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Guesthouse for gentle living

Opening 2021

La Dolce Guida

- Guide for Gentle living a Lavina - 

Live like a local in Lavina, with the fresh fiume and pure kitchen of Lavinella, Lavina is home to many. Around 50 inhabitants live in Lavina. But in summer this little village becomes the unofficial capital of the valley. Thanks to the river Giara di Rezzo, this place is a beloved spot to cool down from the crowded and warm riviera.

People from France to Turin find their way to Lavinella, the restaurant run by three generations of strong women. If you have the change, don't forget to visit the giardino di Silvia, she was featured in many magazines.

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Look up, it's Rezzo!

Hike or bike up to Rezzo, these are the Alpi Liguri between France and Italy. Walk upstream and you arrive in Rezzo. Here the woods turn slowly into meadows towards the top of the Alps. Follow one of the many trails by foot, (electric) mountain bike of enduro.

Bar Il Cavagno is open all day for espresso or aperitivo. Across the street, you rent an electric bike at RezzoOutdoor. Owner Marco can also guide you. Ristorante Sapori del Bosco serves typical Ligurian food for lunch or dinner. And if you like goat chees, Barbara Saltarini has a great restaurant (and shop), espacially for a sunday lunch with a spectacular view over the valley.

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Time passes slowly in Pieve...

Go 5 minutes downhill from the house and you arrive in Pieve di Teco, a most charming medieval city dating back to the 13th century. This is the place to be for valley locals, for daily grocery shopping and aperitivos at Bar One.

Buy local cheese at Silvini, drink your cappuccino al banco or at one of the terraces in the main street. But don't expect much at lunchtime, because then there is lunch. go for a simple menu at Bar Sport, or a typical Ligurian plate at Il Gatto e La Volpe. For dinner, the female chef makes great pastas. Try the Trofie al Genovese.

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Riviera dei Fiori

With the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean and the shelter of the Maritime Alps, this beautiful stretch of Italian coast is the perfect suntrap where a colourful paradise of exotic plants and flowers nestles among pastel-coloured towns filled with old-world elegance. 

 

Visit the small village of Laigueglia to enjoy a day at the beach. San Remo is known as the city of flowers and hosts the liveliest flower market in Europe. Cervo is a small village build high above the sea while further along the coast we find the pretty fishing village of Portofino, regarded as the jewel of the Italian Riviera.

The best of Liguria's cycleways is undoubtely the Cycling Riviera (Parco Costiero del Ponente Ligure) cycleway which runs for 24 kilometers between San Lorenzo al Mare and Ospedaletti passing through San Remo. It follows the courde of the old railway line that ran along the coast and it's entirely traffic-free.

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Alpi Liguri

With the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean and the shelter of the Maritime Alps, this beautiful stretch of Italian coast is the perfect suntrap where a colourful paradise of exotic plants and flowers nestles among pastel-coloured towns filled with old-world elegance. 

 

Visit the small village of Laigueglia to enjoy a day at the beach. San Remo is known as the city of flowers and hosts the liveliest flower market in Europe. Cervo is a small village build high above the sea while further along the coast we find the pretty fishing village of Portofino, regarded as the jewel of the Italian Riviera.

The best of Liguria's cycleways is undoubtely the Cycling Riviera (Parco Costiero del Ponente Ligure) cycleway which runs for 24 kilometers between San Lorenzo al Mare and Ospedaletti passing through San Remo. The cycleway is one of the very best in Italy, and probalby in the whole of Europe. It follows the courde of the old railway line that ran along the coast. It's entirely traffic-free.

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