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3BR/3BA private rooms in the center of town, Vernazza.

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Residenza Del Capitano B&B. We rent each room separately.

Our rooms are off the main street in downtown Vernazza. We are just steps from the beach and main piazza. We are a Bed and Breakfast and we rent three rooms with private bathrooms separately from €90,00 a night for double room, our triple room is €120,00 a night. All rooms come with breakfast in the main piazza at our restaurant. We are on a 3 floor walk up, but we will help you with your bags.(Please let us know if you need assistance.) The rooms are 3 spacious bedrooms with queen size beds, private bathrooms and a refrigerator. We have free Wi-Fi for your comfort and convenience.(Wi-fi is at the restaurant for rooms guests only , ask for password) Check-in is at our restaurant Taverna del Capitano in Piazza Marconi 21, Vernazza. We are open all day except on Tuesdays. Check-in is at 1pm but you may drop off your bags if you arrive early and hit the beach.

We close at 10pm but will wait for you if you arrive later. Please understand we take a siesta a 4:30 pm for an hour. Our staff needs it. We open promply at 5:30pm . We are happy to serve you. Cinque Terre now has a Sojourn tax at €1,00 a night per person for the first 3 nights.

We now have the option to pay on-line through the Vrbo site. Please 1st: Send a Message to sicure rate and dates.(Resquest to Book won't guarantee the dates.) Once the price and dates are established you can then pay on-line with my return e-mail or pay on arrival. It is not nessesary to reserve with only the Request to Book option. Thank you, Julia

More Details

Julia Basso
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Julia Basso

We are a local family, Paolo was born and raised in Vernazza and he married an American from California. We have two boys. We have a restaurant in Vernazza and now we rent rooms. We recently converted the family house into three private rooms with private bathrooms. His wife, Julia, has lived in Vernazza for 13 years and is from Orange County, Ca. She loves Vernazza and the Cinque Terre.

Julia Basso purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Julia Basso chose Vernazza

Our rooms are a great rental. I made sure the rooms would accomadate Americans. We have queen size beds 160cm x 200cm and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers. The rooms have a refrigerator (but not a kitchen) and T.V. Just out the front door of the palazzo, you will find a grocer, farmacy, restaurants and shops. Not to mention just steps away the beach and sea.

What makes this apartment unique

We rent the rooms through the restaurant. We offer a omelet breakfast with coffee, juice and brioche.(Omelet is served from 8:30am) Please ask if you are interested in something else we will try to provide it. Anything you might need we are always here to help and assist you. Paolo and I speak English and so does everyone at the restaurant. It's a nice place to feel at home.


Vernazza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Newly renovated.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Newly renovated.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms in the 1st and 2nd rooms are newly renovated. They are spacious with roomy walk-in showers. The 3rd room sleeps three but the bathroom is the original bathroom of the apartment. For now it is waiting to be renovated. It has a small bath tub with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , We can add one fold up twin.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , We can add a fold up twin.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • We have three rooms we rent separatly each with a private entrance from the main hall. Two rooms have a double bed with room for a third bed. One room sleeps three persons. It has a double bed and a single in the loft. This room also has a balcony. All rooms have private bathrooms.
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
We are here to make your vacation wonderful. Please write us with any questions you might have. Parking in the Cinque Terre is €12,00 a day. There is also parking under the station in La Spezia. Also €12,00 a day. If staying for a few days always ask for a discount on the parking in Vernazza.


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3BR/3BA private rooms in the center of town, Vernazza.
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Rooms in Vernazza

  • 4 of 5

I was part of a party of 7 that rented all three rooms from Pablo and Julia. We were pleased that they were able to put a roll-away in one of the rooms for us. This allowed us to be comfortable with the bed arrangements.

As part of the stay we were served breakfast daily. We had many choices and it was great way to start each morning.

Two of the rooms, 1and 2, have been remodeled with wonderful new spacious bathrooms. The third room, number 3, has not, which caused an issue with the bathroom. It has a tub-shower but it is very precarious and felt unsafe as there were no hand bars. The toilet had no lid and the septic smell permeated the room at times. The owners are aware of the problem and hopefully this will be their next project.

The apartments are located in the heart of the town and made it so easy to get out and see everything there was to see. The train station is at the end of the street and affords easy access to the other towns in Cinque Terra.

The Internet issues were not yet resolved but we were given a modem for our room, but it had to be taken from room to room for access.

I would give rooms 1 and 2 a good rating and room 3 average.

We loved our stay in Vernazza and plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice for your review. We do hope you come back and stay with us again. We have since fixed the problems in the bathroom. I will post when we get the bathroom renovated. Again, many thanks, Julia
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Good Stay

  • 4 of 5

I brought a group of 3 Americans to Vernazza, and we were able to rent the three rooms from Julia and Paolo. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Two of the rooms were without heat when we arrived, but Paolo quickly fixed the problem. There was a problem with the internet, but Paolo gave us a portable modem to use in the rooms since two of us were working while on vacation. (Grazie mille!)

