The small town of Bonassola, wedged between mountains and sea, is situated on the Ligurian coast near Levanto and the Cinque Terre. While many travelers know the five famous towns of the Cinque Terre, Bonassola, just a few miles further north, offers a much mellower vacation alternative.

Bonassola beach  Bonassola panorama  Bonassola square 

Bonassola has a long sandy beach and beach resorts where you can rent chairs and umbrellas. The crystal clear blue water invites to swimming and snorkeling.

The center of the tiny town is charming and you can find some nice coffee shops and bars serving delicious Italian ice cream.

You can reach this beautiful bathing resort by train from Levanto (2 minutes). We also recommend the walking trail from Levanto to Bonassola which takes about an hour.

Where to stay

There is a wide range of excellent family run 3 or 4 star hotels in the surroundings. We have selected the best alternatives for you: Hotels in Levanto and Hotels in Cinque Terre.

Map of Bonassola

bonassola map

What to see

• Matteo Vinzoni's house (XVII th century)
• Chiesetta della Madonnina della Punta, tiny chapel on a rock overlooking the sea.
• St. Caterina's Church (XVII th century)
• The Castle and the Tower of Arduiner Dynasty (XVI th century)