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The apartment is part of a guesthouse which is made in wood, with solar and photovoltaic panels and it is designed to be as much eco-friendly as possible; it is located in Framura (a small village divided in 6 hamlets, overlooking the sea and the Appennino Ligure) at 6 km from the sea. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden, vineyards, olive and cherry trees and, if you like walking, there are many breathtaking paths and unspoiled beaches to explore. In Summer you can take part to many typical fests and taste traditional food, enjoying the cheerful Italian countryside atmosphere. By boat or by train you can reach easily Cinque Terre, Portofino, Portovenere, Sestri Levante, as well as Genova where there are many museums and a well known Opera House. By car you can also visit the beautiful Vara Valley,that is famous for its nature and history. Also Pisa, Lucca, Firenze are not very far from here, travelling by train or by car. Framura is located in the center of a stunning area. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a lawn. We provide deckchairs,umbrellas and an outdoor shower; there is also a barbecue and some tables to eat outside under a beautiful pergola. Close to the farm there is also a stream, where you can take a bath or walk along or sunbath. in our farm we produce vegetables, some fruits, that you can directly buy and red or white wine, olive oil, honey. The garden is big enough to enjoy silence all around us and the view is wonderful, with the most beautiful sunsets you can image! The apartment is at the first floor and it is two rooms one (48 square meters) with a stunning view over the valley and the sea. It has an entrance, a roomy bathroom ( shower, hair dryer), a pretty bedroom with a queen bed and a spacious lounge where there is a very well equipped kitchen (hobs, dish washer, coffee machine, fridge with freezer, electric oven,cleaning water filter) and a living area with a sofa bed that becomes two comfortable twins. Free Wi-Fi connection, English and German books, heating under the floor. Clean linen and towels once a week ( even for the beach if required), kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi, laundry service if required, car park, internet point, touristic information, outside deckchairs and table, a daily lift to and from the staion if required are provided.
a pretty bedroom with a queen bed and an originally antique wardrobe, it has a spacious lounge where there is a very well equipped kitchen (hobs, dish washer, coffee machine, fridge with freezer, electric oven,cleaning water filter, kettle) and a living area with a sofa bed. An new, elegant, wodden loft over the living area can comfortably host 3 beds, so that this flat has practicaly 2 bedroms.
Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless
Roomy and confortable with shower, bidet, lavabo and hairdryer provided....moreless
Framura is located on the ancient border between La Spezia and Genoa, so that it has fortifications and towers which were built to defend the territory.
Here you can find signs of many different ages, from the roman one to the medieval one. The centre of the village is wonderful, with its small lanes, hidden gardens and terraces overlooking the sea. Furthermore in this beautiful location, you will find small and traditional food shops that sell all the typical local products.In the central Piazzetta there is a quiet bar, where in the evening people use to have a glass of wine and chat, while children play nearby. In summertime you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled sea of Framura, sunbathing on its beautiful beaches or taking part to the boat trips which- departing from the small, romantic port of the village- reach the most hidden and amazing places of the coast....moreless
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When the sky is clean, the French Alpi appear to transform the Mediterraneo in a sort of antique lake and the Apennino,which is the spinal of Italy, protects our land by the northen winds....moreless
Beautiful and recently built Guesthouse sorrownded by unspoiled pine woods overlooking the sea and the valley. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden, vineyards, olive and cherry trees....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Seating for 4 people
there is an internet point with a compiuter and a printer in the reception at the ground floor...moreless
private carpark in the twilight of the trees so that it is fresher in summer....moreless
The total fee for Touristic Tax amounts to 1.00 euro per person per day.
The Maid Service amounts to 20 euro per person per day and includes initial and final maid service as well as a loundry service.
THE TOURISTIC TAX AMOUNTS TO 1 EURO PER PERSON PER DAY, EXCEPT CHILDREN UNDER TEN YEARS.
THE INITIAL AND FINAL MAID SERVICE COSTS 40 euro.
BOTH, THE TOURISTIC TAX AND THE MAID SERVICE, HAVE TO PAYED AT YOUR ARRIVAL.
Unfortunately we do not accept credit cards but you can pay cash at your arrival or on-line throught Pay Pal.
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Framura is located on the ancient border between La Spezia and Genoa, so that it has fortifications and medieval towers which were built to defend the territory.
Here you can find signs of many different ages, from the roman one to the medieval one. The centre of the village is wonderful, with its small lanes, hidden gardens and terraces overlooking the sea. Furthermore in this beautiful location, you will find small and traditional food shops that sell all the typical local products.In the central Piazzetta there is a quiet bar, where in the evening people use to have a glass of wine and chat, while children play nearby. In summertime you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled sea of Framura, sunbathing on its beautiful beaches or taking part to the boat trips which- departing from the small, romantic port of the village- reach the most hidden and amazing places of the coast.On the 10th of August here takes place the typical local fest to celebrate the night of San Lorenzo and people use to meet in the streets and squares to eat together and dance;during another fest, at midnightpeople light a great number of small candles and set them out into the sea. To watch them floating away is really impressive. Many open air markets are held every day in this area. Nearby there is the famous National Park of Cinque Terre where you will find many breathtaking paths and some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Moreover by boat or by train you can easily reach Portofino, Portovenere, Chiavari, Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure and Genoa with its museums, the famous aquarium, some UNESCO world heritage sites and a well known Opera House as well as the most fashionable shops. From here it will take just about two hours by train to reach Pisa, and less than an hour to reach Sarzana, a beautiful medieval town. To go to Firenze takes about 3 hours.
Year Purchased: 1950
About the owner: I am 55 years old and I live in Framura, a beautiful village in the Cinque Terre area, with my husband Guido, my daughter Giulia and 3 dogs. We grow vegetables and we make honey, wine, olive oil, enjoying a natural life. In order to preserve our traditions, I even like to cook bread and pasta as my grandmother was used to. We have built our ecologic guest house to host the people who loves this wonderful area and an healthy style of life. On Summer 2011 we had our first guests in Framura and even in Portofino, where I own an apartment on the famous 'piazzetta'. To meet people from all over the world is always a great experience. We have the opportunity to know wonderful persons and to get in touch with different cultures. I discover that I really love this work!
Why the Owner Chose Castagnola: A branch of my family comes from Framura and on 2002 my husband and I decided to build here our home, far from the town where we leaved and far from a cahotic style of life.On 2010, as a next step- we built an eco friendly guesthouse in Framura,because we would like to have home and work in this place:the only way to develop solid roots. We also enjoy to share the beauty of 'Laghello' and our own experience with other people .Our project of hospitality tries to respect at the mean time nature and culture; we believe this is the great lesson of the ancestors. Framura is far from the crowds and the stress, even if it is easy to reach by car or by train and it is in a 'strategic' position in between Portofino and Cinque Terre. The village has a traditional and friendly atmosphere.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast: The decision of moving here has completely changed our life and our relation with the nature. we became 'farmer' and now we produce our own wine, vegetables, honey, marmalade's, olive oil, fruits, bread... in Framura we have discovered the sea at the sunrise and the cold and invigorating water of a stream. Now we know how silence is in a night and how magic is the moonlight.we have found new friends in the village and in between our guests and we have understood that a guest house is an wonderful chance to travel, without travel! to be a farmer an a sailor at the meantime.