I stayed at the Villino with my husband and two small children in May 2012 for 10 nights. The apartment is a two bedroom, one bath unit with a lovely garden off main entrance and another side patio where you can dine alfresco. Eat-in kitchen is well equipped with four ring stove, refrigerator w/freezer and table that easily seats four. There is no oven or microwave oven. There is large sitting area with a pull out sofa and another table for four. Bedroom on lower level has two twin beds. Master BR on second floor has queen bed with beautiful window view to rooftops and Mediterranean sea. Bathroom is on 2nd floor with bathtub /shower. Steps to reach 2nd floor are marble and are somewhat unsafe for small children/toddlers. There is also a small balcony off 2nd floor hall with small table and chairs and a tremendous view of sea. The owner offers free wifi. Just ask for password.
The apartment is located a few steps away from the main square in Corniglia so you can easily walk down the steps for dinner or gelato each night. The town itself is very rustic and charming with amazing view of the sea and surrounding hillsides from a variety of vantage points.
The owner of the apartment, Elisabetta, was wonderful. She was extremely helpful and friendly, On our arrival, we were stuck in La Spezia due to train strikes and she and her husband drove to pick us up. We were traveling with two young children and she also helped us with getting a baby backpack for our daughter since the terrain in the Cinque Terre was not stroller friendly. She also will arrange for laundry services for a nominal fee. She was extremely easy to deal with and very responsive when I was coordinating reservations. She accepts payments in cash and credit card. We would definitely consider this apartment again.
NOTE: Corniglia is located on top of a promontory. If you arrive by train you have three options to get to town - climb 356 steps, walk the 1 KM road (somewhat steep) or take the small bus. Buses stops running @ 7:30 PM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The facility is located in the village,in a dominating, quiet and sunny position. The rooms are new and provided with heating and a big terrace with the seaview, equipped with table, deckchairs and light for the evening. Breakfast is at costumer's demand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villino Azzurra Corniglia, Italy - Cinque Terre