This exquisite haven of charm is a real joy for interior-design aficionados. The bar counter was made with altar panels in a colour that sets the tone for the rest of the décor.
The columns that give the bar its name are a feature of the terrace area with the white wrought-iron tables and chairs. It makes an inviting spot for an aperitif or snack with magnificent views across the bay, from the headland of Punta Mesco – a cherished haunt of poet Eugenio Montale, with the Cinque Terre hiding behind – to Sestri Levante, Chiavari, Zoagli and then Rapallo. Close by, Punta Pagana with its castle and villa is the residence of the Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller.
Service begins at 5.30 pm from June and September, when the Pool Bar is open.