The house is situated in the true heart of the Cinque Terre among their vineyards and footpaths but it can't be an alternative to the accomodations in the five villages! It's a different choice for a different holiday!
The house was used by my family, in the past, as a support to the vineyard activities.
Completely built with local natural materials like arenaria stones and chestnut wood, it has recently been renovated as the ancient vineyard.
With a modern and elegant decor, the house is ideal to spend a true holiday deep in the nature and in the vinegrowing local culture.
First of all it's recommended just to real nature lovers: the house is not isolated but surrounded by some other rural houses close to the sanctuary of Montenero. The natural elements like the sea, the sky, the vineyards and the Mediterranean scrub will enclose you, and in the night the light pollution is close to zero...spend the night to admire the stars!
More than this, it's a perfect accomodation for trekking lovers because you are in the foothpaths network of the National Park of the Cinque Terre. You can enjoy and explore the area entirely by foot!
Finally you are a guest of a farm holiday that organizes visits of the vineyard and wine-tastings. If you are interested in, just ask!
Otros aspectos destacables
The house can be reached only by foot!!!
The street don't reach the property but pass by about 30 meters below. More or less 150 steps separate you from the car parking place. It usually takes 5-10 minutes to reach the accommodation.
It is highly recommended to avoid trolley bags and to prefer backpack luggage.
On request, there is a porter service on payment to take the luggage to the accomodation.
The house has steep stairs in the interiors and also in the exteriors areas there are some potential dangers like terraces without protections and for these reasons is not reccomended to family with infant or children in age between 0-14 !!!
The distance with the village of Riomaggiore is 3 kilometers. It means that if you want to reach the village by foot along the main path it takes 40 minutes.
There is also a bus stop to connect the place with the villages of Riomaggiore or Manarola. If you arrive by train to Riomaggiore you can use the public bus, otherwise you can require a private transfer from Riomaggiore (or La Spezia).
You have to bring with you food stuff you'll need during your stay. The closest grocery shop is in Riomaggiore (3 kilometers) or La Spezia (10 kilometers).
A bar service is at about 15 minutes of walk.
The accommodation offers special outdoor spaces to enjoy and relax yourself: you can cook on the fire (bbq), eat under a grape arbor, lay on the hammocks, have a bath in a outdoor tub, tan in the solarium terrace, taste a glass of wine in the sunset looking at the sea.
The inner spaces are divided in some refined rooms, functional spaces rich of suggestions, they are divided into 3 floors: on the ground floor you have a room with a bunk bed and a modern bathroom with a big shower, on the first floor there is a fully equipped kitchen and a separate dining room, on the second and last floor you have a double room and a sitting room with a stereo, a wide choice of musical cd, books and a flat screen tv.
The house is equipped with hot water, wifi internet connection, washing machine, fan and modern stoves. The house has been tastefully refurbished with quality decors using natural materials like wood, stone, aloe and husk spelt pillows and latex matresses.
Starting from 2015 the Municipality of Riomaggiore introduced a city tax of €1 per person, per night for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights.
The tax must be paid cash upon arrival.
The house has not a drainage system but a phyto-herbal purification system. So it is absolutely necessary not to throw paper in the toilet and to use the basket below the wc.
It is also important to avoid chemical cleanings and soaps. We would be happy to provide you natural alternatives cleanings and soaps !
Pets are welcome in the property but not inside the house.
We would appreciate if you don't use shoes or boots in the house and if you smoke only in the outside spaces.