CHARMING HOUSE IN FRAMURA, A SMALL QUIET PICTURESQUE TOWN NEAR CINQUETERRE

Vittoria Repetto

Speaks english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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CHARMING HOUSE IN FRAMURA, A SMALL QUIET PICTURESQUE TOWN NEAR CINQUETERRE

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2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms , kitchen, living room, sleeps 4 people

Framura, 3 towns north of Cinqueterre, is a rural Ligurian town consisting of 5 traditional hamlets ( sub-divisions) divided between mountain and sea with views that it will take your breath away. Costa, a sub division of Framura has archaeological, historical and artistic points of view.

My house is on the piazza of the hamlet (or sub-division) of Costa which is set on top of a hill.

The house is my personal vacation house so I hope my renters will be respectful of my property.

If you enjoy interacting w/ the locals buying groceries or chatting at the local trattoria or if you are a creative person looking for inspiration, or want a quiet non-touristy place to stay, this is the place for you.

BASIC SPEAKING COMMAND OF ITALIAN IS REQUIRED as my cousin who takes care of house for me and will meet you at your arrival does not speak any other language expect Italian( I personally am in NYC )

Local bar/ Restaurants: A short walking distance up the road from the piazza of Costa is a neighborhood bar “Silvia” that serves alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and gelato and sells tobacco products and tickets for the ATC bus; it's open until midnight. This is a popular evening spot w/ Framura locals and vacationers; Silvia’s son Davide who runs the bar at night, speaks a little English and is a punk / R&R fan. Davide also now offers wireless connection if you have a computer.

Downstairs attached to the bar is Ristorante Silvia that is known for its seafood; I personally recommend the seafood appetizer

There is another restaurant Ristorante Meri next door that is known for its fresh homemade pasta dishes and elegant service; I recommend their gnocchi w/ pesto and their pansotti w/ walnut sauce.

Note that due to popularity of these restaurants, reservations esp in busy season may be required a day in advance.

Parking & Shopping: Parking on the piazza of Costa is restricted to residents; non-residents can park in the public parking space which is located up an incline near Ristorante Silvia.

Two times a week in the morning at 9pm...Tuesday & Friday , there is a truck selling fresh seafood that stops in the piazza of Costa. On Friday around 10-11pm there is a truck that stops on the piazza w fresh vegetables and fruit

There are two grocery stores in Setta that sell bread, oil, eggs, dairy, meat, vegetables, fruit, wine and basics like laundry soap.

Gastronomia Enrica has prepared foods like stuffed mussels, seafood salad, vegetable torts, top quality cheeses, local products like pesto, salami, vegetables, fruit and focaccia; in the warm weather, there is a garden spot w/ tables and chairs for eating.

Alimentari Maria Rosa Bennati has similar products; no prepared foods but a larger selection of cheeses, cold meats, and has products such as goat’s milk and whole grain bread.

Misc : At the local bar located near the food stores in Setta, one can get international newspapers including the International Herald Tribune (which is published by the European offices of the NY Times), postcards, pens, writing materials, Italian magazines and books.

The post office, the pharmacy and an ATM are located in Setta.

There are other very small stores in Setta for clothing, basic sporting goods and hardware.

More Details
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vittoria Repetto (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english, italian

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Charming House in Framura, A Small Quiet Picturesque Town Near Cinqueterre
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Framura La Spezia province
New York, NY
5

Quiet but close to lots of great stuff

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in Framura very much. Views are spectacular, it's a short bus ride to the train station and then only 10-15 minutes on the train to Cinqueterre. We went to a different town every day, also shopped in the hamlet in walking distance from the house and cooked many great meals in the evenings.
The house is cozy and comfortable and Framura is a great place in which to practice your Italian, even if its rudimentary.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Ah but one should not forget to take the Via de Amore path from Riomaggiore to Manarola when you visit the towns of Cinqueterre; you are walking on a paved shelf on the mountains facing the Mediterranean, the shades of blue between the sea and the sky are breathtaking.
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4

Loved the town, house,and location.

  • 4 of 5
We loved the experience of living in a small Italian town. It was relaxing and at the same time close to the Cinque Terre. We rented a car but we took the train to different towns. The house is close to the beach. The restaurant and caffe in Costa are wonderful. Davide who runs the cafe speaks English and is very helpful. Sette, the next town, has a small market where you can also buy prepared foods. It was the best of both worlds-you can relax and also go sightseeing. We look forward to returning to Costa.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, one of the pleasures of renting in Costa, Framura is its nearest to the CinqueTerre towns and the other is that you are staying in a typical quiet non-touristy town w beautiful vistas of the sea
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5

