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Suggestions for special place to stay between Pisa and Cinque Terre

Old Aug 2nd, 2014, 02:30 AM
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Suggestions for special place to stay between Pisa and Cinque Terre

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My friend and I are going to Cinque Terre in early October. We fly in to Pisa, and have 5 nights. Nights 2,3 and 4 we are in Cinque Terre (Manarola) and that accommodation is already booked. However the hotel in CT does not have availability for nights 1 or 5, so we need an idea on where to stay for those nights.

This is a special birthday celebration, and we'll be doing a lot of walking and sightseeing in CT, so what we are looking for for nights 1 and 5 is really somewhere special to stay and relax. It could be a fancy hotel with a spa, a farmhouse with a lovely restaurant, a castle etc. We'll only be there for 1 night.

We will be travelling by train, so ideally looking for somewhere that is within a taxi ride from a train station.

Thanks a million in advance

Jane
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Old Aug 2nd, 2014, 08:18 AM
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How early do you land in Pisa on day #1?

Where do you go after night #5? Back to Pisa?

What's your budget?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2014, 09:09 AM
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Hi - sorry, I should have given that info in the original post. We land in Pisa around lunchime on day 1, and our flight back from Pisa on day 6 is in the evening.

We don't really have a buget per se, but do want to get somewhere nice, so I suppose the range would be for a room costing anything from EUR150 to EUR500 per night

Thanks a lot

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Old Aug 2nd, 2014, 09:43 AM
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Santa Margharita Ligure is a perennial favorite with posters here - it is beyond the 5 Terre but not far - a lovely seaside town with an active fishing industry - and is only a few miles from famous Portofino - lots of lovely walks right from SML to Portofino and other gems along the coast.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2014, 09:48 AM
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Here's one option, 45 minutes by train from the Pisa Airport:

http://www.albergopietrasanta.com/
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My first thought is to blow out the budget at the Splendido in Portofino.

However, there are several very nice hotels in Santa Margherita Ligure that will fit your budget.
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I would stay in Lucca for real Tuscan ambiance and great food.
Heer is a very good place:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...73849982661245
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Old Aug 2nd, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Thanks a lot guys - I had initially ruled out Portofino on the basis that it was on the "wrong side" of CT but based on your posts I should definitely look again at it. I will also check out all the other suggestions - appreciate that.

If anyone else has any ideas would love to hear them

Many thanks

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Old Aug 3rd, 2014, 02:23 AM
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I also found a couple of other places online - does anyone have any thoughts on these? La Sota di Ottone III in Chiesanova and Il Bottaccio (4kms from Forte dei Marmi station)
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It would help if you provided links to their websites...
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Old Aug 3rd, 2014, 10:02 AM
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http://www.lasosta.com/en/inn/description

http://www.relaischateaux.com/en/sea.../#.U95pd8J0yP8

Both look lovely but not the type of place I would enjoy for a single night. But that's me. I like being able to walk out of the lodging, stroll around a town in the evening and see my dining options. These two properties are rather remote.
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