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Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We booked this to visit the Cinque Terre towns which worked well for us. I made the mistake of setting my GPS to the Google Maps location which wasn't in the right place, I should have followed the photo trail on the Il Gelsemino website! If you want good old fashioned hospitality, awesome breakfasts and awesome views, then this place...

Thank steve L
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My husband and I went to Italy last month for our honeymoon and decided to stay in La Spezia while visiting Cinque Terre. We drove to La Spezia from the south of France and had a lot of difficulty finding Il Gelsomino. Our GPS wouldn't locate it or the road it was on. We drove around for hours and finally...

Thank audge729
Batchawana Bay, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2015

High up in the hills overlooking La Spezia, visitors need a car to get to this B&B. We got lost finding the place but the owners, Carla and Walter, came to our rescue and it was well worth the effort getting there. We had the room with a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Poets and La Spezia......spectacular. Carla prepared us...

Thank William V
East Jutland, Denmark
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic! We booked it by chance and were pleasantly surprised. We found it easily with GPS although it is a bit secluded. The view is amazing overlooking La Spezia. It's a 10 min drive to the train station and port providing easy access to Cinque Terre. The hosting couple are super kind and forthcoming - they...

2Thank Globerouleur
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 24 May 2014

If you don't have a GPS, this might be a little hard to find, but Carla and Walter will do their best and even email photos of where to turn. The view is magnificent! Carla was very attentive and made wonderful breakfasts for us. Her attention to setting the table is beautiful. Walter is so friendly and even tries to...

Thank Faginfamily
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2013

... and when I say "above", I do mean really above. As others have said, you go all the way to the top, and this gives you a great view of La Spezia. Being way up there, it's away from the noise of the city; the evenings were silent except for far-away church bells. Walter and Carla were very welcoming...

1Thank Thomas E
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Great views, and very nice couple who own this B&B. Beautiful home inside and out with breath taking views overlooking La Spezia, Italy from high up on the hill side. We had a great breakfast on the patio in the morning.

3Thank gmrepair1
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We stayed at with Carla and Walter at Il Gelsomino for two nights in September 2013, and our stay was wonderful. They gave us a beautiful room with a fantastic view. Our room was spacious, clean, with a very comfortable bed and it had a little terrace overlooking La Spezia. Carla and Walter are lovely people; so welcoming, friendly and...

3Thank Jim G
Farum, Denmark
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is an unbelievable place a true gem where we stayed for three days in July 2013. It has every you can ask for - at least everything our family (two adults and three children (14, 16 and 21) are looking for. The place has a great location on a hilltop with a fantastic 360 degree view from the cozy...

1Thank JensKristianDK
San Jose, California
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed there for one night in mid-may, but got the best experiences during our stay in italy. The place was not clear to find, I suppose it was because our gps wasn't updated. Once you're in the area, just drive all the to the top. The last part looks like a narrow walking trail, but just continue to drive...

2Thank Michael N

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Address: Via dei Viseggi, 9 | Loc. La Foce, La Spezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Number of rooms: 2
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“Ask for the room with the view.”
 of 5 bubbles 708williamv, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Just know that it will take you a bit of a drive to get back down to restaurants, shopping, train station. It is very high up....but so worth the drive.”
 of 5 bubbles Faginfamily, 24 May 2014 | Read review
“Get the room with a balcony. You'll sit out there in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasE631, 17 Oct 2013 | Read review
“As far as I know they have three rooms and we booked two of them and one of them have a balcony which is an added value.”
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 of 5 bubbles JensKristianDK, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Request the room with the small balcony and view of the bay and surrounding mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 415JohnM415, 7 Aug 2012 | Read review
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