Doria Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lerici
Here is a photo taken along one of hikes. The hikes with Wilderness Travel were much too tough for me with my broken ankle! After lunch we drove to Lerici to the Hotel Doria. What a view! The room was small but the view made up for it.
Our new friends Bob and Amy Messing made the trip even more fun.
... for dinner, as we hadn't explored this town very thoroughly the previous day. We found plenty of small cobbled streets filled with cafes, bars, shops and people everywhere. It really is a great town to be in, so it depends what you are after when choosing where to stay. Amazingly some friends were staying in Monterosso at exactly the same time we were in CT, but I didn't get their fb msg until we were on the train to rome the following ...
... br> Yesterday was a beatiful day so I just wandered about the seaside soaking up the view, scent and sounds. I sunbaked and went for a dip in the afternoon, it was lovely just floating on my back looking up at the castle :). I had an apertivo (aperol spritz, pistachio nuts and crisps) at a bar on a wharf over the water and watched the magical sunset over the bay. Then I went to a ristorante for cena (calzone and peach bellini) ...
... research for this trip I read that it is under a blanket of clouds a lot, and it sure was today. It is a very steep climb of switchbacks to get there and we couldn't see it in the distance because of the clouds and rain. We found a free parking spot outside of the walls and then had a long, steep stair climb into the town. It is a very green, tree filled, charming place. I would love to come back next time and spend ...
... for over an hour for the train to come. Turns out the previous one was on strike, and just didn't show. We eventually made it back to Le Spezia, and then home to Florence. We called the landlady Christina to come help us with the hot water, because you guessed it, it wasn't working. She worked her magic and got it going. We took long hot showers, feasted on Gusta Pizza, and called it a night. A long but entertaining day indeed. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsDoria Park Hotel Lerici
Great views, charming town, and a really nice hotel.
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