Portofino is a small village built in a picturesque bay, located in between Genoa and the Cinque Terre. Together with Camogli and Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino is the center of élite tourism. The spectacular, crescent-shaped town, which was already founded in the 10th century, has a small harbor that used to function as a fishing port. There are many hiking trails around Portofino, that bring you either to the highest peak on the peninsula, Monte di Portofino (612m) or to the exclusive San Fruttoso - that you can only reach by sea or on foot. This tiny untouched village is a pearl of rare beauty. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it is home to a Medieval Abbey which has a rich history from being a monastery to a royal residence.