Located in the Liguria region of Italy, surrounded by beautiful ocean and cliffs, lies the peaceful village of Portofino. As part of the Italian Riviera, Portofino allows visitors to rest, relax and get away from everyday life in some of the most dramatic scenery to be found in Italy. A Portofino holiday is the ideal choice for all types of travellers and in particular those who enjoy learning more about the traditions and culture of Italy. A Portofino holiday rental apartment provides you with all of the amenities you would expect in a first-class hotel with the additional bonus of being able to relax in very peaceful and beautiful surroundings.
A Portofino holiday places an emphasis on just being able to relax and forget everyday life but there are opportunities for visitors to indulge in outdoor pursuits. Amongst the activities available in the village are cycling, walking, swimming, sailing, diving, surfing, water skiing and jet skiing. Indeed, if you are keen on diving then it is worth doing the activity to see the “Christ of the Abyss”, a statue that was submerged in 1954 as a way of protecting fishermen and divers from the power of the sea. Other sights worth seeing in the village include the 16th century Castello Brown and the Church of Saint George which houses some of the saint’s relics.
If you manage to tear yourself away from your comfortable Portofino holiday rental apartment then there are plenty of places worth visiting for the day in the immediate area. This includes the city of Genoa which is just under an hour’s drive away from the village. Amongst the attractions worth seeing on a visit to Genoa are The Palace of the Doges, St. Lawrence Cathedral and a house which is reputedly the birthplace of none other than Christopher Columbus.
If you are now thinking of booking a wonderful Portofino holiday rental apartment then you will be privy to a fantastic Mediterranean climate. The warmest months of the year to have a Portofino holiday tend to be June, July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as much as 28°C. The cooler months of December and January see the temperature during the day fall to between 9°C and 16°C. The annual rainfall amount for the village is 27 inches with the wettest month tending to be October.
Travellers on a Portofino holiday are likely to arrive at Genoa Airport (GOA) which is just under an hour’s journey away from the village. Airlines that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include Air France, Ryanair, British Airways and KLM. Passengers can depart the UK from several UK airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Heathrow (LHR), Liverpool (LPL), London Stansted (STN) and Edinburgh (EDI).