Portofino Rooftop - Stunning Views & La Dolce Vita

Entire rental unit hosted by Caterina

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
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You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Our lovely and luxurious, yet intimate and cozy penthouse is an oasis of Italian-style beauty and comfort. Located in the center of unique Portofino, La Perla has a stunning terrace and living room with breathtaking views , 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a sofa bed (sleeps 2). This exclusive location gives you access to all local shops, sights and restaurants.
We are also happy to provide breakfast, as well as home cooked meals for an additional fee. Please ask for more details when you reserve!

The space
Located in the center of the charming yet glamorous fishing village of Portofino, our beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home accommodates 7 guests and has a stunning rooftop terrace with breathtaking views.

This prime location allows you live like a local in what Vogue calls "one of Italy’s chicest destinations... The narrow alleys of the town are packed with luxury boutiques – and the holidaymakers there have fantastic style."

The best restaurants are just steps away from our home.

If you prefer nature, book a boat ride to one of the many, small private bays or go hiking in the hills right behind our house for a surprising array of luscious indigenous greenery. You'll encounter small frescoed churches, hidden local farms, and more spectacular views of Italy's gorgeous Liguria.

Access to Portofino can be limited as the roads are narrow and tight. In the summer months, traffic can be an impediment. It's important to plan ahead. We can help you with all the logistics. In the summer months, if the road to Porofino is blocked by traffic officers due to lack of parking, you can wave and tell the police that you are staying at Villa Ciani and they will let you pass!

There is no private parking space available, Portofino is a pedestrian only village. There is one paid parking area, and the charges are approx. 24 Euros per day.

Another important note is that the property has 2 very steep flights of stairs!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

TV with standard cable
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Portofino, Liguria, Italy

Description from http://www.italia.it/en/travel-ideas/the-sea/portofino.html

“A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent-shaped along the edge of this calm bay.” Thus wrote Guy de Maupassant when describing Portofino, tiny sea village on the Italian Riviera circumscribed by the green of the Natural Regional Park and Marine Reserve.
This splendid sea resort with its lux, Mediterranean personality, also boasts an ancient marine culture, and of course is another one of those spots beloved by artists, famous personages and writers that have long sung its praises.
The “Piazzetta,” meeting-up point for the international jet-set, is the symbol of Portofino, while the port, with its characteristic, brightly-colored houses, is the icon of this borgo’s maritime traditions, whose inhabitants were called delfini (“dolphins”) by the Greeks and Romans, so apt were they at sea navigation.“

The charm of these places, the fine cuisine of the Ligurian Region, and the innumerable cultural and nature itineraries make this corner of the Gulf of Tigullio an ideal destination any time of year. Nonetheless, tourists most appreciate Portofino during the summer months, when the flora is at its most lush, and the warm seawater transports visitors beyond paradise.
Travelers will not be able to see everything here, so many are the historic, cultural and natural attractions. Still, make a little room in your schedule to see the Church of Portofino’s Patron Saint, San Giorgio, a construction from the 12th Century; inside are relics brought back by sailors after the Crusades, as well as a breathtaking panorama from the parvis (churchyard).
Nearby, the Brown Castle (Castello Brown) is a fortress smack-dab in the middle of a hanging-garden, and characterized by partitions with lovely bas-reliefs, and architectonic embellishments in marble and slate.
The lighthouse is accessible from here, and is situated on Punta del Capo (aka Punta Portofino), imposing itself over the entire bay.
Equally-interesting is the Gothic Oratory of the Brotherhood of Mary Assumed (Oratorio della Confraternita dell’Assunta), preserving various artworks inside, including a 12th-Century wooden statue of the Assumption of the Virgin.
Those curious about the local traditions can stroll the streets of Portofino’s borgo, visiting the artisan workshops where the town’s women sophisticatedly work elegant patterns of bobbin lace.
Prefer a little adventure out in the open? Take an excursion up to Monte di Portofino for a slight adrenaline rush, or navigate the Gulf of Tigullio in a boat, for close contact with the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
Special events also take place rather frequently during Portofino’s summer season – everything from international regattas to glitzy evening engagements and religious celebrations - for instance the Feast Day for San Giorgio (April 23rd), with a procession and final bonfire illuminating the Piazzetta.
Finally, if fine wining-and-dining is your thing (and it usually is), get ready for some prime sea-based dishes, served in restaurants throughout Portofino. Here the typical recipe is “Lasagna di Portofino,” delectable primo based on, what else, pesto. But before dinner, make sure you do as the locals do: head back to the Piazzetta for 7 o’ clock aperitivo, where you can snack on Genoese foccaccia and sip some Giancu de Purtufin, a wine that combines several of the territory’s grapes and that is only produced locally.
Don’t Miss…
A visit to Genoa just 18.6 miles away, or to the Cinque Terre (31 mi); after all, Portofino is perfect as a hub close to countless intriguing destinations on the Riviera.
…a trip to the evocative Medieval Abbey of San Fruttuoso, just a few miles inland from the coast and surrounded by lush vegetation. According to legend, five Spanish monks fleeing from Arab-invaded Tarragon built the Abbey. The monks, after a long and dangerous journey, brought with them the relics of Bishop Fruttuoso.
… and a visit to the little theatre (the teatrino, Teatro Perla del Tigullio) of Portofino, a favorite place for artists and intellectuals, where periodic conferences and events both national and international are held.

Hosted by Caterina

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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $283

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