Subject: Re: Cinqueterra accommodations
Dear Andy,

Here is a list of hotels in the Cinque Terre area that have been recommended to me, perhaps they will help you. Sandy PS Please note prices are probably out of date.

Hotel Jolie, Via Gioberti 1, Monterosso, 19016 La Spezia; 39-187-817539. A modest, warm-feeling place with a small orange-tree filled garden and a quiet location a few blocks from the beach. Doubles $60-$76 per person, including breakfast and dinner.

Hotel Villa Steno, Monterosso: Via Roma 109; 19016 Monterosa al mare; 39-187/817-028. Features great balconies, private gardens off some rooms, and the friendly help of English-speaking Matteo. A 10-minute hike from the station, the hotel features 16 rooms, easy telephone reservations, televisions an telephones. A double costs $100.

Marina Piccola, Via Antonio Discovolo, Manarola, 39-187-920103. Basic accommodations in the middle of town, overlooking the sea, with one of the region's better restaurants attached. Double $70. Bright, modern rooms right on the water.

Albergo ca d'Andrean, Via A. Discovolo, ICI 19010 Manarola (La Spezia) 39-187/920-040. A quiet comfortable and modern place. Its ambience evokes the feeling that one is in a true hotel, with 10 rooms and a cool garden complete with orange trees. A double room costs $80, a single costs $50. English speakers should ask for Simone.

The Belvedere, Portovenere, 90-06-08, is simple, without a pool but with great bay views and traditional charm. Doubles from $75.

The Paradiso, Portovenere, 90-06-12, is on a par with the Belvedere, though well renovated; management seemed to speak no English at all. Doubles from $125 including breakfast and dinner.

Trattoria Gianni, Vernazza; 39-187/821-003, rents 14 small simple, comfortable doubles. Each is artfully decorated a la shipwreck--up lots of tight winding, spiral stairs near the castle, where the views are the Mediterranean Doubles cost $60 from March through May. Prices go up in the summer. Call three days in advance and leave your name and arrival time.