Remote, quiet and relaxing. We stayed here for 2 weeks. The owners greeted us, showed us around and then left us in peace. The owner is Italian (speaks no English), he works in the gardens each day but does not intrude on your privacy.
The pool area has just been revamped & is fantastic. The pool is spotless, & cool - needed in the intense heat. There are plenty of sun loungers , umbrellas and a large gazebo. The outside kitchen is perfect. We ate outside all the time, using the built in bbq and pizza oven.
The villa is rustic, with everything you need for a villa holiday.
You definitely need a car and sat nav to stay here.
Three generations of our family enjoyed a week at Pian della Chiesa in August. Both houses are charming and are kitted out with everything you could possibly need. It was great for the kids to have so much outdoor space and the table tennis proved popular.
The house is situated a few minutes from the coast but due to the elevation it has a cooler and fresher feel. We walked down to some of the local beaches, visited neighbouring Montemarcello for both coastal and mountain views and swam in the harbour at Lerici. Day trips to Portovenere, Cinque Terre and Lucca were with in easy reach. Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of this region and the stunning views of the Gulf of Poets. Ottavio was a wonderful host and offered lots of helpful advice to enable us to make the most of our stay.
All in all, highly recommended!