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Recent Liguria reviews

  • Wonderful!

    "We cannot sing Villa Valentina praises enough! It was perfect from start to finish. The warm welcome, the beauty, the comfort, everything we needed or could want in a stay. Wish we could have stayed a month!"
    Guest: Joan M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Perfect house for the big family!

    "My family and I rented the house together with my sister and her family and we were a total of 8 people. But we had plenty of room in this big house and the week we spent there was amazing. The location was perfect and we lacked nothing. Bill and Giuliana were amazing hosts and took the time to show us Moneglia, invited us for drinks and gave us a lot of great travel tips. We highly recommend this house and this wonderful village!"
    Guest: Linda B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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  • Gorgeous honeymoon destination!

    "My new husband and I spent half of our honeymoon split between two of Lilia and Guido’s properties along the Italian coast. Lilia, ever the perfect host, picked us up at the Santa Margherita train station and drove us to the Portofino apartment on our first day. Every view from the train station to the apartment steps is breathtaking, and the rental is absolutely perfect. So charming, clean, beautiful. And the location! It is perched above some of the most bustling restaurants right on the piazzetta. Despite its proximity to all the excitement, the apartment is quiet and comfortable. Lilia provided us with some basic groceries upon our arrival, and there is a small grocery store a short walk away--though there is certainly no shortage of tasty restaurants to sample! Once we’d thoroughly enjoyed Portofino, we started exploring beyond the area and found ourselves back in Santa Marguerita, where we proceeded to hike daily. It’s a decent trek, maybe 4 miles, but worth the effort and also accessible by buses that depart regularly. Prices are more reasonable and there’s a ton to see. We enjoyed our time in the area so much that we would have been much more disappointed to leave had we not had Lilia’s Framura property to look forward to! Thank you again for everything, Lilia, it was a true pleasure. We can’t wait to stay with you again!"
    Guest: Erin T. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • Beautiful house in a peaceful setting

    "We had a very nice week in this beautiful house. It is cozy and quite newly renovated. It is situated very peaceful on one Monterosso's northern end, yet it is only 100 metres to the sea and 400 metres to the train station. The beach is nice and very suitable for small children. We could go everywhere using the train. There are also good restaurants for every taste and some small shops to buy the basic groceries you need - and a small but very good market on Thursdays. It was still very warm in October, though it rained every day but only 5-10 minutes each (only on one day for 4 hours). So this did not really bother us. The only problem about this was that due to the high humidity the wet clothes did not dry during the whole week. And there were really a lot of midges. We suggest to install mosquito nets at some windows so that you can get fresh air without midges :-)"
    Guest: Utz C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 2, 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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