The sparkling azure waters of Portofino!
There’s an infectious good feel factor as you motor into Portofino and a great sense of anticipation. It’s a visual treat as the harbour appears before you surrounded by multi coloured houses that seem to cling to the hillsides around the port and the numerous alfresco restaurants lining the quay.
There is a buzz about the place as we enter the port with the locals whizzing along on their scooters, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the air, waiters busy getting ready for their first customers of the day and the sounds of a village coming to life.
We have arrived in a magical place that I have wanted to visit for years and I can’t wait to get down the gangplank and explore.