Beach village house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, just outside the protected Cinque Terre National Park, above the coastal town of Levanto, on the spectacular Ligurian coastline. Only 4 kms to the beach, and with sea view.
This sweet, colourful village house is on three levels and is a ‘terratetto’, from ground to roof. Into the entrance hall, there is a utility/ laundry room, then upstairs is an open and sociable living room with kitchen/ diner, nicely fitted with tiled surfaces and with a dishwasher. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, each with balcony which has a sea view, and each with a bathroom, one with bath and one with shower. Air conditioning in the bedrooms. Central heating.
The Cinque Terre are five picturesque villages strung along the narrow coastline north of the Gulf of the Poets and La Spezia with pretty coves, beaches and are accessed on foot, boat or with the local train that shuttles between the villages. Anyone visiting the Cinque Terre should take a walk along the cliff paths which link one village to the next, stop in one of the bars or restaurants and try the anchovies marinated in olive oil and garlic, served with bread and delicate white wine made from the grapes that grow up the steep terraces above the villages. The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Gulf of the Poets is an enclave with a group of three islands at its tip, fishing villages with exceptional fish restaurants, as well as opportunities for sailing, canoeing, snorkelling or just relaxing on one of the beaches hidden in craggy bays around Fiascherino or Tellaro. The easiest way to get around the gulf is by boat which runs between Lerici, La Spezia and Portovenere or on to The Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage site). The name Gulf of the Poets is from the literary connection as some of the world’s most famous poets including Shelley, Byron and D H Lawrence lived here at some time.
Distances: Levanto (beaches) 4 km, Monterosso (Cinque Terre) 10 km, Sestri Levante 30 km, La Spezia 40 km, Pietrasanta 40 km, Forte dei Marmi 70 km, Genoa (airport) 85 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.