A luxurious Italian vacation at Belmond, Portofino

Arushi Sakhuja 
Travel restrictions across the world have been eased and international travel has become popular again. Jetting off to your favourite city — or maybe even an undiscovered gem — is no more a far-fetched fantasy. With summer vacations going on, it’s time to narrow down your travel bucket list. And if leisure, luxury and refinement in Europe are what you seek, it’s time to move over the popular cities and head to a beach. No, we’re not talking about the traditional Amalfi Coast, Portofino in Italy is just the place you need to be. A lesser-known city, the culture of the city will leave you mesmerized.
Splendido By Belmond
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But what makes it a luxury destination is the breath-taking and luxurious property by Belmond Hotels — Splendido.  An elevated corner of paradise, the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the lively village. A celebration of Mediterranean colours — crisp and bold, yet soft and delicate — scents and flora: it abounds in plants, colourful flowers, lush trees and fresh fruit.
Splendido By Belmond
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Splendido By Belmond
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Situated on the Italian Riviera, in the lap of luxury, every moment here will make you feel like royalty. Overlooking a picturesque view of the Gulf of Tigullio and crystal clear water in shades of blues, the architecture of the property is a true reflection of the culture of Italy. Taking inspiration from art nouveau, high arches, opulent hallways and corridors, and large bay windows give the property its signature character.
It’s a haven for nature lovers. Take a walk through the lush terrace. A panoramic path will lead you directly to the Portofino Piazzetta as you arrive at the hotel.
Splendido By Belmond
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Splendido By Belmond
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Steeped in history and glamour, the resort is a beautifully restored 16th-century monastery with true Italian character. Painted in earthy tones, the façade of the structure displays Italian mastery at its best. Situated right on the riverside, the 5-star hotel’s most premium suite costs a whopping €9,140 per night, while the sea view rooms costs €2,375. Yes, we’re talking upwards of INR 1.93 lakh per night. Traditional architectural elements are seamlessly complemented with modern furniture accents in pastel tones. Enhancing the contemporary aura of the furnished rooms and suites are opulent chandeliers and upholstery with a dash of prints. The muted colour palette makes the place serene and idyllic.
Splendido By Belmond
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Splendido By Belmond suite
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Splendido By Belmond
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Splendido By Belmond
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Splendido By Belmond
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The hefty price tag is justified not only by the plush and contemporary interiors but the luxurious amenities at the property itself. Dine on delicious Italian fare at La Terrazza where the menu includes iconic dishes such as the Trenette al Pesto, or choose from an array of traditional south Italian fare.
Take in the beauty of the gulf as you get a relaxing massage at the outdoor spa, and soak up the sun at their infinity pool. Every moment will make you feel like a silver screen star. What’s more? The palatial property even has a tennis court on days you want to sweat it out.
Splendido By Belmond Spa
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La Terazza Splendido By Belmond
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Splendido By Belmond
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Splendid Blemond
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Spend your days indulging in a world of experiential activities like wine tasting, nature walks, indulging in local Portofino ingredients and diving into the crystal clear river waters.
To book visit: https://reservations.belmond.com/?adult=2&arrive=2022-05-11&chain=23676&child=0&currency=EUR&depart=2022-05-12&hotel=3491&level=hotel&locale=en-US&rooms=1
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