Subject: Levanto or Monterosso.
Hi , may I suggest for anyone driving from Milan to that area to stop at the Certosa di Pavia. It is a short detour from A7 . This monastery is extraordinary , ...and well worth the detour.!!! Should you have a little more time Pavia is a charming , tremendously interesting city. We stayed there at Hotel Moderno and liked it very much.

--In Levanto we stay at the Hotel Stella Maris recommended by Karen Brown in one of her books. This is a two star hotel which includes half pension. We stayed not in the hotel but in its annex and found it a much better buy, and like better the new functional furnished rooms facing a small garden and thus avoiding a noisy street . They were less money too, meals were in the main hotel a 2 minutes walk. Hotel Stella Maris fax 0187 80 73 51. Graziella Miami Beach.