Dear Guests, Thank you to you all !
The enthusiasm that we receive from each one of you during your stay here
give us the desire to improve our place day by day .
Sharing with you the landscapes, the view, the sunsets, the scents of the
sea mixed with the flowers and Mediterranean herbs, make us enjoy more everyday
this place, and the world!
Gian Luca and Raffaella

'Keep your hands open, all the sand of the desert will pass into your hands.
Close your hands, do not get that a few grains of sand ' Eihei Dogen Kigen Zenji

from Sue and Greg (AUSTRALIA)

This is a lovely apartment in a top location. My husband and I have had a fantastic stay here. Linens are warm, and the view amazing. I appreciate the effort that Gianluca and Raffaella paid to create this stunning holiday apartment in the Gulf of Poets. It was an easy walk to Lerici and the ferry to Cinque Terre. In the evening we were spoilt for choice with restaurants nearby in Lerici, however our evening spent dining with Gianluca and Raffaella was a highlight. Forget staying in the popular and busy towns Lerici is relaxed and a perfect rest stop.

from Bob and Evangeline (USA)

Gian Luca met us at the La Spezia train station 10 days ago with a smile and a warm greeting and there our Italian odyssey began. We arrived at this beautiful villa with its stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Poets. We have never tired of it and always come home wondering why we spend our time exploring other places when heaven is at our doorstep. However the Italian Riviera is well worth exploring. Our favorite towns along the coast were Lerici, Camogli, Sestri Levante, Tellaro, San Terenzo, Portovenere, Monterosso, Vernazza and Riomaggorie. We also took a trip to Lucca and if you have the time, it is well worth the effort. Our favorite places to dine were at Gian Luca and Rafffaella’s 5-star restaurant located one floor up! Close seconds were Locanda Lorena on Isola Palmeria, Restaurant Belforte in Vernazza, Ciccillo a Mare and L’Osteria del Mare in Lerici. You will not be disappointed in any of them. We leave here tomorrow with such deep appreciation for Gian Luca, Rafaella and this wonderful villa above the Bay of Poets. We are very spoiled now, as they are the best hosts we’ve ever had in all of our travels! Grazie! Finché non ci rincontreremo!

from Barb and Norm + Brenda and Adolf (CANADA)

Dear Gian Luca,
Our week in your beautiful villa has been wonderful and memorable ! Lerici and your villa will have a special place in our hearts.
We so enjoyed meeting and visiting with you. Your villa and the breathtaking view from the terraces are captured in our many photographs to be shared with family and friends in Calgary.
We enjoyed our many hikes in the unique and charming fishing villages in the Cinque terre, as well as the historic town of Portovenere, Tellaro, San Terenzo, and Lerici ( our favourite ) !
The Ligurian coastline is truly a paradise.
It is our hope to someday return and our wish that you and Raffaella come to Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a visit. We would love to return the hospitality that you have shown us.
Best wishes in your future travels and many thanks.   -

from Denise and Chris  (USA)

From Denise
Dear future Guest,
You will be very happy here. Villainlerici is a perfect base for exploring the area.
Gianluca is an attentive host, wonderful cook ( his sea bass Carpaccio is spectacular ) and keeps his property in tip-top shape.
A few of my favourite things:
- Lunch at Miramare in Tellaro
- a stroll through the residential section of Montemarcello. It is like walking into a fairy tale.
- The interior of the castle on Portovenere. It is peaceful and beautiful.
- Sunset from the pool area here at Villainlerici . It is stunning ( extra special with a campari soda on ice )
Enjoy your stay

From Chris
I came with Denise and I have a few things to add:
-If you go to Portovenere and don’t get a jar of pesto from Bajeico , you will regret it for the rest of your life . ( try eating it with their focaccia )
-There is a small bar in Lerici across from the main bus stop who plays soul , r&b, and blues. Great at anytime of day!
- Speaking of bars, bar Corona at sunset with a beer and jazz is most excellent.
- Our two favourite restaurants : Il Frantoio and Bontà Nascoste.

from Alan, Maureen, Linda and Glen  (Australia)

Gianluca and Raffaella,
Thanks guys for a wonderful week in wonderful town of Lerici. The views of the harbour are spectacular day and night.
The sights we visited were beautiful , Lerici, Portofino, Portovenere, Tellaro. Your Pool and the sea was a lot of fun. The seafood we ate was some of the best we have tasted .
Italy has a special place in our hearts ( especially Lerici ) and we will return again one day.
Thanks for your kindness and friendship , if you visit Australia please contact us and we would love to show you both around. Take care, Many thanks.

