Apartment is everything promised and a great value in Vernazza. Strongly advise renters be in reasonable health as climbing 95 steps up the alleyway is necessary to reach the apartment. This location was perfect for us, because just another 30 or so steps puts us out on the coastal trail between Vernazza and Corniglia, the next town to the South on the Cinque Terre. This apartment gives the same experience as actually living in Vernazza! Photographers will love this apartment's location! Alessandro's apartment is thoughtfully and attractively furnished and very comfortable, with very efficient use of space - especially the bathroom. Visitors to these tiny cliffside towns on the Italian Riviera must understand they are in an ultra rural part of the world. Life is different here. Everything is closer together, smaller, more compact and, well, traditionally simple. We thank Alessandro for agreeing to share his apartment with us for two wonderful days in mid-October, and to his kind mother and father who greeted us upon arrival. There is a bit of of a English / Italian barrier with Mom and Dad but if one simply takes the time to read the posted instructions in English in the apartment - Mom will point them out, all will be fine. Note visitors must store luggage at the train station, not in the apartment, if you plan on staying in Vernazza after 10:00AM checkout time. Vernazza is small enough to walk from the train station to the ocean's edge at the square in 5 minutes, so everything is close to the bottom of the upward climb (at the Pharmacia) to the apartment.
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Good value,with amazing views, Will keep you fit as it's up nice and high and a lot of steps to climb. Although this seems to be the case anywhere on the Cinque Terre. A warm welcome and a help with our smallish suitcases. If you are travelling this area seriously consider just using backpacks as even on and off the trains are a struggle. Our apartments fridge is still not working which would be a problem if it had been hotter and it would be a nice relief as to where. medical facilities are should anyone need them as we did encounter some pretty wild weather one night. I feel the apartment is perhaps more geared for younger people but it was a nice touch that we did have a extra sitting room. The shower in the bathroom leaves a lot to be desired as it is basically curtained off between the basin and toilet in a tiny closet bathroom. If you can turn a blind eye to this as we did, then it is excellent value for your money and it will easily sleep four!
L'Affittacamere Alessandro Carro was a wonderful place to stay in Vernazza. The apartment was in a fantastic location close to the main shops and train station. The views from the balcony have to be seen to be believed. Highly recommend!! Also if you are looking for a place to eat in Vernazza instead of going down to the town head towards Cornigula and eat at the restaurant (can't remember the name unfortunately) which is about 100m away from the apartment great food and an amazing view.
L'Affittacamere was a quick stop along Cinque Terre on our way to Siena. It is one of the five lands tucked into the hillside. Because of that reason, the parking is approximately one mile above the town so plan to drop your bags and family at the bottom of the hill before finding parking. The home was a great value with two bedrooms, but be prepared to walk stairs to find the apartment. The room was adequately equipped and the host was welcoming. It had a balcony overlooking the town and water, but only divided by a short wall with the neighboring guests. Worked out fine as a short stay. I highly recommend visiting the Cinque Terre region and this home fit the bill.
The rooms were quaint but clean and the view was worth the 94 stairs you must climb to get there. Ask about the luggage delivery service before you lug your bags all the way up! Vernazza was perfect in the morning and evening but very crowded and touristy during the day. Our favorite of the villages.