Cinque Terre Cottage

If you wish to rent a beautiful holiday home to explore the beauty and atmosphere of the Gulf of the Poets and the Cinque Terre National Park, Blackberry Cottage is the perfect “agriturismo” location for visiting this corner of paradise between Tuscany and Liguria, arguably one of the most beautiful areas in Italy.

A holiday at the Blackberry Cottage will give you the opportunity to visit, by car, by train, by boat or on foot the wonderful Cinque Terre villages and the jewels enshrined in the Gulf of La Spezia: Portovenere, Le Grazie, Lerici, Tellaro and Fiascherino. Add in the surroundings, places of historical interest and local dishes, you have the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.

Baba and Alberto Parenti invite you to visit the website, where you can find pictures of the house and the garden, a description of the interior, as well as some practical advices for making your holiday unforgettable.

Welcome to the Blackberry Cottage, your next Villa to rent!

Cottage rentals
A great location

Fully equipped cottage
Fully equipped

Cottage with garden
A gorgeous garden

Perfect rentals for families
Perfect for families

Cottage with amazing view
Never ending panorama

Historic Cinque Terre



If you want to rent a holiday home between the Cinque Terre and the Poets’ Gulf, the Blackberry Cottage is the perfect location. It is in a wonderful position on a hillside, about 300 meters above sea level, with an amazing view over the Gulf of La Spezia

Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Portofino and Genoa are all destinations easily reachable on a day trip by car, or by car and train.

Pisa international airport, a Ryanair destination, is within a hour from the house.
Have a look at the interactive map to understand better where you could spend a wonderful holiday.

Cinque Terre
home at cinque terre


Our family has been renting the Blackberry Cottage since 1985. Here some memories of our guests.

belle ville italienne

Quel plaisir de passer un séjour dans une villa avec une belle vue sur la baie de La Spezia, ville italienne authentique avec son marché appétissant! Cette villa est un camp de base parfait pour rayonner dans la région : Pise et Gênes sont à moins d’une heure en voiture et Portovenere ainsi que les villages des Cinque Terre sont facilement accessibles par les transports en commun. Une bien belle région à découvrir grâce à la villa des Mûres! [Read more...]

-Cedric (France)/ July 2016

Cinque Terre by boat and rail

Dear Alberto, We had a wonderful sunny week at Blackberry Cottage in April! The garden is lovely and full of flowers in spring - it was very nice to enjoy breakfast outside in the sun with the spectacular view. The kitchen is well equipped and we made use of the BBQ on the terrace. We were 7 adults but the house didn't feel small as we spent most of the time outdoors. It is very easy to get to Cinque Terre by boat and rail, though a car is needed [Read more...]

-Eva & Andrew (Sweden) / April 2013

seinen gepflegten Terrassen

Die Lage wunderschön über dem Golfo dei poeti, der Garten eine Augenweide mit seinen gepflegten Terrassen, die ans nahe Cinque terre erinnern. La Spezia eine Stadt mit charmanter Fussgängerzone, wohltuend un-touristisch angesichts der Touristenschwärme im malerischen Riomaggiore, Manorolo, Monterosse und Co. Portovenere und Lerici nicht verpassen, Lucca ist auch nicht allzuweit weg und eine Reise wert. [Read more...]

-Regula, Andreas und Kiddies (Deutchland)/ Oktober 2008

Uncommon place

How shall we praise this uncommon place
The ancient tower. the fortress wall below
Rising from wild salvia and the strands
Of Old Man's Beard and from the tearing claws
Of blackberry. But from above a cottage
Decked with terraces, roses, oleander and the blue
Of quaintly named ceratostigma
And the view, seated [Read more...]

-Mervyn (United Kingdom) / September 2007

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2019 Daily Prices

5 days minimum stay, changeover on Saturday morning
100 euro cleaning fee, 10% discount for 2 weeks stays

Season Period Price
Low season 31 April – 1 June 145 euro
Middle season 1 June – 29 June 170 euro
High season 29 June – 31 August 215 euro
Middle season 31 August - 28 September 170 euro
Low season 28 September – 9 November 145 euro

The Blackberry Cottage can be rented from April to October.
Booking is easy: everything can be done on-line. If you are interested, just send us an e-mail with your request or fill the contact form.

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We highly recommend coming by car.

The Blackberry Cottage is at the end of 700 meters private road which climbs the hill facing the La Spezia Gulf. There is public transport but it is not very frequent (1 bus each hour on average) and the stop is some 500 meters away. You have to climb quite a lot of stairs to get to the Blackberry Cottage. Parking is easy: you can park up to 4 cars just next to the entrance of the Blackberry Cottage.

Once you have competed the reservation we will send you the directions to reach the Blackberry Cottage.

The maximum number of guests is 8.

There is 1 bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed, 1 bedroom downstairs with 2 single beds one next to the other and 2 rooms upstairs with 1 bunk bed each (so 2 persons in each room). There is 1 bathroom with toilet, bathtub and shower and another toilet upstairs. There is a second shower in the garden which can be used during the nice season. The Blackberry Cottage is perfect for 2 couples with maximum 4 kids. We do not recommend it for 8 adults unless they are very good friends.

When you arrive, you will find a lockbox with the house key inside. As a result, the check-in and check-out are very flexible in order to accommodate your travel plans. Inside the house you will find a manual explaining the main features of the house.

The changeover day is Saturday, when the cleaners and the gardener prepare the Blackberry Cottage for your stay. Everything will be ready from 14:00 on the first Saturday of your stay.

Normally not. Only in low season we ask you to come with 200 euro in cash as deposit to pay the heating if you use it. There is a consumption meter and 1 cubic meter of gas costs 6 euro. So if you use 10 cubic meters the housekeeper will return you 200 - 60 = 140 euro at the end of your stay.

If you brake a glass or lose some cutlery there is no problem and no money will be detracted, just please inform the housekeeper at the end of your stay so that he can replace them.

Don't worry: we will help you in solving any problem may arise.

You will find in the cottage a house manual with instructions on how to live well and use all utilities plus some quick-fix information for things may happen, such as for instance when the light goes off. If the instructions are not enough, the best thing to do is to call me (Alberto) and I will make sure that the right person comes to help you as soon as possible. Besides the housekeeper, who knows the house well, we have a plumber, an electrician and a builder working for us who can fix any kind of problem.

There are plenty of very pleasant activities to do, from hiking to sailing, from sightseeing to swimming. There are several excellent restaurants and nice cultural events are regularly organised in the area. You will find some information on things to do in the cottage and I will send you some additional tips just before your arrival.

Enjoy your holiday at the Cinque Terre!