Villa Edera e La Torretta

Moneglia, Genoa
+39 (0)185 49291
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€120 - €620
per night

Genuine hosts, fabulous food, a swimming pool and a private speedboat for exploring the coast; a sandy beach is a ten-minute walk away


20 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

€120 - €620 per night

The Experience

A villa perched above Moneglia. Owner Orietta is a mine of information about Ligurian art and history and loves meeting people who share her interest in music; her daughter Francesca is fluent in four languages.

You eat in one of two restaurants: the Michelin starred Orto by Jorg Giubbani, or the traditionally inspired Nasturzio Bistrot. From May to September the Orto crew do outdoor barbecues on Tuesdays. Breakfast is pretty stunning too, and the views are wonderful.

Ask about walks, which range from challenging hikes to picturesque coastal ambles along an old train track, or charter the hotel’s private speedboat with an English-speaking skipper for excursions to nearby coves, islands and towns, including Portofino and the Cinque Terre. The beach is a ten-minute walk.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking a cooking course or wine tasting with Orietta
  • Lounging by the pool after a swim in the clear Ligurian sea
  • Being whisked to San Fruttuoso by boat for a catered picnic and swim
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You should know

  • No children under 12 are permitted
  • It’s quite a schlep down to town and back up again
  • There are no sea views


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €120
Dinner, B&B €48 per person.
4 Suites for 2
From €490
16 Twin/doubles
From €120


Booking information

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Other details
Children over 17 welcome.
1 November - 28 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Only small dogs.

Lunch/dinner €50.


I really enjoyed this visit. I especially appreciated their attention to detail and quality and felt the evolution of a comfortable and well run hotel over 4 generations. This is a well honed and very fine offering indeed in a beautiful location. One can only congratulate such quality in everything they do and propose. Complimenti!

Colin, Sawday's Inspector

We stayed here for four days. And enjoyed every minute. Friendly hosts, beautiful food, very nice Italian house and garden. Close to the railway station, a short walk to the little city with shops and restaurants, beach and church and hiking paths.

Svanhild, Sætre

I really loved this hotel - the owners and staff were extremely attentive without being obtrusive, rooms were immaculate with great views and quiet (!) Air-conditioningand the half board menu was imaginative and delicious. The hotel is not far from the safe sandy beach down a slightly uneven pathway. The pool is clean and handy at the start and end of hot days. I recommend taking the boat trips to Portofino and the Cinqe Terre villages. The station is easily accessible from the hotel using the rather charming lift.

Lorna, Hertfordshire

Let's keep it a secret. A delightful hotel with pool and garden to relax in and owners that care. A 5 mins walk to a town that slowly reveals its qualities - one can imagine this is what the Riviera was like before the masses came. Visit the Cinque Terre and Portofino (trains/boat options) and then feel joy and excitement at returning to this haven. The hotel serves high quality and healthy food in the restaurant at night and on the terrace for breakfast. The town has ample choice of bars and restaurants including places serving Ligurian dishes. We were welcomed everywhere.


a lovely place to stay easy to find with stunning scenery.the staff here go above and beyond and will definitely be returning soon


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The neighbourhood

Set between Genoa and Cinque Terre, Moneglia lies in a bay with a sandy beach and crystal-clear waters. Wander through the narrow streets of the historic centre to discover ancient churches, shops and small restaurants serving local fare, as well as a train station – you can reach the Cinque Terre in 30 minutes, Portofino in less than an hour, and there are authentic coastal towns to explore in both directions. You'll have to walk uphill to get to the hotel from the town although there's a private elevator for the last part.

Local points of interest from Orietta Schiaffino

  • Convivial Wine Tastings & Pesto Demonstration available with professional sommelier Orietta. Organic Vital-breakfasts alfresco, homegrown produce.
  • The town is just a short, picturesque walk away, and a private lift also links the hotel with the railway station (150 m), essential for daily connections to the renowned sights of the Ligurian Riviera.
  • Active: Technogym-equipped fitness room, self-guided hiking program, amazing outdoor pool, running...
  • * Michelin star Restaurant Orto by Jorg Giubbani: since 2019 our renowned Gourmet Restaurant by talented young local chef Jorg Giubbani, a unique and exclusive dining experience in town (closed on Monday and Tuesday))
  • BBQ special dining experience available once per week using the freshest, homegrown produce and featuring local wine labels from own vineyard!
  • Nasturzio Bistrot our tradition-inspired bistrot serves dinners in the garden (closed on Tuesday)


Orietta Schiaffino

Orietta is the third generation of her family to be involved in hotel management. She is seasoned, gentle and genuinely enjoy connecting with guests and helping them feel most comfortable.