Stay at Splendido Mare and discover the Italian Riviera like you’ve never seen it before. From voyages on the Ligurian Sea to moments of reflection over breathtaking views, unforgettable adventures await. If you're wondering what to do in Portofino, we’ll show you how to swim, sail, dine and hike your way around one of the most stunning locations on earth.
The Cinematic Soul of Portofino
Visit La Portofinese Eco-Farm
Start planning your ‘villeggiatura’ — an intrinsic Italian concept all about slow, sensuous summers.
Venture high onto the protected Mount of Portofino, just a short drive away with private transfer, to visit the verdant grounds of a self-sufficient eco-farm.
Discover tranquil olive groves, beehives and flourishing vineyards jutting towards the scenic Cala degli Inglesi. After exploring, enjoy a tasty picnic in a panoramic spot and feast on homemade focaccia, local Parma ham, salami, fresh fruits, farm-to-table vegetable pies, the farm’s own honey and cheese, craft beer and white wine.
Or taste these delicacies at a table prepared especially for you among the only vineyards with charming sea views in the area.Book your Ecofarm tour
Charter Our Traditional Gozzo Boat
Enjoy our gozzo boat in total privacy and charter your own thrilling route along the Portofino promontory.
To make the experience even more exclusive, select one of our DaV Mare or Veuve Clicquot picnic baskets — each promises a selection of local treats, Ligurian pastries and chef’s specialities. Drop anchor in a quiet little cove, soak up the sun and tuck in.Contact us to book
A History of Merchants and Poets
In 1576, the Senate of the Republic of Genoa created a public roll of all the noble palaces in the city. Owners of these palaces were granted the honor of welcoming visiting diplomats, dignitaries and aristocrats to their homes. This unique model of hospitality was celebrated throughout Europe and is now available for our guests to sample. Explore two of Genoa’s ‘rolli’ and admire their breathtaking 16th-century architecture and interiors.
Uncover the city’s mercantile roots at the stunning Lomellino and Palazzo Negrone.Book your tour
PRIVATE MOTOR BOAT TOUR
Take to the waves to experience Portofino’s nautical heritage in style. Step aboard our indulgent private motor boat, the Chris-Craft Corsair 36. We’ll whisk you and up eight of your guests on an enchanting cruise beyond the harbour. There’s nothing quite like exploring the Gulf of Tiguillo from its crystal clear shores.Explore by private motor boat
ECOFARM IN PORTOFINO
Explore Portofino's natural side with a hike to La Portofinese, a sustainable eco-farm overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Explore the herb garden, the winter vegetable garden and the olive grove with its olive mill. After this immersion in Ligurian nature, feast on a selection of local delicacies.Plan your sunrise hike
Begin your Portofino tour at the idyllic harbour, before climbing the steps to the Church of San Giorgio. From this beautiful vantage point, you can gaze out across the protected region of Parco Regionale di Portofino, stretching from Camogli to Rapallo. Drink in the charming wintry views, before you continue to the grand Castello Brown—once home to Montague Yeats Brown, a former British consul. The beautiful scenery of the Natural Park can also easily be explored by bike.Plan your Portofino tour
The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy’s finest gems. Head out on one of our unforgettable tours. Five idyllic villages make up the region—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Each village is connected by a charming coastal path that loops through vineyards, sandy beaches and rocky inlets. Join us to explore by boat, train or on foot.Uncover the Cinque Terre