from Helen, Dan, Elias  (USA)

We were all aching for a vacation, and desperate to come to Italy, but none of us could, in our wildest imaginations, have anticipated such a luxurious and satisfying two weeks.
Not simply the perfect views, the high quality villa furnishing … your ability to realize, in advance, the things that a traveller needs ( soap for the wash, coffee for espresso maker, juices, wine oils…) all made our stay completely wonderful .
For your other guests, we recommend a few things:
-Gianluca’s bread soup
-Gianluca’s sea bass
-Cicillo al mare
-Renting a rubber dinghy motorboat ( pricey but worth it )
-Jumping off the cliff on this side of Tellaro
Raffaella and Gianluca , we wish to show you some Philadelphia hospitality and please know you are welcome in our home.

from Rob, Patricia, Alyssa, Sarah (USA)

Gian Luca and Raffaella,
What a wonderful week we have had in Lerici. Thank you for opening your beautiful home and for your kindness and generosity. Your tour of the area, help and advice made great memories in Lerici.
Best wishes to you in your own travels. If they bring you to California, please give us a call.

from Sukie July 2011 (USA)

What a wonderful surprise to arrive to La Spezia and finally be greated by a big smile and extraordinary arm muscles… to carry the once again over packed suit case, and then to drive up to the Villainlerici. Wow ! One couldn’t ask for anything more! Thank you for making this place part of my travel memories and for all your kindness and hospitality!

from Kathrin and Chloe (USA)

It was absolutely wonderful to spend a week in Lerici and in your beautiful villa! The Villa is the nicest accommodation I’ve ever stayed in, and it all the more wonderful because of your hospitality and all the personal touches. Thank you for all your assistance! One of the best nights was our Sunday dinner with you on the terrace, and the wonderful Italian food and company! This is a great town with friendly people. I hope to come back some day and if I do I would like to stay again in the Villainlerici . Best Wishes and Regards to you both!

from Karen (Costa Rica)

Cari Gianluca and Raffaella,
Returning to Italy is a sort of “coming home” for me. Spending a week in your home and with your company reminds me exactly of why I love Italy so much, the openness of hearth and spirit and the generousity of its people. Thank you for making our stay memorable and comfortable in every way. The abundant supply of food and drinks helped us to settle in quickly and your tip and help in understanding where to go was essential . I will definitely recommend THE Villainlerici to all coming to Italy Moltissime Grazie!

from Clare and Paul (Australia)

We have had an amazing week in Lerici! The great restaurants, the scenery,the Cinque terre, and boating down the coast.
The best part was staying here in Villainlerici. We have to thank Gianluca so much for all the hospitality and the wonderful apartment + swimming pool.
It was great to share an Italian feast with Gian and Raffaella and we hope to come back one day!

from John & Jane (the Australians in Beijing!) 

Gian Luca and Raffaella!
Ever since we left your MAGNIFICENT place we have been planning to return. We loved every minute of being there. Everything was second to NONE! Our girls loved the pool (and so did we!) and you made us feel like it was our home (I WISH!). Had to drop you a line and say thanks for the memories which we relive every week!

from From Barbara and John ( USA)

It was a pleasure stay in your home. We had a wonderful time exploring the villages around Lerici, but nothing can compare to our evenings on the pool deck watching the panorama and enjoying food and wine! Hope someday you can visit us in California.

from John and Laurel ( Costa Rica) and friends from California

Dear Gianluca and Raffaella,
You are so fortunate to be able to live here and call this beautiful place: “home”! Thank you for sharing your paradise with us! Your welcoming was really appreciated. The meals we had in restaurants were delicious but the best times were right here at your home in Lerici. Your Patio is beautifully furnished and comfortable, so we took full advantage of it. Fortunately the weather co-operated for the whole two weeks! How nice it is now to have friends in Italy whom we look forward to corresponding with in the future. You are beautiful people, in a beautiful country, in a beautiful home! Thank you for everything! PURA VIDA !

from Charles and Maria ( South Africa )

Thank you so much for your hospitality! You are both very special people. Your home is beautiful, and very comfortable . Thank you so much for the lovely fruit and food you left for us .We have enjoyed our stay and have seen so much of the area, it’s beautiful !! loved the food, the place, the weather and all the Italians we met … we love your town and loved your home. We really appreciate everything. We can’t wait to host you in our home in South Africa and we will be sure you will enjoy it as much. We will stay in touch and will see you soon. Arrivederci Gianluca e bella Raffaella!!.

