Set in the medieval hilltop village of Chiesanuova, overlooking the Mediterranean and the Levanto Valley, this luxury boutique hotel in the Cinque Terre region is a beloved family project designed to share the historic, cultural and culinary traditions of Liguria.
Nestled into the trees at the highest point of the village, the 17th century compound has been lovingly restored and designed, preserving the structure’s historic features while infusing it with understated elegance.
Each of the six suite-sized rooms is individually decorated, pairing a lively palette of pastels and crisp whites with a blend of antique and contemporary Italian furnishings and décor. The luxury en suite baths have been crafted in stunning local marble and mosaics and all rooms offer gorgeous views of the landscape and the sea.
The restaurant, manned by a local chef and sommelier, is open for both guests and locals and serves the best of the region. Grab a table inside or on the vine-covered terrace to admire the views over an alfresco taste of Northern Italy’s finest.
“Day Designer” with deep local knowledge is available to design personalized touring itineraries. PC with wifi throughout, Santella Extra Virgin Olive Oilbath amenities, kimono bath-robe and “Le DD” travel slippers. Mini-fridge stocked with a selection of Lurisia soft drinks and local white wine selected by the Sommelier. Complimentary organic and fair trade “Clipper” teas, coffees and snacks.
There is no car access in the village but parking is a short walk from the hotel.
The Spezia region sits along the Ligurian Coast comprised of the “The Five Lands” of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore and is just a short distance from stunning UNESCO heritage site of the Cinque Terre.
This is a rugged stretch of the Italian Riviera and is part of the National Park. The beautiful central village of colorful terraced homes is perched along the cliffs overlooking the sea and is one of the most visited spots in Italy.
Connected only by paths, boats and trains the most amazing parts of the village are thankfully free of cars. The nearby town of Monterosso is divided by a tunnel into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town and is ideal for walking and features the only extensive sandy beach in Cinque Terre. The daily boat service by Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti during summer is the best way to go from village to village and admire the stunning coastline from the sea.
Cinque Terre, Italy. Nearest Airport: Pisa International Airport (114km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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