We visited Cinque Terre in July and booked under a week before travelling. The Blu Mare apartment is not for those who don't like to climb - it's perched high up in Manarola with a decent climb up steps to get there. However, every step is worth it. The terrace alone makes this apartment. The view of the harbour at Manarola is offset by the real vine growing overhead with bunches of grapes hanging through the trellis. The terrace is a good size and can be accessed from the kitchen or the main bedroom. A second small single room is also in place but you spend every minute you can on the fabulous west facing terrace.
The apartment is simple and comfortable and the view is spectacular. Manarola is one of the quieter villages of Cinque Terre with rail access to the other four easily available. You can swim in the harbour and from the rocks in all bar stormy conditions and there are a number of excellent and friendly restaurants.
Cinque Terre is unbelievably beautiful, has fantastic walking (if you have good knees), excellent public transport and while there are a lot of visitors it also has a real character. The place is almost inconceivably romantic and this apartment would be a perfect place to go with someone with whom you are in love.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alla Porta Rossa in Manarola/Cinque Terre in the heart of the National Park. We can offer rooms & apartments with stunning view over the blu sea, the "little marina" with its inlet and the magic village... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alla Porta Rossa Hotel Manarola
- Alla Porta Rossa Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy