Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 1972: Borgo di Campi, Apartment
Apartments on an estate outside Riomaggiore, Liguria
July 2004, 4 days
A little collection of detached cottages/apartments scattered along the mountainside just outside Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre. Fairly isolated. Great Views. very relaxing. Near hiking trails and on National Park Service bus route.
Bar and cafe near entrance to the Borgo. Another restaurant in walking distance. Otherwise, everything else must be reached by bus.
I think there are about 20 apartments in all. Arranged in little groups. Each has a private entrance and may be in buildings with 2-6 other apartments. Everything was well maintained - hotel quality.
Great shared gathering spaces outside buildings that overlook the sea. Chaise lounges and lawn chairs and ping pong tables. Veranda connected to office and restaurant.
Everything was clean and in great condition. Our apartment was 1 bdrm/1 ba with a kitchen corner and small table with two chairs. Very small - but there are larger ones to choose from.
Beds very comfortable and nice. (Often hard to find in less expensive places)
kitchen very small-adequate but few utensils. Possible to cook a meal, but best for coffee and breakfast and making some snacks.
Problems or Bonuses
Plan to walk many steps up and down to get to your apartment (but that's Cinque Terre!) Ours was at the very bottom and was about 200+ steps up and down.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Very welcoming and spoke English. I believe we paid about €100 a night. I believe overall they run €455 - €975 a week. There was a friendly porter who transported our bags up and down the hill on a "trenino" - one of those little trolleys that run through the vinyeards that the farmers use to haul their harvest up and down the hills. He even gave us a ride once, which was a blast!
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Yes and I would recommend to anyone who has no problem with the stairs, and doesn't mind taking the bus to get to and from town. Bus comes about every 45 minutes and is not always on time, but easy enough to connect with and gets you into town in about 15 minutes.
Things to do in this area
The cafe at the top, staffed by friendly folks, was a pleasant place to unwind with a great little terrace among the pines and overlooking the sea. The restaurant is more formal. Great area for enjoying nature and hiking along the hilltop ridges. They have maps of paths and iteneraries.
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