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Apartment with Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Apartment in Ceriana, Imperia Province, Liguria, Italy - Peaceful Location in a Medieval Village

The village of Ceriana is nestled among the verdant Ligurian hills. The beautiful countryside is perfect for scenic walks and soaking up the Italian rustic lifestyle. Since the village dates back into the medieval ages it is steeped in culture and mystery; musty alleyways and abandoned churches honeycomb the village giving much to explore and discover. Furthermore, running down the valley is a small river with a rustic swimming pool where the locals cool down during hot summer days. The apartment is very central: a second away from authentic restaurants, an artisanal pizzeria, ice cream parlour and pasticceria. Grocers and butchers line the streets with fresh produce grown locally and there is a general store where you can find general provisions. The village is very livily, as it celebrates national and local holidays and traditional affairs with concerts, bands, local cooked food, available to the public in the main square.

alessandra durand-byrne
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About alessandra durand-byrne

I lived in Ceriana when I was young, my parents still live there and I spend all my holidays in the village, as it's 'home for me'.

alessandra durand-byrne purchased this apartment in 1950

Why alessandra durand-byrne chose Ceriana

My father had the house built in 1957.

The village has 900 inhabitants, it has all the conveniences one needs, three really good grocery shops, one is a delicatessen too, an artisan patisserie, a gelateria, a pizzeria, a restaurant, a pub, a tobacconist, two hairdressers and a post office/news agent. It's a lovely place, quiet and sunny.

What makes this apartment unique

It`s very close to the car park, some 150 mt. away.The flat has a small garden underneath with a table, chairs and an umbrella, where you can enjoy the view and hear the local band playing live music twice a week in the evenings, as their practise room is very close to the flat.

The village has no parking spaces outside the houses, as it was built around 900 A.D. by the Roman Empire, who sent their centurions to Ceriana to recover from their battles! The flat has a great view of the mountains, it`s cool in the summer, comparing to the towns on the sea front, as the village is 369 mt. above the sea level.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great village with lots going on all the time we were there.' Matt and Marina Somerset.

'Comfy place, such good restaurants and pizzeria.' Sue and David Leicester.

'I loved the ice cream, Affogato al caffe, what a treat, home made vanilla ice cream with hot espresso on top!' Rachel and Johnny Somerset.
Jun 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ceriana in Province of Imperia

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Shower room, with wc and sink, bathroom cabinet with mirror, bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, dressing table, chest of drawers, double wardrobe, 2 bedside tables, 2 bedside lamps.
  • Books ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Very suitable for children, as there is a small garden underneath the flat and it is a safe distance from a main road. There is also a small square where kids can play and ride their bikes as my children used to do. Outside: There is a small garden underneath the flat. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen is included, it will be changed weekly. Extra cleaning can be provided during your stay for a reasonable fee.


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Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
nice cote d'azure
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Da Lorenzo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Autostrada dei fiori A10
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Da Tere'
Nearest Ski
103 Kilometres
Limone piemonte
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The apartment is 12km to the beach. Sanremo and Arma di Taggia, both about 25 minutes drive, boast hundreds of public and private beaches. These often offer hot showers, sun beds, bars, restaurants and seawater swimming pools.


The nearest airport is Nice in France, 45 minutes drive. Genoa, in Italy, is a little farther away at about 3hrs. The village is well served by public transport, a bus every hr or so that goes down to the coast. Renting a car would give you more flexibility and afford you easier access to other villages in the surrounding area.


9km up from Ceriana there is Bajardo, right up in the mountains, 880m above the sea level. The road stops there and you can see the French Alps. It is full of wonderful, unspoiled and untraveled walks and footpaths. There are also two restaurants and a shop.

Further Details:

In Ceriana every year at Easter time, there is a great procession, with singing which goes on for 3 days. We have 5 choirs who perform regularly at various Italian events and have been on tour all over Italy and also in the USA. Everyone can sing in Ceriana! There is also a music festival on the 8th of September, which occurs every year and last for 10 days, as it is the Saint Patron`s feast. During the summer months, starting in July, the village council provides entertainment in the main square every week-end with dancing and singing, which is free. The square is equipped with tables and benches and one can purchase food cooked in the square, from local sausages to kebabs, pasta, risotto and chips. Ceriana has many beautiful old churches (33 in total), 'la chiesa vecchia' is from the 11th century. There are also many piazza's, where people can sit and chat, while kids ride their tricycles or skate. There about 1000 inhabitants, during the winter and possibly few more in the Summer. It is a vibrant village, with lots going on.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made by telephone, or by email, 25% deposits at the time of booking (not refundable), full payment 8 weeks before departure. Cancellation refunds Up to 8 weeks –no cancellation charge. 4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded. 2-4 weeks – 25 % of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks no refund.
cPayments can be made by cheque,or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday, but it is possible to book from midweek to midweek also. You can book short breaks and long weekends too, (subject to availability, of course), just give us a ring.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Linen, electricity and gas are included, (electricity meter will be read at the beginning of stay and at the end), there will be an extra charge in case of high consumption of electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.