Moneglia… “is always a good idea.”
The small seaside town of Moneglia, named one of the “most beautiful towns and villages in Italy”, in the Baie del Levante area of the Ligurian coastline, treasures the many tourists, both Italian and foreign, who come back every season to jazz up the atmosphere of the beaches, the traditional carruggi – narrow alleyways – the little shops and all the traditional activities.
Its enviable strategic location makes it the perfect base for an experiential holiday to discover the other amazing spots on the Riviera and in the Entroterra.
Hands-on fun-filled courses in Ligurian cooking, followed by dinner. In Italian, English, French and German.
We suggest oil and wine tastings, demonstrations of pesto-making, aperitifs with local products and cocktails
Not to be missed
Sights include Camogli, one of the most famous, romantic fishing villages in Liguria, with its tall trompe l’œil fronted houses; the quiet San Fruttuoso bay with its abbey reflected on the crystal clear sea and the Christ of the Abyss statue; the elegant, reserved Santa Margherita Ligure; Portofino, the famed high society hotspot; Chiavari, with its market and excellent shopping; the two bays of Sestri Levante; and Lerici and Portovenere, the renowned little ports on the Gulf of Poets which have enchanted writers and artists alike.
The cinque terre
A trip by train or by boat to the little towns that together form the world-renowned Cinque Terre, Unesco World Heritage site since 1997, is not to be missed: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore can be reached from the hotel in about 30 minutes. These romantic villages cling to the rock which drops straight down to the sea, protected by stunning coves and surrounded by precipitous rocks and terraces where vines and olive trees are grown. It’s a truly unique natural sight and a highly desirable destination for fans of hiking and diving.
You can take in masterpieces of art and nature alike at these locations with their wealth of tradition, for a unique, once in a lifetime holiday!
How to reach us
Take the A12 Genoa-Livorno motorway, exiting at Sestri Levante. At the second roundabout, turn left and continue for about 400 metres, then turn right at the Moneglia-Tunnel sign to go alongside the railway. Continue to the 2nd set of traffic lights in front of the tunnel with the sea to your right (alternating one-way system with green at 15, 35 and 55 minutes past the hour). After the 5th tunnel at La Secca, turn right straight away and go up to Hotel Villa Edera.
Moneglia railway station is just 200 metres from the hotel: guests can use the convenient private lift located 50 m from the station, which takes you straight to the hotel garden.
The closest airport is “Cristoforo Colombo” airport in Genoa (65 km). Once you arrive in Genoa, you can use the AMT “Volabus” shuttle service to take you to Genova P. Principe station or Genova Brignole station. From there, you can take the train to La Spezia and alight at Moneglia: the Villa Edera private lift is about 50 metres from the station, indicated by an illuminated sign.
Distances from other airports:
· “Galileo Galilei” airport in Pisa: 100 km (well served with plenty of low cost flights)
· “Linate” airport in Milan: 195 km
· “Malpensa” airport in Milan: 230 km