Charming Italy stay in colourful Cinque Terre
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An ultra-affordable base in a great destination
Standard Double room
A gourmet stay on Italy's beautiful Cinque Terre, overlooking La Spezia's bustling port, including breakfast, a bottle of wine and optional dinners
The port city of La Spezia on northern Italy's Ligurian coast boasts a proud maritime and seafaring history, with ferry links up and down the coast and all over the Mediterranean. Adding to the appeal is a vibrant gastronomy scene, with people flocking from far and wide to sample the region's local delicacies. Ideally positioned close to the town's seafront and the city's cathedral, Hotel Il Gabbiano will appeal to sailors and landlubbers alike. The hotel's hexagonal shape means many rooms have sweeping views towards the bustling port and Gulf of La Spezia beyond. The high point has to be the roof terrace, with plenty of sun loungers for marvelling at the vista spread before you.
Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast before setting forth by boat, or road, to discover the many attractions of the region, namely the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre – a series of five impossibly picturesque candy-coloured cliffside villages on the Italian Riviera. Another option is to hire a mountain bike from the hotel to explore surrounding medieval villages, such as Sarzana and Lerici, with their stunning castles. Alternatively, opt to add a Do Eat Better walking tour of La Spezia to your stay at this hotel, sampling local and traditional food on a three-hour adventure with a foodie guide. Upon your return you can soothe weary muscles in the power shower in your en-suite bathroom. Hotel Il Gabbiano boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Please note that a city tax of €2.50 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out (please be aware that city tax may vary).
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