Portofino, Italy. Portofino is a coastal town in Italy in the province of Genoa, in the region Ligurija.Prema assessment of 2011 in Portofino lived 406 inhabitants. The town is centered around its small harbor, and is known for colorful painted buildings on its shore. Portofino is mentioned 986 years by Adelaide of Italy, which was awarded the nearby Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte.Nakon in 1229, she was part of the Republic of Genoa. In 1409 Portofino was sold to the Republic of Florence by the French King Charles VI, but when the latter kicked out from Genoa, Florence was returned. In 1815 he became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia and in 1861 part of the Kingdom of Italy.