I cannot rave enough about this location! We were greeted by some very kind people, on the terrace overlooking the beautifully picturesque Italian countryside. The view alone made the place worth a visit, even if you are not staying here. There was a plate of appetizers and some delicious wine waiting for us. We were on our honeymoon, and this was an extremely romantic location. We stayed in the yellow house which offered us a large living room/bedroom, as well as a very well equipped kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor patio where we took our dinners, which overlooked the entire farm. We took about four hours, on our first day, to explore the farm (which we had asked permission from the farm staff for). It was beautiful! Grape vines, lemon tress, apricot trees, cherry trees, fresh rosemary!
It was by far, the perfect place to stay. It was out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the small town. It was located at the top of a hill, and is definitely NOT handicapped accessible, but I walk with a cane, and I was able to walk to the top of the hill (not easily though). At the bottom of the driveway to the farm was a police station, which made me feel extremely safe. Mama Meri was very hospitable, and ensured that everything was perfectly in order, we had enough wine at the end of the day, a cool glass of water with freshly picked lemons (and a bowl of lemons in our apartment). It was a breath of fresh air... LITERALLY! The landscaping was stunning. The air smelled so sweet because of all the flowers that were growing. This was the PERFECT place to stay on a honeymoon. We had cherry trees growing outside the door to our cottage, and rosemary as well.
Breakfast was delicious, and more than enough to eat. There was one day where we were exhausted from hiking, and we did not wake up until noon. The staff caught us walking away from the farm without breakfast, and insisted that we sit down and eat so that we do not begin our day hungry! They were so kind to us. They noticed that we must need laundry to be done, and they did laundry for us! This location is the gold standard for B&B in our book. I would encourage anyone who stays at ANY of the Cinque Terre villages to stay at this location. It was the best place anyone could hope for.
- Also Known As:
- Buranco Hotel Monterosso Al Mare