Portofino is a cosmopolitan holiday resort wrapped up in an aura of nostalgia for the 60s, years during which the village started shaping into the luxury travel destination it is now, managing to maintain the original allure of a fishing village that is abundant in local customs and traditions. La Piazzetta (Portofino´s main square) is adjacent to the port and buzzes with life, in a bustle of people, yachts, and upmarket restaurants. The alleys around the port feature dainty boutiques and eateries, creating a district of quaint buildings and lovely art galleries. From La Piazzetta, a suggestive walk through unspoiled nature leads to some of the highlights of this fishing hamlet. From the ancient S. Giorgio´s church head to Castle Brown and its beautiful garden and culminate your experience at the lighthouse. The essence of Portofino can only be captured by walk or boat. If you’re travelling by sea, a postcard-like view will open up in front of you, disclosing the colourful harbour and the majestic promontory.