Where to Stay in Levanto, Italy: Villa Margherita B&B Review
Villa Margherita B&B Cinque Terre Hotel Review
Levanto, Italy is the gateway to Cinque Terre and is conveniently located just a few minutes away from Monterosso, the first town in the 5-Terre region. Just like the other Cinque Terre villages, Levanto has a walking path along the ocean that connects it to the other Cinque Terre destinations.
Tucked away in this eclectic town of Levanto, lies a Bed and Breakfast surrounded by lush vegetation – where serenity awaits. Trying to decide between staying in Levanto or Cinque Terre? Read this post first!
How to Get There
Villa Margherita B&B can easily be reached by foot from the Levanto train station. Street signs are not easy to find, but luckily signs with the hotel name are posted along the main road. If you are arriving at dark, a flashlight or headlamp may be helpful.
Upon arrival, we were graciously greeted by Federico, who immediately gave us information for the Cinque Terre train schedule and a full brochure containing information on the town of Levanto. He helped us with our bags and wasted no time showing us to our room, which we greatly appreciated after a long day of travel.
We were taken to the top floor of the small B&B to a simple room with a private bathroom and tall windows that opened up to a view of the garden area. The first thing we did was check the wifi and we were pleasantly surprised there was a connection in our room. No more trips to the lobby for our daily dose of internet.
Our room came equipped with a small fridge, a safe, hair dryer, television, a desk and a towel drying rack in the bathroom.
The daily breakfast at Villa Margherita was the best we had during our entire trip to Italy. The staff is always cheerful and ready to make you any kind of coffee or tea drink you desire. My cappuccino even had a smiley face made out of foam.
The breakfast buffet includes meats, cheeses, croissants, bread rolls, cereal, yogurt, fresh juice and cookies.
There is a large sitting area in the downstairs living room and outside seating in the garden. I suggest buying a bottle of wine, some prosciutto, crackers, and cheese from the local market to enjoy in the garden. Or take a stroll to the gorgeous beach which is just a 10-minute walk away.
To learn more about this area of Italy, read our Cinque Terre travel tips and our Italy travel tips.
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We want to thank the staff of Villa Margherita B&B for hosting us during our stay in Levanto.
Made reservations at Villa Margherita Levanto May 15-18 however i am taking fast train from Roma termini to Florence then on to La Spezia. My concern is that i arrive Friday May 13 at about 1:30pm to Rome will that give us enough time to purchase tickets? Given that it will be peak season with tourists? I want to refrain from buying tickets online for fear of a sudden trip cancellation. Can someone advice?
What is the night life like in cinque terre for people in their mid 20’s? Do things close down early?
Hmm.. I’m honestly not too sure. We didn’t stay out past 10pm. You might find a restaurant that stays open late, but it seemed fairly quiet in Riomaggiore.
We are planning on going to Italy in the beginning of February. We would like to visit this charming place, but not sure about the weather and if anything will be open. We have 5 days and we are flying in and out of Rome. Since we already visited the Vatican, we want to see the Colosseum and then head up to Florence, Tuscany and Cinque Terre. What do you recommend?
This looks like a great trip! Was it easy to get from Levanto to the actual Cinque Terre hiking path and villages?
Cinque Terre is on my list. Thanks for the review, I’ve bookmarked it and would love a place like this 🙂
Bed and breakfasts have become one of our favorite types of accommodation when we travel – it’s just so nice starting the day with an easy tasty breakfast instead of having to hunt something down.
Great find! I love B&Bs that have that homey feel with the amenities of a hotel and a great breakfast.