from From Carole, Rachel, Andy, Ben (UK)

We were very pleased to discover Villainlerici . Our stay here has greatly added to our enjoyment of our week in Liguria. After the busy tourist spots of Cinque terre, Pisa and Florence, we have really aprpreciated being able to come back to the gardens and terraces of the villa with their lovely views over the town, the port and the sea. Aperos on the pool have been the highlight of each day! In other particulars , I can only echo what previous guests have already said: the apartment is very comfortable and beautifully furnished, love the four poster bed! It is very well appointed and nothing is missing for " home from home " comfort; the starter pack was excellent ; the home made olive oil was particularly delicious , the traditional local dish prepared for us one evening was also delicious, Gian Luca and Raffaella were very kind in helping us finding our way around the area.
We will have no hesitation in recommending Villa in Lerici to our friends.

from Rob and Renee " Honeymoon" (Australia)

Dear Gianluca, from the moment we arrived we have felt very welcomed into your home.
We were very grateful for the food supplied to get us started and the information pack you provided.
We can't thank you enough for all your assistance in getting around town, restaurant recommendations and help locating special shops ( IPAD Accessories ).
The Villa is nicely furnished and very comfortable and the views over the Gulf Of The Poets are spectacular, both during the day and at night! One of the best meals we've had in Italy was cooked by none other than the wonderful Gianluca.
We cannot thank you enough for your hospitality and the next time you holiday in Australia , be sure to look us up and we'll take you out to dinner ( Also hopefully Raffaella who we didn't get to meet) . Take care.

from Karin, Denise, Denise, Sandy (USA)

 GianLuca and Raffaella, BellaVista answered our prayers!! You are so generous hosts thank you for the extra special time we spent with you. It was awesome to meet Sax! We hope to visit you again and see you both elsewhere in the world! Ciao for now P.S. GianLuca your meals were some of the best I've had in Italy ever! Karin. -

from Harriet and Trixie  (UK)

Gian Luca and Raffaella, thank you both for making our holiday such a memorable one. We really enjoyed our meal with you , they were the nicest mussels we ever had . The house is so lovely with the most amazing view.
Trixie and I have enjoyed sunbathing while watching the ships and boats down below . Thank you so much.

from Richard and Julie (UK)

Julie and I have been luky enough to have had a second week here after Harriet and Trixie, went back to the UK.
It still isn't enough ! We don't want to leave this beautiful part of Italy.
We have explored the coast mountains and even had a night in Lucca, well worth a visit.
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, super meals and helping us really enjoy our stay .
We hope to see you in England soon!

from Candy, John, Patrick (USA)

Dear Gian Luca and Raffaella,
Even before we arrived we felt very “ taken care of “ as you were so thoughtfulness and attention to details continued throughout our stay and we were made to feel at home and lovingly pampered the entire time.
Small touches like your homemade olive oil , the goodies you selected for our arrival, the gorgeous basket of fresh fruits and the luxurious linen sheets and pool towels and pillows really added really added to our enjoyment of your beautiful home.
The views from the apartment are absolutely gorgeous!!! And breath taking !! The location is excellent in terms of getting around Lerici and the Cinque Terre area.
There is no better way to get to the villages than by boat, and it is so easy from here.
We also found the bus to train very straight forward for visiting Portofino and Santa Margherita.
We have nothing but great things to tell our friends about our vacation and will certainly encourage everyone to stay here . Everyone should come to Cinque Terre in their lifetime . It was an experience we’ll never forget for its absolute beauty and superb hiking trails. We hope to be back again .

P.s.: We have just been treated to the best meal we’ve had so far in Italy, prepared by Gian Luca, and in the charming company of our hosts what a fantastic ending to an already perfect trip! We would love to keep in touch ( especially to get your recipes!!)

from Chas and Laura ( USA)

