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Italy > Liguria > La Spezia

La Sosta di Ottone III - Hotel in Liguria

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Loc. Chiesanuova 39, 19015 Levanto, La Spezia
Liguria, Italy

Angela Fenwick & Fabio Graziani www.lasosta.com

Parquet, antiques, great bathrooms, a perfect terrace, vistas of olive groves, village and the sea. A fine wine cellar, the freshest food

Legend has it that Otto III stayed here on his way to his coronation in Rome in 996, creating La Sosta, a 'stopover' of some magnificence. Now a listed building, the house's unadorned stone façade stands proudly over the hamlet of Chiesanuova, scanning a vista from all rooms of olive groves, village and vineyard-clad hills, before dropping down to Levanto and the sea. The terrace is a superb breakfast and dinner setting, perfect too at sunset with a glass of chilled vermentino. At night, the glow from a host of illuminated bell towers is enchanting. Angela has taken great care to gather the best local slate, marble and wood in the renovation of dining and sitting rooms. Bedrooms, named after Otto and his family members, come in an elegant range of neutrals and corals. There are parquet floors, antique pieces, indoor shutters and iron beds graced by fine bedspreads... take time to pamper yourself in stylish marble and slate bathrooms. Aficionados of all things Ligurian, Angela and Fabio can be depended on for local information, the freshest ingredients and one of the best wine cellars around. Superb.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Angela Fenwick & Fabio Graziani:

Local points of interest from
Angela Fenwick & Fabio Graziani:

  • TASTE the exquisite cuisine of Chef and Sommelier Luca Palmero Scatena and sip wine from the list of selected quality Ligurian wines. In a nutshell: a food & wine experience. The dinner is served between 8.00pm and 10.00pm (except on Sunday).
  • WALK to Cinque Terre directly from La Sosta by exploring the higher, off the beaten track footpaths which offer spectacular views. Head the opposite direction from the Cinque Terre and discover the Mediterranean landscape between Levanto & Bonassola.
  • SWIM: it's only a 5-minute drive to either Monterosso or Levanto beaches.
  • CUSTOMIZED COOKING 'JAM SESSION' with Chef & Sommelier Luca Palmero Scatena at La Sosta Kitchen where guests can pre-agree with the chef the content and length of a cooking session based on your experience and interests.
  • LA SOSTA DRY STONE WALL WATCHING: Private seminar followed by an Aperitif based on selected Cinque Terre Wines to discover the role and savour the fruit of the Cinque Terre dry stone wall.
Points of interest

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  • 1 Double
  • , 1 Suite for 4
  • , 2 Family rooms for 4
Price:(i) 180 to360 per night

Extra bed/sofabed available €50 per person per night.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Breakfast €18; €9 for children under 12. Dinner €55-€88 set menu. Restaurant 5km.


Mid-October to mid-April.


Loc. Chiesanuova 39, 19015 Levanto, La Spezia

Hotel 1 Double room
Price: (i) 180 to 260 per night
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 4
Price: (i) 180 to 360 per night
Hotel 2 Family rooms
Sleep 2-4
Price: (i) 180 to 360 per night
Angela Fenwick & Fabio Graziani www.lasosta.com

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