Breakfast with a sea view
During the summer and when the weather permits, you can enjoy our rich breakfast in the plaza, a few metres from the sea, until the late hours of the morning. Home-made cakes, croissants, the famous Ligurian focaccia, fresh fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury dishes to start your day on the right foot.

Hotel Vita Serena Arma di Taggia

The magic of the Ligurian Riviera, a passion for hospitality

Welcome to the Hotel Vita Serena, a tiny corner of paradise nestling in the beauty of the Eastern Ligurian Riviera. An old decking for boats, renovated and turned into welcoming accommodation, the complex is located a stone’s throw from the sea and the sandy beaches of Arma di Taggia, as well as the renowned Riviera dei Fiori cycle path.


Enter the old sea-front village and enjoy your best holiday ever, breathing in the sea breeze and really experiencing these enchanting places that Italo Calvino wrote about.

The pleasure of sleeping in the land of Taggiasco olives

Each bedroom is an emotion

With its 14 bedrooms – six located in the main house and eight in the annex next door – the Hotel Vita Serena offers comfortable, intimate surroundings, perfect for summer holidays as well as winter breaks.


Discover the pleasure of sleeping in an ancient seafront village, in spacious, welcoming bedrooms, each with its individual character, decorated with hand-painted murals representing some of the best quotes of Italo Calvino and other Ligurian poets.

Each room is equipped with:


  • bath with shower
  • designer radiator and air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi Internet connection
  • safe
  • hairdryer
  • top quality courtesy toiletries set
  • flat-screen TV
  • sea view available upon request


Families with children can request child beds, rails and cots.

Your small four-legged friends are also more than welcome!


Choose the Hotel Vita Serena for your half-board stay in Arma di Taggia: you won’t regret it!

And you can also choose the B&B formula for a freer choice.

Moreover, we also offer a convenient bike hire service.


Much more than a simple holiday in Liguria

“Of a city you do not enjoy the seven or seventy-seven wonders, but rather the answer it gives toa question of yours.”

This is our aim at the Hotel Vita Serena: to offer an unforgettable experience, to answer our visitors’ questions, embracing them in a world of beauty, art, culture and hospitality.


We are a small, one-star hotel that aims to give great value and unique hospitality in its genre.

Travelling, exploring, learning

Travelling and discovering new places is not only a way to relax and take a break from your daily routine, but it is also an occasion to open your mind and heart to the beauties around us, to learn something new every day and return home with our eyes full of wonder.

We do our best to make sure this is exactly your experience here.

Why Italo Calvino?

Italo Calvino lived for a time in Sanremo and wrote about the atmosphere, places and characteristics in a perfectly unusual way making him a cornerstone of Ligurian culture.

And we love him so much that we want to celebrate his talent, bringing a small piece of his imagery into our rooms, together with that of other Ligurian poets.


If you are looking for somewhere that can give you an unforgettable emotion for your holiday on the Ligurian Riviera, contact us now and start dreaming!


Ligurian specialities and flavours

Our restaurant with outside area on the square just a few metres from the sea offers carefully prepared dishes, Ligurian specialities and wholesome flavours.

Dishes of the land and sea

Every evening we offer dishes of land and sea prepared with top quality local and national ingredients, a wide selection of quiches, focaccias and finger food, 3 pasta dishes and 3 meat dishes that change every day and delicious home-made desserts. And for our external guests, we offer an à la carte menu with various daily offers.

Wines of the Heart

We also boast a vast local and national wine cellar as well as some “wines of the heart” personally selected by Renato: biodynamic and unusual, they will surprise your palate and are the perfect accompaniment to every dish.

Special menus for children

We want our younger guests to also feel at home and so we offer special menus, coloured cutlery, napkins, high-chairs and everything else required to make them feel free and special.

Breakfast with a sea view

During the summer and when the weather permits, you can enjoy our rich breakfast in the plaza, a few metres from the sea, until the late hours of the morning. Home-made cakes, croissants, the famous Ligurian focaccia, fresh fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury dishes to start your day on the right foot.   Do you have any special requests? Do not hesitate to contact us, we will try to fulfil your desires and needs.

Arma di Taggia and the surrounding area

Set off on a discovery of the wonders of Liguria

The seafront village

The Hotel Vita Serena is located in the centre of the ancient seafront village, boasting a number of Blue Flag beaches and sandy resorts. A very interesting village, lively even in the winter months thanks to its many characteristic shops and bars.

The medieval fortress

Two kilometres towards the mountain you can find the true beauty spot of Taggia, the ancient medieval fortress that offers visitors wonders such as the bridge over the Argentina River, 270 metres long with 16 arches, the monumental San Domenico complex, and the 16th century Castle.

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The Riviera dei Fiori cycle path

With its view of the sea, the Riviera dei Fiori cycle path runs for 28 kilometres on the former site of the ancient railway line. A breath-taking landscape stretching from San Lorenzo a Mare to Ospedaletti, passing through Riva Ligure and Sanremo. Not to worry if you don’t have a bike: you can hire one just a few metres from the hotel!

A day trip out

Arma di Taggia is just 20 kilometres from the French border and you can easily reach renowned resorts such as Montecarlo and Nizza, visit the surrounding areas and grab a snack in the casino. And if you are a fan of casinos, don’t forget the one in Sanremo, just 5 kilometres away.

The Maritime Alps

Wandering just 40 kilometres into the inland, the scenery changes and we find ourselves in the Ligurian Alps, an integral part of the Maritime Alps. Here we find the highest summit of Ligurian, Saccarello, a place of uncontaminated landscapes, the Tanaro spring and the border with the French Alps.
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Worked up an appetite?

Enjoy a tasty dinner and sample the delicacies of Elena’s lovingly prepared dishes!

Special Offers

The very best offers for your holiday on the Western Ligurian Riviera

In Arma di Taggia, near Imperia, on the Riviera dei Fiori

We are located in Via Candido Queirolo 102, in Arma di Taggia. A truly convenient position to discover the surrounding territory: near Imperia and Sanremo, just 32 km from Montecarlo and 40 km from Nizza.


Arriving by train: the nearest stop is Taggia

Arriving by car: the motorway exit is Arma di Taggia

Arriving by plane: the nearest airport is Nice (50 minutes away), followed by Genoa (90 minutes away).

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    Two week Holiday happiness
    Two week Holiday happiness

    We would like to thank Renato, his family and staff for their pride, professionalism and caring manner during our wonderful holiday in this lovely resort/ area of Italy. The whole experience was second to none, excellent value and we loved the authentic atmosphere of the seaside beach. Well done to you. Kind regards Denise and Stephen Weller - see you in 2018