La Sosta di Ottone III

Levanto, La Spezia

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


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


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.


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
4 November - 28 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast €18; €9 for children under 12. Dinner €39-€70 set menu. Restaurant 5km.


Nightly price
from €180
Extra bed/sofabed €50 per person per night. Tourist tax €1 per person per night (maximum charge 3 nights) - children under 14 excluded.
2 Quadruples
From €180
2 Triples
From €180
2 Doubles
From €180


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Angela Fenwick

  • WINE TASTING APERITIVO: a journey through the Cinque Terre vineyards with wines proposed by our Sommelier with appetizers prepared by the Kitchen.
  • COCKTAIL APERITIVO: enjoy a cocktail prepared by our Sommelier with appetisers prepared by the Kitchen
  • DINNER: quality local ingredients and working closely with selected local producers are a core component of our Kitche's approach. Three set menus which change daily with vegetarian and vegan dishes. Served in the renovated cellar or on the terrace.
  • A DAY DESIGNER: the luxury of deep local knowledge, tips and a good listener to help you design a great day.
  • LA SOSTA'S WINE & WALL TRAIL: off the beaten track trails to discover the backbone of the Cinque Terre and ... a wine tasting aperitif based on selected Cinque Terre Wines to savour the fruit of the Cinque Terre's winemakers labour.