The Italian Riviera’s dotted with cosy hamlets nestled into the shoreline, a lot of which you can’t get to without a boat. You’ll see two of them today – Portofino and San Fruttuoso. Starting at the port in Santa Margherita, you’ll sail down the coast to your first stop in San Fruttuoso. This little hamlet’s tucked into a small bay that’s surrounded by steep cliffs. You’ll kick things off with a tour of its main attraction, San Fruttuoso Abbey. Don’t miss the opportunity to head to the top of the 16th-century watchtower – the view of the nearby town and coast is worthy of a few pictures. You’ll have some free time to try out one of the nearby cafés, before hopping back on the ferry for a trip to Portofino. This town’s popular with A-listers, who often anchor their million-pound yachts in the bay. You’ll be able to see them bobbing in the water from the pastel-coloured waterfront, which you can explore under your own steam. You could also look around Castello Brown, an ancient fortress that protected the town from pirates, or browse the high-end boutiques, before heading back to port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.