OUR ACTIVITIES

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Your experience at La Sosta

OUR ACTIVITIES & DAY DESIGNER

Hop into Reception and have a chat with Valentina to design your day based on your interests, mood and weather conditions.
Valentina is born and lives in Levanto, is passionate about local heritage and speaks English, French and German.

A Day Designer: the luxury of deep local knowledge, tips and a good listener to help you design a great day.

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WINE TASTING APERITIVO

A journey through the Cinque Terre vineyards with our Sommelier: it has been said that the Cinque Terre winemaker “is a sort of modern and everyday hero, who, by continuously restoring the dry-stone walls, draws a living from the vineyard giving life to the territory”.

Starting from 10 € per person.

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5 TERRE WINE & WALL TRAIL

It has been said that the Cinque Terre winemaker “is a sort of modern and everyday hero, who, by continuously restoring the dry-stone walls, draws a living from the vineyard giving life to the territory”.

Become a La Sosta certified Drystone Wall Watcher.

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MEET THE WINE MAKER

private tour of Andrea Pecunia’s spectacular terraced vineyard, overlooking the sea. The visit includes wine tasting in his cellar.

In the evening, La Sosta will serve you a wine tasting aperitif  based on 4 wines selected by our Somellier accompanied by appetizers prepared by the Kitchen  …  your Cinque Terre wine journey.

€ 152 for 2 people.

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OLIVE OIL TASTING

In Italy you have 300 varieties of Olives to choose from. La Sosta Kitchen has selected Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils to guide you through a sensorial discovery of the backbone ingredient of the Mediterranean diet. And once you have tasted… the best olive oil is the olive oil you like!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting is part of La Sosta Kitchen Menu. Served between 8.00pm and 10.00pm (except on Sunday).

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COOKING JAM SESSION

A moment of culinary freedom! Based on the guests’ knowledge just as much as the Chef’s experience. Guests can pre-agree with the Chef  & Sommelier Luca Palmero Scatena the content and length of a cooking session based on experience and interests. It takes place between 1.00 and 3.00 pm in the afternoon, at La Sosta Kitchen. Dinner follows on the dishes prepared during the cooking session accompanied by wines selected with the Chef.

Starting from 300 €  for 2 people – private and tailor made so please contact us for details.

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BOAT GOURMET TOURS

A Private Yacht Tour of the Cinque Terre, on board of a vintage motor boat with a Skipper and a Chef.  Lunch menu includes seafood and local, quality products.   A very special way to visit the Cinque Terre and enjoy a day sunbathing and swimming in the Med.  Sailing from La Spezia at 10.00 am and returning to La Spezia around 4.00 pm.

€500.00 based on two people  –  for reservations please speak with La Sosta’s Day Designer in Reception.

 

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ARTS & ARTISTS

Painters Susie Barrow (www.susiebarrow.com), Rosy Scapparone, Gregorio Giannotta, sculptress Paola Rando, photographer Odile Arias exhibit their work at La Sosta (www.animars.it). They live in the region and through their work guests can connect with the beauty of  this part of Italy.

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ARTISANS AT LA SOSTA

Precious Silk Damasks of Lorsica made on traditional looms since the 1500s. During the winter Angela, Graziella, Odile, Susie e Alessandra made the Patchwork curtain now hanging in the Reception at La Sosta.
Guests can admire the full catalogue of this fabulous and historical textile produced by the De Martino family in Lorsica: the family Tessitura DeMartini and a wonderful video on Liguria Style.

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TREKKING FROM LA SOSTA

One of the best ways to see the Cinque Terre e Levanto is on foot.

Here are some great treks that you can start directly from La Sosta:  just as beautiful as the well-known footpaths and not as crowded. The paths linking the various villages offer spectacular views of the cliffs, coasts and cultivated terraces.

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The Ligurian Project

These are the producers which I feature on my blog, finally all placed on a map to show exactly where I found them.

All are within range of  a maximum two hour car drive from La Sosta.

Make your journey complete by experiencing some of Italy’s truest flavors.
Right from their beginning.

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RENTING A BOAT

There are 3 places on the beach where you can rent canoes, paddle boats, motor boats and surf boards by the hour or for the whole day. You can explore the coastline between Levanto and Monterosso and stop at little beaches for lunch and a swim. We are happy to book one for you if you are interested.

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SURFING

Levanto is a well know surfing centre: Surfxchange.

When the conditions are right, surfers arrive from all over Italy and Southern Europe. It is possible to rent all surfing gear at several shops in Levanto.

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SCOOTER RENT

If you will not have a car for your stay here, you may wish to rent a scooter.

For these you can call “Paddock” in Via Zoppi 16, Levanto – Tel. 0187-802005. We could book these for you once you are here.