About Us

Hike your way to heaven. Gioiellino…Joy-Ee-Eh-Lee-No. Yes, I know, it is a tongue twister, but you are in Italy, so why not have fun with those crazy, impossible sounding words and embrace the Dolce Vita!
What does it mean? Little Gem.

Relax in our Hammocks set in the Olive Grove

Located inside the protected National Park of Portofino Mountain lies a villa that has been in the family for a century. Surrounded by an olive grove, this little gem has breathtaking views of the sea from the terrace where you will enjoy your morning breakfast.

The guest room is located inside the owner’s home and features the same stunning views looking out the bedroom window from the floor above. The room is comfortable with a Queen size bed and has a private ensuite bathroom.


The property is shared with family members and features a farm with sheep, geese, chickens, a dog, and agri tourism accommodations (2 rooms).

Gioiellino Bed and Breakfast has only one rental room, so we hope you will experience an intimate part of life on the mountain that only a select few have come to enjoy. Gio is operated by Leah Marie. She lives in the house full time and she has two Ragdoll cats, Coco and Zen.img_0500-1img_8091-1

Our location is unique because we are surrounded by nature trails and wildlife. To protect the area, only residents are permitted to drive up to our location. There is no public transportation or taxi service allowed. We are located 1 Kilometer from the bus stop and seaside village of Portofino.

Guests will be accompanied by car to the house, upon check-in and check-out but are encouraged to have an interest in hiking within the area and get around on foot during their stay. Limited car transport up and down the mountain can be arranged with Leah and additional costs will apply. For further details please contact us.