Tranquil location on the sunny hills in the National Park of Portovenere
Ideal for the nature lovers, rock climbers or for simply enjoying the hiking trails of the National Park
Use of large terrace and garden with olive groves
Breakfast or Half-Board available
The owners can also arrange on request dinners/barbecues
with local fish or meats and seasonal foods
Il Rifugio del Muzzerone is located at the western tip of the Gulf of Spezia . It is nested on hills of Mount Muzzerone, above Portovenere facing the island of Palmaria, along the path of the CAI No. 1 in the National Park of Portovenere.
The area is a place of extraordinary, unspoiled and rare beauty. The white limestone cliffs of Muzzerone plunge vertically onto the blue sea and are not only spectacular to admire but also attract rock climbers from around the world with its exceptional nature setting and variety of technical difficulty (it offers more than 430 climbing routes).
Climbing at Muzzerone
The location is also ideal for hiking lovers as the beautiful hiking trails amongst pine trees and typical Mediterranean vegetation of the National Parks of Portovenere and the Cinque Terre can easily be explored from here.
| Il Rifugio del Muzzerone
|Prices per Night
Stay with Breakfast
||Stay with Half-Board
includes breakfast and dinner with seasonal dishes
Il Rifugio del Muzzerone is reachable by two different ways. The first is walking up from Portovenere, starting from Piazza Bastreri and taking the CAI No. 1 path towards Campiglia Rio Maggiore. The walk takes around 20-30 mins.
The second way is approaching by car from Le Grazie following the signs for the climbing base of Mount Muzzerone. Since the Il Rifugio is not reachable by car, your best option is to park your vehicle off-road. Along the bending road you will come across an "SOS orange column" which is your reference point to an open area along the road where you can park your car.
area where you can park your car and find
the entrance to the path leading to the Il Rifugio
From here take the hiking path marked CAI No 1 which will lead you to Il Rifugio in 5 minutes walk.
path leading to the il Rifugio...
some stunning panoramas over the Gulf of Poets
entrace to il Rifugio del Muzzerone
From the entrace to the property, there are set of stairs that take you through the five acres of olive groves that surround Il Rifugio and lead you to the spacious split-level terrances in front of the building.
The main builing of the property
The terraces are a favourite place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views...
... or just relax in the tranquil setting ...
... or simply enjoy the sun ...
Il Rifugio del Muzzerone can accommodate up to 10 people in two separate rooms adjacent to each other. The bedrooms are located in the first floor of the building and while they are modestly furnished they offer stunning views over the Gulf.
of the two bedrooms
... the views are spectacular over the open blue sea...
Each room is fitted with bunk beds, and it is recommended you bring your own sleeping bag. Alternatively, the owners provide light duvets. Each room has plenty of storage place to store hiking/climbing gear.
bed is supplied with a duvet
and there is plenty of storage place
The bathroom facilities are shared between the two bedrooms and are located on the same floor. There are two toilets available and a shower room.
to the bathroom facilities
The bathroom sink
of the two toilets
Il Rifugio offers a choice of breakfast or half-board for the people staying at the property. The owners are excellent cooks and use local, seasonal products to feast you with typical Ligurian dishes. The place is also well known in the area to go for lunch and taste hearty meals enjoyed amongst friendly atmosphere and spectacular views...
is the owner and lends a helping hand in setting up lunch
the cook and Ettore preparing lunch
sea bream on the grill...
ready to dig in ...
what Italian meal is complete without a plate of pasta...
so tasty it's hard to put your fork down ...
all together enjoying the meal ...
moment at lunch time
amongst the olive groves
Use of garden
Small animals are allowed to stay in the property.
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