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Destination Weddings in Portofino

Highlights:

  • The views from the San Giorgio castle with panoramic gardens.
  • Sipping an aperitif in the tiny harbour admiring the yachts and boats.
  • The charming Abbey of San Fruttuoso and its grounds; reached via boat. 

Airports nearby: Genova and Milano (2 hours)
Best time to marry in Portofino: April through October

A Portofino wedding is the height of glamour; the Italian Riviera is one of the world’s favorite Italian wedding destinations with Portofino being the most photographed of the Italian Riviera villages. Couples seeking a glamorous and exclusive Italian Riviera wedding should consider marrying in Portofino which provides wonderful Civil, Protestant, Symbolic, Jewish and Catholic options.

Originally founded as a Roman colony it eventually came under domination of the Republic of Genova as well as French, Spanish, English and Austrian rule. Wealthy British tourists discovered it in the mid 1800’s and from there it became one of the European continent’s most famous resorts. Portofino enjoys an idyllic geographical position, its inlet is protected by some of the finest Italian countryside. 

Everywhere you walk your eyes will take in superb views of the Mediterranean sea and from the summit of Monte Portofino which dominates the village you can see the island of Corsica in the distance. The charming harbor is filled with luxury boutiques, excellent seafood restaurants and elegant cafes. Highlights of Portofino are walking to the Punta del Capo and the Castello Brown which sits above the village and close to the Botanical Gardens. The views from the castles gardens are breathtaking. Another great walk is the climb towards the medieval Castello di San Giorgio, one of the most outstanding sights in Portofino along with its panoramic gardens and views. At the feet of Monte Portofino is the medieval abbey of San Fruttuoso which is reached via a 20 minute boat ride and is also part of a tiny fishing village. 

Wedding receptions in Portofino can be arranged in the surrounding luxury villa and palace hotels enjoying the sweeping views of the harbor and deep blue Mediterranean sea. 

Portofino is sure to be one of the highlights of your Italian Riviera wedding and the perfect setting for the start of a romantic honeymoon in Italy. Let the team of Distinctive Italy Weddings take care of all arrangements and present you with some wonderful options for your destination wedding in Portofino!


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