When Laura and I were finding a cool interlude in yet another cloudless not mediterrian afternoon, she said “ we know this day would come”.
And so our two weeks honeymoon in the Gulf of the Poets comes to an end.
We will be leaving with the fondest of memories:
Of the cicadas; of the call of the rock doves; of the lights coming on in the harbour; of the afternoon breeze that glorious refreshing afternoon breeze; of Venus each evening over Palmaria Island; of the multitude of small alleyways in Lerici, San Terenzo, Tellaro and of course the Cinque terre; of delicious dinners … out and in; of the incredible dinner that Gian Luca and Raffaella prepared for us, was quintisential “dinning on the Italian Riviera”!! ; of seeing my beautiful wife in her new Italian dresses ; of the beauty and solitude I found high in the hills of the Cinque Terre.
But most of all, it’s the place, this house, the terraces , the pool and the view.
And it’s the sweet, gracious, unbridaled warmth of Gian Luca and Raffaella.
Better Hosts, there could not be. Grazie a thousand of times
With Kindness

I had no idea how sweet a honeymoon could be ! You two gave us the gift of feeling welcomed to share in this beautiful life for two whole luxurious weeks.
Such an unexpected pleasure! Thank you for helping make our travel in Italy the trip of a lifetime.
Grazie always and arrivederci
P.s.: One tip for new comers: instead of the popular vias In Cinque Terre, explore the “caruggi” life becomes simpler

from Irina and Sampsa with Ella, Emilia, Robin (Finland) - June 2010

Dear Gian Luca and Raffaella,
Thank you so much for letting our family stay at your most beautiful home.
Thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness and all the help ( some challenge with luggage )
It was our pleasure spending vacation time here in Lerici “Bellavista”.
We loved everything here, the area, people, sea, wines, food and especially the amazing morning view of the harbour of Lerici: breathtaking!
We feel so fortunate to be able to spend and enjoy priceless time with our children here in perfect location.
We hope our paths will cross again one day and maybe even host you in Finland some day!
Mille Grazie
P.s.: I noticed we share same passion: making good food, next time we need to cook together! Sampsa

from Linda and Graham  (Australia)

Dear Gianluca and Raffaella,
What a wonderful and memorable week we have had here, enjoying this little piece of paradise. The view is magnificent, the area fantastic to explore but especially we are very grateful for your kindness and generosity, we have forgotten that we are paying guests, being welcomed into your beautiful home.
We will always have hard memories of Lerici, especially your wonderful company and hospitality. We will be ambassadors for villa at Lerici when we return to Australia, and hope that when we return here our Italian will have improved!
The food at every restaurant we sampled has strengthened our resolve to eat our way through Europe but none surpassed the fantastic meal you prepared for us.
Thanks once again , wishing you good health, happiness and many more exciting travels.

from Steve and Teresa (USA)

Dear Gianluca and Raffaella, Teresa and I have read the other entries in your guest book and with their eloquence and embellishments they simply do not do at this incredible slice of heaven justice, but I’m afraid words simply can’t do your perfect location in the bay of the poets justice anyway.
The view from the terrace is simply poetic. Without a doubt there is not a more charming accommodation in the entire Cinque Terre.
The 15 minutes walk to the plaza and the ferry ride up the coast with breath taking view of the terrace farming. Please come to Anarcotes WA sometime in the summer and we will treat you to the same. Advice? If your machinery rental and sells business slows open a restaurant , your meal presentation and preparation was 5 stars. Grazie.

from Irene and Jim (USA)

Dear Gianluca and Raffaella, your hospitality and extreme generosity has made our stay in Lerici so much more memorable.
The website photos cannot do justice to the reality of the panoramic setting of this small oasis of tranquillity.
The narrow streets of Lerici afforded us many hours of exploration and culinary delight.
Perhaps the highlight was on the first morning waking up in a comfortable four posters bed and opening the shutters to that amazing view of the harbour.
We found our stay in Lerici the ideal base from which to explore the Cinque Terre, without feeling like part of the tourist mass. The scenic walks between each of the coastal towns did not disappoint thus it is no wonder Cinque Terre are on the world heritage list.
Our only regret is that we did not stay longer.
Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and we hope to see you in Australia again!

from Peter and Julie (Australia)

Dear Gianluca and Raffaella, your hospitality and extreme generosity has made our stay in Lerici so much more memorable.
The website photos cannot do justice to the reality of the panoramic setting of this small oasis of tranquillity.
The narrow streets of Lerici afforded us many hours of exploration and culinary delight.
Perhaps the highlight was on the first morning waking up in a comfortable four posters bed and opening the shutters to that amazing view of the harbour.
We found our stay in Lerici the ideal base from which to explore the Cinque Terre, without feeling like part of the tourist mass. The scenic walks between each of the coastal towns did not disappoint thus it is no wonder Cinque Terre are on the world heritage list.
Our only regret is that we did not stay longer.
Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and we hope to see you in Australia again!

