Top sights and tourist attractions


In the heart of the Italian Riviera, on the Ligurian Sea lies a coastal town with a tranquil crescent harbor with a hill of olive groves and small vineyards in its background. It’s called Portofino.

Portofino is featured on many postal cards and the town itself is just as pictured: beautiful in shape and color, its harbor cradled by a piazza which in turn is rimmed by tiny pastel houses, yellow, green and blue.

You can check the Portofino tourism office website

Cinque Terre

We warmly suggest you to spend a nice weekend, visiting and walking through the Cinque Terre. You can have an idea, watching this video

Cinque Terre is one of the most prized destinations on the Ligurian Riviera. The tourist success of the region is chiefly due to the fact the five villages which delineate the area, namely, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, as well as the surrounding towns and villages, enjoy the advantage of being located in a stunning nature set the beauty of which was immortalized by Lord Byron when he described Cinque Terre as the Paradise on earth.

Indeed, nestled between the sea and the backdrop of the hilly relief, the five scenic villages have also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a status which furthermore evidences the uniqueness and the historical and environmental value of the place. Thus, the National Park of Cinque Terre (which comprises the five resorts and their wide surroundings) consists of a bundle of scenic gulfs and beaches, picturesque villages and meandering hiking trails and last, but not least, a place bursting with tradition, in particular in terms of gastronomic practices.