In San Lorenzo della Costa, a quiet district of Santa Margherita Ligure, Panoramic apartment in independent house facing the magnificent Gulf Tigullio.The apartment, bright and full sea view, located on a side street very thin, spaces outdoor with chairs , table , barbecue and wood oven .
Here you will be friends not guests !
Simply furnished but with all the amenities is also suitable for families with children (cots and sunbeds available).It consists of a beautiful kitchen with panoramic balcony, bathroom, large living room, a bedroom with two single beds and a bedroom surrounded by a large terrace.
Private car parking and close parking for your motorcicle or bike.
Very easy if you arrive by train, in 10 minutes by bus you are here, and a delicious shortcut in front the house, take you to the center town by foot in 30 minutes.
In the winter possibility of long stays you could taste the Ligurian mild climate.
We are in the heart of the Parco del Monte di Portofino so beautiful walks for you.
Camogli, Punta Chiappa, San Rocco and the little village of San Fruttuoso will be your next excursions.. a bliss for your eyes, but don't forget it's not indispensable to go by foot, you can chose, by car, by foot or by boath.
Get on a car a bus or by foot to find out the most beatiful tows in the sorroundings.
Who loves walking, in front of our apartmen, there is a short cut to reach the center of Santa Margherita in twenty minutes and continue walking to Pariggi, a really nice village near Santa with sandy beaches, and get to Portofino.
The Park of Portofino offers you wonderful strolls where you can admire speechless landview of our coast.
If you don’t like walking you can get to all these wonderful places by bus or by car.
The apartment is located in the hearth of the Portofino regional nature park don’t miss to go to Camogli, Punta Chiappa, San Rocco and the San Fruttuoso Abbey sets on the Portofino promontory in a coastal inlet surrounded by a dense maritime pine forest, accessible only by sea or land via an ancient path.
If you like the sea you can get on a kayak and find out the Portofino regional park from an other point of view!
Easily reacheble from Santa Margherita or Rapallo by train or by boat.
The five villages in Cinque Terre (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore) take their name from the scenic continuity of the settlements that stretch along five kilometres of coastline. Their series of tiny coves, slopes and cliffs overlooking the sea are all connected to the intense utilisation of the surrounding territory through the cultivation of wine grapes and olives; unique, unforgettable scenery that can be enjoyed year round. A series of trails enables visitors to travel the ancient country paths linking one village to another through vineyards and olive and lemon groves, protected against erosion by the elements with long lines of dry stone walls. The area is also a UNESCO environmental and cultural world heritage site and, in1999, it became part of the Marine Mammal Santuary.
It is an enchanting area; little beaches, caves and cliffs rising steeply tens metres above the sea.
The most interesting and best conserved areas are PUNTA MESCO and CAPO MONTENERO, where the biological formations include coralline seaweed, semi-dark caves and detrital deposits.
The seabed are of great environmental interest, making them a popular destination for divers with diving excursions.
Genova (by train or by car)
30kms far from Santa Margherita Genoa is a city of art, a metropolis facing the sea.
Genoa grew around the port, a natural inlet that has always been a place of thriving traffic and business exchanges.
A visit to the Palazzi dei Rolli on the Unesco World Heritage List, cannot be missed: sumptuous dwellings that bring back a little of the atmosphere that existed in Genoa between the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Modern life is just a few steps away, The Expo with the Aquarium, via San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale and the splendid via Garibaldi.
The fascination of the city can be found from Nervi to Voltri, indipendent municipalities from the Twienties, where you can find villas surrounded by Ninteenth century parks,suggestive sea walks, small and large museums. If you are keen on find out what Genoa hide away, an unusual excursion to The Monumental Cimitery of Stalieno is not be to missed. It is the most important and big necropolis of Europe. Thanks to its large number of funeral monuments and sculptures it is considered an open-pit museum
and if you are fond of wine....
Liguria's wine industry is a true miracle: thanks to the construction of terracing on the hills and hard work in the fields, the country folks have succeeded in continuing the grape culture for centuries.
Starting from the Eastern Riviera, the vineyards of the Cinque Terre area produce the DOC wines of Colli di Luni and Sciacchetrà, the undisputed leader and Liguria’s oldest and rarest wine. This amber-coloured passito wine is a high-quality product with well-deserved DOC status. It is a perfect accompaniment for cheeses and desserts.
Chiavari, 15 km from my house, and its inland area produce the Bianchetta and Ciliegiolo wines. Continuing west, the Granaccia wine comes from the town of Quiliano in the province of Savona. Towards Finale Ligure, white wines such as Pigato, Vermentino and Lumassina are produced, and the province of Imperia is home to the red Ormeasco di Pornassio. The Region’s most prestigious wine, Rossese di Dolceacqua, is produced not far from the border with France. This high-quality wine, enjoyed by figures such as Barnabò D’Oria, Pope Paul III and Napoleon, has boasted DOC status since 1972. This grape variety is very widespread in the Western Riviera and the wine it produces is recommended with meat and game.
I am about to describe myself hoping to give you a complete self poltrait!
I am Lucia a dinamic middle age madam even though sometimes I have one’s head in the cloud. Last but not the least I always want to be up-to-date about everything!!!
For example; Now I am learning english to communicate with my guests. I have to face up that it is not easy to learn it but nothing is impossible.
To my guests, who loves and want discover Liguria, I prepared some guided tour in order to not miss anything!
Cooking is my passion … When I cook all my senses are implicated. I am gourmand and I cook well too, my family affirm.
I would like to, during this encounters, give some ligurian and italian cooking lessons to my guests …in addiction we can speak about wines thanks to my son-in-law Guido,who is very fond of them.
I would like to do too many things in my life and I have a lot of ideas may be too many for my ages but I feel like I have half of them.
We choose to rent the third floor of our house where we grew up and which reminds us a lot of happy memories. Where we want to give the opportunities of our guests to stay and live with us in order to share our traditions, our tastes and the beauty of our region!
Our house is located in the heart of Liguria in front of the Gulf Tigullio from where it is possible to reach the most beautiful touristic places of the nearby.
I love my region and I think is perfect in every seasons: during autumn is warm and you can taste wine and our olive oil, during winter is calm and temperate, during spring our region is in bloom and hot is getting on the way and in summer sea and people whisperings are the attraction .
In order to have a wonderful holiday you can spend some time with us so you will arrive as guests and you will depart as friends!
Our house is unpretentious.
It has not been built for tourists but for our family and during the years we tried to improuve it. The only thing that didn’t change is our wondreful view that you can admire from our kitchen balcony.
Moreover you can relax amoung olive trees and in summer you can drink a glass of wine, some Focaccia and pizza home made thanks to our wood oven a good way to get acquainted with us!
But for us the most important thing is to share our simplicity and openness with you all!