A corner of paradise on the coast of Portofino.
Set in a peaceful inlet that can only be reached on foot or by boat, within a typically narrow Ligurian village nestling between the blue sea and the green terracing of Mount Portofino, a Benedictine monastery was established in the 10th century next to a perennial water source. From the 16th century onwards, the monastery belonged to the Doria family. Stories of monks, princes and fishermen are intertwined in a monument that is a jewel in the crown of Italy’s cultural heritage.
Donated by Frank and Orietta Pogson Doria Pamphilj – 1983