Pamela's home in Riomaggiore is wonderful! The views are amazing, the beds are the most comfortable that we slept in while traveling through Italy, the washer and dryer are very convenient (especially toward the end of a trip when you're all out of clean clothes), and there are TONS of toys, games, books, videos, video games, etc. to thoroughly entertain all ages! Our kids (ages 8, 7, and 5) were thrilled to have so many options! You'll get your exercise hiking up to this house from the port or the train station, but it's totally worth it to have the view and the privacy (being the house above all the rest)! There's a lemon tree in the yard, which our kids picked some lemons from to make lemonade, and the kitchen is outfitted with just about everything you could need! Pamela's cousin and her husband greeted us right by the gate into town, helped get us through the gate so that we could unpack our car next to the house, and then followed my husband out of Riomaggiore until he could find a parking space further up the road and drove him all the way back! SUPER thoughtful and helpful! And they did the same upon check-out (picking my husband up to drive him to our car, letting him follow them back to get him through the gate to pack our car up, and then seeing us off). You definitely don't need a car in Cinque Terre (and I would recommend not bringing one if possible), but if you're driving in from somewhere else in Italy and then going on from the Cinque Terre, Pamela's cousin, Patrizia, and her husand, Gio, will be of great help when it comes to finding parking! Pamela was great to work with in booking her house, sending us lots of helpful information pertaining to our stay. She even emailed me while we were there to check in on us! I highly recommend staying in Pamela's lovely home! You won't regret it!
— Gillian, UK