompanied by concerts and shows.
Adresse: Portofino
Telefon: +39 010 253381

Festa Patronale San Giorgio

On the 23rd of April, Portofino embraces a party atmosphere in the biggest celebration in town. This religious feast day culminates with a bonfire on the main square, a peculiar event that attracts both the young and older crowds.
Adresse: Martiri Olivetta Square, Portofino

Taverna del Marinaio

One of the most iconic restaurants in town, Taverna del Marinaio is located in Portofino´s main square and overlooks the port. In the menu you'll be able to find Ligurian classics such as the gnocchi al pesto, as well as seasonal specials like shrimp-based dishes.
Adresse: 36 Martiri dell'Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269103
Åpningstider: Wed–Mon Noon–2.30pm 7pm–10.45pm

Puny Restaurant

Puny is a well-established restaurant that is located in the town's main square, which can be admired from their covered patio. Be aware that reservations are necessary in order to eat here, where you'll be greeted by the owners Mr. and Mrs. Puny and be able to taste their pappardelle with pesto and tomato sauce.
Adresse: 4 - 5 Martiri dell'Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269037
Åpningstider: Fri–Wed 9am–2pm 6pm–10pm

Ö Magazin

The outdoor seating facing the Ligurian sea and the ever-changing menu combine to make booking a table at Ö Magazin a worthy choice. The offerings depend on the season and on what the local fishermen were able to catch during the day,since all their dishes are prepared at the moment.
Adresse: 34 Calata Marconi, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269 178
Åpningstider: Thu–Tue Noon–3pm 7pm–10pm

Da I Gemelli

Shrimps, oysters, sea-bass, mussels, clams and lots of other seafood delicacies combined with pasta and wine can be enjoyed at this restaurant, led by twins Paolo and Matteo. The menu contains a wide selection of seafood-based first and second courses, but also their signature cotoletta.
Adresse: 7 Calata Marconi, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269257
Åpningstider: Daily Noon–3pm 7pm–11pm

Da Ö Batti

Located just a few steps away from the main square, Da Ö Batti is renowned for its "Scampi alla Batti" and homemade pesto. Its walls are lined with pictures detailing the story of its past owners, and they match the colour of the pristine white furniture, contrasting with the wood flooring.
Adresse: 17 Vico Dritto, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269379
Åpningstider: Tue–Sun 12.30pm–2.30pm 7.30pm–10.30pm

Lo Stella Restaurant

Located at the seafront, Lo Stella Restaurant boasts a view of the wharf and the yachts anchored at the bay, to be enjoyed from their covered patio. They also have specials that differ each day and host several kinds of events, such as karaoke nights.
Adresse: 3 Molo Umberto I, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269007
Åpningstider: Thu–Tue Noon–10.30pm

Trattoria Tripoli

A family-run business since 1911, Trattoria Tripoli offers a taste of Ligurian cuisine as well as of the house's wines. Their signature dish is the "Mandilli" al pesto, which is a particular kind of lasagna, and the outdoor seating gives a nice view of the main square and the bay.
Adresse: 49 Martiri dell'Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269011
Åpningstider: Thu–Tue Noon–10pm


Among the dishes that are available at this restaurant, the "Strainer Style" shrimps and the "Gerardo Style" sea bass are the ones who stick out. They have both indoor and outdoor seating with a vista of the docks and the surrounding woods, as well as a patio.
Adresse: 19 Molo Umberto I, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269189
Åpningstider: Daily 10–Midnight

El Portico Pizzeria

There's not only pizza to be found here: pasta dishes, calamari and homemade desserts are all available, as well as salad options for vegetarians. This restaurant is very close to shops, boutiques and hotels, making it an easy place to reach.
Adresse: Via Roma 21, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269239
Åpningstider: Wed–Tue Noon–3.30pm 5.30pm–11.30pm

La Terrazza

Located at the legendary Hotel Splendido of Portofino, La Terrazza is an upscale restaurant headed by an Italian chef. Perched on the city´s promontory, it offers a wide view of the harbour and classic signature dishes, such as trofie pasta with basil pesto.
Adresse: 16 Salita Baratta, Portofino
Telefon: +39 01 852 67801
Åpningstider: Daily 1pm–2.30pm 7.30pm–10.30pm

Al Faro di Portofino

Just below the lighthouse, on a terrace with a view of the sea, you can find the Al Faro Restaurant. After a walk up the stairway Salita San Giorgio you'll be met with their offering of sorbets and iced coffee, always accompanied by complementary snacks.
Adresse: 18 Alla Penisola Road, Portofino
Telefon: +39 320 308 7036
Åpningstider: Sun–Fri 10am–8.30pm, Sat 10am–9.30pm

