Abbadia San Giorgio
Frescoed former abbey on the Ligurian coast
From its frescoed garden cloisters to its elegant four-posters, this luxury B&B on the scenic Ligurian coast has been finished to perfection. Nicely secluded, it's also just minutes from the beach.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
In the village of Moneglia, on the Riviera del Levante.
Come here for...
● A unique and tranquil setting – this is a former Franciscan convent. ● Hospitable family owners. ● Walking on the Cinque Terre coastal paths.
There's a swimming pool and restaurant at guests' disposal at sister property Hotel Edera, 100m away, in addition to a sandy beach just 50m away.
Good to know
Bells from the church tower may wake you – at a civilised 8.30.
8 rooms and suites
Rooms have cool marble floors, burnished antiques, locally crafted wrought iron beds and elegant drapery, with satellite TV, aircon, wi-fi and organic bathroom soaps and gels. Suites have canopy beds and jacuzzi baths.
All rooms are pleasing, while the Honeymoon suite goes one further, with a huge canopy bed and views over Moneglia's historic centre.
Eat & Drink
Though only breakfast is served at the Abbadia, guests are welcome to dine at the nearby Hotel Villa Edera which offers typical Ligurian dishes such as verdure ripiene alla Genovese and pansoti in salsa di noci.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10am. Expect homemade pastries, preserves and breads in addition to Ligurian delicacies, all sourced locally.
Late risers can have their breakfast in bed.
See & Do
There's plenty to keep you busy here. Wannabe chefs can brush up their skills at one of Abbadia San Giorgio's Ligurian cooking classes, or book a guided tour to one of the local olive oil mills and wine cellars.The Cinque Terre national park and valley of Varese Ligure are musts for keen walkers, while the old town of Moneglia, with its churches and palazzi, awaits exploration.
Sister Hotel Edera has a sauna and swimming pool, and you can always try nature's own spa on the private beach.
Moneglia plays host to a classical music festival that's a feast for the ears.
Fireworks light up the sky during the Festivitá del Santo Cristo.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 185 - 300Check In
11amMinimum Night Stay
Generally three nightsOpen/Closed
Closed 6 November – 6 DecemberAir Conditioning
Over-12s are welcomePets
Yes. Up to 100 guests can be catered for.
Piazzale San Giorgio, 16030 MonegliaParking
For a small fee you can park in either the open-air parking lot or the covered garageTrains
Moneglia is only a five minute walk awayTaxis
EUR 100-120 from the airport.Airport
Genoa – 60km