About the home
Bocca di Magra is a nice village located where Magra river flows into the sea. A wonderful panorama of the Apuane alps can be admired from your personal terrace. The wellknown "Cinque terre" are a few km away.
The panoramas you can enjoy from this aparment take your breath away and present you with superb sunsets: with a view stretching from the Gulf of Poets and its islands, to the Apuan Alps with the white stripes of the marble quarries, to the Tuscany coast, to the island of Gorgona and as far as Corsica on a clear day. A unique spot, offering the last bays of Liguria and the first beaches of Tuscany.
The wonderful village of Montemarcello is few minutes drive away: a splendid place with ancient origins, recently voted among the most beautiful places in Italy, with its typical narrow little streets and well-preserved houses painted a typically ligurian pastel colour, and which has in recent years has become the destination for a refined and intellectual kind of tourism.
Coming down from Montemarcello towards Bocca di Magra, another attractive village with roman origins and a small, well-equipped port, you come across a fork leading to Punta Bianca at the southernmost tip of the promontory: it's a rocky point of light limestone that dives into a deep, clean sea surrounded by pine trees and mediterranean scrub.
Just before the little path that goes down, not too steeply, to the rocks at Punta Bianca (15 minutes walk), lies this complex of apartments designed by the famous architect Gio' Ponti and built in the 70s.
Each apartment in the complex, leaning against the hill, has independent entrance, a splendid view of the sea, a parking space in the garage and can use the condominium swimming-pool (june-sep).
The apartment we are offering is reached via some flights of steps, leading through the various blocks of buildings, immersed in the mediterranean scrub. It's snug and comfortable, with the colours of the sea and decorated with colourful tiles; all of the rooms, apart from a kitchen and the bathrooms, have windows onto the large furnished terrace, divided into two parts that are linked to each other overlooking the open sea, the Apuan Alps and the tuscan coast. The apartment is divided into a bigger unit with 2 bedrooms and attached studio with a very comfortable sofabed.
From Puntabianca you can easily get to all of the essential sights in Liguria, such as Lerici, Portovenere and Le Cinque Terre, considered a paradise for hikers (although all of the area here is part of the nature park Parco Naturale di Montemarcello-Magra, with several walker's paths), and the famous beaches in Versilia.
From the little harbour at Bocca di Magra there are small ferries that can take you to the hidden bays in the area, as well as to Punta Corvo, Lerici, Portovenere and Le Cinque Terre.
!!! NEW !!! OUR VALUABLE ASSISTANT CAN PREPARE LUNCHES or DINNERs FOR YOU RIGHT ON YOUR TERRACE (price upon request).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Bocca di Magra, 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
- White marble bathrooms
- Tunisian tiles
- Seaview from all bedrooms
- Full of light
Further details outdoors:
- very big terrace with wooden furniture
Final Cleaning charge Eur 150. Heating in winter charge separately.
Swimming pool only available June 15 - Sep 15.
Extra maid service 15 Eur/hour.
A well-behaved dog is allowed but sorry, no cats.
Strictly no smoking.
Refundable breakages deposit of Eur 500 required on arrival, to be refunded on departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
50% of rental to secure booking. Remaining 50% 1 months before arrival.
The North West Italy / Italian Riviera/Liguria region
Since Roman times the Magra River was a navigational course that went from the hinterland to the sea. This estuary is located near the beautiful Luni Port and it was a famous seaside resort for aristocratic families during the first years after Christ. Ruins of a 1st century A.D. Roman Villa were found in the centre of the resort and it has been organized in various terraces along the sea.
The breathtaking view of the fishing and modern seaside resort that is scattered among the beauty of nature offers enjoyable paths among small shores, estuaries, and beautiful streets where you can enjoy romantic walks.
The Bocca di Magra area
"Whisper" is located in Bocca di Magra that is a small village on the River of Magra that is the borderline between Liguria and Tuscany. Bocca di Magra is in La Spezia district and the position is perfect if you want to visit both of the regions.
Just to mention some of the sites that you can find close:
Cinque Terre are 30 km far from our site and can be reached by boat from Lerici (10 km) or Marina di Carrara (8 km) or by train from La Spezia (21 km). During summertime there is also a weekly boat service from Bocca di Magra directly.
Lerici, Portovenere, Tellaro are only some of the pearls of our coast that can be easily visited taking base at "Whisper".
Furthermore, a lot of interesting medievale sites (Lunigiana valley, Castelnuovo Magra, Fosdinovo) are on the hills all around the Magra valley and during summertime a lot of village festivals take place.
Bocca di Magra has a number of equipped marinas that offer the possibility of docking
A number of excellent restaurants offer both the traditional Ligurian cuisine and the renowed Tuscan variaty. We will give you good advice on a number of them. You will need a full week to try them all.
A) BOATS, FISHING, DIVING (www.ossodiseppiadiving.it) - an excellent Diving Centre and equipped marina that can organize diving excursions, snorkeling, short cruises
boat rent, docking
B) TREKKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKE: in the hill behind Bocca di Magra there is Montemarcello and its natural park. There is the possibility of making nice walks on the paths getting a lot of panoramic views.
C) Near Bocca di Magra a big Windsurfing and Kitesurfing/kite boarding club. Very good breeze nearly every afternoon with good weather due to thermic generated by Alps.
D) a number of excellent local canteens can be visited in particular to taste the famous "Vermentino di Luni".
Sarzana - 10 Km - medievale city. Antique trade market
Marble quarries of Carrara and Colonnata [15 Km]
Forte dei Marmi [30 km]
Portofino [70 km]
Genova [100 km]
Pisa and Lucca [60 km]
Firenze [90 Km]
How to get there
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A short drive from PISA or GENOVA airport.
Driving from the North you have to take the exit “Sarzana” on the A12 highway (Genova - Livorno).
Driving from the South you have to take the exit “Carrara” on the A12 highway (Livorno - Genova).
By AIR [amongst others Ryanair, Easyjet, Britishairways ]
Pisa international “Galileo Galilei” airport is 60 Km only away [www.pisa-airport.com]
Genova airport is 90 Km away [www.airport.genova.it]
Sarzana station is 12 Km away.
La Spezia station is 20 Km away
For train time tables info: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/
Activities near Bocca di Magra
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||5 Feb 12||1 Jun 12||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|High||1 Jul 12||1 Oct 12||£ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Medium||1 Oct 12||2 Dec 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Final cleaning cost € 150. € 500 Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival.
Heating: Electric Heating according to consumption.
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