From Santa Margherita visit Portofino one of the most photographed - and most exclusive - harbours in the Mediterranean with its magic and the look of a film set. Yet this is very much the genuine article. Nestling below the pine, olive and eucalyptus trees that dress this Ligurian peninsula lies a fabulous collection of terracotta-coloured houses, topping a line of exclusive shops and waterside watering holes. Even if fishing boats have long been replaced with luxury tenders and power boats, you won’t resist the temptation to stop and stare.
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