We stayed three nights in this bed and breakfast in a quad-room. The room was spacious as well as the bathroom and we had a beautiful view. Upon arrival our host gave us great suggestions on how to manage our time between the towns as well as detailed schedules for around town. Breakfast is light (as it is in most places in Italy), but the local honey and freshly made bread were wonderful. Taking the bus up to Volastra is easy, but it can be an inconvenience if you are someone who likes to return to their hotel often. We left in the morning and didn't return till the evening and we had no problem fitting our schedule around the bus (it stops running around 7). The one downside to this is that you are basically required to eat dinner up in Volastra, but the take out place that has been mentioned before is fantastic. Don't leave without trying their pesto! There is also a local cab that the owner gives you the number for if you want to stay in Manarola late for dinner, so you are not completely option-less. The Cinque Terre is still recovering from it's mudslides and flooding, but most of the trails are repaired now and Vernazza is on the mend (the town most affected). Our lovely B&B in Volastra was the perfect escape from the crowded main towns!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Il Vigneto" is a family-run Bed & Breakfast activity, in the middle of the ancient village of Volastra (from the latin Vicus Oleaster, which means the place of olive trees). Volastra is one of the most authentic realities in the heart of the National Park of the Cinque Terre, where terraces built with dry stone walling cleverly made without any cement, give place to the cultivation of vineyards and olive trees. Volastra besides offering an extraordinary natural landscape with hills sloping down to the sea, is the most important crossway of paths of the Cinque Terre. In fact, from Volastra you may hike many paths with various levels of difficulty surrounded by a spectacular nature. All the paths are duly signed with red and white strips.In a few minutes from Volastra you may reach Manarola thanks to a good shuttle bus service. The cost of the bus is included in the daily ticket to visit the National Park. Once you are in Manarola you may use trains and boats to visit the other four villages. "Il Vigneto" of very recent restructuring offers double, triple and quadruple rooms, each one with its own bathroom, TV sat, high speed internet connection, small fridge, heating and a few with sea view. Breakfast is served in the dining room while during the good season it is served on a wide panoramic terrace with an amazing sea view. From the terrace, that may be used by our guests, you may admire the sea surrounded by hills cultivated with olive trees and vineyard. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- b&b Il Vigneto
- Bed And Breakfast Il Vigneto Hotel Riomaggiore
- Bed And Breakfast Il Vigneto Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy