We stayed at Casa Villatalla for 3 nights in August and if we could have stayed longer, we would have done so. Unfortunately, our busy jobs in London beckoned. If you're looking for somwewhere to escape from it all - well and truly, escape from it all - then this is a fabulous choice. The B&B is nestled among trees, herbs and flowers at the top of a hill, with breathtaking views over the surrounding valleys and mountains and only a few kilometres above historic Dolceacqua. Things we loved: hospitality from Marina and Roger, who made us feel ridiculously welcome and provided us with hints and tips on the surrounding restaurants and sites (the 3D Visionarium in Dolceacqua is well worth a visit!). Marina's cooking is delicious, so if you get the chance to eat at the B&B, we'd recommend that you do so. Our room had a balcony that looked out over the entire valley. Don't forget insect repellant, as there's no aircon in the rooms (a blessing for the planet) so if your windows and doors are open at night, the mozzies will feast. During the day, we were perfectly happy lazing by the pool and listening to the sound of the cicadas....and nothing much else. Divine. We hope to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Villatalla is a beautiful Guest House situated in a stunning position in the hills above the medieval town of Dolceacqua, between the sea and mountains of western Liguria. Perfect for exploring the mountains with their perched villages, the Italian Riviera coast and the French Cote d'Azur, and less than an hour from Nice Airport. Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, large swimming pool and large garden, complete tranquillity and a warm welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Villatalla Guest House Dolceacqua, Italy - Liguria