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Inn at Villa Valentina - Cinque Terre, Italy (Boutique Hotel)

Bedrooms 1
Space 200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home Away From Home ~ Italian Hospitality ~ American-Style Amenities

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Villa Valentina - . Having a special place to stay during your travels, especially when far from home, can add so much to your vacation experience. For this reason, when you arrive at Villa Valentina, our desire and goal is for you to feel immediately at home. From our comfy furnishings to the smallest of details, you’ll be able to begin your vacation visiting the Cinque Terre feeling relaxed, comfortable, and well-rested.

Ours is a beautiful and special region of Italy. We’re fortunate to live here and we love sharing it with others. You have our personal commitment and promise that we’ll do everything we can to make sure that your stay with us is a most enjoyable and memorable one. We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our beautiful part of the world.

Upon arrival, we’ll be there to meet you whether arriving by train or car — you can look forward to a welcome aperitivo, a freshly prepared snack with a bottle of prosecco (Italian champagne), enjoyed on one of the outdoor terraces (apartments) or under the willow tree for our guests at the inn. While you unwind, we'll get you familiarized with your 'home away from home', the area, and things to see and do.

Warmest regards,

Paula, Angelo, Alena & Valentina (and Teddy)


Villa Valentina

Villa Valentina is located in the beautiful seaside village of Levanto, the perfect base from which to explore the Cinque Terre, as well as other villages along the stunning Ligurian coast.

Situated between Monterosso al Mare (Cinque Terre) and Bonassola, Levanto offers its visitors a vast array of things to see and do. You’ll have several good restaurants to choose from and a lovely town center for walking and shopping. The large sandy beach with its protected bay is one of the most beautiful on the coast.

Inn at Villa Valentina is a newly-constructed boutique hotel with all new furnishings and amenities of the highest quality. Our beautifully decorated guest rooms ensure you a great night's rest with our signature beds, luxury linens & down pillows. Each spacious guest room is ensuite with rain showers and deep bathtubs (in selected rooms). A freshly prepared breakfast is served each morning al fresco under the willow tree using the fresh eggs from our onsite chickens and the freshest organic local produce --the perfect way to begin your day exploring the Cinque Terre.

Allow yourself to be pampered, but most importantly, let us take care of you to allow yourself more time to get out and explore Levanto, the Cinque Terre, and the gorgeous Italian Riviera.All of our accommodations are light, airy, and decorated tastefully with quality always in mind. We are located just a few minutes from the train station, beach, and downtown area.

There is a forested mountain in the back and a creek fed by mountain springs flows past the property. It's lovely to sit outside and listen to the birds singing and to hear the wind in the trees. Our garden is a communal area, and we think you will enjoy this aspect of your stay. Under the wisteria-shaded gazebo, there is an outdoor eating area with table, chairs, a Weber gas barbecue and wood burning pizza oven for our guests’ use.

If you’re staying in one of our apartments you’re welcome to collect fresh eggs from our on-site chicken coop, organic tomatoes when in season, and bread or focaccia delivered fresh each morning. Guests at the inn will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast using in-season ingredients each morning on the terrace under the willow tree.

Getting around:

Should you arrive by car we have ample parking as well as a VIP guest parking pass which allows you to park in Levanto as a resident, mostly for free — you can leave your car at the train station all day (free of charge) while exploring the area.

We provide bicycles for your use during your stay — Levanto is, for the most part, flat terrain which makes it great for riding a bici (bicycle). It’s a fun way to do your shopping or to explore the area — like the locals do.

Parking is a challenge in the Cinque Terre. For this reason, we would recommend exploring the area by train or ferry boat rather than a car. It’s easy, convenient, and will save you a lot of stress. Cinque Terre (Monterosso al Mare) by train takes only 4 minutes. The ferry boat from Levanto goes to Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Portovenere.

Train Station: A 10-minute walk from VV or a few minutes by car or bicycle. With the parking pass we provide, you can park all day for free. A complimentary shuttle service is provided between 8-noon

Beach: 5 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bicycle, 20 minutes on foot.


Inn at Villa Valentina has 7 rooms available at our boutique hotel. Rooms are spacious, ensuite, with complimentary mini-bars, freshly-prepared breakfast, and kettles in the room for making coffee and tea. Two of the rooms have bathtubs, the rest have American-style spacious showers, and each room has its own outdoor area with tables and chairs. Two of the rooms can be combined via a privacy door to create a family suite.

Every room and apartment has air conditioning and heating, not to mention the most comfortable beds and linens you’ll find in Italy!

Additionally, on the same property as the boutique hotel, we have 3 apartments for rent; one 2 Br/1 Bath (queen and double beds) and two 1 Br/1 Bath (queen beds). The latter two (Rosa & Magnolia) can be combined via a privacy door to make a larger, 3 BR/2 Bath apartment for families or for those traveling together. Apartments are self-catering, breakfast not included. The kitchens are fully stocked with high-quality utensils and all basic pantry items, including coffee/tea, are provided. You’ll find your pantry stocked with everything you need for your first breakfast, including the freshest eggs from our chickens, so you can arrive and not worry about shopping your first day.


