Lovely apartment overlooking the village of Portofino. Central and sunny all day. It has one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom and service.
“The apartment and Antonio’s hospitality was amazing. I highly recommend this apartment in the heart of Portofino. The location, the view and ambience is perfect. The apartment was spotlessly clean and kitted out with all you will need. We had a 2 day stay but wished we could have stayed another 2 days. Some must dos: Eat at Puny (best pasta ever), lunch at O Magazin and have a dark chocolate ice cream from the little ice cream shop next door to O Magazin. A evening drink at the Splendido is also a must together with a view and service that is hard to beat.The town is charming and being late September meant less crowds which is a bonus. Thank you to everyone!”
Modern and elegant furnishings: composed of a Japanese tatami double bed and a single sommier. Upholstered chairs and wooden table. Furnished kitchen. Complete bathroom. Three windows, two portholes, skylight. Modern design lights and lampshades. The entrance to the civ. 53 is located in the Piazzetta of Portofino. The attic is on the fifth floor and to reach it you need to climb 80 steps. No lift. It is close to shops, restaurants, boutiques, the sea and the countryside.
“What a perfect place to explore Portofino and the whole region from. Location is spot on (unless you’re not ok climbing 50/60 steps as apartment is a top floor attic w cracking views!). You walk out right into the main square and iconic harbour, surrounded by restaurants, gelateria and bars. Also the greeting, hosting and little touches are all v thoughtful and welcoming. Big reccomendation 👌🏼 p.s. definitely try Gemale (on waterfront for lunch), Tripoli (next door to apartment for dinner) and the Pizzeria up the road (full of locals lunch and dinner!)”
VIVIANA ALSO GUESTS YOU IN THE "VIVIANA UP HOUSE". Viviana's house is a lovely and independent studio apartment with a romantic mezzanine, which houses a cozy French double bed, kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, availability and use of the garden areas. It is on the first hill of Rapallo at about 130 meters above sea level but is only 1.5 km from the center of Rapallo and the sea and a few kilometers from Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino and Cinque Terre.
“We loved our stay at Viviana’s casita. The apt. is very compact, a “little house.” It had most everything one would need to be comfortable. This would not be a place for someone with mobility issues. The bed is a loft bed with an amazing skylight above it where one can watch stars or lightning storms. There are numerous stairs to get up to the apt. Viviana met us in Rapallo and we followed her up a steep, winding, narrow road with two very sharp switch backs ending at the apt. This was a bit daunting to two senior, small town drivers. The road “got better” with practice driving it. A lot of the road was one lane with pullouts to squeeze by oncoming cars. It was a real adventure and took getting used to, to not be stressed. The view going up or down is gorgeous. Rapallo and that part of Italy are so worth spending time enjoying. We learned the ferry tour along the coast (to see the colorful houses) ends after Oct. because of bad weather. Plan accordingly. The website has numerous pictures from the casita. If you are adventurous this place is for you. Vivianna has a 2nd apt. now available that is huge in comparison and the view is to die for. Viviana and her husband are the best hosts! Mauricio carried our bags up to the apartment. THANK YOU!! Would love to return because of our hosts who were/are such wonderful people.”