The resort of Portofino is considered to be one of the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. The town has a stunning, picture-postcard harbor surrounded by pastel-painted houses. The town is really no more than a small fishing village, but thanks to its unique beauty, it has become a popular tourist destination. An excellent place to view the harbor is from the Castello Brown - a 16th Century fort (now principally a museum). Portofino's tiny main square overlooks the harbor and is an absolutely terrific spot to sit and watch the world go by.