The Resort is situated along Ligurian Eastern Riviera, in a 15 hectares protected area rich in pine-trees and mediterranean maquis (an average of 800 sq.m. for each guest and a sea coast of 1 km), facing the sea of the Cinque Terre.
The 55 villas and apartments, all overlooking the sea, are the ideal place for a holiday immersed in nature.
La Francesca is situated in a bay facing the sea with three little gulfs, west-facing the National Sea Park of the Cinque Terre.
A wide, protected area designated to preserve biodiversity and habitats and characterized by alternating rocky beds and sandy bottoms, which boast an interesting marine fauna and colonies of coloured sea-fans.
The rich meadows of Posidonia, thanks to their oxygenating power, are a safe place for fish to lay eggs. The sea-area before the Resort has been included in the Cetacean's Sanctuary, created to safeguard and protect dolphins' and whales' passage.
A small gravel bay with crystal-clear water: an imposing breakwater barrier creates a pool for children and protects the beach from eastern sea storms.
For children there is a special swimming pool by the sea (open June 15th to September 15th). You can sunbathe on the sunroof, equipped with shower, while hammocks will allow you a revitalising doze.
For sports and relaxing there is a rich choice: 2 tennis courts, football and volley-ball fields, bowling, minigolf, table tennis, training in 9 steps (all these activities can be performed all year through).
The swimming-pool (25x10 metres), situated among pine-trees and oleanders, is open from June to September: sun-beds and whirlbath are available. The swimming area is a relaxation one: water games and din are not allowed. Wearing bathing caps is compulsory.
A green pinewood with so many lanes to be explored, with no cars, a small beach among rocks as an adventures scenery, a mild and healthy climate in natural surroundings, where it is possible to run and play in the open air all the year through.
A dream for many children (and for mothers). In the large play area there are slides, swings, gymnastic equipments, table-tennis; in the Rose Castle tales and tournaments can be invented. For the older ones tennis, volleyball, football and a lot of new friends.
For those who want to cook at home, the Minimarket, located in the same building of the “baretto”, offers basic provisions such as bread, Ligurian focaccia, fruits, milk, oil, wine and cheese of local production.
The “baretto” in the pedestrian area is the core of the resort. Open for breakfast or light snacks. In Summer it is the meeting-place for evening activities.
From the restaurant's large terrace overlooking the sea, view embraces the horizon in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy.
Our menus propose the recipes of the Mediterranean and Ligurian traditions, based on fish, DOP olive oil and DOC wines produced in the region.
High-quality ingredients, simplicity and short cooking times are essential to get a light dish.
Open daily from May to September and during Easter holidays. The ideal for banquets, parties, conventions and weddings. Cooking lessons for small groups. You can choose among half-board (a children menu is also available), a menu à la carte, take-away.
This stretch of coast of Eastern Riviera, a difficult but fascinating land, has remained unchanged. Trekking excursions in the inland allow you to enjoy a landscape of striking beauty: medieval villages, hidden farms, olive groves, oil mills, rows of vines and plenty of flowers.
- By car: Genova-Livorno motorway; exit at Carrodano-Levanto. Get to Levanto and follow the road to Genova-Bonassola. After 3 kms, at a crossraods, turn left to Bonassola. After 300 m turn left again to La Francesca. GPS coordinates: Lat. 44.17580225275462 - Long. 9.588189125061035
- By train: Roma-Genova line, Levanto station; then 4 kms by taxi (www.trenitalia.com). (Bonassola station is accessible only by local trains and no taxis are available).
- By plane: Genova airport, 70 kms from La Francesca Pisa airport, 90 kms from La Francesca
- On foot: 2 kms from Levanto, that you can reach through the ancient railway tunnels recently restored and opened to the public.