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Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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All reviews italian riviera lovely town cinque terre lots of restaurants stayed here base for exploring train station italian town walk around train service sea front small town beautiful area day trip nice beaches red carpet gelato
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely harbour, pretty town liked it better than Portofino and would love to come back and stay. The people were friendly, the beach clean although not Sandy but small rocks. Lots of restaurants and shops, found a small supermarket behind the florist shop to buy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice village, with parks, a marina, and number of churches and other points of interest. It is much larger than Portofino, with a lot more options for restaurants and hotels.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we choose this beautiful town for our stay on the coast. Lots of restaurants and little shops. Easy acess to many of the other towns in the area. We will be back!

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have skipped Rapallo and spent a week here in SML if I had known how fabulous it is! This is a great location for visiting Rapallo, Portofino, and Cinque Terre. But this quaint village offers the sights & restaurants & beaches for an...More

Thank Shermaine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived by train from Genoa - 1 hour trip - gorgeous hot day. Absolutely stunning vista. Plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops. Lovely harbour. Took the ferry to Portofino and beyond for several hours, then once back had a leisurely lunch on the harbour side...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Straight out of the train from Genoa and down some winding steps and you come across the prettiest sea village. After 5 hours of eating, drinking, shopping, sight seeing and swimming we felt the same as when we first set eyes on Santa Margherita Ligure....More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little city, very clean, warm, nice people and beautiful Sea. It is good for living and also to visit for few days.

Thank claudio b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our daughter got married in Portofino but it was suggested to us to stay in SML as there is much more to do ~ and they were right. Great restaurants, water taxis, shopping etc. You can walk to everything but if you want to visit...More

Thank 404stevenb
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the area for 2 days and really loved this town. It was so charming and it had nice restaurants and it was fun to just wall around, use the beach and the pool at our hotel. It's very relaxing and accessible to...More

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Delightful seaside town, next to Portofino. Beautiful trompe l’oeil buildings. Great seafood! Stay here for greater value.

Thank Piamarie B
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16 May 2018|
Response from Nacho L |
The road has short turns, longer vehicules could not go round
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10 May 2018|
Response from Snspshot | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the service. we walked/hiked from Santa Margherita to Portofino and back. It was lovely.
31 December 2017|
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Response from Rosalie M | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct train from SML to Rome so you will need to check the train timetables. Travel time will also depend on whether you are travelling on a fast train or normal intercity train. I suggest you look up... More