We first visited Vernazza 10 years ago. We did our due diligence and researched the best place to stay. Since there are no traditional hotels, it is very important where you chose to stay as you will interact with the owner in a very personal way. Our experience with Giuliano and his rooms far exceeded any expectation we had. Giuliano's place is at the top of the town close to the train station. He will meet you and carry your luggage up the many steps to the room. The steps are actually part of the National Park trail. Once you arrive, you will see the great care and painstaking detail Giuliano has given to his places. We have stayed in 3 of the 4 rooms, each with its own distinctive details. Giuliano has a communal kitchen area where you can keep items in the refrigerator and you will always find large bottles of cold water in there for guests. In the kitchen area you will also find bottle openers, dishes, glasses, towels, etc. for your convenience. The view from his place is just stunning, and he has built incredible terraces from which his guests get to experience its beauty each evening.
Giuliano has built each of the 4 rooms with his own hands, He is quite gifted in the area of stonework. He has taken great pains to make a beautiful place for people to stay and only asks in return that you treat it as your own. I can honestly say that there is nothing I have seen in the U.S. that compares to what Giuliano has created here. Your respect and kindness will be returned exponentially. We have become friends with Giuliano, and have made it a point to visit him even if we are not specifically visiting Cinque Terre. Once you have stayed with him, you are considered a friend. On one occasion he went out of his way to help us get an inexpensive room for our college daughter on late notice. While in Athens, her wallet was stolen. I contacted Giuliano and we were able to have her credit card sent to him so that when she arrived there she could get it. I am not sure what we would have done. She was at the beginning of traveling for a month after studying abroad for 4 months.
I have had the pleasure of sending friends to Giuliano's place. All have left feeling the same way we do. Vernazza is a special place, and Giuliano has become a lifelong friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Vernazza, in a peaceful and sunny location, you will find Camere Giuliano Basso. Giuliano's rooms are a favorite of those who visit Vernazza, offering large balconies with spectacular views of the sea, village and surrounding gardens and being nestled amongst the terraced hillsides. The property is close to Vernazza's historic center, main square, waterfront, trail heads as well as Vernazza's train station. Giuliano is a Vernazza native and a 6th generation stone mason who will make your stay in Vernazza unforgettable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camere Giuliano Hotel Vernazza
- Vernazza Italy
- Camere Giuliano Vernazza, Italy - Cinque Terre