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5
Dear Vittoria,
I just wanted to tell you how much we have appreciated our stay in Costa. The house was perfect for our needs. Franca was really really nice. My daughters were playing every night on the piazza with new Italian friends. It was lovely. The surroundings are just incredible. Your tips on the life in Framura, the buses and merchant on the piazza and the alimentary and so on were very helpful.
Thanks so much for everything.
MD
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the postion of my house on the piazza allows you to see your children playing on the piazza.
There are a good number of children around esp during summer from families who return to their parent's/grandparent's town for vacation.
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Framura La Spezia province
Park City, Utah, USA
4

Italian apartment in Framura

  • 4 of 5
What I liked most about this apartment was the location. Framura is a quiet, authentic area bordering the cinque terre. There is a small beach with crystal clear water that I loved, and you can walk to the next town for groceries that were as good if not better than in the next big town. If you are nice to the owner of the bar, David, and buy a few drinks from him in the Italian tradition of hanging out at the local bar, he might be inclined to let you use his WiFi. We were able to download a few movies and check emails from here and that worked out well for us. We also ate at the nearby restaurant Meri and that was excellent, but loved having a small kitchen to cook in, and a washer to do our laundry.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I personally love Meri's pansotti w/ walnut sauce and there is also Silvia's which is known for their seafood.
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Framura La Spezia province
Oak Bluffs, MA, USA
5

Costa a place to remember.

  • 5 of 5
We visited many places in Italy but this was our favorite. The house is charming. The views are spectacular. The local restaurants are friendly and the food fabulous. We walked to a small farm, Agriturismo "Foce del Prato", and had a spectular dinner with a view of the Mediteranean. The food was grown and prepared there. The walk to the farm from Costa was through the woods and offered views of the mountains.
Vittoria and her family are very helpful and friendly and will ensure you a memorable visit in an authentic Italian village.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Personally I think the produce and seafood for Framura is the best in Italy.
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Framura La Spezia province
Brooklyn
5

Framura house

  • 5 of 5
In 2005, I had the pleasure of staying at this lovely home. My best recommendation is that I plan to go back.

Each morning, you can walk down to the mediterranean for a swim. Then as you are either walking or driving back up to the house, you can stop in the village on the hillside and buy fresh baked bread and eggs.
Each evening, I would make a cafe latte and sit watching the sunset over the mediterranean.

The experience of staying there was totally transformative.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: If you live in a modern busy city like NYC, my house in Framura is the place to let go and chill out.

Map

Map

Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
at bottom of hill
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A12
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
beach
Car: not necessary

Framura is a small quiet picturesque place w/ stucco houses painted shades of reddish orange, pink and yellow, w/ flowers lining the town streets, swallows flying round ancient bell towers, local cats sunning themselves on house stairs and gecko lizards running up stone walls; all surrounded by pine trees, vineyards and orchards

There is a paved winding concrete path that goes from Costa (the part of Framura where my house is located)down the hill thru the other sections of Framura and down to the railway station at the foot of the hill and two beachs ( one under the railway station)

Other Activities: hiking

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Availability & Rates

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Framura House Rental Rates

Notes

  • For a monthy rate during the May, June, July August, the rent is 2800
    For a 2 week rental during May, June, July and August, the rent is $1500.
    For a 1 week rental during May, June, July and August, the rent is $800.

    For a monthly rental during March, April, September & October, the rent is $2600.
    For a 2 week rental during March, April, September & October, the rent is $1400.
    For a 1 week rental during March, April, September & October, the rent is $750

    The house is closed during November, December, January & February.
  • There is a nonrefundable deposit of $300 to hold a reservation for the house; this deposit is applied to the total rent; (example: $300 plus $2500 for the month of June equals $2800).

    Paypal is used for collection of the nonrefundable deposit of $300; an email will be sent to you w/ the PayPal address (URL) and you can use your credit card to pay for the deposit. Paypal does the conversion from dollars to euros/pounds, etc on your credit card.


    The rest of the rental rate will be collected in cash (in US Dollars or in Euros) at the time of your arrival at my house by my cousin who will there to greet you and give you the keys, etc.

Amenities

Amenities

Framura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Washing machine on 1st floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has satellite TV . The window faces out back of house w/ a view of the local orchards, vegetable gardens, and the valley. There is no air conditioning however due to placement of house on top of hll and front and back windows, the house is relatively cool in summer. There is no lift.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • forests
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
THE RENTAL IS SELF-CATERING; RENTERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SHOPPING, COOKING, HOUSE CLEANING, AND WASTE DISPOSAL. The house is three stories via stairs, THERE IS NO LIFT. A combination living/dining area w/ sofa, small dining room table w/ 4 chairs; the window faces out to the piazza. Off to the side of the dining room is a small kitchenette w/ a refrigerator, gas stove w/oven, small sink and food preparation space. A storage room w/ an armoire. The window faces out back of house w/ a view of the local orchards, vegetable gardens, and the valley. There is a telephone that is available for use; renters are asked to leave 1 euro per minute for local calls (Framura); 2 euros per minute for calls made to other locations in Italy and 5 euros a minute. Due to the fact that the house is set on the top of the hill, there is a cool breeze even in the month of August.