On June 29,1943 at 10:45am the steamship "Bolzaneto" (owned by the Ilva of Genoa, Company) was torpedoed by the British submarine "Sportsman", this took place between Bonassola and Deiva Marina, while the "Bolzaneto" was sailing from Marina di Carrara to Genoa, transporting a precious cargo of cast iron. The torpedo hit directly in the center of the steamship literally splitting it in two. The ship now rests on the bottom of the sea about 40 - 55 meters deep (coordinates: 44° 10' 269" N - 09° 33' 925" E).
The rivers where covered with asphalt and a modern town was born, like the one we know today. Obviously in time some modifications have been done, but with a lot of hard work we were able to keep intact the nature that dominates the gulf. This is the real attraction, of this breathtaking town: respect for its origins despite the speculation. This is the correct direction!
In these years the town reached its peak of residents:1608. Living here during the 60's was a great fortune, there was a large community and it was self sufficient. Not everyone was enthusiastic but here mumbling under your breath is normal! The economic boom was felt on a positive note creating the tourism industry, and thanks to this the town prospers.
In October a feast in honor of the patron saint is held; The Madonna of the Rosary. She is carried throughout the town with a procession of believers following behind her and this officially closes the summer season. Anxiously awaited provokes more anticipation…. It is practically invoked by all the workers who just made it through the hard month of August, the hottest period and the busiest. Luckily Bonassola still appeals to tourist.
These are the years where our neighbors the Cinque Terre realized what a beautiful place they live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and began to advertize everywhere. After some time the fruits of their labor paid off ,and maybe too much. Are you interested in Liguria? Here with us you will find the real Liguria.
Our Family took over this old business and completely renovated and decorated it to offer our clients relaxation, breakfast, aperitifs, optimal beer and wine of the region. And all of this accompanied by the best in Rock music. Don't forget about our home-style restaurant and it's home-style Ligurian cooking.