Casa Franceschin is a three stored house with view on the Cinque Terre. It is a typical Ligurian house. It is made up of a kitchen, two large double rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower, and one terrace per floor. The house is provided with heating, satellite TV, kitchen with oven, fridge and coffee maker.
The apartment is equipped with dishes, hair dryer, sheets, towels and main goods (oil, salt, coffee etc).
This house was even better than the ad suggested. The house itself was immaculate, newly refurbished, extremely comfortable and the 2 balconies had the best views I have ever seen with vineyards and olive trees in the foreground and the sea beyond, not a road in sight and totally peaceful. The tiny village of Groppo was delightful and the owner gave us a great welcome.
We are a family of 4 who would thoroughly recommend this faultless property to other families or couples wanting a taste of authentic Italy whilst being only a short bus ride (free if you buy a 5 terre pass) from Manorola and the 5 terre. We will definitely return again one day and hope to walk more of the beautiful coastal path when the weather is a little cooler.
Our family of two adults and two young adults 19, 16 have recently returned from Italy. We spent a week in Groppo (near Manarola in the Cinque Terre) in Cristina’s beautiful house. Everything was sparkling clean and exactly as shown on the website and Cristina was lovely to deal with. For those wishing to hike the trails, Groppo is already up the hill which makes it a little less painful to hike up! However, because you are already above the village, either you must be organized in bringing food with you or have a car to have access to restaurants and grocery stores in the area. We made the mistake of arriving late in the day without any means to make dinner and Cristina very graciously helped us out in that regard. On the other hand, the cupboards in this apartment had less than others in terms of helpful essentials like olive oil, balsamic vinegar and paper products, so these should be brought in as well. We were using this week to get away from all the noise and chaos of the major tourist sites. It was very quiet and out of the way so for our purposes it was perfect.
Casa Franceschin is in Groppo, less than 1 km from Manarola, one of the villages of Cinque Terre. These 5 villages of the eastern side of Liguria give travellers the opportunity to enjoy a unique landscape, where man and nature live in harmony.
The Cinque Terre became National Park and UNESCO World Heritage in 1997 and are made up of five villages, separated by narrow rocky coves and surrounded by thousands of miles of dry stone terraced vineyards.
The name Cinque Terre has been first given in the 15th Century, but the villages' history dates back in time. Recent archaeological findings witness that men lived here thousands of years ago and some of the villages were founded in Roman times.
The villages of Cinque Terre are made up of high, narrow tower-houses, which had the function of small fortresses, protecting the village from the sudden dangers coming from the sea.
Cinque Terre offer much more than a crystal clear sea: the uncountable paths, which connect the village.