Portofino is only about 2 hours drive from our village of Bagni di Lucca. It is one of the places we keep going back to simply because it is gorgeous. It is possible to drive to the edge of the tiny town and park in the underground carpark. We have only tried this in the off season. I suspect it would be impossible to get there in the summer. It would probably be better to go to Santa Margherita Ligure and take a bus (which leaves from outside the Santa Margherita station)or a boat or walk along the winding road. This is a bit scary, but the views make it worth the trouble. However you get there, I’m sure you will love it.
Portofino is the most exclusive harbour in Italy. The tiny harbour is filled with luxury yachts and lined with pretty shops and restaurants. Take a walk up the hill behind the town to find the church of San Giorgio, said to contain the relics of the dragon slayer. The views from there are spectacular.
Take the time to have a delicious seafood meal from one of the many restaurants beside the water. It won’t be a bargain price, but it is sure to be good.