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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Everything! This was definitely the best part of our trip to Italy. Before our arrival, we communicated with the lovely owner, Lilia who picked us up at the train station. Since our arrival was later in the afternoon, we requested for a cooked meal: gnocchi with fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers from the garden and freshly baked croissants with cheese.This meal...

Thank Tanya N
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you are looking for a base to visit this beautiful region of Italy I recommend Il Laghello. Booking was easy, we stayed in the Acacie apartment, and even though there were four of us we found there was plenty of room. Lilia and her husband were really welcoming, with the apartment very clean and comfortable, with everything we needed....

Thank lola1998
Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Literally everything was amazing! This is probably the best private accommodation I've ever been. You will not miss anything, least your own home.This couple just makes you feel like royalty. Do ask in advance for the home cooked meal, it's around 5 EUR per person. Wish there were more people like them in tourism industry. Train station in Levanto, where...

Thank Antonija P
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The location and especially the views, simply mind-blowing! Located in Framura, close to the Cinque Terre, the property itself is well situated/maintained with stunning views and we got the best room. The owners especially Lilia are very nice people and we felt like family. From the time I made the booking, I established contact with Lilia and was guided throughout...

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

First i would like to mention that we do travel at least twice a year for the last 20 years wevhave visit a lot of location and each new place has its own charm. We decided to visit chinque terre so we book at this wonderfull place for 2 night the farm is very relaxing and welcoming evry detail is...

Thank Alfred A
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Arriving to Il Laghello di Amina we felt that we didn't won't to leave. It it is a very peaceful place and Lilia and Guido are really nice. We were travelling by train but since they take you to the train and pick you up once a day that was not a problem. Extra positive that they are eco friendly....

Thank Annette W
Lecco, Italy
Reviewed 15 November 2015

What a lovely place! We were welcomed with fresh focaccia bread and many smiles, the apartment was exceedingly clean and wonderful, and honey made on the grounds was even included. On top of that, it's not far from the train station in Deiva Marina (by car), where you can hop on a train and visit the 5 Terre and other...

Thank hayden9
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

After traveling around Europe for almost 3 months, I needed to recharge myself. I escaped to "The Green Room" at II Laghello do Amina. I was greeted with a smile by the husband at the train station. Lilia was so warm and welcoming, I wanted her to adopt me! When you arrive your given a gift basket of goodies, straight...

Thank Rachellynn87
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We spent 9 days here and it was the best accommodation of the whole trip. We were welcomed with home grown and home made produce and even had pizza made in their pizza oven for us. The views from the property are incredible and the hospitality second to none (the best). Looking at the other reviews, we all agree with...

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We spent the last week of our 4 week trip to Italy here. We had booked the accommodation quite a few months ago and I corresponded with ease by email to Lilia who was very helpful and answered my queries very promptly. Il Laghello di Amina is a really calm and peaceful place to stay in Framura (Framura consists of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Laghello di Amina is 5-hectare farm with two houses. We live in the pink house whereas the other one is divided in 5 apartments and two rooms. At the first floor, there are the Acacie studio, the Lavande studio and the Altomare apartment. At the ground floor, there are the Rosmarino studio and the Terramare apartment, which open directly on the garden. All of our apartments are conceived to offer peace and comfort, the "Dolce far Niente", as well as the best of the traditional Italian hospitality. My grandmother, Maria, who lived in this house before us, would not have allowed a guest to leave empty-handed or without drinking a cup of coffee. This Little Old World survived here in Framura. In fact, the village is unknown by mass tourism and, for this reason here it is still possible to experience the true Italian lifestyle. Here we grow our vegetables; we take care of our vineyard, of our olive trees and of orchard. Every year we try to clear a wooden area discovering pines, chestnuts, oaks, cherry trees, acacia tress, maple trees, alders, arbutus, hazel, heathers, and rosehip and blackberry bushes. Moreover, in the wood flows an unspoiled and clear stream and springs a source of sulphur water called fonte Castalia by the University of Pisa. Finally quiet corner there are our beehives always hardworking and aiming for the best of life and flowers. We moved in Framura in 2001 when we decided to come back and live in our grandparent's house that had been empty for forty years. In fact, this was the land that my grandfather inherited by his parents and where he came to live after his marriage. The name Laghello comes from the fact that the sea, view from here, framed by the ligurian hills with the French Alps in the background reminds of a lake (lago in Italian). At night, we can see the lights of Capo Noli and San Remo and at night the lights of the fishing boats mingle with fireflies, while from the sea comes a gentle breeze that cools the air and refreshes the spirit. The ancient Greeks claimed that the places of healing should be such as to have plenty of water, clean air, and beauty and love, we hope to able to offer you all of this here. The name Amina means strong and reliable, we thought we would need to be so to take care of Laghello and of our guests. We have three dogs living with us as well as many merry robins. In summer, we also have swallows from Africa and the falcons come out to hunt every day ad midday when the shadows are clear and precise. This stretch of the Ligurian cost is one of the greenest and most unspoiled in Italy. Here the light pollution is minimal ad you can still see the stars. Ten years after we moved in Laghello the desire and the need to entrench in this place led us to renovate the old house that winter after winter, was ageing next to ours. It was December 2009 when the bulldozer started demolishing those decrepit walls, giving way to the work and to new. To strain the planet as little as possible we decided to transform the old barn in a perfectly isolated wooden guesthouse with underfloor low temperature heating, windows and doors made in natural wood, rainwater collection and recycling, organic anallergic wall paint, a heat pump for heating and warm water and solar and photovoltaic panels. Moreover, we furnished each apartment paying attention even to the smallest details they are all spacious and high with terracotta floors, ceiling with exposed beams, furniture finished in natural wax produced by our bees and there is a free Wi-Fi connection available in the house and in the garden. For us this was a dream that became project and, now, is finally real. We did everything to put together practice, energy saving, beauty and harmony to create a special and welcoming atmosphere. Our guesthouse is divided in five spacious and comfortable apartments. Each apartment is decorated with a different colour and has an independent bathroom and a kitchen as well as ironing and hand washing equipment. We have a private car park for our guest and the house is surrounded by a well-entertained wide garden with umbrellas, deck chairs and a pergola where to dine "al fresco" in summer evenings or have a nice "aperitivo" overlooking the valley and sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Laghello di Amina

Address: Loc. Laghello Snc, 19014 Framura, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Framura
Price Range: $133 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Request in advance for one of Lilia's delicious home cooked meals for only 20 Euros (for 4 people).”
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“Get the room on the ground floor at the back with stunning views of the mountains, country side and the sea.”
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