A mini adventure from start to finish - a mere 12 kms from the sea yet a complete change of scenery...
At 450m altitude (although you'd swear it was higher!) this B&B is the perfect place to unwind.
First up - getting there! It's a short drive but a winding and narrow steep road (very little traffic so not an issue) leading to a dusty track - GPS may not list the track - and back onto tarmac to get to the farmhouse but follow the strightforward instructions and you'll be there in no time!
Baggage and road weary guests can be taxied up in the 4*4 but for those of you up for a challenge the 170-odd steps are quickly put behind you (we packed an overnight bag for our short stay to take up, instead of carting the whole shebang up and down...) and the breathtaking views and warm welcome more than compensate for the effort!
The rooms are comfortable and clean with great views, plenty of cupboard of space, and after the hustle and noise of the coast, the calm and quiet is perfect. While there is no aircon it wasn't needed as the room was cool enough after sundown. A fan might be useful nevertheless should the nights get much warmer.
Local restaurants - we walked back down the steps and to the local Michelin guide recommended restaurant 2kms down the hill. La Brinca is absolutely phenomenal value at €40 per head for a 4 course local speciality meal with white and red wine, water, coffee and digestif included - highly recommended! Admittedly the walk back up the hill and the 170 steps were more difficult but easily manageable - fireflies accompanying you all the way back made for an enchanting walk.
Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the valley in the late morning with local fruit was a great finish to a short but highly enjoyable stay.
In summary - off the main track but well worth the detour for a relaxing countryside break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitting between the mountains and the sea on the beautiful coast of Liguria...our B&B offers you clean, comfortable accommodation in peaceful & relaxing surroundings...but close enough to discover The Cinque Terre & Portofino. ... more less
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