We are a family of 4, parents and two adult children who lived in Villa Sergilla in week 28, 2015. The house itself is an experience and you get the feeling of being in a beautiful private home and not a rental property. . It was important for us that we had access to 3 good bedrooms, good bathrooms, and also that we had good room. The house is certainly suitable for a larger family or several friends, but we had the luxury of having the house for ourselves, and we enjoyed it in full swing.
The house is in very quiet surroundings, and high elevated above the town of La Spezia. It offers some advantages, among other things, that it is cooler and more comfortable, but also that you are far away from noise and traffic.
The absolutely incredibly good service and the great commitment that our landlady, Annalisa, provided was a very valuable part of our stay. We were received late in the evening in the center of La Spezia, and were guided to the address when Annalisa thought we would have difficulty finding the house in the dark. A warm and smiling welcome and a care that was completely in class. The day after we were rested, Annalisa came and gave us an inspirational and thorough introduction to the area, eateries and not least Cinque Terres, which was our primary priority.
In our "package" was also our own private "Super Carla", Ramona, who delivered a couple of cleaning days and linen change, and especially the preparation of a delicious Italian dinner, which we enjoyed on one of the terraces of the house.
All in all, an experience in the top.
Kent Pedersen & Christin Gorridsen
Recommendations for future guests
We spent some time visiting the Cinque Terres area and there are big differences between the 5 small cities. You do not necessarily see all of them. We were disappointed with Riomaggiore, which is one of the major cities. The city is worn and was very dirty and filled with garbage while we were there. On the other hand, Corniglia was a really nice experience. An incredibly beautiful little town, with lots to offer, and not least it was completely clean and decent everywhere. Lovely and charming little eateries and shops. Monterosso and Manarola are certainly worth a visit too.
We were a bit worried by visiting a very well-known tourist attraction in July, where we thought it would be filled with tourists. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw that there was plenty of space everywhere and not especially many people. Therefore, we also dared take our own car, not the train, so we could enjoy the beautiful drive from La Spezia to Cinque Terres.
We also visited the beautiful little seaside resort, Lerici and then Tellaro, both of which are located just south of La Spezia. Just before Tellaro is a small bay with a beautiful little beach, deep down in a gap. If you are into a luxury experience with everything that has meant and does not mind paying about 50 Euro per head for one day, then this is the place we can highly recommend. There is a small restaurant where you can have lunch and dinner in the evening. The place is called Eco Delmare.
The city of Porto Venere is overlooked, perhaps because Cinque Terres overshadows the surrounding towns, but in our opinion it is a must see and offers everything that connects with a lovely holiday experience. Lovely restaurants, good bathing facilities, beautiful city environment, charming little harbor environment and not least a host of small exciting and local shops. A city we would like to return to.
Thanks a lot for the many fine tips - it is nice to hear that you had a good vacation. Kind regards Allan, In-Italia