Boat trips along the Cinque Terre
Guests at Casa Glyn can enjoy the opportunity of a fabulous day at the coast in a private motor boat with qualified skipper! With departure from a private mooring in La Spezia we head across the stunning Golf of Poets, with views to the marble on the Cararra mountains, to Portovenere with its colourful houses, narrow streets and San Pietro church dating back to 1000 A.D. Then, weather permitting, we head along the magnificent coastline of the Cinque Terre, famous heritage site and natural marine reserve. Dips in the warm Mediterranean sea and time to go ashore at Vernazza for a wander and a gelato. Undoubtedly the best way to visit the Cinque Terre is by boat and with the luxury of one’s own vessel and charming skipper then the sea, sun and natural beauty can be enjoyed to the maximum! A stunning day out before heading back to the tranquility of Casa Glyn for supper.
Cookery lessons and cook service
Private cook service is a great addition to any villa holiday and at Casa Glyn we believe in using local Italians who can provide authentic dishes of the area using fresh ingredients and recipes handed down over the generations. What could be more appealing than returning from a day out to a delicious dinner on the terrace of Casa Glyn?! Relaxing and informal this is a great way to find out more about the wonders of Italian cooking. In addition, for those guests who are ‘foodies’ then a day’s cookery course is great fun and the kitchen at Casa Glyn lends itself to such entertainment. Choose the dishes you would like to learn to cook and all about the ingredients and enjoy a fun packed day of Italian cooking and dining without having to go anywhere!
Hiking around Casa Glyn
For those who love hiking, be it in the mountains or by the coast, one is spoilt for choice when staying at Casa Glyn. Directly from the house one can enjoy some very pleasant walks including a short one to a fabulous hidden away water hole with waterfall –a magical location for a cool dip in the heat of mid summer. The Appenines can be easily reached by car in 40minutes with some splendid ridge walks and for the really adventurous then there are some superb, challenging hikes in the spectacular and uncrowded Apuans. Down at the coast the hikes above the Cinque Terre are varied and a sight to behold as are other trails around the Ligurian coast where one will be astounded by the natural beauty, the colours and the vegetation.
Private Cook Service
At Casa Glyn a private cook service is available providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy delicious meals on the terrace of the villa and totally relax whilst dinner is prepared. One can choose between a local chef creating typical local dishes of Lunigiana or alternatively a chef from La Spezia who will arrive with freshly purchased fish and seafood from the fish market to create a sumptuous fish dinner.
Mare or monti – the choice is yours but for sure either or both is a memorable experience and a highlight of one’s stay at Casa Glyn!
What could be more luxurious and relaxing than having one’s own masseur come to your villa whilst on holiday?! Professional masseur Sandro Nutini is excellent – highly experienced, friendly and dedicated, he will come to Casa Glyn on request so guests can enjoy a therapeutic massage with specially blended oils beneath the pool pergola– bliss!
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Glyn despite the stormy weather. We found the location stunning and enjoyed sitting in the hot-tub looking at the views. The living rooms were spacious and attractively furnished . The bedrooms and bathrooms were very comfortable. The kitchen was a joy to cook in with a plentiful supply of equipment. Your help and advice on where to visit and in finding and booking restaurants was invaluable.
Once again many thanks for all your help and for providing us with a wonderful holiday.
David & Gayle, UK, June 2016