East of Genoa on the Ligurian coast, Portofino is a charming fishing village considered to be one of the finest in the Mediterranean. To many, this place is the jewel in the Italian Riviera's crown. The shores are lined with picturesque houses, whilst churches and cathedrals dot the hills. Enjoy delicious local wines, and the best Italian dining has to offer with views out to the yacht-filled harbour. In the evening, take a stroll and catch one of Portofino's celebrated sunsets. If you're after sun, sea, and sand, then you'll find lots of stunning beaches and hidden bays in Portofino. Stroll the romantic sands of Paraggi Beach and snorkel in its vivid emerald waters. Take a trip to the little bay of Niasca and enjoy a quiet spot of sunbathing in the most sublime surroundings. Be sure to visit the pebble beach of San Fruttuoso, one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Italy. A short journey away, you'll find Cinque Terre, or Five Lands. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the site of Cinque Terre is a collection of five old fishing villages built into steep cliffs above the lapis waters. The multicoloured houses have to be seen to be believed as they rise up and along the sheer drops showcasing their miraculous engineering.