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A Living Legend

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has lit up the rails for over a century—a glamorous star that continues to dazzle and delight

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Making Of The Mare

Discover how we've transformed Splendido Mare into a charming guesthouse

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DAV MARE

Savour the bounty of Liguria at DaV Mare, a unique gastronomic collaboration between Executive Chef Roberto Villa and one of Italy’s most renowned culinary clans: the Cerea family.

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PORTOFINO HISTORY

Our enviable harbourside spot has been a haven for the international jet-set for decades. Discovery the starry history of Portofino, as told by Splendido Mare’s Hotel Manager, Michela Nicosia.

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ARTWORK

The artwork at the Mare captures the elegance of the 1950s and 1960s, and the tranquil coastal surroundings. Over 75% of new artwork is by Italian artists, ranging from painting to photography, textiles and sculpture.

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UNIFORMS

Arthur Arbesser, winner of the Vogue Talent Award, drew inspiration from harbour life with his uniform designs. The outfits reflect Portofino's elegant style, with relaxed and sophisticated silhouettes.

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STUDIO FESTEN

The spirit of Portofino is alive in our complete re-design. Hugo and Charlotte, from Studio Festen, harnessed the legacy of the area itself in their thoughtful approach.

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