Versilia and the Cinque Terre

The Tyrrhenian coast, amidst nightlife and health benefits

Known all over Italy as the birthplace of night life and entertainment on the Tyrrhenian coast, Versilia also combines cultural aspects and wellness within the municipalities that are part of it. Indeed, we find the most social of all here, Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi, right on the sea and where legendary restaurants, bars and clubs are flanked by thermal bathes and wellness centres, which are particularly blessed by the benefits provided by the salsobromoiodic water and the peat, such as the Terme delle Versilia. Moving further inland we find the towns of Pietrasanta, Seravezza and Stazzema, which feature a particular focus on cultural and naturalistic tourism.
Crossing over the border into the Liguria region, we get to the wonderful and delicate world of the Cinque Terre, which has been declared as being a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rugged and uneven character of the area, which fluctuates between rocky cliffs and farmed terraces that descend towards the sea, have given life to small, breathtaking fishing villages.
Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the five gems that make up this small chain, meandering between promontories and the Liguria coast, which has been a landing point ever since the Maritime Republics.
Each village has kept its own unique qualities: Monterosso has the largest beaches, thanks to the breadth of the golf that it looks out over; In Vernazza you can try the best bottles of traditional local wine, the Vernaccia, and it is connected to Corniglia via a pathway that winds through peaks and the sea. Corniglia is the only village that does not directly look over the sea. Surrounded by vineyards that are cultivated on the distinctive terraces, it can be reached on foot from the staircase, known as the Lardarina, which is made up of 33 flights with 382 steps. The houses in Manarola, on the other hand, have been built close to one another and look onto the main street, because they sprung up around the waterway that used to cross through the town. In Riomaggiore, however, you will find the typical Genovese tower-houses that follow the steep course of the river.
Try this itinerary and discover the Cinque Terre. It is sure to leave you blown away!
Wonderful paradise
We were lucky enough to spend 2 night in villa I Barronci. We needed to recharge after a few days travelling around the Florence, Siena, Chianti region. The hotel is really lovely. The decor is simple and elegant. The rooms are clean and relaxing. The pool is a perfect place to relax. All of the staff we encountered were excellent, friendly and helpful. The food was really good, we had lunch and 2 evening meals there. The wine is also really excellent and it has a lovely manageable wine list. If you are looking for a place to base yourself while visiting Florence and the surrounding areas you will not find much better than villa I barronci. We will be back ! "


23/04/2017


Daily Sanitization

 

 

► Wide spaces

 

 

►Thearmalized pool 30°

 

 

► Italian breakfast

 

 

► Snack bar service (12:00 - 20:00)

 

 

► Wine tasting

 

 

► Private dinner in the "Nest" or in the winery by reservation

 

 

► Massages and treatments

 

 

► Private umbrellas and sunbeds, included in the room