PORTOFINO IS PERFECTION
When we say “Italian Riviera,” what comes to mind? Perhaps, old stone buildings painted like a rainbow crouching on a cliff over a curving seaport; sleek yachts and speedboats lining a small harbor; jet setters wandering the sandstone piazza in and out of luxury boutiques; or hours of people watching while sipping coffee from a cafe al fresco? Portofino is all of these things. The ultimate reason for visiting Portofino is that everyone is looking to be seen, but not make a scene in this picture-perfect destination. Portofino does not have the high-voltage discos or raucous nightlife of other Riviera destinations (which is often a good thing), so it is an idyllic romantic getaway. Be warned that the secret is out about Portofino so it can get crowded with tourists – if you can avoid the weekend rush, it is even better. The few hotels are luxurious, pampering and discreet: making them perfect for your very own secluded pied-à-terre. At Belmond Hotel Splendido, wake up to incredible views of the Ligurian Sea from your private flower-covered terrace in this traditional luxury hotel. Built in the 1920’s, Belmond Hotel Splendido still possesses all of the romantic charm of the era, while also offering exceptional modern-day bespoke services. Bello!
www.portofinotourism.com Belmond Hotel Splendido: www.belmond.com www.iamsterdam.com
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com People don't take trips, trips take people.
– John Steinbeck
Photography Courtesy Belmond Hotel Splendido
Photography Courtesy Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam