Bonassola is a small town, located alongside a sheltered bay on the Ligurian coast of north-western Italy. A much quieter and less developed place than many of the other larger resorts along the Italian Riviera, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bonassola will discover that the resort enjoys a tranquil, laid-back atmosphere. This makes Bonassola the ideal retreat for a get-away-from-it-all destination. There is a select range of self catering rental accommodation available in Bonassola, to include apartments and villas, the more elevated enjoying spectacular sea views.
As well as its pretty houses and shops which line the town’s winding streets, the main attraction for visitors enjoying their holidays in Bonassola is its clean, sandy beach, which is sheltered from the sea by the Punta del Carlino and Madonna della Punta promontories. This makes the beach ideal for a spot of safe bathing, as well to enjoy water sports and scuba diving activities. Further inland from Bonassola, the rolling landscape, dotted with olive and poplar trees is an ideal location for exploring by foot, bicycle or on horseback.
Visitors spending their holidays in Bonassola will discover that there are plenty of places to visit and explore, all within walking or a short driving distance from the town. The National Park of the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is perhaps the most popular attraction. Renowned for its rugged beauty, the national park comprises of five uniquely attractive villages - Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Riomaggiore, Veranazza and Manarola, many of which cling to the region’s steep cliff sides. Visitors spending their holidays in Bonassola who are looking to spend some time enjoying city life and all its amenities will find that the largest city in the region, La Spezia, is approximately a 20 minute drive away.
Visitors spending there holidays in Bonassola will discover that this region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures generally ranging between 10 and 14 degrees Celsius. Bonassola receives an average annual rainfall of around 18 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bonassola will find that Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) is the nearest international airport, at approximately an hour’s drive away. There are numerous companies operating regular flights to this busy airport from the UK, to include British Airways, Jet2.com and Ryanair. These flights depart from several regional airports, such as London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Manchester (MAN).