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The Portofino area is ideal for relaxing, hiking, doing water sports, and taking day trips to other areas of the Riviera or to Cinqueterre. Santa Margherita is 4 km away, Genoa is 30 minutes by highway, Florence 3 hours, Rome is 5 hours south and Milan is 2 hours north, and Cinqueterre is a perfect day trip including the train back and forth and walking from one village to the next.

Discovered by German and British holidaymakers in the 1920s, by the 1950s tourism had supplanted the fishing boats. Portofino thus became a favourite with, among others, Princess Grace and Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Set within an area of stunning natural beauty, the protected Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino, the town today is a chic berth for the yachts of the rich and famous

Italian Villa Vacations offers a stunning villa rent in Portofino with its own private beach access,  just a 5 minute walk from the central piazetta.

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