We stayed at Pamela’s place for 3 nights, but would have loved to stay longer. The home is so much better in person, it’s sparkling clean (which is imperative for us) and the view is absolutely breathtaking from every window. There were so many more amenities than any other place we have stayed in Europe; in the kitchen there was a coffee maker, coffee, toaster oven, blender, great cookware, 5-burner gas stove, big sink, etc., there is a good-sized washer AND separate dryer with detergent (which we really appreciated after traveling for almost 3 weeks), the shower was squeaky clean, the towels were plentiful and fluffy, the hot water and pressure was great and although we brought most of our own things, there were plenty of recognizable shampoo, conditioner and soap supplies. In the great room (which is bigger than it looks in the pictures) there is a very large table, two very comfortable leather couches, a nice coffee table, a beautiful sideboard and a big flatscreen TV. The TV had a good number of English channels, but best of all, it’s a smart TV so you can get all your favorite shows via the internet. The WiFi connection was excellent, and there was a printer available although we didn’t need to use it. The bed was comfortable (we only used one room, but the other beds seemed softer than most European beds) and there was plenty of drawer and closet space with lots of hangers for our clothes. The decorations are so much better in person, too; lots of wonderful artwork throughout the home and tasteful lighting fixtures. Pamela was the quintessential host, she met us at the Riomaggoire train, arranged for her taxi guy to bring up our luggage, showed us around town, pointed out landmarks and good hikes, and even took us to one of her favorite restaurants close to her home. She had wine and limoncello waiting in the fridge, too. After we had a couple of unfortunate mishaps when we were out; Pamela came to our rescue, providing first aid supplies and then taking me down to the local pharmacy to get a cane and pain relief medication for my husband, who hurt his foot so badly he couldn’t walk. She also arranged for a taxi to the La Spezia train station down to the Riomaggoire station when it was time to leave, which made our journey so much easier. Pamela is fluent in Italian and English, which was a wonderful bonus to us, and you can see that she truly enjoys making her guests happy and comfortable. Although there are a lot of steps to get to her beautiful casa, it’s worth every step for the view and all the comforts of home. You will love staying at Pamela’s!
— Peggy, 30 Oct 2018