We docked in Genoa this morning at 9am and planned to use our time ashore to take a ferry over to Portofino Italy for the day. So we hopped on a ferry and headed out along the scenic Liguria coast. As you cruise into Portofino, the colorful buildings and luxurious yachts dotting the bay make you think you’ve stepped into a movie set. It almost doesn’t seem real. More like Italy brought to you by Walt Disney or something. But definitely not real. We spent the afternoon checking out the pricey shops, sipping wine with lunch and generally walking around in disbelief of our surroundings. Portofino Italy is one of those rare places that lives up to the hype. Tomorrow, we’ll be cruising to another Italian hot-spot with a lot of hype – Capri. Here’s hoping it also lives up to its sterling reputation. Ciao!