PORTOFINO II in the '50s
Inspired by The Mediterranean fishing village in the heart of the Italian Riviera, a favorite playground of the “glitterati” actors, writers, musicians, artists, athletes and aesthetes. Portofino has attracted those seeking to immerse themselves in exquisite charm and a relaxed lifestyle. First discovered by the actor Rex Harrison in the early Fifties, Portofino immediately lit up with the visits of high- wattage luminaries including Clark Gable, Ingrid Bergman and opera diva Maria Callas. Portofino’s ultimate beauty was portrayed in the classical favourite ‘50s “Love in Portofino” song, in fact many fell in love in this magical spot. Once a typical Ligurian fishing village it has morphed into a very exclusive yet discreet vacation escape destination. A kind of natural bowl which has become the world’s famous “Piazzetta”. The spot creates a serene atmosphere with a taste of bygone days and almost a film set quality and gives the guests the chance to see the Italian good life first hand. Though time moves on, only in Portofino it stands still, it is kind of suspended in another time, as if everything stopped in 1950 something.