The Ligurian coast doesn’t lose its picture-perfect charm during the offseason. Nautical glamour combines with festive cheer, where quiet streets are charmingly decorated with trees and lights. Read on to discover why Portofino is perfect for an authentic winter getaway.
Winter in Portofino doesn’t mean frost and snow. With mountains sheltering the harbour from northern winds, the region is a mild oasis where temperatures are never too chilly. Just picture it: sipping a good Italian coffee on a quaint outdoor terrace in the pleasant December sunshine. Life’s simple pleasures.
December is the perfect time to hike or bike in Portofino Natural Park. Cherish the beauty and stillness of your surroundings, uncovering unique biodiversity at every turn. Or set sail on a private boat and explore the Ligurian coastline. Why not visit hidden San Fruttuoso Abbey, a stunning building reachable only by hiking or boat? With no summer crowds, these experiences are pure magic.
Celebrate the festive season in true Italian style, where Christmas is all about food, warm family feeling and time-honoured traditions. Experience a classic ‘Cena della Vigilia’—Christmas Eve dinner—and learn about what goes into the perfect traditional Christmas lunch. To herald the arrival of 2021, indulge with a ‘Cenone’, a delicious New Year’s Eve feast.
It’s especially important to take care of body and soul in the winter. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, rich in essential oils and fragrant botanicals. There’s always time for a swim, with our pool beautifully heated to 28°C all year round.
Take advantage of the quiet, authentic atmosphere to meet with locals. Mino, from La Portofinese eco-farm, is on hand to show you one of the town’s hidden corners: I Coppelli's Cellar and Grotto. Be amazed by this unique and tranquil location, learn about the renewable energy projects and sample local wine and delicious snacks.
Visit us at Belmond Hotel Splendido this winter for an authentic Italian festive atmosphere. Meet with locals, stroll the peaceful streets and try out off-the-beaten-track activities. Feast on specially created Christmas and New Year dining options. Magical memories are guaranteed.
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