The air is clean, the tourists are few and the gardens are exotic in this pretty setting. The ambience is intimate and welcoming and the two farmhouses with double and family rooms are surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean gardens with lemon, orange and fig trees. Also, you will find three restaurants within walking distance of the villa for when hunger calls.
The strength of this place lies in the peaceful surroundings, the beautiful views and the many outdoor areas dotted around the grounds of the estate. The swimming pool which was built in 2012, comes with sun loungers, parasols and showers. Villa Gnocchi also has two common rooms available to guests and the breakfast buffet room. Weather permitting, you can enjoy eating breakfast on the terrace.
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Transportation and distances
There is free parking on site - note that the descent to Villa Gnocchi is very steep. If you need to eat in the evening, there are 3 - 4 restaurants in San Lorenzo delle Coste within approx. 200 m (up). There is approx. 20 minute walk down to Santa Margherita (it takes longer to go up again), where you will find bars and a multitude of restaurants and shops. This is also where you can enjoy Mediterranean waves with the possibility of a dip in the sea on a beach with sand and pebbles.
Note that taxi prices are high in this area, but there is a bus service between San Lorenzo and Santa Margherita all day if you want to leave the car. During spring and autumn the last trip is at around 20.00, while during the summer there are later departures until about midnight. From Santa Margherita you can take a train to Genoa and Le Cinque Terre. We strongly recommend that you come by car, but if you do however wish to arrive by public transport, the host Roberto can pick up guests free on arrival from the station. This must be agreed in advance - and you should expect a little wait if he is busy with other things.
Rooms with balcony / terrace:
- The 12 rooms are spread over three buildings and are all nicely decorated with antique furniture and parquet floors / tiles. They all have air conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, TV and a bathroom with a toilet, hair dryer and shower (one with a bath). Many of the rooms have space for an extra bed. One room consists of two adjoining bedrooms (family room - but also ideal for four adults) with a covered terrace (no sea view). All other rooms have views of Tigullio bay and the greenery, and all rooms have either a balcony or terrace.