Abbadia San Giorgio | Bed & Breakfast in Liguria | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Abbadia San Giorgio - Bed & Breakfast in Liguria

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Piazzale San Giorgio, 16030 Moneglia, Genoa
Liguria, Italy

Orietta Schiaffino

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+39 0185 491119(landline)

A sumptuous spot with luxurious touches at every turn in beautiful Moneglia - far removed from its monastic roots. Opulent and romantic

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Sublimely romantic and peaceful, this 15th-century monastery recalls the life of St Francis in frescoes and sculptures beneath vaulted ceilings. You can almost hear the sandalled Franciscans padding round the cloister garden. Dipping into a delicious spread for breakfast, served by candlelight in the refectory, you will breathe more monastic air. Nothing monkish about the bedrooms: Orietta and Francesca, a mother and daughter team, have searched Italy for antique furniture and sensual fabrics to make them both sumptuous and individual. Many of the beds are wrought-iron; one's a four-poster. Floors are of original octagonal terracotta or terrazzo tiles. The large and ethereal honeymoon suite is swathed and festooned with gauze and ivory furnishings. Elsewhere, tones range from lavish red to green, apricot and gold, all opulently matched. Neat marble bathrooms sport spa shower cabins with pretty olive-oil-based toiletries. A special amorous evening might begin with wine tasting in the cellar, then stepping out for dinner. A haven of peace in the centre of beautiful Moneglia.

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.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Local points of interest from Orietta Schiaffino:

Local points of interest from
Orietta Schiaffino:

  • A selection of local organic cheese, salami, bread, grains, jams, eggs, dairy products & homemade cakes & biscuits for your outdoor breakfast surrounded by the beauty and peace of the cloister garden
  • Sandy beach at 50 m, soft beach towels available to guests
  • Train station for visiting Cinque Terre, Portofino/Santa Margerita within walking distance
  • Restaurants, shops, pizzeria within a stone's trow
  • Ferry (July & August) to Cinque Terre & Portofino, maps & timetable for trains always available
  • Aperitifs available daily from 5pm, Yoga classes with certified English-speaking coach as well as relaxing massages on prior arrangement, laundry service available at a fee
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Guest feedback
"The Abbadia San Giorgio is a little jewel. The cloisters are beautiful and the atmosphere very relaxing. There are lots of little details looked after to spoil guests, including fluffy beach towels and handmade biscuits in your room everyday. Breakfast is absolutely delicious - lots of amazing homemade and locally sourced produce - the yoghurt cake melts in your mouth! Greta, the owner, is really welcoming and so so helpful. Some of our best moments were spent just sitting in the comfy chairs in the cloisters and taking in the peacefulness. Hope we'll be headin to Moneglia again soon x"

Joanna - Charpont, France

September 2017

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
  • , 2 Suites for 4
Price:(i) 195 to350 per night

Singles €175-€310. Extra bed/sofabed €50 per person per night.

Booking info:

Children over 12 welcome.


Restaurants 100m.


Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 31 March.


Piazzale San Giorgio, 16030 Moneglia, Genoa

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 195 to 320 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) 195 to 290 per night
B&B 2 Suites, each sleeping 4
Price: (i) 320 to 350 per night

Orietta Schiaffino

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+39 0185 491119(landline)