A Pignata

Location Levie

Postcode 20170

Telephone +33 (0) 495 78 41 90

€€€-€€€€

Why we love it...

Peaceful village guesthouse

The Place

Antoine and Lili de Rocca-Serra opened this place in 1988, near their home village of Levie in the Alta-Rocca mountains. They’ve created a rustic retreat with luxurious – but not overwhemingly so – spa facilities, and beautiful grounds. It’s remote, even for Corsica, but this is part of the charm. Perhaps most will want to soak in the complete peace; if that’s not for you, staff can organize walks, riding and picnics.
In keeping with many Corsica hotels, the decoration in the bedrooms shows an earthy elegance: muted greys on the walls and headboards; dark wood cupboards and floors; slate in the bathrooms. Our reporter enjoyed the powerful shower and aromatic bath products. In the hotel’s grounds are also two characterful treehouse-suites, one of which would suit a family, with its own sitting room, terrace and bunk beds.
A large part of the place’s charm lies in its open-air restaurant, which displays photographs of the Rocca-Serra family, and has a wonderful, large fireplace and lovely views. Standing out on the set menus were Corsican soup, superb local salami, slow-cooked lamb and profiteroles. The restaurant is popular with locals and can fill up in the evenings: when we visited, it was with mainly older couples.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€-€€€€
Rooms 16; 14 doubles, 2 treehouse suites; all have shower, TV, air conditioning, minibar, safe, wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities swimming pool, steam room, massage, horse-riding (reservation required), garden, bar, tennis courts (5 minutes by car)
Children yes
Disabled yes, 1 room suitable
Pets no

To Book

Contact Rocca-Serra Family
Call +33 (0) 495 78 41 90
Fax +33 (0) 495 78 46 03
Email contact@apignata.com
Website www.apignata.com

Good To Know

Address Route des Sites Archeologiques de Cucuruzzu, Levie 20170
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The Location

Find this place: en route to du Pianu, 5km from Levie, follow Aja Majo off the D268 S from Levie, then Canapala

What's nearby: Alta-Rocca region; Levie village; Cucuruzzu and Capula; hiking; beaches 30-minutes away