16034 Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
Pastel PortofinoPortofino, the romantic and glamorous stomping ground of the rich and famous including Grace Kelly, the Duke and Douchess of Windsor, Clark Gable, Ingrid Bergman, and where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton got engaged. This colorful and post card perfect tiny resort town is bursting at the seems with charm. It's been irresistible to the jet set since the 1940's and continues to grow in popularity every year. Every yacht here is bigger then the one before and every shop here is more expensive than the one before. It's an ideal place to sit at a cafe not only to people watch but also to view the not so delicate ballet of parking the monstrous yachts as they come into port. Luckily for 2 wheeled travelers there is a scooter only parking lot at the top on the main square. With all that hype and history, when you get here you wont believe just how tiny it is, for centuries it was just a little fishing village. But as Liz Taylor would say, priceless gems do come in small packages.