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Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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All reviews italian riviera lovely town cinque terre stayed here lots of restaurants base for exploring train station friendly locals italian town sea front walk around train service nice beaches beautiful area small town red carpet day trip
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Relaxing bayside town with excellent restaurants. Just don't use Insight Vacations to get here. Use anyone else.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nacpeye
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Qute little town that we saw enroute to Portofino. We got a ferry at the port and while waiting for it we enjoyed some time in this nice little place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice town to both stay in and to use as a sight seeing base. The town itself is easy to walk around, has a number of restaurants and shops and has a very pretty harbor. It's particularly nice on Sunday to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this is where the journey sort of started, flew into Milan and came here to start the journey, to finally end in Rome, on Sunday the 18th before flying back home to the States. So this little town is really really quaint! Sadly about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank soccerbill99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to stay, especially in September when the crowds are mostly gone and it is still hot and sunny. Lots of great and reasonably priced places to eat out or have campari spritz in the sun - make sure you ask locals or do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alice_J_B24
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nanette132
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin P
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shermaine G
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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