The Italian Riviera’s reputation precedes it; glossy, elegant, sophisticated, with a dash of history, culture and staggering beauty thrown in for good measure. From Portofino’s pastel hues to the flamboyant rainbow of the Cinque Terre, the Italian Riviera is alive with color. Verdant trees hang heavy with citrus fruits and rugged coastal paths hug the vivid blue of the Mediterranean.
With graceful fin-de-siècle hotels, neatly manicured gardens, world-class spas and endless vineyards, this is a destination with decadent relaxation in mind. Watch as the colorful fishing boats bob in the harbor of the Cinque Terre and sit back with a cappuccino as the world goes by in one of Portofino’s historic piazzas.