Caffè Excelsior

A landmark in the charming Portofino, Caffè Excelsior has a history that dates back to the 1924 and has been a popular gathering spot since then. This is where the Paciugo, a vanilla and raspberry ice cream with grenadine syrup, was first invented. A cocktail bar is available, serving drinks such as Negroni and Gin Tonic.
Adresse: 54 Martiri dell'Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269123
Åpningstider: Tue–Sun 10am–11pm

Mariuccia Bar

This bar's location makes it possible to see both the boats docked at the bay and the bustling main square of the town from their veranda. Savoury appetisers made with ham and cheese as well as ice creams such as the Paciugo are available here.
Adresse: 27 Martiri Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269080


If you're up for travelling a bit further out of Portofino, you can take a ferry to the nearby town of Rapallo, where you'll find Eldòlz. Their chefs are able to serve fruit-based or mascarpone cakes and the traditional tiramisu, but also ice creams and savoury treats. They have vegetarian options too, and you can ask for custom orders.
Adresse: 3 Della Chiappa Square, Rapallo
Telefon: +39 3934 410044
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 7am–11pm, Fri–Sun 7am–Midnight

Calata 32

Located at Portofino's port, Calata 32 is mostly known for its gelato with whipped cream, which can either accompany you on your next stroll around town or be enjoyed in their outdoor seating area. Their selection also includes Italian coffee, sorbets and crepes.
Adresse: 32 Calata Marconi, Portofino

Gepi Portofino

Whether you order for take-away or decide to relax on the seats just outside, Gepi's ice cream is one of the best in Portofino. With flavours like hazelnut, cinnamon and fig, the choice is not limited to just the classics. They also have other Italian specialities, such as cannoli and coffee with whipped cream.
Adresse: 2 Magnolia Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269165
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–11pm

Winterose Bar

Located away from the more crowded alleys, Winterose is a bar in which you can enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by appetisers made with Parma ham and Valtellina cheese, all while enjoying a front row view of the bay.
Adresse: 42 Calata Marconi, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269500
Åpningstider: Mon–Sun 10am–8pm

Al Faro di Portofino

Just below the lighthouse, on a terrace with a view of the sea, you can find the Al Faro Restaurant. After a walk up the stairway "Salita San Giorgio" treat yourself with one of their cocktails or a glass of wine: either way, they're always accompanied by complementary snacks.
Adresse: 18 Alla Penisola Road, Portofino
Telefon: +39 3203 087036
Åpningstider: Sun–Fri 10am–8.30pm, Sat 10am–9.30pm

Mariuccia Bar

This bar's location makes it possible to see both the boats docked at the bay and the bustling main square of the town from their veranda, all while sipping on a glass of Aperol or prosecco.
Adresse: 27 Martiri Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269080

Covo Di Nord-Est

Covo Di Nord-Est is the Riviera's most famous nightclub, and features both indoor and outdoor sections: the bar is located in the former, while the dance floor and the sofas, arranged differently every night, can be found in the latter. Their main DJ console hosts local artists as well as more well known names in the music industry.
Adresse: 1 Lungomare Rossetti, Santa Margherita
Telefon: +39 0185 286558

La Gritta

Dishes served here all follow the Italian tradition: they're mainly fish-based and joined by cocktails made with champagne and fresh fruit. La Gritta American bar also features a floating terrace, which can be booked for parties and events. It offers a sweeping view of the harbour.
Adresse: 20 Calata Marconi, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269126
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–2am

Brunetto Tiziano

Located in the fashion heart of Portofino and housing four boutiques, Brunetto Tiziano offers signature designs by many Italian fashion brands such as Peserico and Jacob Cohen. Their items range across ages and genders, going from menswear to women´s and kid´s clothing and accessories.
Adresse: 20 Roma Street, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269225

Louis Vuitton

Another big name pops out in Portofino, at Molo Umberto I, right in front of the port. This Louis Vuitton shop features brightly lit white and wooden interiors that make its offering of high-end clothes, bags, shoes and accessories stand out even more.
Adresse: 6/7 Molo Umberto I, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269290
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 10am–7pm, Fri–Sat 10am–8pm

Salvatore Ferragamo

The bright yellow doesn't stop at the facade, but rather continues inside this high-end apparel shop. Salvatore Ferragamo's designs are fit for both upper class or casual events, and here you can find shoes, bags and other accessories for women and men.
Adresse: 13 Martiri dell'Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 267057
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–10pm

Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli´s works have a home in Portofino, too. This luxury boutique focuses mainly on menswear designed by one of the leading brands of the Italian fashion industry.
Adresse: 38 Roma Street, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269267
Åpningstider: March to October: Sun–Thu 10am - 9pm, Fri–Sat 10am–10pm


