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La Grotta di Giulio, in the park of the Cinque Terre ... Romantic apartment ...

Bedrooms Studio
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The Cave of Julius is a functional apartment recovered from the ancient cellar master of the grandparents. The Environment has been upgraded, leaving the stone, the portal of entry and the ancient times. But the distinguishing feature of the structure remains the characteristic niche cave also completely in stone, ancient guardian of the famous sciacchetrà.

The furniture of superior and designed to give a touch of warmth and coziness to the environment consists of a double bedroom furnished in ethnic style on the mezzanine floor, a comfortable built-in kitchen equipped with suitable equipment for the preparation and storage of meals and from services.

A sofa bed allows the stay to a third person. And 'it is foreseen the supply of sheets and towels and cleaning at every guest change. A restaurant with typical bar food and a grocery store are within a few meters away. Private parking. The Cave of Julius adheres to the Environmental Quality Mark established by the National Park of the Cinque Terre in environmental protection and conservation.

Very quiet, in the village of Volastra in the national park of the Cinque Terre, ideal starting point for trips and excursions.

More Details

laura garzella
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Riomaggiore in Province of La Spezia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


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La Grotta di Giulio, in the park of the Cinque Terre ... Romantic apartment ...
average rating of 4.709677 based on 31 reviews

Cozy Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the entire little home - it was perfect for our stay near Cinque Terre. And, the restaurant that you recommended was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & cute

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. A 15 minute walk up from Manarola. This was a nice location for exploring Cinque Terre.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

La Grotta is a relaxing place to stay and it was nice to be in Volastra away from the crowds. It was quiet at night and the room was cool. There is air conditioning but we didn't need it. We enjoyed bringing our chairs out front to eat outside. The path from Manarola goes right by but we still felt like we had privacy. It was handy for starting the lovely hike to Corniglia through the vineyards. Taking the bus service to and from Manarola was handy and regular. Laura and Barbara were very helpful in getting us to the train station early in the morning on the day of the train strike. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A small Florida city on the Gulf of Mexico.

A fantastic time in the Cinque Terre !!

  • 5 of 5

The accomodations are excellent !! The wifi was strong and uninterrupted. I stayed in an exquisite cellar apartment that has been updated and modernized but has kept the beautiful stone walls and niche. There is a full kitchen and modern bathroom. The apartment is located in the hillside village of Volastra, high over the seaside town of Manarola. Until you get your bearings, take the small bus from Manarola up the hill. Buy bus and train tickets in the train office beside the tracks. Hiking trails lead down to the local towns. Get all your groceries at the mini-market located 50 feet up the steps from the apartment. Get the train and bus schedules to minimize waiting. Get directions from Laura. Buy a train ticket to visit the other seaside villages. It's a wonderful base to explore the Cinque Terre ! Laura and everyone I met were very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thomas, You have already come back home for many days and we have not forgotten You. You have been a very nice host. Thank You for choosing us and for spending Your time writing Your experience with us. A hug and a warm greeting. All the best for You! Laura and family
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Well equipped, friendly hosts

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay at this property, the kitchen was well equipped and there were lots of nice features in the room. We were greeted by two lovely women who helped us settle in and learn about the property.

Our only issue was the property being labeled on VRBO as being in Riggiomoŕie, when in fact it was high on the hill above Manarola (3400 steps up a steep path), so was not possible to easily get down to the shops and restaurants in any town except by bus. As these buses don't run at night we couldn't even enjoy an evening out. Not a fault of the property but it wasn't what we expected from our booking.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thanks for this review. I understand that when a person book a place at times has expectations that do not correspond to reality but it is better before You book make sure the place and position. They are very clear on the website. Our apartment is part of the municipality of Riomaggiore and I can not write Manarola. From the map on the website it is now, however, easy to locate the position and distances. During July and August, the bus also carries the races in the evening until 10.00. For those planning to do later in the night there is also a taxi service, reported to the bus stop ( 24 hour all the year) . After saying this though I'm sorry if Your days were not as You had thought them. I wish You the best. Laura
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Very quiet and comfortabl...

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and comfortable apartment in convenient location. Very well equipped. Good contact with the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
La Spezia

By Car: Take the A12 exit La Spezia, continue with directions to five lands, (scenic coastal road) until Volastra.

By train: manarola, Bus of the national park Cinque Terre at the exit of the tunnel (the station) up to Volastra (about 2km)

By Air: Pisa Airport.

Winery of the Cinque Terre.

Trip Battelo by Spice for the five lands.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Riomaggiore, La Spezia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
autunno inverno
1 Oct 2018 - 9 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

pulizia finale £26.79

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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