The final port of call on your Italy vacation is pretty Portofino (a drive of approximately 30 minutes). Portofino is an impossibly beautiful, exclusive haven on the Italian Riviera, with its streets lined with designer boutiques, exquisite restaurants on the waterfront and luxury yachts lining the pretty harbour as the Ligurian Sea stretches out across the horizon. The hotels are no exception, and we love the elegant and quintessentially Italian Belmond Hotel Splendido
perched above the village, a tranquil former monastery which offers stunning accommodation, impeccable service, exotic gardens and panoramic Portofino views.
Enjoy a sunset cruise or a kayaking adventure, dive around the colourful underwater world, cycle around the coast or visit picturesque Genoa with an expert guide, who will take you up to the rooftops for a different perspective of the city, and back on the ground, will show you all its hidden corners.
We also recommend visiting the historic and beautiful seaside villages of the Cinque Terre during your vacation, which can be reached in a day trip from Camogli or Portofino. Walk amongst the pastel-hued medieval houses, and take in the views from a waterfront trattoria as you enjoy fresh fish brought in to the harbour that morning, accompanied by the Liguria region's famous pesto. Build up your appetite beforehand on one of the scenic hiking trails around the cliffs, which will reward you with panoramic views over the Riviera coastline and the sea.
From Portofino, drive to Genoa (approximately 1 hour away), where you will catch your flight home.