We stayed 4 nights here and had a wonderful time looking over the Ligurian Sea from our balcony enjoying the peace and quiet. Marco gave us a tour of his gardens, and we sampled from the fig trees and grape vines. As we were leaving for dinner one evening, he was having a glass of wine with a neighbor and invited us to join them. On our last evening, we drank limoncello together and he gave us a lovely keepsake to remind us of our stay. Breakfast was waiting for us every morning at a large farm-style table: breads, yogurt, cakes, teas, and coffee. My partner has a dairy allergy and they were gracious about meeting his dietary needs. Marco recommended several restaurants in town and suggested going to the neighboring town of Portovenere. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the wi-fi and air conditioner worked well.
The B&B is on the side of a mountain so, as previous reviewers have said, it is a climb to get there so leaving your luggage at the tobacco shop in town is a must. I just put a couple of summer dresses, undergarments, and toiletries in a small bag and that was all I needed. We went to town every day (hiking, swimming, sight-seeing) and, although that was great, I wish we would have spent more time just relaxing at the B&B. Marco invited us to keep food in the refrigerator so I would recommend picking up some groceries (bakery, ham, wine, fruit) and spend a day just relaxing on the balcony. I would definitely stay there again so next time!
- Also Known As:
- l`Eremo Sul Mare Hotel Vernazza