Apartment in Dolcedo Imperia, Liguria, Italy free wifi internet - Four Kilometres From Beach, Set Into The Olive Groves With Magnificent Views
A traditional stone building dating from the 18th Century with large arch windows overlooking an unspoiled valley. One one side a partly shaded stone patio with a delightful swing seat adjoins the apartment, perfect for painting the wonderful views or just enjoying our legendary climate. A path leads into the olive groves and onward to the mountains. On the other side there is a mature garden, with Mediterranean plants, a barbecue and seating area. Parking available. The interior is well appointed with all necessary facilities including cooking area & large screen satellite television including English channels. There are two large rooms, one of which is a very large bedroom, the other equally large room is the living area which can also serve as a bedroom. The apartment comfortably sleeps four. We are 10-15 minutes drive from sandy beaches and the provincial capital Imperia with all facilities. Nice (recommended) and Genoa airport are a short drive away (one hour) and transfers. The delightful town of Dolcedo, with facilities including English speaking pharmacy, restaurants and bakery is 10 minutes walk away. Famous for its water mills and baroque church, perfect for a relaxing coffee at the start of a day! The French Riviera, Monaco and Menton, are a short drive on the motorway. Less than an hours journey!
Top Traveller Review
Nicest holiday apartment ever!
About the Owner
My name is Ralph Kessler. I live close by and take care of the flat. If there are any problems or questions I will come and help! I work as an English teacher in Imperia and speak Italian and understand simple(very simple) German.
4.8 based on 10 holidaymaker reviews
Nicest holiday apartment ever!
First of all the little town - Dolcedo is very cozy and picturesque. There is plenty of investigation for nature lovers as well as nice restaurants and a few little shops. We didn't expect the apartment to look even more beautiful than in the pictures - Italian style interior with oil paintings, stained glass windows and nice furniture. All the necessary sundries inside the apartment were carefully thought of. We enjoyed spending evenings in wonderful garden terrace. The hosts were helpful and nice and the price very reasonable. We will be definitely returning to this place next year.
A hidden gem
If you are looking for real Italy then this is the perfect destination - we loved Dolcedo with its bars and restaurants - delicious food and wine. We enjoyed exploring the Ligurian coast - especially the cycle route from St Lorenzo where we hired bikes and enjoyed the coastal scenery. The apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed - we had a warm welcome and help and good advice was always on hand.
Different and Unique
This was our first visit to this area of Italy as a family. We had previously visited the south of France nearby a few years earlier. On that occasion we decided to go inland as we felt that the French Riviera was too busy and overcrowded. Our week’s visit across the border to this part of the Italian Riviera was therefore a refreshing surprise. Our hosts Ralph, Sue, Jill and Jim could not be more helpful, welcoming and friendly ensuring that we should have an enjoyable time. The apartment could be described as quirky but functional and accommodated our family of four for our needs. Its thick stone walls provided lovely shelter from the heat. Temperatures averaged 32 degrees during our stay. The view from the terrazo was as described and you got used to the twice on the hour bell from the nearby church and the local nature combination of crickets and croaking frogs !
We explored the surrounding area. A visit to a Gelatoria is a must but would recommend a Copetta as opposed to a Cornetto as there is a definite knack to eating a melting ice cream quickly. But be prepared to experience some lovely flavours.
Sea bathing at San Lorenzo del Mare was refreshing and safe. We had day trips to Triora and swam in the rock pools at Molini di Triora and a drive to the top of Colle D’Oggia is an absolute must as the view from the top is spectacular. About 40 minutes drive away is Monte Carlo and being able to drive around the Grand Prix circuit in your car even if it was at less than 45 km/h was fun. The boys enjoyed seeing all the really expensive cars parked up outside the Casino
If you are coming to this area – you do need to bring some insect repellant and spray up regularly and the local’s version is the best. If you are bringing your own car be prepared for narrow roads and the occasional tight squeezes. This area is the natural home to the small Italian Fiat Panda and the three wheeled Piaggio.
This area of Italy definitely grows on you. It is different and unique much like the apartment. In some ways more people should visit Liguria and Dolcedo but at the same time perhaps it should be kept for the privileged few in the know.
This is a fantastic apartment with beautiful views. Dolcedo is delightful and there is easy access to the coast. Highly recommended - we had a great time.
We stayed for the 1st week of September 2014 and were very pleased with the accommodation and area. Quiet location near a village with good restaurants and a few shops. Only 15mins drive from the coast. Ralph and Sue are great hosts in every sense. Un-overlooked and peaceful house. We had a great stay.
This apartment provides a taste of authentic Italian village life yet has the advantage of being close to Imperia with it's beaches and beautiful Town. The owners are on hand to help out with anything you may need. It was a real pleasure to stay here. Meals and drinks on the terrace overlooking the hills are a real pleasure. Highly recommended.
From the Owner
“The property has charm and romance. The position is perfect, peace and quiet but not too far from the town and the sea. The culture and cuisine is simple and genuine. It is real Italy, not on the toursit trail so you can eat well and enjoy yourself and not spend a fortune.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Immediately outside of the house there is a path leading into the hills with walks that rival the beauty of the cinque terra.
The sea and beaches are four kilometres away.
Nice and Genoa airport are nearby. Public transport reaches very close to the house although we provide parking directly outside the apartment.
The historic town of Dolcedo is 10 mins walk away. The provincial capital Imperia is five kilometres away and has stunning architecture including Parasio a medieval settlement set on a hill above the sea. The seafront of Porto Maurizio has sandy beaches and plenty of night-life. There is a wealth of places to visit including Cervo with its annual music festival and the famous resort of San Remo.
The little town of Dolcedo is a 10 minute walk from our door. This pretty, typically Ligurian town, built along the banks of the river Prino, has stone - paved mule tracks, five bridges and water mills, evidence of an olive oil tradition dating back to the 1100's. The local olive groves are among the most famous in the region.
There are markets on Wednesdays and some Sundays selling local and organic produce, antiquities and bric a brac. You will also find an art gallery, shops, bakery, ATM's, a chemist, post office, a number of cafes, pizzerias and restaurants.
The parish church of San Tommaso is a baroque jewel. There is horse riding, mountain biking and whale watching.
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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.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The views, the immediately outside. WIFI”
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- near the sea
- 70 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Toilet, sink with marble surround, shower. Tiled throughout.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom has double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, table, easy chairs, bedside lights, large window and door to terrazzo. Very large room (25 square metres) with large arch windows with beautiful views. Stained glass door leading to terrazzo.
- Outside: Private terrazzo with swing seat, barbecue, superb view. Garden with Mediterranean plants and fresh herbs. Extra outdoor seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels provided