I spend this years springbreak in Italy. During my visit of Cinque Terre I was staying in La Francesca resort. Resort is situated on the Ligurian Eastern Riviera, looking at Ligurian sea. Resort La Francesca is a family run, eco-friendly green resort with long history and tradition. This resort used to be a gardening place for roses.
Therefore a rose stayed in their logo, but steep slopes are not the best place for roses, I guess. Anyway, the idea of big project stayed and in 60s La Francesca was born in this difficult but charming land.
We arrived late and since we came in low season, reception was already closed. But envelope with my name, keys and instructions was waiting for us at the reception front door. Every room has a view on the sea, but since we were so late, we had to wait till the next morning to enjoy the view of the blue sea and Mediterranean vegetation. The smell of pine trees and the sound of waves hitting the rocks – is there any better way to wake up in the morning?
Rooms are tidy, clean and bright. Kitchen is fully equipped and so it´s bathroom. Sorry, no photos of our room. I totally forgot to take a few shoot on arrival and afterwards the place was a bit messy and not so photogenic as you can imagine. But you can check the rooms and different types of appartements here. All in all there is 55 bungalows and appartements altogether. But there is more than that. During the season resort offers a variety of facilities such as swimming pool, tennis court, minimarket, restaurant, parking and more.
But what I like the most is the fact, the owners didn´t turn this resort in some concrete jungle full of bars and shops. The resort truly lives and breathes with nature.
Around resort there are hundreds of walking paths and tunnels connecting La Francesca with other towns. Therefore La Francesca is suitable for all outdoor lovers who enjoy hiking, walking and discovering nature by foot. In the morning we walked to Levanto and it was beautiful sunny day. From Levanto we bought train ticket to Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre Card. Therefore La Francesca is great starting point to discover Cinque Terre.
I recommend La Francesca Resort to families (I forgot to mention big open-air playground for children and special children pool on the beach), couples, retirees, nature lovers, and people who care about environment and enjoy outdoor activities. And even pets are allowed! If you love to party all night long then La Francesca is definitely not for you.
If you are planning to visit Cinque Terre and would like to enjoy mediterranean nature as well then La Francesca is the right place to be. Just be sure to make a reservation in advance if you are coming in high season (July and August).
If you are planning to visit Cinque Terre soon, check my post about this Unesco World Heritage Site.
Disclosure: Adventurous Journeys Travel Blog was guest at La Francesca Resort. Nevertheless, my reports are always independent.