The main objective of the project is to redevelop abandoned areas of the Park of Portofino, paying particular attention to sustainability and the wellbeing of the environment.
Excellence is the result of the alchemy between nature, culture and territory. This extraordinary piece of land between the sea and the mountains allows for the creation of extraordinary products.
The revival of Portofino’s traditional agricultural practices methods ensures the excellence of the “Made-In-Italy” brand.
“La Portofinese” is born as a local project, from the local territory. It produces a range of local products derived exclusively from crops grown and gathered on the Portofino promontory.
The strength of this project comes from it’s revolving around the cultivation of the soil and the recovery of abandoned lands with particular attention to innovative ideas …building a sustainable and ecologically sound project.
Our idea is simple: recover abandoned lands, resume cultivation techniques from the past and restore agriculture and animals into a territory that for centuries has lived from the treasures of it’s lands as well as the Mediterranean sea.
Located on the hillside above Portofino, the Mulino del Gassetta as a historic location has proven a real gem, worthy of the generations of industry it represents. An original member of the historical “Camino Dei Mulini”, this hillside mill has been transformed and preserved as a unique “km zero” restaurant specializing in the local cuisine.
For those with a passion for the sea, The Bar Al Faro is a must see. Much more than a cocktail bar with a spectacular view, the faro has become a veritable beacon of attraction for locals, visitors and international VIPs alike. Located inside Portofino’s very own lighthouse the setting is ideal for unforgettable Italian aperitivos and light faire.
“La Portofinese” was born about six years ago. A group of locals from Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, founded Niasca snc and began this grand adventure with the management of the historic hillside mill known as the “Mulino del Gassetta,” located within the Park of Portofino.
In all our products you will encounter the rich and captivating taste of the Portofino Promontory. Our mission being to ensure the highest quality of local and sustainable products while exploring the diversity of flavors from the region and remaining loyal to our territory and traditions.
“The Park of Portofino now has its beer and honey. These are the first fruits of the agricultural output from “La Portofinese” …launched six years ago by a group of locals coming together to recover the abandoned lands of the Mountain of Portofino. "
“Beer and honey ‘from the Mountain.’ Involving all the senses. Firstly, by its taste and then by its fragrance. And the “right” look of its packaging.”