We loved Portofino specially around the harbor area and really enjoyed passing the time away sitting in the mild sunshine in the cafes at the piazza.
Brown Castle was closed during our visit but the walk up to the lighthouse gave us amazing panoramic views of Portofino and along the coast. On the way to the lighthouse visit the Church of San Giorgio up on the hill, a pretty little church with a graveyard and a beautiful statue of a girl just outside of the church. There is also the church of St Martin right in the centre of the village. Portofino is a good base for many nature hikes or simply wandering along the coastal path to St Margherita or Rapallo.