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Reviewed 26 June 2018

My husband and I booked this farm stay at a few hours' notice, having made a last minute change of holiday plans. Roberta was very friendly and helpful, staying in touch with us as we made our way there by train, and kindly picking us up from the station. We stayed for 4 nights and would love to have stayed longer, as we instantly fell in love with the place. The room was simple but clean and quiet, with lovely views across the countryside. The terrace where we had breakfast or relaxed at any time of day had stunning views. We felt nestled in the mountains with birdsong and farming noises around us. It was truly relaxing, and Davide and Roberta were both so welcoming, giving us a huge amount of information about all the things we could do, and how to get around. Not having a car did not matter at all - the bus stop is only a few minutes walk away, and that takes you to La Spezia, or you can walk to the centre/waterfront in about an hour (if you miss the bus, as we did). A beautiful 2.5hr hiking trail to Riomaggiore begins pretty much from the farm itself, and we'd highly recommend that.
As others have mentioned, there are two restaurants only a short walk away, or if you decide to eat in La Spezia, a taxi back from there costs around 14 euros. Either way, coming back to the farmhouse in the evening feels like escaping back to your own peaceful haven. Walking back along the track at night, watching the fireflies dance in front of us, was a magical and romantic experience.
I should also say, the accommodation is very good value for money.
This is a stunning part of the world and we are already planning to return. If you're thinking of booking here, do not hesitate!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Loopsong
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

An old converted farmhouse, down a narrow farm track, on a steeply terraced hillside in the hills behind La Spezia. With views across the valley southwards to the hill village and the mountains opposite. But only 15 minutes from the city centre.

Simple, unpretentious, but a genuine welcome from Roberta and David. Lots of information and ideas on things to do and see around the area. Very quiet. And a good breakfast in the morning, with excellent coffer and croissants.

What more can you ask for?

Room tip: The double room downstairs is excellent, with its own terrace and great views.
Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank spanner48
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This hotel is not only charming, but also very quiet and restful. The owners are wonderful and so helpful. Delicious and copious breakfast. A wonderful room with every comfort. Close to the town and the sights in Cinque Terre.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Gardoise2015
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Davide and Roberta are a dynamite duo. Driving from the airport in Genoa I was pleasantly surprised to find this agriturismo based on my memory of Google maps taking the Borghetto di Vara exit from the autostrade and roads to follow thereafter. I missed one turn, but quickly turned around. You can also arrive via La Spezia. The cats Tigre and Jack warmly greeted me as did Davide. I was soaked in the afternoon sun and silence overlooking the hills north of La Spezia with the exception of contented birds chirping, an occasional dog bark, and the sound of wood being chopped by a neighboring farmer. As stated on the Locanda del Papa website, it is truly a haven for the soul. Davide is the most accommodating Italian I've come across. He and Roberta both provide information, directions, and maps to any location, and ideas for those without a clear agenda. Breakfast hours spread from early morning to noon with service unparalleled. Ah, and my favorite homemade jam made by Roberta is the apple, raisin, cinnamon, pine nut jam! What a lovely couple and welcoming place they have created while also maintaining their farm. And if you hike, the trail to the south village of Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre (2-2.5 hour hike), is adjacent to their property! The Carrara marble quarries are less than an hour away (inside and outside tours are an absolute must) as is beautiful Lerici (Gulf of the poets with a lovely promenade) and Tellaro (just don't drive down the pedestrian only area like I did in that little cliff village). So much to see and do in Liguria!

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Shelley D
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Great Farm house feel B&B, David and Roberta are very nice and will help you with everything from carring your bag to advising the best way to visit the beautiful cinque terra. All of that and a lovely breakfast as well. Thank guys it was one of the highlights of our trip.

Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Ginotorresi
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