When you plan to go on a vacation, you opt for a place that has a nice view, great reviews, and a cheap motel to stay in, right? It is the logical thing to do when you’re looking to save some cash while also having a great time! However, when money is not a problem, people tend to go for the best of the best. And, what could be better than Portofino? Located in the northwestern region of Italy, just a few steps away from the Ligurian Sea and only a three-hour-drive from the French city of Nice, Portofino is the ultimate getaway for the rich. Despite its lavish feel and extremely intriguing look, not many people know about it because it’s considered to be a well-kept secret and an exclusive location for rich people only. Do you want to know what’s so special about this place? Keep on reading.
Gapeppy/Pexels | For many people, Portofino is considered to be an experience, not just any destination to visit
What Is Portofino?
This Italian Village might not be famous amongst the regular tourists but is quite famous amongst the upper class. The whole region where the village is located is known as the Italian Riviera or Liguria. The beauty of this place comes from its gorgeous sights, luxurious resorts, sandy beaches, breathtakingly beautiful cliffs, mountains, and cosmopolitan resorts that are equipped with the latest and the best technology to make sure you’re comfortable while enjoying the beauty this place has to offer. One of the most intriguing parts of this village is the idyllic fishing village of Portofino, which defines a whole new idea of charm, allure, and beauty. For many people, Portofino is considered to be an experience and not just any destination to visit!
Why Is It Only For The Rich?
Well, before you get the answer to this question, you need to know some history of this place. It was discovered by the Romans and was named Portus Delphini, which translates to the port of dolphins. However, during that time, anyone who wanted to see dolphins had to be a part of the upper class of society. This led to the solidification of the association between the elite and this region. Throughout time, wealthy men and nobles often traveled to this place for recreational purposes, and many even owned it. So, when the nobles owned the land, they sold it to people of similar status, which helped in maintaining the association between the rich and elite.
Asad/Pexels | So, when the nobles owned the land, they sold it to people of similar status which is why the association with the rich and elite was maintained
Nowadays, so many celebrities head to this place to get away from their busy lives and find some peace of mind while standing in the midst of all the natural beauty that Portofino has to offer. Recently, reality-star, Kourtney Kardashian, and Blink-182 drummer, Travis Baker, tied the knot while surrounded by the botanic gardens, gothic castle windows, and terraces.
Quark Studio/Pexels | Recently, reality-star Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Baker tied the knot while surrounded by the botanic gardens, gothic castle windows, and terraces.
What if we cannot travel to this place, there’s no harm in reading about it!