If you’re looking for a romantic evening in Italy without the plane fare, we have the perfect place for you – Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. This event takes place a couple of times a year on the beautiful Italian Harbor Piazza. With wine tasting, live music and gourmet cuisine, you’ll feel transported to the beautiful seaside village of Portofino, Italy.
Here are four tips to celebrating ‘la dolce vita’ (the sweet life) at Harbor Nights:
1. Arrive Early
The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with plenty of time to wine, dine and dance under the stars until 9:00 PM when the event wraps up. To make the most of your evening, arrive early to take full advantage of all the delicious cuisine and wine. Whether you decide to valet or self-park your car, give yourself plenty of time to stroll the harbor and enjoy one of the best views in Orlando.
2. Bring Your Appetite
Harbor Nights offers a delightful selection of delicious food prepared by our expert culinary team. You’ll find yourself tasting dishes from our amazing on-property restaurants. Each station features an item from Mama Della’s Ristorante, BICE Ristorante, Splendido Bar and Grill, Trattoria del Porto, Gelateria, Sal’s Market Deli and my personal favorite… authentic Italian desserts!
3. Prepare Your Wine Tasting Pallet
We can’t forget the best part, our featured wines. Each station features red or white wine. You’ll get to taste a great selection of wines from a brilliant Pinot Noir to a classic Chardonnay. Whether you lean towards a good white or red, I suggest broadening your palate and trying something new. For those who want to celebrate the night without wine, we also offer beer and other beverage items.
4. Dance the Night Away
Along with the savory food and delicious wine, Harbor Nights features live music that captures the romantic feel of the Mediterranean. So grab your loved one and dance the night away.
You must be 21 or older to attend Harbor Nights Romantico at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. You can find more information and get your tickets here.
Vediamo sulla piazza! See you on the piazza!