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Recent Liguria property reviews

  • Best Spot of Three Week Italy Tour

    "Our stay at Villa Valentina was without a doubt the best of our family's three week tour of Italy. Not only is the Villa a lovely place but Paula and Angelo are remarkable hosts. They are warm and welcoming but also provide so many extras that make your stay exceptional. Free bikes, delicious breads delivered each morning for breakfast, fresh eggs from the chicken coop and herbs from the garden, beach towels, Prosecco and wine, a resident parking pass for trips into town, a local cell phone, a laptop -- the list goes on and on. Paula also provides her own "guide book" with detailed information on everything you need to know to tour Cinque Terre and Levanto, and will answer any follow-up questions and recommend the best local restaurants (we loved the places we went to). Although we came to hike/tour Cinque Terre, we found Levanto to be a interesting as well and a hike to nearby Bonassola charming. Unfortunately, most of the Cinque Terre hiking trails are still closed because of floods in recent years. You can still visit by train, however, and the one open trail between Vernazzo and Monterosso is marvelous. Finally, Paula made a special effort to connect with our autistic son, bringing a wonderful smile to his face and great appreciation to our hearts. We couldn't recommend Villa Valentina more highly. Thanks Paula and Angelo."
    Guest: Eunju S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • 1 week summer holiday with teenagers

    "Casa Bosco has rustic charm - accommodation is spacious and the house was equipped with everything we required. The garden offered a flat grass area to play football on , and a decking area as a pleasant place in which to sit and relax but it's only a short walk into the busy town of Chiavari . Although there are beaches locally and along the coast too, we weren't able to find a good sandy beach - at the time we visited all were very crowded and the vast majority are sectioned off by hotels who charge for access to a sun bed . The small strips of public beach were in our experience poorly maintained. However if you are looking for more than a beach holiday there are plenty of places to visit in the area & Chiavari itself is much more than a tourist town - you feel you are seeing the real Liguria . Jennifer was extremely welcoming, kind and helpful - it was good to have her on hand to answer any questions about the house or area and she dealt with a Wifi problem quickly and efficiently ."
    Guest: Sussex traveller Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Delightful Cottage in the Woods

    "We stayed in this cozy home last September, (2013) for one week. I am very tardy in writing this review. There were 4 retired people in our party. It was an easy walk to town through a lovely park. We referred to it as our "secret garden." The owner and the property manager were both wonderful to communicate with. They were most helpful in answering all our questions. The house is decorated with lovely family treasures and artwork. It had everything we needed for our stay. We loved the patio area. Thank you for sharing your family vacation spot with us. We did not have a car and never needed one. The train and ferries were perfect for visiting the other villages of Cinque Terre. We would highly recommend this delightful spot to say."
    Guest: Lolo Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: April 2, 2014
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  • Great location for seaside vacation

    "The property has three bedrooms and is great for multiple families and/or families with children. The location is perfect and is located right across from the beach in what we considered the best of the five towns. There is also a cafe on the beach which is great for afternoon drinks. The property has a full kitchen and plenty of space. The manager Danielle was extremely nice and very helpful throughout our stay. The internet was however slow but Danielle was quick to apologise and informed us that as we were staying towards the end of the month that an earlier guest had used most of the data. Overall it was a great stay and we would recommend the property."
    Guest: Ashleigh T. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014
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Liguria Travel Tips

The region of Liguria stretches west along the Italian Riviera from the French border eastwards to La Spezia. It is one of Italy’s smallest regions yet it is packed full of delightful towns, harbors, rocky coves and more glamorous resorts. At the foot of the mountains, lemon trees, almonds, herbs, flowers and olive groves set a truly Italian landscape. Picturesque ports such as Portofino and Lerici were once popular with artists and writers such as Yeats, Shelley and D.H. Lawrence. The area now caters to a wider class of visitors, particularly around the Cinque Terre region to the east. Cinque Terre means the “Five Lands.” The main city in Liguria is Genoa and a day trip to this classy city should not be missed.

Liguria Italy Vacation Rentals Offer Charming Accommodations

The very best way to experience the culture and spirit of Italy is to rent a vacation home in one of the delightful seaside resorts. Surrounded by local crafts, antique furnishings and lavender-scented bed linen, it is easy to fit into the mood and ambience of Liguria when you are part of the local setting. Far less dull than staying in a chain hotel, an Italian villa gives you all the space and freedom you need to do what you like and make your own memories. Use your vacation home as a base for exploring the area, and take the opportunity to dine out in local trattorias on the local produce.

Major Attractions in the Liguria Region

One of the most popular attractions for visitors to the Liguria area is the Via Dell’Amore. These trails, through some of the most breathtaking scenery, are so popular that a Cinque Terre Pass must be purchased to pay for the upkeep of the historic pathways. Portovenere is a delightful destination with hiking trails and can be reached by boat from Lerici. A quieter area is the Gulf of Poets, around La Spezia.

The locally produced food is a big attraction and part of the pleasure of a Liguria vacation. Try the local tagliatelle, served with a choice of sauces flavored with the local pesto. Prawns, anchovies, mussels and calamari are just some of the local seafood which must be sampled. The local vineyards produce fine wines to accompany your meal. For dessert, the gelato ice cream is legendary!

Things to do From Your Liguria Italy Accommodations

Hiking is probably the #1 activity in this idyllic area but road trips and boat trips are also great ways to enjoy the scenery. From the beaches, sailing, swimming and snorkeling can be enjoyed along with windsurfing and other watersports. Cycling and mountain biking are challenging to all but the fittest. Local towns provide plenty of shopping, churches and museums for visiting.

Major Towns and Cities in Liguria

Home to the renowned explorer, Christopher Columbus, Genoa is Italy’s most important port. It is also a genteel and historic city with narrow streets and plazas lined with historic palazzos, churches, galleries and theaters. Portofino is an exclusive resort town whose harbor is crammed with luxury yachts during the summer months. San Remo, in the west, is a smart resort with a beautiful beach lined with stuccoed mansions. Cervo is one of the prettiest sea-front towns with narrow streets leading up to the San Giovanni Battista. Finally, La Spezia is the rocky coastline along which the Cinque Terre villages cling, linked only by footpaths and steps.

Getting to the Liguria Italy Villas and Getting Around

The main airport serving the Liguria region is the Cristoforo Colombo International Airport at Genoa. There are many international flights daily to and from Genoa. The area is also easy to get around by train. With such great views, it is almost a shame to drive so sit back and enjoy the rural scenery through the train windows. There is an express train from Genoa to La Spezia or you can take the slower "regionale” train. Boats run between the coastal resorts and are relaxing ways to get around. Those staying in Cinque Terre will find that a car is not much use in the narrow pedestrianized streets.

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