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Loving Levanto…

In the middle of a thick pine forest, high on the hilltops of the charming seaside town of Levanto, sits Hotel Abetaia. Read more...

In the middle of a thick pine forest, high on the hilltops of the charming seaside town of Levanto, sits Hotel Abetaia. This hidden gem was the base for our three-night stay in Levanto, Italy. Nestled off the highway amongst the serenity of the natural surroundings of the forest, this secluded boutique hotel does not disappoint. The adjoining restaurant   “ Incucina”, delivers a delicious traditional Ligurian menu prepared by owner and chef Sonia. Breakfast is included in your stay and the warm and friendly hospitality of Hotel Abetaia, will make you want to return time and time again.


Hotel Abetaia                                      




      The entrance to the Hotel through the pine forest


                        A gentle stream nearby


The delicious local Ligurian seafood cuisine at the Hotel Abetaia in house restaurant Incucina


A further five kilometers downhill from Hotel Abetaia, awaits Levanto. An alluring seaside town, on the Italian Riviera and a great base when exploring Cinque Terre. When travelling to Cinque Terre (if you have a car), Levanto train station is the ideal spot to leave your car for the day and hop on board a train to check out the five nearby picturesque cliff top towns.

The train ride from Levanto to the first town of Monterosso is a short five-minute journey. Monterosso is also accessible by boat or a two-hour hike up the hill through a guided path.


                                     Levanto Beach


The wide sanded beach of Levanto is perfect for glorious summer days on the beach. Levanto beach is a haven for surfers and divers as well.

When in Italy we prefer to eat where the locals eat. Trattoria’s or Osteria’s, where rustic home cooking is produced, is where you will find us for dinner. Whilst staying at Levanto we dinned at both Trattoria Centro and Tratttoria Cavor, which served local Ligurian cuisine, fresh seafood and the regions ever-popular pesto.


                                Loving  Levanto Sunset

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My recipe for an easy homemade Ligurian pesto, coming soon 🙂

You can check out my Trip Advisor reviews about Levanto here.


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47 comments on “Loving Levanto…

  1. Enjoyed this! The entrance to the restaurant is pretty with all those pines. Hospitality creates such a warmth inside you, doesn’t it.
    Love rhe sunset at the beach!!

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  2. orangewayfarer

    looking forward to the pesto recipe! Uric acid stuck here, cant have any more tomato sauce.

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  3. The hotel looks so cute and that place is beautiful! enjoy!

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  4. Great post! I stayed in Levanto when visiting the Cinque Terre too. It’s a wonderful family town and great place to use as a base. So glad you enjoyed your stay there!!!

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  5. Brooklyn's Corner

    The photos are stunning.did you take them?

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  6. What beautiful photos; and your descriptions take me back to my experiences in this region. I asked the staff at my Ligurian restaurant for their pesto secrets and was told I had to move there! Apparently you can’t create the sauce without Ligurian basil 😦 But we can try… and reminisce.
    Great blog.

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  7. Cinque Terre is one of my favourite places in the whole world! We didn’t get the opportunity to explore Levanto but will definitely spend time there next time!

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  8. Wow..such a scenic place and beautiful photos!

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  9. I visited Levanto many years ago and I well remember the seafood there. So fresh and delicious and the scenery is just so beautiful. Love your photos!

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  10. lovely #wanderfulwednesday

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  11. Oh this is so beautiful, it hurts my hurt! I would love to do that hour and a half hike xx

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  12. What a beautiful blog!! Your photography is stunning, I wish I knew how to set up a page like this, yours is an inspiration

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  13. Oh how lovely! Now this is what I call one gorgeous setting… and that sunset is dreamy too 🙂

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  14. The sunset is gorgeous indeed, what a view!!

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  15. I loved Levanto too!! Great pics 🙂

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  18. I would always suggest a stay in Levanto over any of the Cinque Terre, simply because Monterosso al Mare etc get quite busy and are full of ‘touristy’ things, while Levanto gives you a more ‘local’ feel. That pasta looks delicious! 😉

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  19. mmmmm that food looks amazing! The view are not bad either 😉

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