My wife and I are both now retired. My wife visited Varazze as a teenager on a school trip. We decided to re visit..some 50+ years later. Decided on Hotel Astigana due to the look of the restaurant. What a little gem. We have now been for 2 years in May. Next year it will be September. Suggest high season would be too busy for the "seniors". We were made so welcome by "the family" the first time, we had to go back. "Family" is the word. Run by them as a team and
made to feel part of them . The food is superb. Chef is a large guy..good sign. Varazze for us is
little over 90 mins from Gatwick. Eliza will arrange for a taxi to pick you up at most economical price. Twenty minute cab ride , then you are in the little oasis of Varazze. No need to hire a car.
The town is perfectly charming with enough little nooks and crannies to explore to keep you
from getting bored. There is also the promenade to walk, and the marina to visit. Also for the more energetic there is a walk along the shoreline using the route of the old railway line. All traffic free and even goes through the old tunnels. We walked for about an hour , but goes
further. Easy to use rail system would take you to Genoa or elsewhere , should you fancy a day out. We enjoyed the beach opposite. Eliza came with us to do the deal with the beach manager.
Go on spoil yourself...try a break...not too many though..leave room for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Astigiana has been standing in the invest part of Varazze since 1919, among the so called "carruggi", squares, and paved streets that reach the sea. It's a peaceful, pleasant, and relaxing place, in which the romantic and charming style plugged into a warm atmosphere live together, an high comfort and irresistible appetizing and home made dishes. ... more less