I found Paolo and Julia to be extremely pleasant and easy to work with, and should I have the opportunity to visit Vernazza again, I will definitely book the rooms.

I do want to point out that there are 50+ steps up to the rooms, which is not unusual. That said, they are VERY steep, so beware if you have problems climbing steps.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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good value but do not book room facing main street if you're a light sleeper!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 (22 & 24 yr old kids) stayed in 2 rooms & had a great stay here. Paolo is very helpful & friendly; my husband & I stayed in the larger room that faced the street. I'm a pretty light sleeper, and didn't get much sleep due to the noise of many who'd had too much to drink that were walking up the street. Great location though, and had the best anchovy casserole (Vernazza's known for this dish) at their restaurant. We were served an omelette the 1st breakfast, and only focaccia for the 2nd breakfast. As they're closed on Tuesday, we were served breakfast at the next-door restaurant and had a nice buffet (although very limited). I'd give this place a 5-star, but was disappointed the wifi didn't work in the rooms, and only worked at the restaurant if it was enabled (you could ask for it to be turned on, but if this is the case, it shouldn't be advertised as available). Overall, good value for the money but next time we'll stay in Monterosso.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great room, great hospitality, great town!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this Vernazza property in June 2014 with my wife and teen-age daughter. It is owned by Paulo and Barbara, who also have two other similar rooms on VRBO, and also a bar / restaurant down in the main square of the town. (Don't be confused by the listing -- they actually have 3 separate one-bedroom apartments / hotel rooms.) Their hospitality was wonderful. They gave us breakfast every morning. We also used their restaurant for a dinner once and for relaxing with a drink or snack other times. We felt like part of their busy family.

Our room was on the third or fourth floor of the building, so like all the rooms in Cinque Terre, there were lots of stairs to climb! We had a tiny balcony (that wasn't very scenic) and a great loft that my daughter enjoyed very, very much for having her own private space. Because of the loft, the room was definitely large enough for us.

Cinque Terre is still recovering from the rain and mudslides of a year or two ago. We didn't actually see any damage or reconstruction, but it did interfere with hiking among the 5 villages. The official tourist office told us that the trail was ONLY open between Vernazza and Monterosa -- the rest was closed they said. So that's the only part we walked, and it was very crowded! We eventually found out that the trail was actually open between 4 of the 5 villages. It seems that the official tourist office could be much more forthcoming with correct information -- I know we would have enjoyed walking to and hanging out in two more villages.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation in Vernazza

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 21-year-old son enjoyed what turned out to be a one-night stay in the third floor room at the Basso’s flat. The photos accurately depict the rental, which is a spacious room with a loft. We had planned to stay two nights, but departed early due to a train strike that would have stranded us on the Cinque Terre when we needed to be elsewhere. Paolo and his family made us feel very welcome, and did not press us to remain for our second night, even though we would have liked to stay for our full reservation. We had one of the best meals our two-week Italian vacation at the family’s Taverna del Capitano restaurant (however, breakfast was focaccia, not an omelette as the VRBO information states). We happily accepted Paolo’s invitation to store our luggage in the restaurant while hiking and before our departure from the area. We would return to stay with the Bassos in Vernazza without hesitation!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Village & Great Value

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our favorite stops in Italy. The family was so welcoming and available, checking in with us several times during our stay. We are a family of four with two teens and although they did not have two rooms for us, they let us all squeeze into one. Very snug but it worked. We had a large bed and two cots in the one room with an attached bathroom. The room was basic, without a TV or coffee maker etc, but overloaded with charm. I thought it was perfect.

Breakfast was outside in the plaza by the ocean. The setting was lovely although we were only offered focaccia or a croissant and coffee, we like more food in the morning. The only potential negative was the long flight of stairs up to the room which may be a concern for some although we didn't mind.

The charm and authenticity of this town, building, coast can not be overstated. Just a delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
106 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
La Spezia, Brugnato
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Vernazza is a National Park. It has trails that can take you from one village to the next. Many people like to walk all 5 village in a day. Each village is unique and beautiful with churches dating from 1100 A.D and walk ways called the 'caruggio' which are the back ally ways unique to Ligura. La Spezia is our biggest town and offers anything you might need for a long stay. It has shops, bars, hospital, theatre and more. An hour away by train is Pisa and two and a half hours away by train is Florence. Vernazza has boat rental, Swimming, beaches and snorkeling. It is a beautiful place to stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a €1,00 city tax for every day for up to the first 3 days per person. 11 years old and older. passed as of March 2015

We hold all rooms with a credit card. You have up to 5 days to cancel a reservation. After 5 days we will charge one night to your card. Payment is at check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.