2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
- English, Spanish, Italian
About Pamela Bonanni
My family has deep roots in the Cinque Terre. My father was born in Riomaggiore and emigrated to America as a young man. Although I was born and raised in Florida, our family returned to Riomaggiore for long summer vacations whenever we could. When my children were born, I wanted to instill in them a love of their unique heritage. So we moved to Italy, to the village of our ancestors! The years we lived in Rio were magical, but personal reasons brought us back to Sarasota, Florida. We treasure the time we can spend in Riomaggiore, and love being able to share this special spot in paradise with our guests.
Pamela Bonanni purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Pamela Bonanni chose Riomaggiore
The views are spectacular! The location is private and quiet, yet convenient to public transportation and all that Riomaggiore has to offer.
What makes this Villa unique
A spacious, independent house, rather than a small apartment, with charming outdoor terraces and gardens.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful Family Home in Paradise
Pam's home in Riomaggiore couldn't have been better, would highly recommend.
Pam was a wonderful host, a great communicator, and when she couldn't meet us, she made us feel right at home with her local assistant Simone. She even left us a bottle of wine and sparkling water in the refrigerator.
The home was spotless. The views were amazing. She left out chairs in the outdoor areas for us. Beach towels. She thought of everything.
The house is high up a steep incline, but for the views, totally worth the climb. If climbing is not easy, you might want to take advantage of the luggage service which Pam will give you the information within her very handy package after booking.
This is a wonderful family home to enjoy paradise.
Cinque Terre house
We had an amazing experience in Cinque Terre. We booked this house through VRBO and the communication was great with the owner. We really enjoyed the location of the house and it was well stocked with everything we needed. Thank you for all of the information you provided us prior to the trip. Thank you also for your advice on how to get to your property and helping us book the local taxi driver. It was seamless. Simone was very helpful with the check in and check out!
Breathtaking views and great location
There is no doubt I would recommend this home to others for a perfect base to enjoy and explore Cinque Terre. If you’re into fantastic views, an incredibly well laid-out and appointed home, fantastic location above the Summer crowds and noise, then Pamela’s breathtaking Riomaggiore home and gardens are absolutely for you. Her personal care and attention to our booking, meeting us upon our arrival and offering her helpful tips on how to best access Cinque Terre and each of the five beautiful towns were so welcomed and so informative. Her home is bright, spacious and oh so comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked and really well laid out. It’s a bit of a trek up from the train station, but so worth it. You will rise above the Summer tourist crowds and their noise, to relax on outdoor lounge chairs or sleep in comfy beds. We fully enjoyed the beautiful and expansive views of the Ligurian Sea from the great grass patio. I wished we could have stayed longer to further enjoy Pamela’s beautiful home and hospitality. We will be back soon!!!
Magical place, lovely hostess
This was one of the best places we stayed during our two weeks and 5 cities in Italy. It was exactly as advertised, with a fabulous view and inside the town of Riomaggiore, which is hard to find during June when we stayed.
Our host Pamela was prompt to reply to all of our correspondences, met us at the train station as planned and guided us up to her beautiful house.
She had left wine, water, coffee, tea, snacks, pasta, and many more essentials for us in the house so we didn’t have to rush out right away. And she brought us fresh apricots from one of her trees on our first night for us to enjoy - they were delicious and she was delightful. Truly a magical place. I would return in a heartbeat.
Amazing home in Riomaggiore!
Pam’s home in Riomaggiore is the perfect place for enjoying Cinque Terre. The home is situated near the top of the town, which provides a calm escape from the crowds down below. Plus the view is simply spectacular. The home itself is wonderful, with an open floor plan that allows the house to be filled with light and views of the sea. The kitchen is functional and well-stocked, with a large refrigerator, gas stove, oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, and in-sink water filter, plus all the cooking and dining gear you could ever hope for. The bathroom is large and bright, with a good washer and dryer, a large bath/shower, and endless hot water. With five of us, we never ran out of hot water. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. And the outdoor space is beyond description, with a great outdoor dining patio off the kitchen and a large level lawn with reclining chairs where we would drink wine and soak in the views of the Ligurian Sea and the town below you. Without question this was the most relaxing and enjoyable place we stayed during our two week Italian vacation. And Pam was a wonderful host, providing useful local knowledge, attention to detail in her communication, and gracious extras like guiding us to the house and welcoming us with a bottle of local wine. This was a 5 star vacation rental experience.
Unfortunately we were unable to stay here due to the devastating storms that recently hit the Cinque Terra.
Pamela let us know immediately, and very kindly cancelled our reservation.
Her communication and concern are why we are giving 5 stars, I can only imagine how her attention to detail applies to her property.
Hopefully we will be able to go back some day.
Visiting the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the highlight of many traveler's journey to Italy. The Cinque Terre National Park offers spectacular hiking from village to village, through terraced vineyards, olive groves, and perfumed forests of the Mediterranean coast. Water sport enthusiasts will enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and diving in the pristine National Marine Reserve. The Cinque Terre is a wonderful place to unwind, relax, and experience the real Italy, while enjoying Ligurian cuisine and the legendary local wines. Many delightful attractions are easy daytrips from Riomaggiore, including Pisa, Lucca, the marble quarries of Carrara, Portovenere and the Gulf of Poets, glamourous Portofino, and Genoa, with the aquarium and museums. Riomaggiore is a perfect base for exploring the Cinque Terre, and beyond.
Other Activities: kayaking, hiking