Our 10 days’ stay at Jacopo’s house was such a precious experience that you actually would rather keep it for yourself as something special to cherish, instead of sharing it with everyone. But anyway – I am not going to be selfish. Hereby my feedback.
About the owner. From the very first minutes we were charmed and touched by the warm welcome of Jacopo and his mother (tea and a homemade fig cake!). It was a pleasure to meet these open-minded people who entrusted their house to us. No need to say that Jacopo was very helpful, and we received all the necessary instructions to orientate locally.
The house is fully equipped, you will find everything you might need. Moreover, it is furnished with taste, harmonious and inspiring (I loved Laura Fiume’s prints).
It has a huge garden, where we spent all the mornings (what about reading in hammock under the olive trees?) and evenings (stillness, from time to time interrupted by the sounds of cicadas & owls). By the way, the temperature was perfect even on hot days since the house is located on the hill.
The beach was, I believe, the best one around that area. Although you should be able to enjoy walking down and up the hill for about 20 minutes, what we actually did enjoy (a perfect daily workout). Although if a workout is not for you, you can reach other beaches by car or go to this special one by boat (as the local people do).
The town Montemarcello is, in my opinion, as beautiful as the famous Cinque Terre, but much less touristic.
Ok, here I stop. The rest you should discover yourself.
Jacopo, thank you! Hope to meet you again!