Villa Gnocchi Agriturismo

Bed & Breakfast

Simply furnished, tasteful rooms - perfect for a country getaway! Enjoy coastal views at breakfast or explore the village...


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Once you’ve negotiated the steep and windy access drive, you are rewarded with sensational views over Santa Margherita. Roberto, a Ligurian farmer, trained at Pisa University and inherited the house from his grandfather in a dilapidated state; he’s made a few changes! He is a wonderful host and loves this place, deep in the country but within sight of the sea… enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine from the terrace and gaze down the coast: a treat. Each bedroom is colourful, spotless, different: white, ochre or saffron; all are simply furnished and decorated with dried flowers. Bright bedcovers dress grandfather’s beds, muslin curtains flutter at windows, old framed prints hang on the walls and many shower rooms are tiny. Apart from the hoot of the train and the faint hum of the traffic below, the only sound to break the peace is birdsong. Forget the hire car: Santa Margherita – a 15-minute walk downhill, a bumpy bus or taxi up – is a charming little town, with beach, fishing boats, shops, bars and restaurants. Paths lead to most of the villages and there are buses from the gate.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
By 1.30pm, then 4.30pm-7.45pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Mid-October to mid-April.
Restaurant 500m.


Nightly price
from €95
2 Twins
From €95
2 Family rooms for 4
From €130
5 Doubles
From €95


A delightful, and yet accessible hideaway. Truly lives up to the write-up.... And more so. Roberto goes out of his way to be helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. And his English is very good! Breakfast on that sunny terrace is an unforgettable experience: the view, the delicious food, the pleasant company, if you want it. The balcony is also great for an evening picnic, with food bought from the wonderful delis in Santa Margherita. I'm not saying any more because I want to be sure there's still space for us when we go back, as many guests do!


Wonderful place - terrific views, good rooms, very helpful owner


My friends and I have just returned from a lovely holiday in Villa Gnocchi. Roberto is a wonderful host who is there to give advise if required but if not, just leaves you alone to enjoy the wonderful scenery. The Villa is charming and very clean and our room had a wonderful panoramic view overlooking Santa Margherita. Thank you Roberto and team for a lovely stay.


Wish we had booked more nights. Robert is a truly professional host and meets every need without question. Beautiful and romantic setting. Great location but be sure to bring the directions that Robert sends with confirmation letter and follow them exactly


We really loved this place. Roberto was a great host, he was very helpful suggesting things to do and places to visit. He also had a wonderful, dry sense of humour. The views are stunning and the atmosphere very relaxed, breakfast on the terrace was a real treat. The rooms were a good size and had lovely indvidual touches - possibly our favourite place on this trip.


Roberto is the one who makes this a special place to stay. He is an excellent host and looks shocked should you mention the idea of consulting Tourist Information. He has extensive local knowledge and Villa Gnocchi is an excellent centre for exploring the many marked walks criss-crossing the Portofino National Park. Indeed it is perfectly possible to manage here without a hire car as the public transport links are excellent. Villa Gnocchi is set in a spectacular spot in an area of great beauty. The rooms are colourful and spotless and the breakfast excellent. We met several couples who were here for the third and fourth time, and you can see why!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Roberto Gnocchi

  • Access for cars from via San Lorenzo 29, private and secure parking at the inn
  • Perfect base to start walking excursion to the national park of Portofino
  • Just over one of the most famous and charming marine resort oof the italian Riviera
  • If you don't want to use your car you can easily walk downtown in 15/20 minutes or use the bus stopping nearby
  • Very close to Genova (25 km), good base to visit the Cinque Terre by train in 35 minutes
  • Perfect to enjoy the italian riviera in a relaxing way