Our family of 4 (including 2 adult children) stayed here for a week in June 2012. We loved the location, with good privacy plus views across the water, and the picturesque seaport town and its ancient castle only a short walk away. Restaurants, cafes, bars and supermarkets are close by. Whilst this is a seaside holiday area, it has an "undiscovered" feel. We didn't meet or see many other foreign tourists apart from hikers (we're Australians) but it was packed with what appeared to be happy local teenagers and families from La Spezia and Pisa. The Cinque Terre coastline begins here, with hikers setting off or ending at this end of the coast. We hired a boat and self skippered down the coast and stopped in a few of these beautifully picturesque towns. It was a memorable holiday for our family and being able to home cook meals and sit and enjoy the view was marvellous. Regarding the accommodation at Villa Bianca, the only downside was the size of the main ensuite (tiny) and access - a steep staircase on entry and extremely limited parking on the street. If you have a car you will have to be prepared to park some distance away from the house. All in all a great place to stay and we will be back one day!
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We stayed with another couple but found the size of bedrooms and bathrooms an issue. The cooking facilities were fine and the living area was more than adequate. Just the bathrooms and bedrooms an issue. May we'll be suitable for a family of four. The town of Porto Venere was great.