Last November I planned a visit to Levanto for a week in March with a friend who is similarly interested in walking and learning Italian. When we arrived our hotel - on 13th March it was closed and in total darkness. This turned out to be our good fortune for when we inquired at the Hotel Dora (a three star hotel) we were offered half board together with two nights in their hotel (they were already fully booked) and the other five nights in a luxurious penthouse apartment on the seafront. Each evening we had our meals in the hotel which was exclusively occupied by Italians who obviously knew its good reputation. Most of them were on full board for only a few euros more. We found Levanto - the gateway to the Cinque Terre - a perfect base. It has a very old medieval quarter, lots of good restuarants and cafes. From it there are at least four full day walks - either along the seacliffs on either side of the bay- or up to the dozen or more medieval villages which sit in the natural amphitheatre of which Levanto is centre stage. The rail station takes you to the five villages perched on cliffs overlooking the sea accessible only by rail or sea: known as the Cinque Terre. Here one walks from village to village among spectacular scenery, vineyards and olive groves. A truly unforgettable holiday for anyone wanting to meet friendly Italians (not too many English speaking tourists) And from 13th March until 20th it was sunshine every day and not a drop of rain. Spring comes early there. And we never missed a meal in the hotel each evening because of the variety and value for money.
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Levanto
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Levanto
Price Range: $147 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dora 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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- Also Known As:
- Dora Hotel Levanto