La Sosta di Ottone III

Levanto, La Spezia
+39 0187 814502
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€180 - €360
per night

Vistas of olive groves, village life and the sea; gaze and daydream from this beautiful spot. A Michelin recommended restaurant to boot


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

€180 - €360 per night

The Experience

Legend has it that Otto III stayed here on his way to his Rome coronation in 996. A listed building, the house’s unadorned stone façade stands proudly over Chiesanuova. All rooms look out to olive groves and vineyard-clad hills before dropping down to Levanto and the sea. Sit on the terrace for a superb breakfast of homemade breads, salami and cheeses. Return for sunset with a glass of chilled Vermentino and stay until the glow of the distant illuminated bell towers enchants you. There’s a romance here.

Dinner is a memorable affair; daily changing tasting menus will delight – as will the wine list. The freshest local produce and a serious dedication to heritage; you’ll travel the region from your table. Earn your feasts; there are trails from the door. Explore the World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre on bike, scooter, boat or by foot – this hotel is manned by very proud locals waiting to show off their homeland; ask for top tips.

La Sosta di Ottone III - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The semifreddo for dessert, after a four-course tasting menu in the Michelin recommended restaurant
  • Gazing out to the coast and Levanto from the plant-filled terrace
  • The green ethos; the hotel is as eco as possible
La Sosta di Ottone III - Gallery

You should know

  • Your car is parked away from the hotel; it’s a funicular ride to the top!
  • The outside spaces are on the smaller side, but the views make up for it
  • It can be tricky to find - make sure you check directions


  • 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 €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


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Other details
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.


A covid escape into this bubble of felicità. And such kind and pleasant staff. An ideal way to visit the usually heaving Cinque Terre. Great to be away from the crowds, yet a short drive to pretty Levanto. If you've got time, visit elegant Chaivari (by train - the Genoa-La Spezia line is so well served) a short way north.

Peter, Cagli, Italy

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The neighbourhood

You’re well placed to explore a host of traditional villages, some just a dawdle down stone tracks. The hardy can start in La Sosta and pass through Monterosso, Manarola and end in Riomaggiore for a full day’s adventure - catch a train back to Levanto, you deserve it. Taste your way around the region with wine and olive tours - you’ll sample the delicious produce again in the restaurant.

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.


Angela Fenwick

Aficionados of all things Ligurian, Angela and Fabio can be depended on for local top tips, the freshest ingredients and one of the best wine cellars around. Their passion is clear - great care has been taken to gather the best local slate, marble and wood in the renovation of rooms. When they’re not around Valentina and a team of wonderful staff are ready to help design your perfect day.