Set in Beverino, a hamlet part of the Montemarcello-Magra Regional Park, Al Castello Da Annamaria offers individually furnished apartments facing the Vara Valley and the garden. This beautifully renovated 12th-century building includes a patio. Each of the colour-themed apartment features modern light furniture and a colourful bathroom with bathrobes. They consist of a seating area with leather sofas and a large kitchen equipped with dishwasher and washing machine. A public bus stopping right outside provides links to La Spezia, set 11.2 miles away.
Pros: I loved the breakfast! It was marvelous. I have never seen so many choices in a hotel or B&B. Many varieties of cheese, cold cuts, fruits, and home-baked cakes.
Cons: Location is difficult to find unless you have GPS in your car. Also, I was first offered a very small room with no air conditioning. It was much too warm for a comfortable sleep. I was subsequently offered a much larger and climate-controlled room.
Just outside the historic centre of Brugnato, Il Vecchio Noce has a peaceful countryside location. It features a garden with BBQ and is 20 minutes' drive from Levanto on the coast. Offering free Wi-Fi, rooms are air conditioned and include a TV and en suite bathroom. They have traditional décor and views of the garden. A continental breakfast including homemade cakes is served buffet style each morning. Il Vecchio Noce provides free parking and is 20 minutes' drive from the Cinque Terre National Park.
La Campana D’Oro is a stone house in Corvara, 9.3 miles from the Cinque Terre on the Ligurian Coast, and within easy reach of Lerici, Porto Venere and Monterosso. It offers free Wi-Fi and elegant rooms. Rooms feature traditional antique furniture and wrought-iron beds. Each includes an LCD TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The Locanda Campana d’Oro restaurant offers Ligurian specialities for dinner, including homemade Pesto and Sciacchetrà dessert wine. Guests can start the day with cappuccino, savoury homemade cakes and fresh fruit. Set on a quiet hill, the property dates back to 1615 and is reached by a steep, curved road. One of the famous CAI coastal footpaths passes nearby, offering a 3-hour hike to Vernazza.
An 18th-century stone house with swimming pool, Il Nido Nella Bionda features rustic rooms with wood-beamed ceilings and some with stone walls. It is in Brugnato, less than 0.6 miles from the Shopinn Outlet. All with terracotta floors, rooms include wooden furniture and come with a fridge, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Guests will have free Wi-Fi access in all public areas. Breakfast here is buffet style and includes fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks, and both sweet and savoury food. It is served on the veranda, also equipped with a microwave and a selection of tea and coffee. Levanto Train Station is 12.4 miles from Nido Nella Bionda. Monterosso al Mare and the Cinque Terre towns can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes.
Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Locanda da Marco. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby mountain biking, and free perks include self parking and buffet breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. There's a garden, and rooms offer balconies or patios and living rooms.
When visiting Rocchetta di Vara, Cuccaro Club is a great choice to consider. After visiting the health club for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.
Paese Corvara is a small, family-run hotel on the Ligurian hills, 9.3 miles from La Spezia Train Station and the Cinque Terre. A nearby walking path takes to Vernazza in 3 hours. Hotel Paese Corvara offers both rooms and self-catering apartments. Some are located in a separate building, 165 feet from the hotel. WiFi is available for free in the main building. Paese Corvara Hotel has a restaurant with pizzeria, serving typical dishes. There are free loungers on the sun terrace in the garden.
Offering interiors inspired by cinema, architecture, jazz music and literature, Hotel Sonno D’Autore is a country house in the middle of the Liguria region. Its restaurant specialises in Ligurian and Sardinian dishes. All rooms are individually furnished according to a particular painter and they are all air conditioned. Each one features an LCD TV and overlooks either the property’s garden or the surrounding Appennines. Sonno D’Autore’s restaurant also serves fresh fish and meat, plus traditional pizza. The property provides both free parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas. In the garden, you will also find a children’s playground. The hotel is 5 minutes' drive from the Brugnato Cinque Terre Shopinn Outlet, and 1.2 miles from the A12 motorway exit. You can reach the coast and the Cinque Terre towns by car in around 30 minutes.
Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Villaggio Antiche Terre Hotel & Resort. After visiting the outdoor tennis court for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. An outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are other highlights, and rooms offer LED TVs and room service.