Yes, we had hoped to stay in Vernazza, or one of the other Cinque Terra towns, but we hadn't realized we were arriving on a major Italian holiday weekend. Levanto is the next little town north, and the Villa Gentile had a vacancy, at a quite reasonable price....
Finding the B&B was easy, just a walk downhill from the station, right in the center of town. Unloaded our bags, met the very nice young lady who helps her mother when she's not off shooting photos (next stop, Pakistan), and very shown a very comfortable room with a shared bath.
Walked back the station, bought the Park two day pass, hopped on the train, and, in what seemed like just a few minutes we were in Vernazza enjoying the marvelous Cannoli Brothers.
In the evening, a bit fatigued by the mobs of tourists, we were back in Levanto. Where we spotted a poster advertising a concert. As we walked through the town we heard the unmistakable thump of a electric bass. We followed the sound to the park-like plaza where a stage where a young three man band was finishing their sound check. We grabbed a couple of the plastic chairs that had been provided, and the show began. Good old American rock and roll, our best export, with an Italian accent. British too, the boys were Beatles fans. Every so often we got a taste of Italian rock. Couldn't tell you what the song was about, but, it had a good beat and you could dance to it.
Oh yeah, this is supposed to be a hotel review, sorry. We stayed an extra day, that tell you anything? The bed was the most comfortable of our eight week trip. The building was kind of like visiting a rich old auntie. Rhona was fascinated by the doll collection in the sitting room. There were a wide array of beautiful flower arrangements, from silk to plastic. Breakfast was fine, I especially appreciated the fresh American coffee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Piccola Villa situata nel centro di Levanto ha una posizione strategica sia per andare al mare o prendere i battelli per le 5terre che per raggiungere la stazione ferroviaria a soli 5 minuti a piedi. Le camere hanno complementi d'arredo nuovi e confortevoli, con televisione, divano ecc.... Ideale per una vacanza in famiglia , romantica , o semplicemente per chi vuole relax e comodità . La prima colazione è servita in un'accogliente saletta o in camera ed è composta da prodotti freschi della zona. Il personale dell'albergo è a vostra disposizione per informazioni sui sentieri e informazioni che riguardano la storia di Levanto e le 5terre. Per maggiori informazioni potete visualizzare il nostro sito villagentile.com ... more less
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