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“A oasis in the hills nearby 5 Terre”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sostio a Levante

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Sostio a Levante
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“A oasis in the hills nearby 5 Terre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2011

The place is a little gem. Really pretty, very quiet. I definitely recommend it.
Food is good and healthy. Breakfast buffet is simple but good (suggestion to the host: I would add some eggs).

As many reviews already highlight the positive sides of this place, here I add a couple of remarks that some fellow travelers might find useful:

Nightlife: If you look for a place with night life, this is the place not to be. This is a quite, isolated place.

Transports: If you don't have a car, you would always depend on the kind host Luca, but the area is better explored by car/bike than by bus/train (except for 5 terre and some other village on the coast). So, personally, I wouldn't go there unless I have a car.

Room Tip: Rooms were all pretty and very clean. I suppose that the ones facing the valley have the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

We stayed with Lucca and Laura for three blissful nights. We brought our three children (ages 7, 10 and 12) and they were not only so welcoming to them, but Laura prepared them special meals at half price. The children loved Camille and Gaston, the two sweet labs, as well as the goats and chickens. Laura's cooking and baking was incredible - we still are talking about her lasagna! The setting is breathtaking and peaceful; the rooms are spacious, simple and clean. We did not have a car but Lucca was so accomodating in taking us to and from the train station (a 10 minute beautiful drive). We were then only another 10-15 minutes away by train to the Cinque Terre. We loved, loved it here and only hope we can visit again someday!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Harvey Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

Luca and Laura are typical fun loving Italian people. They are a wealth of information on this area just on the outskirts of Chinque Terra. Set up high on the plateau, views outstanding and surrounded by forests which can be walked. Away from the hussel and bussel of tourist area. The decore is modern, spotless and very upmarket. Linens/towels of high quality. Breakfasts are typically continental but with the addition of outstanding home baking by Laura, as are the evening meals which are available to guests at a very reasonable price. Very, very delicious. Probably a challenge to locate if you are travelling by car but plenty of secure parking, its worth it so good is this accomodation. Im sure Laura can give clear directions. We were travelling by train and Luca was very happy to deliver and collect us to/from the station approx 15 min drive. Very good value for tarrif and a lucky find for us. Very accomodating hosts.

Room Tip: From what we saw all are great high quality rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

It's not only value for money... it gives someone like me, who is used to living in a city, the chance to breathe life the real way.
Also, the owner had done up the little place so nicely with his little touches, it's impossible not to like the place. Try it!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

We had a great time, and we only wished we stayed longer. If you drive, this is a great spot to stay, as you have access to many interesting surrounding locations, while you can enjoy a relaxing time at the farmhouse. This is a family owned place, and I must say we never had as great and warm a service as we have enjoyed in this occasion. The hosts were attentive and helpful, giving us great tips and indications to make our stay as great as it was. The farmouse is very pretty, in spotless conditions, decorated with an incredible attentioon to detail throughout.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lorton, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2010

This was the most beautiful place we stayed at while touring Italy! Perched high on hilltop, overlooking spectacular mountains, this was an enchanting place to stay! The breakfast and dinner were by far the best meals we ate in Italy and we ate alot of really good food. All the meals were cooked by the owners using food from their farm and served inside by the fire (it was a bit cold when we visited). They also served their own vino at dinner, which was lovely. The rooms were spacious, clean, and cozy. They also provided a shuttle van to and from the train station, which made it a wonderful base for exploring Cinque Terra.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

We spent 3 days in August on this wonderful farm. It is a little gem nestled between the ocean which you can see from the ledge and the mountains, surrounded by winyards.
It is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed in. the rooms are big, cozy and extremely clean. The whole place has a wonderful family atmosphere, while it is run very efficiently and anything you may need is taken care of promptly.
Breakfast is served on the terrasse every morning, and the dinner...I do not know where to start. the best food i have eaten in Italy, the owners cook themselves and it is the real thing,
Everything from rabbit over fish to meat and pasta. You will get 3-5 courses every night served with the local wine ( which is very good).
Before or after you may want to relax under the trees in front of the house and enjoy the breathtaking views.
It is close to everything you may want to visit in this area, and should we return there, it will be the only place that we will stay at.

we are still dreaming about this wondeful end of our vacation.
I can only recommend this place and to book early, because it is ( not surprisingly) always full!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sostio a Levante
Address: Localita Montebello di Mezzo 1, 19014 Framura, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Framura
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