Additional amenities:

* VIP guest discount 20% on Angelo’s Boat Tours (minimum 3-night stay)

* Pick-up & drop-off service at train station upon arrival/departure

* Welcome aperitivo with a freshly-made snack and wine

* Orientation - an 90+ page House Book (PDF file)

* On-site staff/reception

* Flat-screen satellite TV with SKY (English channels)

* Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the property

* Music sound-dock (w/adapter to plug in your device of choice)

* Dishwasher and washing machine (apartments)

* Top-of-the-line bicycles available on-site

* A complimentary parking pass is available, which allows you to park as a resident in the area of Levanto — mostly for free

* A mobile phone is available for your use during your stay — local calls are free (upon request)

Apartment rentals include utilities, high quality linens, tax, and final cleaning

Daily cleaning included for rooms at the inn

More Details

Paula Falconer-Benvenuto
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Paula Falconer-Benvenuto

Angelo and Paula met 20 years ago while she was vacationing in the Cinque Terre. Paula is from San Francisco and Angelo is a 10th generation fisherman from Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre. After a romantic year of their traveling back and forth Paula left her hurried executive lifestyle in California to marry Angelo and move to Monterosso, a small fishing village in the Cinque Terre. Today, Angelo and Paula own and operate Villa Valentina and Angelo’s Boat Tours. They have two beautiful daughters, Alena & Valentina plus an adorable dog, Teddy.

Paula Falconer-Benvenuto purchased this villa in 2008

Why Paula Falconer-Benvenuto chose Levanto

We offer the best of both worlds - Italian hospitality with American-style amenities.

The benefits of an apartment and all the comforts of a luxury hotel. VRBO doesn't permit us to link to websites, but you can easily find us via Google search -- we invite you to check us out and to read our guests' reviews!

What makes this villa unique

All-new, modern apartments that have been beautifully decorated. Many amenities, including complimentary mobile phones, washing machine, large garden, a terrace, bicycles, and high quality beds w/ pillow topper mattresses.

* Pick-up & drop-off service at train station upon arrival/departure

* Welcome aperitivo and a freshly made snack and wine

* Orientation: 95+ page House Book with information on the area & things to do

* A mobile phone is provided for your use during your stay -- local calls are free

* Flat-screen satellite TV with SKY

* Free Wi-Fi

* A Bose sound-dock — with iPod if desired

* Dishwasher and washing machine

* Top-of-the-line bicycles available on-site.

* A small wooden boat with motor available for exploring the coast

* A parking pass is provided which allows you to park as a resident in the area of Levanto--mostly for free.

* VIP guest discount 20% on Angelo's Boat Tours

Includes: All utilities, high quality linens, tax + 50€ final cleaning fee (apartments only).

Guestbook comments from the owner

When Paula's daughter welcomed us and started showing us around, I couldn't believe what a charming oasis we'd found. The rooms are large, airy, bright and modern as well as charmingly decorated. The patio is secluded and beautiful. And from the moment we arrived we were treated to incredible hospitality: Snacks & local prosecco, last minute restaurant reservations, hiking recommendations...

I am soooo glad we chose to stay at Villa Valentina instead of some small hotel in the middle of Cinque Terre. It was a perfect base from which to explore the area, and there was no better 'fuel' for our daily adventures that Paula's outstanding breakfasts.

Heartily recommended!
Jun 2015
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Levanto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The inn rooms are ensuite, with 7 bathrooms total. The apartments each have one bathroom, making a total of 10 bathrooms.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • With 7 Inn rooms and 3 apartments, we can accommodate up to 26 people in 11 bedrooms. (roll-away and pull-out beds available in some cases)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Inn at Villa Valentina - Cinque Terre, Italy (Boutique Hotel)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Heaven on Earth total luxery

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This was our first trip to Cinque Terre and Italy. You could immediately tell upon arrival that the Villa/B&B owners Paula and Angelo spared NO expense at making guests feel right at home. The most comfortable rooms and beds. Staff were so friendly, Elizabeth welcomed us with a warm plate of appetizers and drink after a long train ride from Rome. While at the B&B we were served farm fresh eggs and herbs, and a full course breakfast not a continental breakfast like at hotels. It was enough food to last until dinner. My husband and I throughly enjoyed this place, and can’t wait to return. Levanto is a charming town and a short train ride (5 min) to all the other Cinque Terre villages. Paula even shared her Italian recipes and knowledge of Italian cooking. Hopefully next time we can go with Angelo on his fishing boat for a cruise and take a pesto and pizza cooking class.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Roseanne...we are all thrilled that you & Eric enjoyed your stay with us and are already looking forward to your next visit when your children & their partners accompany you. (We haven't tried your 'no bake cookies' recipe yet but will do so soon and think of you both when we indulge.) A Presto!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pisa or Genoa
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Bar Levanto
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Mela Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Villa Valentina is located in the beautiful seaside village of Levanto, gateway to the Cinque Terre. Levanto is the perfect base from which to explore the Cinque Terre, as well as other villages along the stunning Ligurian coast. Levanto is surrounded by beautiful mountains, features a wonderful historical center and a fantastic beach, all this and only a 4-minute train ride to the Cinque Terre! Levanto is still a destination mainly visited by Europeans, which means you will have the experience of being off the well-beaten tourist path and yet you will have easy access to everything.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

To confirm your reservation, we ask for a deposit of one night's stay, which will be applied to your balance upon checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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