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B & B Il Gelsomino

Via dei Viseggi, 9 | Loc. La Foce, La Spezia, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 93 La Spezia B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Italy last month for our honeymoon and decided to stay in La Spezia while visiting Cinque Terre. We drove to La Spezia from the south of France and had a lot of difficulty finding Il Gelsomino. Our GPS wouldn't locate it or the road it was on. We drove around for hours and finally... More 

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Batchawana Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High up in the hills overlooking La Spezia, visitors need a car to get to this B&B. We got lost finding the place but the owners, Carla and Walter, came to our rescue and it was well worth the effort getting there. We had the room with a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Poets and La Spezia......spectacular. Carla prepared us... More 

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East Jutland, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place is absolutely fantastic! We booked it by chance and were pleasantly surprised. We found it easily with GPS although it is a bit secluded. The view is amazing overlooking La Spezia. It's a 10 min drive to the train station and port providing easy access to Cinque Terre. The hosting couple are super kind and forthcoming - they... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you don't have a GPS, this might be a little hard to find, but Carla and Walter will do their best and even email photos of where to turn. The view is magnificent! Carla was very attentive and made wonderful breakfasts for us. Her attention to setting the table is beautiful. Walter is so friendly and even tries to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

... and when I say "above", I do mean really above. As others have said, you go all the way to the top, and this gives you a great view of La Spezia. Being way up there, it's away from the noise of the city; the evenings were silent except for far-away church bells. Walter and Carla were very welcoming... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great views, and very nice couple who own this B&B. Beautiful home inside and out with breath taking views overlooking La Spezia, Italy from high up on the hill side. We had a great breakfast on the patio in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed at with Carla and Walter at Il Gelsomino for two nights in September 2013, and our stay was wonderful. They gave us a beautiful room with a fantastic view. Our room was spacious, clean, with a very comfortable bed and it had a little terrace overlooking La Spezia. Carla and Walter are lovely people; so welcoming, friendly and... More 

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Farum, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is an unbelievable place a true gem where we stayed for three days in July 2013. It has every you can ask for - at least everything our family (two adults and three children (14, 16 and 21) are looking for. The place has a great location on a hilltop with a fantastic 360 degree view from the cozy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed there for one night in mid-may, but got the best experiences during our stay in italy. The place was not clear to find, I suppose it was because our gps wasn't updated. Once you're in the area, just drive all the to the top. The last part looks like a narrow walking trail, but just continue to drive... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed with Walter and Carla on June 22, 2013. We would highly recommend this B&B. The Bed was large and comfortable, the bathroom was clean and bright, there was plenty of closet space and free parking. The bedrooms are upstairs in the house, ours had a deck and the view was lovely. The home is about 5 km above... More 

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