While in Italy my wife and I (accompanied by two of our grandchildren, aged 17 and 19) we decided to visit, for the first time, Cinque Terre. We drove from Larino, up past Pescara, towards Bologna, Parma, Spezia, and into the Cinque Terre region (roughly and eight hour drive). We had pre-booked at the Locanda del Sole and we were not disappointed. It is a relatively small bed and breakfast (rather than a hotel) with rooms that face out on terraces. Spotlessly clean. Terrific breakfast with croissants, cereals, toast, coffee, juice, and much more all for the asking. Great clientele of families. Quiet. We booked two rooms. Each room had large beds, a small TV, air conditioning, large bathroom with shower, all nicely appointed. What was especially impressive was the host. We had originally booked for two nights, but our plans had changed. Enrico changed the booking without complaint and proceeded to assist us by helping us to plan our stay in Cinque Terre. He did all of this with patience and good humour. One of the great bonuses in staying at Locanda del Sole is that you have free parking. As you might imagine parking could have been something of a nightmare. Instead, we parked within the gates of the lodging. The host even allowed us to stay overtime on the day of book out so that we could sail down the coast to see the other towns of cinque Terre. My wife and I are experienced travellers and we both would give this locale the highest possible rating. The normal fee, per night (inclusive of that large breakfast I mentioned PLUS free parking) is 120 Euros. Additionally, you can walk down the street a short, short distance to the little port of Riomaggiore. If you're Googling the site, it is located at Via Santuario, 114. Please mention that Dr. Robert Gardner and Anna Gardner recommended the location. You will find an atmosphere that would be difficult to duplicate anywhere and the service is truly excellent. Have a great time in Cinque Terre. It is well worth the visit. Incidentally, we travelled there during the height of the holiday season in August. We had be told that it would be busy and that the highways would be jammed. Not true. The roads were almost empty and the little towns were pleasantly bustling with tourists from every corner of the world.
Dr.Robert Gardner and Anna Gardner.
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Del Sole Riomaggiore
- Locanda Del Sole Hotel Riomaggiore
- Locanda Del Sole Cinque Terre/Riomaggiore, Italy