Falconeri boasts a vast selection of "made in Italy" items: starting from woollen crew necks and roll necks, going through gloves and mittens made of cashmere, to silk scarves.They also offer custom pieces through their online store.
Adresse: 37 Martiri dell'Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269218
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–11pm

Antica Sartoria

Antica Sartoria offers you the "Positano" style. The hot summer that characterises the city begged for lighter clothes, which then evolved into the colourful pareos, sarongs and evening gowns that can be found here.
Adresse: 3 Roma Street, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269226
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–Midnight


Recognizable for its popular zigzag pattern, Missoni is another luxury design brand that can be found in Portofino. This clothing brand sees collections for women, men and kids, but also sells swimwear and bathrobes.
Adresse: 20 Martiri dell´Olivetta Square, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 267066
Åpningstider: Tue–Sun 10am–7pm

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci is a well-renowned Italian brand name, so no wonder that it has opened a store in the shopping district of Portofino. Women, kids, or men´s clothing and accessories abound, but you can also find articles such as pillows, notebooks and water bottles under their "Unexpected Pucci" line .
Adresse: 10 Roma Street, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 267093
Åpningstider: Mon–Sun 10am–7pm

Gold Forever

Portofino doesn´t boast only exclusive clothing retails, but stands out also in the jewellery industry. Gold Forever is a destination visited by VIPs and Arab magnates alike, with their display of signature jewels.
Adresse: 28 Calata Marconi, Portofino
Telefon: +39 185 269527

Mara Sanguineti Art Gallery

The owner's works adorn the walls of this little gallery that also serves as a shop, located on one of the roads leading to the main square. If you want a souvenir to bring back home, here you can purchase oil and watercolour paintings, lithographs or posters inspired by the views and panoramas of the city.
Adresse: 25 Roma Street, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269633

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Characterised by a Mediterranean climate, Portofino's temperature does vary between seasons, but the winds and the nearby sea influence its weather to make it pleasant year-round. The warmest period lies in the summer months: that's when you will find most of the city's festivals, but also the highest number of tourists and the priciest accommodation. If you instead prefer a cooler climate and more affordable prices, while still having the chance to pay a visit to the beach, then the seasons of autumn and winter are the best for you.


From the Airport of Genova you can take the bus 882 to Santa Margherita Ligure, from where you will take the train Roma - Genova - Torino (check to see departures). Alternatively, you can book a taxi: Abacus Transfer Taxi. +39 331 1678040 / +39 373 8746794 Web: e-mail: [email protected] From the Airport of Pisa you can take a train to Pisa Centrale and from there, take the line that will lead you to Portofino. If you intend to take a taxi, the service is run by CO.TA.PI (Pisa taxi cooperative) and the taxi stand is located in front of the terminal exit, at arrivals. To enjoy the view of the beautiful port of Portofino, it´s recommended travelling by boat from Golfo Paradiso ( or Genova (www.battellierigenova). It also recommended because it´s not possible to reach the central by either car, bus or train because Portofino is a pedestrian area only. The city is reachable by car but you will have to park just outside the city borders and parking fees tend to be quite steep.
Adresse: 44 Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia Street, Genova
Telefon: +39 010 60151

Public Transport

As the city of Portofino is a big, pedestrian area, there are no buses, trams or trains of any sort in the centre; on the other side, numerous walking trails connect the central area to the lighthouse and other destinations through Portofino Promontory. A bus line runs from S. Margherita Ligure Station to Martiri della Libertà Square, stopping at Covo Nord-Est and Paraggi.
Adresse: Portofino

Taxi Boat

As already mentioned, the best way to get to/from Portofino is by boat, and in Portofino you will find plentiful options to rent one. Portofino Taxi Boat +39 338 3168058 Cesare Charter Portofino Molo Umberto I +39 342 141 5161 Taxi Enrico +39 339 352 5993 Santa Margherita Ligure
Adresse: Via Favale 25 A / 29 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure
Telefon: +39 3383 168058


Italian post offices have a yellow PT sign popping out of the wall, which makes it easy to find the one and only office located in town. Here, you will find stamps and you will be able to post letters or postcards. Mail boxes are red, with "poste" written on them.
Adresse: 32 Roma Street, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269156
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–1.30pm, Sat 8am–12.30pm


There is only one pharmacy within the city of Portofino, which is located at Piazza Martiri. When that is closed, you will find on the door a sign that directs you to the other open pharmacies in the surrounding cities.
Adresse: 6 Piazza Libertà, Portofino
Telefon: +39 0185 269101
Åpningstider: Mon–Tue 9.30am–1.30pm, Wed–Sat 9.30am–1.30pm 4pm–8pm


Country code +39 Area Code 0185


In Italy the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type F (two pins, compatible also with types C and E) and L (three pins, compatible also with type C).