This charming former fishing village, technically a comune within the Metropolitan City of Genoa, is located in the Italian Riviera on the west coast of the country.
Laid-back luxury is the name of the game in Portofino. Stare at the pastel-coloured homes and walk through alleyways while watching life go by. With an incredibly gorgeous harbour and a handful of lavish hotels, it comes as no surprise that Portofino's a favourite coastal Italian destination among wealthy holidaymakers and celebrities alike.
But there's also a calmer, less glitzy side of Portofino for all to enjoy.
If you're the water sports type, book scuba diving at the Naturale Marina Protetta Portofino and see the famous underwater statue Christ of the Abyss.
Or, for the most beautiful views of the city, take a walk to the 16th-century Castello Brown. You can also head to San Fruttuoso Abbey to see the old monastery and clear blue waters of the Ligurian Sea.