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Pamela Bonanni

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Tranquil Cinque Terre Villa with Spectacular Mediterranean Sea Views

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Cinque Terre Villa is a peaceful retreat and an ideal base for exploring the Cinque Terre and beyond.

The property offers spectacular views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the famous Via dell'Amore and Riomaggiore's 15th century castle.

Relax in style in this comfortable two bedroom home, which sleeps six. Master bedroom sleeps two, second bedroom has three twin beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with stainless appliances, granite counters and service for 12. Also included: toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, electric hand mixer and chopper, pasta machine, filtered water.

Sunny living room with sea views, leather couches, new flat screen tv, playstation, stereo (there are books, games, movies and toys for your enjoyment). The antique dining set seats eight.

The lovely terraced gardens are perfect for savoring the beauty of this extraordinary landscape, with fruit trees, flowers and herb garden. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pamela Bonanni (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

About Pamela Bonanni

My family has deep roots in the Cinque Terre. My father was born in Riomaggiore and emigrated to America as a young man. Although I was born and raised in Florida, our family returned to Riomaggiore for long summer vacations whenever we could. When my children were born, I wanted to instill in them a love of their unique heritage. So we moved to Italy, to the village of our ancestors! The years we lived in Rio were magical, but personal reasons brought us back to Sarasota, Florida. We treasure the time we can spend in Riomaggiore, and love being able to share this special spot in paradise with our guests.

Pamela Bonanni purchased this villa in 1999


based on 23 traveler reviews

Tranquil Cinque Terre Villa with Spectacular Mediterranean Sea Views
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The villa has everything one needs to be comfortable. The view from the terrace and dining room are absolutely stunning--you can watch sunset while stretched out on a lawn chair sipping wine. It's a short, and quaint, walk to the train station, the beach, shops and cafes. There's a church close by that all the locals get together at... almost every day seems like, for kids' parties or just to chat; in general the neighborhood is just outside of the heavy tourist area, so you can actually get a flavor of the local living. 2 of the 3 nights we were there the town was having outdoor concerts--one was a rock/pop one, the other one Italian arias--we enjoyed both from our terrace--although we couldn't see anything, the music was gliding across the water and echoing in the rocks, add the moonlight and some prosecco--totally satisfying experience! The stay was part of our 9 week travel across Europe, and my parents noted this one as one of their 2 most memorable stops (the other one was Stonehenge in UK :) )

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dothan, Alabama

Not enough adjectives to describe!

  • 5 of 5

This place is extraordinary located on a 1000 foot cliff. The panoramic view is magnificent and the house itself was SPOTLESS! It is spacious (rare in Europe) with two large bedrooms (one queen?) bed and the other bedroom with two twin beds and a twin daybed that also has a pull out twin bed underneath - so 4 twin beds in the second bedroom, one full bath with shower and bathtub, a living area with satellite TV, dvd and cd player and playstation, large dining table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a patio with table and chairs for outdoor eating and chairs in the front yard to take in the sweeping vistas of the Ligurian Sea. The house is furnished nicely and we had everything we could possibly need. The public shuttle stops at the end of the sidewalk less than 30 seconds away. It was nice having a washer and dryer - we sweated a lot after hiking all day:-) I did also want to mention is it so quiet - no noise! We had a fabulous time - would rent this villa again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Pamela, for making everything so easy.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most incredible place I've stayed

  • 5 of 5

When you exit the train in Riomaggiore you are greeted by the Legurian Sea. On the cliff there is a tented self serve bar where you can have a refreshment while you wait for your driver to take you to your beautiful home. The home is 1000 feet above the sea with a panoramic view of the sea and surrounding hillsides. The hillsides are terraced with locals tending their crops. The home is perfectly appointed and the adventure has just begun. I spent 2 weeks in Italy and the three days at this home was simply the best. I could live there. The owner and I have become social media buddies and I truly would like to spend a month there. Just go. It will all work out beyond your wildest imagination.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay in Cinque Terra.

  • 5 of 5

Pamela's villa in RioMaggiore is absolutely beautiful. The views from the front door and every window is breathtaking. We stayed 4 nights with my wife and our two daughters (Ages 17 and 19). The villa has everything you need and is spacious (which was real nice change from our other European vacations). After full days of hiking between the different towns, it was very peaceful to come back to our villa and just relax and take in the beautiful sunsets every night. Pamela was great in providing guidance on "things to do" as well as directions, train schedules, etc.

Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

-Troiano Family

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Home With Incredible Views

  • 4 of 5

My family (me, my wife and kids ages 17 and 19) stayed Villa delle Fontane for 3 nights (6/29-7/2). The Villa is as advertised. Incredible views from the living room, both patios and the yard.

Although we didn't cook, the kitchen has everything you would need to cook full meals. The two bedrooms were both large and well accompanied. The living room was comfortable and we took advantage of the movie player. It has a great dining room table, although we typically sat outside instead to take in the view.

Although the villa is high up above the sea, the walk up is not bad at all. A stroll up the main Riomaggerio street followed by steps up to the church and then across the street to the villa. Don't be intimidated!

Pam was awesome to work with. She was very prompt, signing the contract and making the payment were both easy, and she even had a driver meet us so we didn't have carry our luggage up the hill.

Cinque Terra was our favorite stop in Italy and the Villa was a big reason.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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St Paul, MN USA

Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This villa exceeded our expectations. It is a modern villa with "old world charm." It was clean, comfortable and had lots of amenities. The view is spectacular whether we were watching the sun set over the sea, the moon glowing or waking up to a double rainbow. You can't but feel that you are in a magical place. My son and daughter and I enjoyed our stay very much. We hiked, ate amazing food and soaked up the Italian culture. Pamela could not have been more helpful. From the booking to recommendations, she made our plans effortless. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
95 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Visiting the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the highlight of many traveler's journey to Italy. The Cinque Terre National Park offers spectacular hiking from village to village, through terraced vineyards, olive groves, and perfumed forests of the Mediterranean coast. Water sport enthusiasts will enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and diving in the pristine National Marine Reserve. The Cinque Terre is a wonderful place to unwind, relax, and experience the real Italy, while enjoying Ligurian cuisine and the legendary local wines. Many delightful attractions are easy daytrips from Riomaggiore, including Pisa, Lucca, the marble quarries of Carrara, Portovenere and the Gulf of Poets, glamourous Portofino, and Genoa, with the aquarium and museums. Riomaggiore is a perfect base for exploring the Cinque Terre, and beyond.

Other Activities: kayaking, hiking


Rates & Availability

Riomaggiore Villa Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

$2,600 per week, long term discounts available.
3 nights $1200
4 nights $1550
5 nights $1900
6 nights $2250.

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Cinque terre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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