The modern story of Portofino begins in the 30’s, when Portofino together with Santa Margherita became the headquarter of the German Wehrmacht. When the Germans were forced to escape from Italy, in 1945 Hitler ordered to destroy every military site. Portofino was saved by the brave Jeany Watts, a Scottish lady married to a German diplomatic and living in Portofino during world war 2.
Some years later, with Grace Kelly Hollywood discovered Portofino. Many movie stars spent and spend fabulous days in Portofino. Frank Sinatra performed in Portofino in 1987.