Hello dear guests,

Here are some useful information :

Practical Information

The average weather in Portofino during the month of July is 25C. The evenings can be surprisingly chilly, so do not forget to pack a shawl or an extra jumper.

If you plan to stay in Portofino, as opposed to Santa Margherita Ligure you will discover that finding parking space is a nuisance. If you’re travelling with children and would prefer to have your own car to navigate the Riviera, try to focus on hotels in Santa Margarita.

Dress Code

  • Welcome drinks (7th July 2021) : Smart Casual
  • Wedding Day (8th July 2021) : Black Tie
  • Friday (9th July 2021- beach lunch) : White Party
  • Saturday (10th July 2021 ): Sailing Attire

Wedding venue

La Cervara : The Cervara Abbey is situated on a sheer cliff between Santa Margherita and Portofino. The abbey was founded in 1361 by a small group of Benedictine monks and in its 7 centuries of history it has seen peaks of great splendor and lows of decline, which is reflected in the various architectural transformations of the building.

La Cervara’s gardens

By Air

  • Genoa Airport : 45 minutes by car from Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.
  • Pisa Airport : approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes away from Portofino by car
  • Milan Malpensa Airport has the highest number of direct routes from the most destinations. It is a 2 hour drive to Portofino. Given that so many of you have already decided to fly to Milan, we are looking into organising buses for Wednesday evening for everyone. With this in mind, let us know if Milan is your chosen airport.

By Sea

In addition to private moorings in Portofino’s port, excellent ferry and boat services are available in Santa Margherita, Rapallo, and the Cinque Terre.


If you’re feeling flush

We have negotiated a 15% discount at the Imperiale Palace. Please email directly :

Vlad Bitca – sales@imperialepalacehotel.it

Executive Assistant Manager

Via Pagana, 19 – 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure – GE –
Tel. +39 0185 288991 Fax +39 0185 284223

Middle range


It is worth noting that some of the best affordable and mid range options are available on Airbnb.

In addition, please ensure that you are looking at options in both Portofino andSanta Margherita Ligure.

Please let us know if we can be of any assistance !