Thank you for compiling the information in this web site. We found it while searching for Cinque Terre, and found it very helpful. In fact we printed out numerous pages and took them with us for our visit last week. We stayed at the Bed and Bed il Girasole.
We tried corresponding with several B&B and hotels listed on your web site. Some did not reply, and others had a three night minimum. Stefano Raso responded quickly, and answered all my questions, and accommodated out two-night request without any hesitation. We were very satisfied with the rooms and accommodations.
We also used suggestions for restaurants, with mixed results. We had the Seafood Risotto in Monterosso at the restaurant with the yellow umbrellas (il Gabbiano). The Seafood Risotto was excellent, but we were not at all happy with the service. The staff were not very pleasant. Maybe they were just having a bad day. Some other people we talked to said they had the Seafood Risotto at Ciak’s in the old section of town and the food and service were both great. The next night we took your recommendation to eat at la Laterna. The food and service were great. As you mentioned, the place was booked with reservations, but Cerrado worked a miracle and got us a reservation for 7:00 PM right at opening. Cerrado was excited when we showed him your recommendation from the web site, including his name. He was more excited when we gave it to him. He immediately took it and read it to his staff. We can not say enough about the service and staff at la Laterna – but do get a reservation.
Our visit to Cinque Terre was great. We will recommend it to our friends, and we will recommend your website as well.
Jim and Nguyen Wessner