Portofino village is irresistibly pretty, perched on the coast of Italy’s smallest region, Liguria.

Surrounded by lush greenery and pastel-washed houses. You’ll find Portofino palace up on the green hillside, its location offering spectacular views of the village and the Gulf of Tigullio.

Garlanded in dazzling wisteria, this 16th-century former monastery first opened its doors as a hotel in 1901.

It offers relaxed luxury on an unparalleled level. For those feeling the call of the sea, the palace is a ten-minute stroll from the main hotel and set on the vibrant piazzetta overlooking the harbour.

This truly is la dolce vita. Swim and sunbathe by the generous saltwater pool or enjoy a match on the beautiful tennis courts. Stretch out at the acclaimed spa or head outside and unwind in the sauna, shaded by the flora.

Of course, eating well is part of the Italian experience, and the palace’s Chef offers exceptional cuisine. He works wonders with regional seafood and pasta specialities. The best way to start the evening here? Sipping an aperitif in the cool, sophisticated cocktail bar. In a word: Heaven.

Those wishing to explore this area of extraordinary beauty may like to take a nature walk, kayak around the bay, or even go scuba diving.

70 rooms and suites are available at the Main Palace, 14 rooms and suites at the Mare Palace.

Plan a wedding with wow factor! Begin with a luscious aperitif in the gardens overlooking the bay of Portofino. Let our expert planners arrange unique design details inspired by the amazing surroundings and menus exploding with authentic flavours. For intimate celebrations, you can reserve a special table at the terrace, decorated with ravishing flowers, or host a party on a private boat.