The Hermitage of Santa Maria Maddalena in Monterosso: beauty and rest at the Cinque Terre
You might know that in his works poet Eugenio Montale celebrated Punta del Mesco, a promontory near Monterosso, one of the famous Cinque Terre villages in the province of La Spezia that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.
But do you know the Hermitage of Santa Maria Maddalena, just three kilometers from the Liguria town? It is
scored at dawn / by the plumb-line flight of partridges, to say it with the Genoa-born Nobel laureate, who spent his childhood summer holidays in Monterosso.
The Hermitage rises on a hill behind the village, surrounded by the remains of an ancient 13th-century church dedicated to Saint Lorenzo.
Today, it is an exclusive, historical holiday home that sleeps up to twelve people and can be rented for events or simply a few days of rest, in this gorgeous area of the Riviera di Levante.