This cozy corner of paradise in close to 5 Terre affords all visitors a most tranquil and relaxing experience in a charming, old-fashioned town like very few remain in Liguria. Right on the seaside and with the mountains at its back, Bonassola is nestled in a cove where every sunrise and sunset makes children and adults alike fall in love.
Bonassola offers all you need for a holiday geared towards complete relax. Should you want to shake off the gravel and stretch your legs, there are many trekking paths to explore; you can also reach nearby Levanto on foot through the gallery accessible to pedestrians.
You definitely cannot miss the chance to visit 5 Terre only a few miles away and bask in that colorful landscape that seems to challenge the breadth and depth of a painting by Kandinskij: here's the florid green of burgeoning nature, there a rainbow of blues playing across the crystal-clear waters, and above it all the flaring reds and vivid oranges of breath-taking sunsets. Board the ferry boat in Monterosso and then travel to Vernazza and Corniglia, stop for a cocktail in Manarola and then sit back and watch the sunset in Riomaggiore.
While further away than other locations, from Bonassola you can take a train to Rapallo, Santa Margherita - and from there, Portofino - and Camogli, and from there take the ferry boat to spend a day in San Fruttuoso and see the Christ of the Abyss. By train you can also easily reach the majestic Genova and visit the many attractions and historical sites there, renowned the world over, such as the Aquarium of Genova, the Museum of Natural History, the Homes of Cristoforo Colombo and Nicolò Paganini, as well as Palazzo Ducale and the many exhibitions there; through the narrow alleys ("vicoli") weaving in and out of the Old Town, you'll get to visit a great many buildings and locations of great historical value that take the imagination back to the times of the Maritime Republics.