We spent a total of four nights at Ca du Ferra, two at "Il Mulino" and two at "Il Casottino", so we sampled both properties. They each have their charm, with Il Mulino offering the added bonus of a water stream right at your feet! It was perfect for our big party of 7; we shared the two rooms of the Mulino and we used the outside kitchen and barbecue area, which was well equipped. At night, the place lit up with fireflies! At the end of our trip, it was just me and my husband, and we checked in at Il Casottino (one of the two rooms available there). There too, we enjoyed the relaxing garden. Both properties were equally clean, the hostess Aida very welcoming. Communication with her was quick and efficient, first via email and then in person at check-in, when she gave us a wealth of information as she was setting us up. What we really liked about the property - other than its sheer beauty and the many excellent reviews - is that they offered free parking (some 300 meters up the road), and that way we could leave the car and explore Cinque Terre by train/foot. Another plus is that it's a 10 minute walk from the train station, which was very convenient for us. We were able to go to Monterosso by train and take the footpath on to Vernazza (only this portion of the path was open to tourists at the time we were there).
I guess, to sum it up, I would say that the place is simply wonderful, an oasis of tranquility and lush vegetation. Highly recommended. We would love to come back and really allow ourselves time to spend in the garden; this time around we wanted to be out in Cinque Terre and we didn't take full advantage of the beautiful gardens at Ca du Ferra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cà du Ferrà Farm & Relax! The farm is located in Bonassola, a small village in the province of La Spezia, in the Riviera di Levante, near the Cinque Terre National Park.The story begins early in the year 2000, when Antonio and Aida, clothing dealer her, building contractor him, to escape from the routine that led decide to change their lives and devote themselves to rural tourism, agriculture and the environment, love that had always kept in the drawer and never want to put away. Over the years they have purchased land and several outbuildings that slowly begin to adjust and restructure, and this is so that by the hands of Antonio and the creative immagination of Aida are born "The Casottino" and "The Mill", recovered with tenacity and passion of two structures used for housing animals. With the old buildings are also retrieved all the vacant lots, parcels cleaned and planted with vines, which is now undergoing conversion from conventional to certified organic agricolture. In all these years we have hosted and met people from all over the world, many of which have become true friends. Staying at Cà du Ferrà Farm & Relax means get in touch with nature, enjoy the relaxing experience 365 days a year and a sincere and genuine hospitality as you have never tried. We are waiting for you with open arms! ... more less
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