Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
A perfect house, just few meters from the sea and the beaches.
The apartment is in a great location in Portovenere's bay just facing the beach of Arenella, it is so rare to open the gate and go swimming without steps or walking on steep roads.
From the main gate you enter into the nice terrace where you find a large table for your holiday dinners.
Just passing the window door, you enter in a living room in perfect and warm 60' style, with a large dining table, a perfect solution for a large family.
Few steps and you are on the fully equipped kitchen opened on the living room and on the newly restored and full of light part of the house, where you find:
1 twin bed room
1 double bed room with entrance on a seaview terrace
1 family bathroom.
From the wooden stairs you step up on the second floor where sitting on the balcony is possible to admire the incredible view of San Peters' church and the sea.
In case of rain spend your time in the second living room having a comfy couch, this is the ideal place to relax, watch tv or looking outside the panorama offered by the clouds blow by the wind.
On the first floor you find:
1 double bedroom
1 single bedroom perfect for a child that needs to stay close to parents.
1 Family bathroom
1 large private parking place is available just inside the property while the street in front is a side street of the main road (no heavy traffic )
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 100 km, Nearest railway: La spezia|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The North West Italy region
Guests can reach the village by a few minutes walk by the sea.
Portovenere is considered an authentic 'jewel' by many. Those that have visited Portovenere and the surroundings will not easily forget its beauty.
Portovenere has Roman origins as can be seen in the San Pietro church.
'Portus Veneris' is found in certain historical writings as far back as 161 A.C. This amazing church is open to the public if you are up to climbing the steep and well-worn steps. There are spectacular views both inside and out. The unique and gaily painted homes along the harbor are very tall and narrow. It is said that the residents would pour olive oil on the pirates from the upper floors.
The 'Grotto Byron', where poets Byron and Shelly would go for a swim, is visible but not accessible to the public. Amazing would best describe this historical site that is carved into the rugged cliffs.
In 20 minutes by ferries leaving from Portovenere, and you can start hiking the centruries old mule trails and the footpaths and climb the Romanesque stairs that wind (phone number hidden) feet above the sea. Terraced vineyards alternate with strips of olive trees and a heady perfume of spice emanates from the woods as you traverse from village to village.
This legendary costal area was once the home of some of the world's most famous poets: Shelly, Lawrence, Byron, and Dickens. They, as did many artists, found inspiration from the colorful hamlets,the deep blue sea and colorful gardens.
Lerici/Montemarcello/Portovenere are the most beautifull and worldwide known destinations.
For a spectacular view, hop on the 'tourist boat' that ferries both locals and tourist from village to village and to major ports along the Italian Riviera
Bus from Portovenere to the centre of La Spezia and train station.
Boats leaving very frequenty for Cinque Terre, Lerici, Portofini and other pearls of the Riviera.