Travel Blogs from Lerici
Note to blog readers: If you think what follows is mindless fluff, filler or just plain wee-wee because we didn't do anything of note today, you’re wrong. We had a great day tooling around the 5 pretty villages that make up Cinque Terre. But, in true Italian tradition, I don’t have time to get into that right now; we’re …
My knowledge of music is so limited. My first, and few, recollections of classical music are the Looney Tunes cartoons. And apart from Dance and ballet, I have had very little experiences with the classics. Our trip into Lucca, the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, was very interesting. Lucca has a permanent festival honoring this man. Every night of the year, there is Puccini and ...
... couple of possibilities we head home to pack and to rest up.
What a perfect night our last night is. We are able to get a good table at the spot we had looked at earlier. The breeze has died down and we see a sunset over the Ligurian Sea, a beautiful glow of pink clouds reflected in the water while we share almond crusted salmon and toast our last day on the Riviera.
... and sunbaking bodies of all ages. Feeling a little vulnerable about leaving my passport to have a swim, but may try tomorrow as its supposed to get up to 30 degrees according to the taxi driver. Heard that Pete's arrived and has met Steve. Wifi problems tonight, so not sure when i will post this. Nice quiet night and not too much scheduled tomorrow.
... locked to cables and fences holding back rock slides, and scraps of anything from ribbons to handkerchiefs, to plastic bags where tied to the railings and fences, left there by lovers passing symbolizing the ties of their amore. Along one section a wall had been erected where lovers who had passed by before had scrawled declarations of their feelings. I found all kinds, both sweet and silly, in every language, and even one by two women, who'd left a portrait of themselves ...
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I stayed in this hotel for few days during off season and was really enjoyable. It is a very basic hotel, the room I had was small but with a sea side balcony that offers a fantastic view of the bay. The personnel was really friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place as offers a good quality/price ratio.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Florida Lerici
Nice hotel, good service.
The hotel is located about 1km from the main part of the town, along the coast road. It is literally across the road from the main sandy beach and has lovely views across the bay. The public areas are smart and the rooms, although quite basic, are functional and extremely clean. In fact, the entire hotel is spotless - I tried to find a spec of dust and couldn't!!! Really impressive. The breakfast is also really good and worth getting up for - but avoid the coffee, it tasted like instant to me... not what you would expect in Italy!
The staff all seemed to be family and couldn't be more helpful and they made for a lovely atmosphere. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to explore the cinque terre.
Just wonderful for those who like beaches, beach towns
We loved Lerici and the Hotel Florida. The Hotel Florida has a fantastic location -- on the water and a ten minute walk in either direction to a pretty town. Everyone who worked there was pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and the bathroom large and well-equipped. The hotel feels modern but picturesque. Breakfast is good. The beach across the street is wonderful for people like us who prefer sand, space, water and good swimming to the built-up nature of many European beaches. The beach has a laid back family atmosphere.(I wish we had known about this when our children were little.) Lerici and Terenzo (the other town near Hotel Florida) look quite a bit like the towns of the Cinque Terre but are much less expensive and feel more comfortable and relaxed.
We just returned from a two month trip through Italy. We just love this wonderful country and enjoyed many great experiences and hotels that we could write about.
Hotel Florida, in Lirici Italy, on the Riviera; This stop was a welcomed rest from a series of cities in Northern Italy. This isn't the town for the nightlife type of person; however, this hotel, which is run by a family, had all the appearance of an upscale boutique hotel.
I wish we could have stayed longer
The Hotel Florida was perfect. Our room was very clean, had great decor and a large balcony overlooking the sea.
The staff was the friendliest we encountered in Italy. They never stopped smiling, offering helpful suggestions, etc.
For people visiting Cinque Terre, Lerici (and especially Hotel Florida) is a good option. It was a great price for the area and the type of hotel ($125/night), and it was simple enough to get to CT by water bus, or by train (bus to La Spezia, then by train).
The town plaza is a great place on a summer night. A cresent shaped plaza follows the curve of the bay and is filled with restaurants -- each with dozens of outdoor tables on the plaza. We spent hours there in the evenings, enjoying dinner and wine with friends.
We stayed at the Hotel Florida, Lerici, last week and would thoroughly recommend it. Its right on the beach, and run by a lovely family who made us feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are really comfortable (we had two adjoining with a huge balcony overlooking the sea), the breakfast was one of the best we've ever had in Italy - plentiful and delicious - and all the staff were friendly and helpful. They have a list of restaurants they recommend in Lerici which is very useful, as we did experience a couple of bad meals before asking for their advice! Definitely an address to keep.
We loved the Florida..thanks to your site we chose it and it was even better than we hoped...well located across from the public beach...they also have an arrangement with the private beach if you prefer....ask for a room facing the sea! What a view from the large terrace...walk to town along the shore..or take the local bus.....the food in town in the restaurants on the square is amazing...fresh seafood pastas, great local wines. Very Italian....vespas, tiny cars, a castle, lots of kids and families holidaying at the beach. Casual, comfortable, great location from which to take excursions to Cinque Terre and Porto Venere by boat. Not as expensive as the bigger resort areas, unpretentious and relaxing. Family run hotel is spotless, quiet, charming and convenient...the kids speak perfect English...guests from everywhere. Take a cab from La Spezia if you go by train...scenery is unbeatable. We've been around....this has the flavour and charm of Portofino without the prices and designer stores. And the beach is very good for Italy.
Bella rosa bella donna
I stayed with three others in conjoined rooms, which were thankfully available at the last minute. We'd spent the last few days driving from Bordeaux and hadn't managed to find a place up until then that hadn't sucked. Up until Florida in Lerici, all we'd been able to get were expensive dodgy French shoeboxes with no air con or shower and were ready to kill one another. When we pulled up to Florida we thought we were in the wrong place - it was clean, inexpensive and looked nice, it was right on the beach, the view from our balconies was beautiful, the owners were super friendly (even tho we kept coming in and out and needed the key several million times a day), and breakfast came free every day. We were only there for three days but it was one of our favourite places.
Fun, off the beaten track
Hotel Florida meets your desire to "go where the locals go". This is a favorite hotel for beachgoers from all over Italy, as well as Europe, and the atmosphere is very authentic. The rooms are comfortable and airy, with many updates. The breakfast is outstanding, and the rates are very reasonable. Lerici is a fun, friendly small beach town with many shops and eateries. Go on the evening walk along the beach after dinner and meet the friendly locals! You'll love it.