from Janice and Louise (USA)

Wow! What a gorgeous home, what fantastic amenities were provided and best of all the gracious host.
Gian you are totally awesome and made our stay at the villa quite memorable.
Taking us on the tour of the area was so nice of you and than to top that off you fixed us a delicious dinner.
Neither Louise nor I had ever had a man prepare, serve, and clean up a dinner party! Way beyond the expectation we had.
Thank you so much!!!
We hope if your travels take you to California, Las Vegas or Hong Kong, that you contact us so we can reciprocate all the kindness you have shown us.
We loved every minute of our stay.

from Natalie and Simon (Australia)

Dear Gian and Raffy, thanks for a fabulous stay, we enjoyed every minute of it.
We would love to have you stay in our new home in Orange, once it is built .
I’m so glad that you have such fond memories of our last house. We were told when we bought it 12 years ago that it had always been a happy house and for us and many home exchangers it proved to be true.
Keep safe

from Armando – (Mexico)

Agrademos mucho su fina atencion hacia nosotros, nos vamos con un buen sabor de boca de Lerici, un lugar magico y hermoso asi como lo fueron ustedes…
Gracias por sus encantadas cenas que fueron unas veladas preciosas . Gianluca felicidades y gracias port us ricas cenas … hummmh exelente!!
Esperamos vienas muy pront en Mexico! Muchas gracia y mucha suerte!!

from Anna – (Mexico) September 2009               

Dear Gianluca and Raffaella, thank you so much for your superb hospitality . We have enjoyed our stay in Lerici and in your home tremendously.
We are grateful for all of your priceless advices that helped us enjoy our vacation even more.
Gianluca, your cooking is simply amazing and we will remember the lovely dinner you have made for us for a long time! One of the things we loved most about staying with you is your friendly attitude and generosity .
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Los Cabos, Mexico, and we hope to be, at least in part, as good hosts as you have been.

from Anne, Kai, Lars and Jenny (Denmark) – July 2009

Dear Gianluca & Raffaella, thank you very much for these wonderful days.
On the website the villa looked very good , but in real life it was beyond our expectations.
Perfect locations, beautiful view and place.
We went to the Cinque terre, Portofino, and Portovenere. All beautiful citys and wonderful landscape. L’Italia è bellissima!
Thank you both for a special evening on Saturaday with great food and company.
We look forward to hosting you in Copenhagen in the end of the year, take care till then and have a nice summer.

from Hanna (USA) – July 2009

Dear Gianluca & Raffaella, thank you so much for everything! By staying here it made the experience here in Europe even more enjoyable. I will never forget the days we spent here at the villa and everything that’s happened.
You have a beautiful place and I really hope that you will have us back again! I will miss seeing you! And if you ever come to U.S. and want to come to NH we are always around

from John, Laura, Nicholas, Hanna (USA)

GianLuca and Raffaella,
Thank you, thank you ! We were so fortunate to have been recommended to Villa in Lerici.
Our Previous days in Europe have been very busy, seeing sights and always on the move, your lovely villa was like coming home.
It started with meeting us at the train station, not quite realizing that this small act of kindness and generosity was so valuable to the tired and weary travellers.
We were so fortunate that Raffaella was able to come on Thursday night and that we had more time to chat!
Dinner Friday night by the pool was fantastic, beyond words. Your calamari dish was delicious and the wine, and the sunset, and the stories, and the Sambuca …
Travelling with teenagers can be challenging at times, but Villa in Lerici gave us new friends, many laughs and beautiful memories.
We are so glad you could share in our family, just as we shared in yours.

from Sally (USA)

We loved everything about our stay here, the house, the pool, the view, the area, but especially being welcomed by such charming and hospitable people as GianLuca and Raffaella, everything was bellissimo!
For an unusual meal with very local tastes and a lot of vegetarian options by La Piccola Oasi, near the main piazza.

from Carol (USA)

May you both enjoy many years of happiness, both here at home and on all your travels!

from Guy (USA)

To Gianluca and Raffaella,
Your home was the perfect base and haven for us, spacious, welcoming, stylish, poolish and what a view! The area is fantastic! The walks, the sea and the sun, restaurants. Your recommendations are were wonderful …Portovenere, locanda Lorena, Tellaro, etc.
And you were wonderful hosts. To meet someone kind is special, someone kind and generous is remarkable, but two people kind, generous and charming is unforgettable.
Mille grazie for all you have offered us. May your lives be filled with every kind of blessing!

from Joseph (USA)

So many thanks for such a beautiful and welcoming home. It has been delightful in every way.
Gianluca, you are the perfect host! It was a pleasure spending time together.
Raffaella, wonderful meeting you over the week-end.
Saturday night dinner at the pool was the best of the week!
This was a great week!

from Stephen, Maureen and children (USA)

We had a wonderful vacation because of your kindness and generosity. You were a great host.
This was our first trip to Italy and hopefully not our last!
We came to spend time with our children and we leave today with many fond memories of Lerici and Cinque Terre!

from Vince (USA)

Dear Gianluca & Raffaella,
What a wonderful place : the well appointed villa with the spectacular view of Lerici, Gulf of the Poets, and Portovenere is very romantic and memorable.
Yes Shokouh and I will never forget the good times here as well as the extra and unexpected generosity and classy treatment from both of you.
Gianluca, you are a superb chef and host. Believe me! We appreciated and enjoyed your cooking .
We also enjoyed a glass of wine in the evenings, and the varied and knowledgeable conversations.
I hope our paths will cross again and we can exchange somewhat your excellent hospitality.
Let’s keep in touch…happy travels !

from Shokouh (USA)

I came to Italy to celebrate my ‘special birthday’ with Vince, and I am leaving with an unforgettable memory!
Dear Raffaella & Gian Luca : you have the most welcoming, gorgeous home, with a touch of great taste in every corner! We enjoyed all the places, restaurants, that you recommended and then being by the pool, doing nothing, just pure pleasure! You proved once again that no matter where in the world you are , you can find kind, charming, generous people!
Warmest thanks and best wishes for your happiness and continue to experience beautiful places in the world!.

from Larry and the children (USA)

We have been welcomed into a most beautiful home by the most generous hosts, Gianluca and Raffaella, we add you both to our list of the world’s wonderful people.
Our stay in Lerici couldn’t have been more perfect. We especially enjoyed getting to known you both and the wonderful wine, cheese and traditional meals you so generously shared with us.

from Jill & Warren (USA)

Gianluca and  Raffaella , since I was a little girl I’ ve dreamed of a home with the mountains behind, and an azure sea as panorama, to gaze upon everyday in front, with much sun and welcome weather.
Warren and  I are honoured to be guests in most lovely, confortable and charming home, matched by the warmest hospitality of you both.
Our vacation in Italy continues to be charmed, and we will surely return to this marvellous country, town, and a most special home that you have opened with such grace and welcome to both of us.

from Herbet (Italy)

Grazie per l’ospitalità in questo magnifico luogo!

from Roberta (USA)

What a wonderful place made perfect by such generous hospitality…we will make our mission to come back soon if only to taste the wonderful cuisine of Gian Luca!

from Mike (USA)

We have had the good fortune to travel to many beautiful places in the world and without a doubt this is in the ‘top ten list ‘.
What a great home, great area, and incredible people! …
Favourite town… Tellaro!
Favourite food… dinner by Gian Luca, with a close second at Miranda
Toughest hike….Portovenere to Riomaggiore
Favourite new friends ….Gian Luca and  Raffaella
Thanks for making this such a wonderful stay and we are looking forward to our next visit!

from Jim & Irene (USA)                                                   

What a pleasure to stay here!
Beautiful home, wonderful hosts, great hiking, delicious food and wine!
Who could ask for more!?
Gianluca and  Raffaella are the most generous hosts and great cooks too!...

from Cherjl & Des (New Zeland)

Thank you Gianluca and  Raffaella for the most wonderful 10 days of our trip.
From day one you both have been so kind…
We appreciated very much to experience your cooking of traditional pasta…
We thoroughly enjojed the pool after arriving home after a day of hiking.
So relaxing to soak in Lerici…
Thank you for being the perfect hosts, informative, charming and keen to share your knowledge of food and wine…

from Leo & Di (New Zeland)

Arrived to find hosts you can only dream of, views to die for and a location unsurpassed. The home matches and enhances all the wonderful things in this beautiful place.
Gianlucca, Raffaella and Sax took us into their hearts and their incredible hospitality we have rarely seen matched anywhere else in all our travels. Hosting a surprise birthday party for Leo with Gianluca’s parents in attendance was the icing on the cake – except the cake was even better.
We are looking forward to returning to Lerici, which we will do, BUT first we want to return some of the wonderful hospitality by having you in New Zealand – Please make it soon.
Keep on making friends – you do it so well.  - e-mail