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“Wonderful place to stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Via Pasubio, 58 | Loc. Volastra, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 28 Riomaggiore B&B and Inns
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This small B&B is a wonderful place to stay in Cinque Terre. We were fortunate enough to get one of the rooms with a view and we could see the whole valley/mountainside and ocean from our room's balcony - it was amazing! The B&B was very clean, the staff were friendly, and the location was great! However, this is not in Riomaggiore like we thought. It's in a small village above Manorola - Volastra - and it's very difficult to get to (we thought we could walk to it with our luggage, but that was close to impossible). We took a TrenItalia train (we were coming from Venice) to La Spezia and then took the local Cinque Terre train to Manorola (2nd stop from La Spezia). From there, we walked into the Manrola village and took their local green bus (1.50Euro each without a park pass, but free with one). Just ask a local where the stop is and then get off at the top of the drive, at the Volastra church - about a 15-20 minute bus ride (if you ask people for help, they're really good about helping you). We walked down the trail from Volastra into Manorola and it was a steep walk - we couldn't have done that walk with our luggage. Just note that the last green bus leaves Manorola at 7:45pm, so make sure you arrive before then. Volastra is very small (maybe 100 residents), but it's secluded and worth it to stay there. We loved it - amazing!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Ca del Michele' . Usually the second week of August is very busy in Italy, but staying in this B&B made our stay quite and relaxing. Milena, the owner, is a very kind lady, the place is very clean and the price standard. Volastra is a very little town on the top of Manarola, therefore cool and fresh. The B&B has a very nice terrace where you have breakfast and can have dinner, provided you buy it at the nearby gastronomia store owned by Bruna, which prepares delicious take away hot meals. There is an ecological bus that connets Volastra with either the nearby train station or a couple of the 5 terre.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We arrived and there was no one to greet us.
There was nothing open to grab a bite in the whole town (there's just one restaurant and it was closed at 8 pm). And a closed bar with the "soon to be open sign".
The whole time we were there, we barely saw the owner, which was not friendly at all.
As usual, they try to get youto pay in cash.
The room was dirty (an empty yogourt under the bed).
To connect to Manarola (closest town) you ahve to use the shuttle service which runs every now and then with an anarchic schedule we couldn't figure out.
There is though, a beautiful little chappel on the town and the path to Corniglia is quite nice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Queensland Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

We spent three nights at ca del Michelê because we love to be on top of the hill with stunning sea view. The view was spectacular from our room and the breakfast lady was very helpfull with tips for food and walks. If you arrive after 1pm nobody is available for check in. Breakfast in the morning is great with sea view and a verandah weather permitting. The down side is that the breakfast room with tables and sofa is locked up as soon you finish breakfast! NO other room to spend some time outside your bedroom As our room was very small and very cold-no heating untill 7pm just in time to go out for dinner, it was very uncomfortable unless you go straight to BED!
No duna covers just a blanket did not do the trick either. If you are looking for a great meal don't stay in Volastra...Go to Trattoria dal Billy in Manarola 20min by foot down hill the food high light during our Italy trip!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria BC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

We stayed three nights in this lovely little B&B, up in the hills above Manarola. You can reach it by car, by riding the shuttle bus (fare is included in your Cinque Terre pass) or by having a bracing 45 minute climb up through the vineyards from Manarola. The B&B is in the heart of the old village of Volastra, and you reach it by walking through the old village pathways (if you have a car, you can park it at the edge of the village and take a short walk to the B&B). The owners, Michelle and Melena are friendly and accommodating. Their place has been completely renovated and is clean and welcoming. A continental breakfast with yogurt and lots of coffee is included. The views of the surrounding landscape and Mediterranean are stunning. We found it a quiet refuge in the Cinque Terre region.

  • Liked — Peaceful retreat in quaint authentic Cinque Terre village
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ca' del Michele'

Address: Via Pasubio, 58 | Loc. Volastra, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Riomaggiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Ca' Del Michele' Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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