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Famed for its stunning seaside setting and brightly coloured houses, Portofino is arguably the most exclusive town along the Italian Riviera. A glamorous harbour forms the heart of the town. It’s a pretty scene, moored with shiny yachts and fronted by a sun-shaded promenade. Make sure you set aside some time just to gaze out over the harbour while sipping a latte or head to the beaches at nearby Paraggi and Chiavari.
Fashion is another string to Portofino's bow, with a carefully chosen array of prestigious brands and labels (think Louis Vuitton and Gucci) occupying the town’s manicured streets. There are plenty of unique visitor attractions to enjoy in Portofino, too. One of the quirkier of these, found more than 50 feet below water and several thousand feet out in the Mediterranean Sea, is known as ‘Christ of the Abyss’. It's an immense submerged statue, standing more than eight feet tall and offering an unforgettable, if eerie, place to dive. For those preferring to stay dry, the Castello Brown fortress is a great place to spend an afternoon. It offers breathtaking views across Portofino thanks to a location set high above the town.