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La Sosta di Ottone III 

ITALY: Northern Italy: Italian Riviera: Cinque Terre: Levanto

Located in the Cinque Terre area above Levanto, La Sosta di Ottone III is the PERFECT place for the active traveler. This property is NOT recommended for those with impaired mobility, who are not fit, or who travel with steamer trunks as luggage! The property is reached via a footpath over which one's luggage must be carried. But the arrival here for hikers and other active travelers is well worth the effort.

With only four accommodations, which can easily accommodate families, the property is the creation of a Canadian and her Italian husband (who also happens to be a wine expert!). The uber-attractive room rates are inclusive of room only, but the charge for breakfast and dinner is modest. Each day, guests are advised of the choices for the evening meal and should advise if they will be having dinner as well as of any dietary issues prior to arrival. Water is provided in the rooms on a complimentary basis daily.

There is no TV or radio but there is broadband connection in each room. Other amenities include A/C, marble bathrooms, in-room safe and double glazed windows. Furniture is a combination of antiques and reproductions. The owners are very organized about suggestions for walks in the area and some eighteen small villages to visit. This is also a great place for children because once you reach La Sosta, it is an area free of cars. Young honeymooners, young families who are active and love to hike, you will love it here!

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quick facts

Rooms: 4
Parking
Internet
Water View
Airport: Milan, 3 Hours

Suite
All suites are decorated with an appealing blend of antique furnishings and décor with stunning marble or mosaic en suite bathrooms.

 

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quick facts

Rooms: 4
Parking
Internet
Water View
Airport: Milan, 3 Hours

RESTAURANT
The restaurant, located in the renovated cellar, opens on to a terrace which overlooks the village of Chiesanuova , Levanto and the Mediterranean. Dinner is enjoyed outdoors in good weather. The emphasis is on Ligurian cuisine, with the menu changing daily according to availability of the freshest ingredients from local and organic growers.

ACTIVITIES
Hiking over 15 villages in the Cinque Terre, with information on trails provided by the hotel.

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quick facts

Rooms: 4
Parking
Internet
Water View
Airport: Milan, 3 Hours

SUMMER SPECIAL! FOOD & WINE ALFRESCO

This very attractive special offers a charming room with seaview, breakfast featuring local products, one dinner with the “Chef’s Selection” menu and an aperitif “La Sosta By the Glass” for two, served in a quiet corner of the inn's garden. Package rate, based on double occupancy: 3 nights = € 700; 5 nights = € 1110.00. Subject to limited availability during June, July and August 2014, this offer is on request only; please contact JDB Hotels at info@jdbhotels.com or 800-346-5358 to inquire.

MINIMUM STAY
3 NIGHTS


WELCOME TO LA SOSTA
Chef and Sommelier Luca Scatena welcomes JDB guests staying a minimum of three nights with "La Sosta By the Glass", a complimentary aperitif that includes a choice from La Sosta's selection of fine local wines and some appetizers prepared by the kitchen. Valid: Apr 18 - October 5, 2014
MINIMUM STAY
3 NIGHTS


Located in the Cinque Terre area above Levanto, La Sosta di Ottone III is the perfect place for the active traveler. This property is not recommended for those who are not fit or who travel with steamer trunks as luggage! It is also not recommended for anyone with impaired mobility. The property is reached via a footpath over which one's luggage must be carried.

• Monterosso Train Station: 10 minutes by car
• Milan Airport: 3 hours by car
• Genoa Port: 90 minutes by car

 

 


Driving directions

Arrival Instructions: The inn is in the village of Chiesanuova, situated on the Levanto hillside, in the province of La Spezia (Liguria). If you are using a navigator, please be sure to choose ‘Chiesanuova-Levanto-La Spezia’ because there is more than one Chiesanuova in Liguria.

To contact us: +39 0187 814502

By Car: Take the A 12 ‘Genova-Livorno’ Autostrada. Exit at ‘Carrodano-Levanto' If driving south, this exit is about 69 km from Genoa or, if driving north, 30 km from La Spezia.

After the exit booth, turn left and follow the signs for Levanto and follow the SS 566d for about 12 km.

Just before entering the town of Levanto, you will find a roundabout with a hospital on the right and a red brick church on the left.

Turn left here and follow the direction Monterosso al Mare. The village of Chiesanuova is 5 km from Levanto and 6 km before Monterosso.

After about 4 km, coming from Levanto, you will see a road on the right with a sign for Chiesanuova. DO NOT turn right here (unless night arrival, see below) as this road will take you to the bottom of the village which is a pedestrian walkway.

La Sosta di Ottone lll is located in the upper part of the village, so please continue another 700 meters passing the village of Legnaro on your left until you come to a wide right curve where you will find a small space for parking on the left side of the road.

This parking space is just beyond a driveway with gates, also on the left. At the top of the parking space you will also see a small cement water tank; there is a LA SOSTA DI OTTONE III sign here.

Once you have parked, walk up on the main road (as if you were still driving towards Monterosso) for 10 meters. On the other side of the road, you will see a break in the guard rail and a path with a wooden fence leadlng to La Sosta di Ottone lll. (There is a sign at the beginning of the path indicating the way to La Sosta.) If it is dusk you will see a switch which will turn on lights for the path.

After about 50 meters you will come to a group of stone houses; follow the sidewalk until the end then turn left and left again until you come to the green gates. There is a sign indicating LA SOSTA DI OTTONE lll. You have arrived!

Late Arrival: Please note that check-in is between 2:00 pm (14:00) and 6:00 pm (18:00), when the office closes. For late arrivals, please contact us for instructions. If reception is closed, we will leave the directions to your room on the gate.

Night Arrival: Since the above mentioned parking space is not lit, we would advise you to take the small access road on the right which is 4 km from Levanto and signed ‘Chiesanuova’. Park along the road as close as you can to the village and, on foot, take the only road there is up through Chiesanuova rowards the church. Passing the church on your left, the lane takes you behind it; continue upwards and you win see that the lane turns to the right and continues quite steeply upwards bringing you to the entrance to LA  SOSTA DI OTTONE III.

Note: If you choose to park in the previously mentioned parking space, we would advise you to bring a flashlight.

By Train: You can get off the train at either Levanto or Monterosso, since both stations are about 3 km from the inn. From here you will need to take a taxi; there are a few in Levanto and more available in Monterosso. The ride is about 10 minutes and costs 15-20 euro. The numbers to call are:

Levanto: 338 236 6355 (5Tshuttle/Andrea) or 339 287 7469 (5Tshuttle/Katharina); 348 441 7963 (Edoardo).

Monterosso: 335 628 0933 (Amico taxi); 335 616 5842 (Speedy/Arnaldo); 388 118 9840 (Speedy/Danilo).

JDB EXCLUSIVE OFFER Enjoy complimentary amenities with a qualifying stay!

 

quick facts

Rooms: 4
Parking
Internet
Water View
Airport: Milan, 3 Hours