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
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Mid-October to mid-April.
Breakfast €18; €9 for children under 12. Dinner €55-€88 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

  • TASTE the exquisite cuisine of our Kitchenand 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.