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L’Amandola Agriturismo is an ideal rural base for exploring Cinque Terre, one of Italy‘s most iconic and beautiful areas. It lies on a hillside just outside the historic coastal town of Levanto and you can enjoy some nice views over Levanto Bay and some great hikes around the surrounding hills and coastline.
Levanto itself is not part of the Cinque Terre villages but is just a short train ride or drive away. Lying in the shadow of the Cinque Terre it tends to get overlooked by all but the most savvy foreign tourists and so retains a very local Italian feel.
It has a very nice sandy beach and harbour, as well as an atmospheric historic center where you’ll find prices across the board much lower than in the tourist villages.
L’Amandola agriturismo has five very nice B&B rooms and suites to sleep up to five people, and all of them, and the common areas, have a lovely traditional atmosphere. Their antique furniture and high, wood beamed, ceilings give gentle reminders that the farmhouse villa dates from the 17th-century and though offering the best in modern comforts; private bathroom with bathtub, WiFi & flatscreen TV, the property still retains a rustic charm.
There is a dining area and lounge with a large open fireplace and some nice patio areas outside too along with the gardens and the farm. They have a range of native shrubs, flowers, herb plants and fruit trees including apricots, oranges, lemons and olives.
They use a lot of their own fresh produce in their home made, traditional sweet and savoury Italian breakfasts and you’ll find it all excellent quality, generous and healthy.
There is plenty of outside seating around the patios and gardens and they also have a thoroughly modern whirlpool hot tub where you can soak in the evening while taking in the views with a glass from one of their collections of fine wines.
Being just 700 meters from Levanto train station the agriturismo is pretty convenient for anyone just arriving in the Cinque Terre area. The five villages can all be reached by train in minutes while the historic town center of Levanto, its beach and port (from where you can travel on to other coastal towns including Portofino by ferry) are about a kilometer and a half away.
There are numerous fabulous hiking/walking and cycling trails around the surrounding hills and coastline, and leading on into the Cinque Terre National Park that the friendly owners of Agriturismo L’ Amandola will be happy to advise you about.
The city of Genoa and its international airport are about an hour away and their are many daily train services to and from Levanto. The agriturismo is also reachable from Florence and Pisa by train though with less frequent services available.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Spectacular hotel with extremely friendly hosts. You’re staying in a beautiful Italian villa surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. The views are incredible and they have 2 adorable donkeys. The hotel is a few minutes walk to the train station that leads to all the Cinque Terre. We felt very welcome and were treated extremely well. Needless to say, I hope to stay here again in my next visit to Cinque Terre…”
“Lorenzo and Christian were such thoughtful, kind, and friendly hosts. The property is incredibly beautiful, and we were very happy with our room. We were sad to leave and wished we could have stayed longer…”
Address: Località Amandola
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