We really enjoyed stay at Il Gelsomino B&B last week. Walter and Carla are a delight and were very kind. When we had trouble finding the place (our GPS went out and our printed directions were not clear), Carla drove down to a nearby hotel where we were waiting in our car and had us follow her up to the house. Just to reiterate what others have said, a car is necessary to stay here and good driving skills (especially if you take the wrong road like we did). Since we arrived in the late afternoon, we decided to stay up on the hill rather than return to la Spezia for dinner. Walter recommended a great local restaurant for dinner that was very close. They also helped us plan our quick trip to Cinque Terra. The next morning, while we slept, Carla prepared an early breakfast for us as we had a schedule to keep. We awoke to a beautifully appointed breakfast room, with a sumptuous feat complete with cooked eggs and cheese, breads, jams, two breakfast coffee cakes, fruits, yogurt, juice and coffee (and I'm sure I forgot a few things). We had a delightful stay and I look forward to returning again in the future for an extended visit. By the way, view from their house is fantastic! This place is a gem!