I had been thinking about visiting Cinque Terre for quite a long time, and one day in December just remembered about it and started planning a spring trip. Cinque Terre is a busy place so it’s best to plan a visit about 6 months in advance to have your pick of the accommodation. I’d read LaSpezia was a good starting point for a Cinque Terre adventure, so I searched for accommodation there and soon came across the Affittacamere Le Farfalle Bed and Breakfast at booking.com. I booked it because of the excellent feedback, pictures and price.
The three room B&B is located on the main street of La Spezia, some 5 minutes from the railway station and about 15 minutes from the boat station.
There’s no formal reception so to get the warm welcome of the hostess, Patrizia, travelers make prior agreements about their arrival. Our communication worked out fine even though I knew my exact arrival time only three hours in advance.
My room was spacious, clean, had a kettle, tea, coffee, some sweets and free wifi.
Breakfast included, with delicious coffee from a coffee machine, only pre-packed food offered due to restrictive regulations.
Advantages: A truly great hostess, Patrizia provided me with a printed map and tourist information about the area, and suggested including Porto Venere into my itinerary. It proved to be the best advice I could have had.
Time of stay: One night in May, 2016.
Price per night: 70 Euros
Booked at: booking.com, next time will use their own website.
Rating: 5/5, perfect!
Author: Anita Sāne
About the author
Anita is a part time traveler, passionate photographer and a mature career woman
from Latvia, traveling mostly solo for more than 10 years. She is a skilled travel planner
planning and executing her travels by herself. Follow Anita also on Instagram.