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“Perfection in Monterosso”
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La Poesia
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Palos Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Perfection in Monterosso”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

What a wonderful experience! La Poesia manages to be close & convenient to the beach and great restaurants (Il Pozzo - magnifico!), yet it also gives a very local feel as you walk down a charming narrow street to get to the 17th century building. Recently redone...decor is tasteful & lovely...Nicoletta could just as easily be a decorator as a hostess! Her talents are many...the breakfasts on the beautiful terrace were divine. An absolutely perfect stay...we arrived as strangers & felt that we departed as family friends. Thank you, Nicoletta, for everything!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed there having arrived in a large rainy storm in winter . Then had seversl beautiful sunny days to enjoy the walks .
La Poesia was a salvation so friendly with us so helpful , clean charming JUST delightful . will stlll talk about it years later . Nicolletta a superb host made us feel welcome & part of the village not just tourists .
THESE places make holidays great & memorable .

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Nicoletta was a wonderful hostess and the Giglo Rosso room we stayed in was perfect for our needs. If you ate everything that was offered for breakfast the waistline would expand very fast. Positioned in a quiet side street in the part of town away from the train station it is magical once the day tourists evacuate Monterosso of an evening. The accommodation is a short walk from the station but Nicoletta is happy to send a taxi to collect you and your luggage from the station. The walk isn't that strenuous and unless you have heavy bags is no problem. The terrace where you have breakfast is open for the guests to use all day and is a wonderful spot to relax of an evening with a bottle of old Barolo and a slice of cheese and fruit. The romantic glow from the lights below reflects of the painted homes giving a relaxing ambience that's hard to break free from. Definitely stay in Monterosso don't just visit it during the day. Absorb the serene environment once the day trippers leave and you can appreciate the full Cinque Terre atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gold Coast Australia
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Recommended by good friends. Nicoletta and her family greet you like family and ensure your stay is VERY Italian. Easy walk from train station and in the centre of Monterosso. Exceptional breakfast on the balcony at 8:30am and a chance to meet fellow travellers. Very private and very clean! We stayed for only 2 nights and have planned to go back and stay longer next time.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

Nicoletta provides an extraordinary welcome, breakfast, and service. We had our expectations exceeded continually in our stay here, and didn't want to leave. If you're staying in Cinque Terre, (and you should!), I would recommend staying here to anyone. One note; try to set a semi-firm arrival time as Nicoletta likes to welcome her guests extravagantly and it must take her some prep time. She will probably offer a (free) cab ride from the train to her rooms, but the walk is very nice Horta so short, and we enjoyed it.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed in La Poesia for 4 nights. A real indulgence, Nicoletta was great. Her worm welcome, with wine and pastries, was a pleasent surprise.
Monterosso is the nicest place to stay in Chinque Terre. It's not the most beautiful (Vernaza wins this title easily) but it's ths most lively one.
We shall definitely be back to Monterosso and stay in La Poesia.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

La Poesia is one of the best experiences you will ever have. My husband and I just stayed there for the fifth consecutive year; we talk about it and dream about returning all year long.
Nicoletta is a truly delightful woman! She welcomes each guest and serves you a drink or refreshment upon your arrival on the picture-perfect terrace. The terrace is beautiful: black and white tiles; lovely tables, chairs & umbrellas; beautiful linens; vibrant flowers and fruit trees await you.
In the morning Nicoletta prepares a robust breakfast consisting of omelets; pastries; fresh fruit; ham, cheese, yogurt, cereal, juice and your favorite coffee. It is the perfect way to start the day. Each room is tastefully decorated and has a modern bathroom (the rooms are spotlessly clean and have highly-efficient air-conditioners as well).
Most of all, you will feel that you are having a truly unique experience, the reason you came to Italy in the first place! La Poesia is conveniently located in the old town, steps away from the beach and restaurants. You will be glad you stayed here; tell Nicoletta that Cindy and Ed from Los Angeles recommended La Poesia to you.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Poesia
Address: Via Genova 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
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Ranked #12 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Medieval center of Monterosso, located only 100 meters from the beach and the beginning of the hiking, you will find "La Poesia". Distinguished by its elegance, La Poesia represents the coming together of the ancient and the modern with its sailing style ceilings, beauty, and comfort. La Poesia, located in the naturalistic environment of Monterosso, is unique for its elegance, care of each individual detail, intimate and receiving atmosphere, which it will contribute to an unforgettable and pleasant stay in Cinque Terre. ... more   less 
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