One of the most celebrated destinations in the world, the picturesque town of Portofino was once a tiny, traditional fishing village. Providing unrivalled views of the Gulf of Genova, it is the true jewel of the Ligurian Coast. Compromising of rustic cobblestone streets filled with high-end boutiques, historical sites and galleries it is easy to see why so many people call this place a small piece of heaven on earth.
Another little fishing village, Port Venere features a beautiful harbour with traditional fishing boats moored alongside superyachts. Located in the Gulf of Poets, one of the most beautiful areas of the Ligurian Coast, the village is surrounded by other quaint little villages and hamlets. Take a small hike up the neighbouring mountains to discover all this hillside town has to offer. Afterwards, head back to HAPPY ME and explore the grottos and coves nearby. Be sure to try snorkelling or scuba diving, as Port Venere is located in a protected marine area, home to several species of coral and fish.
The city of Genoa has grown from an old, rustic working port into a fully-fledged, bustling city known for its vibrant nightlife and culture. Its quaint streets are filled with medieval architecture, Baroque churches and charming little cafes. Soak in its rustic appeal, before heading into its modern centre from some designer shopping and a night out on the town you won’t forget.
Surrounded by warm, azure waters, the little island of Giglio is located in the southern end of the Tuscan Archipelago, to the south of the island of Elba. Take a stroll along its beaches and enjoy soaking up the warm sunshine. For those in search of even more privacy, the island of Montecristo is just a short cruise away and ideal to relax in the utmost privacy.
Sanremo has drawn in the rich and famous for centuries, and it’s easy to see why this city is such a hit. From its elegant architecture to its harbour filled with glistening superyachts and its famous casino, this city exhales an atmosphere of luxury and glamour. With several events and festivals taking place throughout the year, be sure to time your visit well and enjoy the city at its brightest.