Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Casa Bianca ( 180m2) offers a peaceful holiday. It is set in a lush Mediterranean garden with olive - lemon- orange - avocado trees, lots of sunny and shady spots and a large terrace for al fresco dining and barbeque. The house has been completely renovated and furnished in a very pleasant modern way, yet it has kept that special Italian countryhouse atmosphere.
On the ground floor are the livingroom with sat. TV and cellphone, wi-fi internet, open fire, sofabed for 1, dining room, kitchen, double bedroom with en suite shower room all with french doors onto the olive groves and terraces, separate utility room with washer and dryer. On the upper floor 3 double bedrooms,(one with 2 beds),two bathrooms (one with bath and shower- one with shower.)
There is a large terrace for outside dining , the garden is furnished with deckchairs. Gated parking.
It is at only 2 km from the centre of Chiavari, a historical medieval town with lovely boulevard, large marina, sandy -gravel beaches. Chiavari is in the centre of the Tigullio bay which stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante where the "Cinque Terre "region starts.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chiavari 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Genova or Pisa 40 km, Nearest railway: Chiavari 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Wireless internet connection, Sky satellite TV, secure gated private parking adjacent to house, room to park your boat or caravan It is a converted farmer's house retaining all the charm without the inconvenience of its origin. Totally refurbished and furnished in a bright modern style.
Enjoy the vinyards and olive groves around the house and also enjoy free extra virgin olive oil and wines produced and bottled here by us.
|Further details outdoors|
A vine covered terrace for outside dining . The gardens around the house (with access to the olive grove of about 9000 m2) are planted with lovely Mediterranean trees like lemon, orange, avocado, vineyards and lots of olive trees. In fact the property makes part of a wine and olive oil estate. You will try our own wine ( with that salty Cinque Terre flavour) and extra virgin olive oil. Come in autumn and join our olive picking (FREE OIL AND WINE samples to enhance your pleasure) also fresh seasonal fruit and garden produce and eggs when available.
The house is only 10 min from the centre of Chiavari, but in a green oasis of calm. Walk down the footpath by the castle into the historic city centre and take a train or boat to Cinque Terre or Portofino for a magical day out.
The owners live in a nearby Villa and will be there to welcome you on arrival and offer any help you might need during your stay.
The North West Italy region
East of Genova ( 40 km) is the Tigullio bay which stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante. The bay has fine long sandy-gravel beaches, large Marinas in Chiavari and Lavagna. This beautiful coastline offers elegant seaside resorts like Santa Margherita, Rapallo with Golf club, riding centre and cultural events , Zoagli a small cosy serene beauty-spot, Sestri Levante in the Bay of Silence , two arms of the sea embracing a village suspended in blue, and the CINQUE TERRE nearby.
Chiavari, a typical Ligurian city with ancient arched shopping streets,daily fruit market and the well known antique market which is held every weekend.
Last but not least Portofino which does not need to be introduced to you: the rich and beautiful ( and you) in the little harbour for an aperitive , capuccino or meal. at daytrip distance : Tuscany flrence, Siena etc.
East of the Tigullio bay starts the region of the " Cinque Terre" which is best reached by train ( from Chiavari, 30 minutes) : five miles of rocky shore , thousands of km of dry stone walls cultivated with vines, five " cinque" little villages" Terre" once only possible to reach by sea . It is a national park and has a dramatic coast falling sheer to the sea with cliffs, which are often vertical . Enchanting beaches among the rocks . The villages are interconnected by a footpath high over the cliffs, with unforgettable views.
Portofino hill is also a National Park with marvellous walks through the pine forest above the deep blue sea to S.Fruttuoso, an ancient monastery which stands alone on its tiny bay. There are many sailing regattas around these beautiful Riviera towns, where the beautiful people have always come to get away from it all.
One week 's holiday in Chiavari is too short: beach-life; sea trips to Portofino and San Fruttuoso , or all the way down to Porto Venere; walking in the Cinque Terre; shopping in Genova; Zoagli a must, Nervi 's sea promenade you should not miss etc.
Taste the typical wine of this region( WE OFFER OURS AND OUR OIL INCLUDED in the price) and all the genuine gastronomic delicacies like the fresh marinated anchovies, the home made sweet and salted cakes and pasta , Pesto, Panzotti, Focaccia, a liqueur made from lemons,and fish from the Santa Margherita fish market etc. Try all the dazzling fruits and salads and vegetables you will find in the daily market in Chiavari's ancient Town Hall square.
A day in Genoa (home of Columbus) is a must with its amazing AQUARIUM which all ages can enjoy, and the ancient palazzi like PALAZZO DUCALE - this ancient port combines its medieval maritime past with new developments and modern trade exhibitions like the Salone Nautico where the finest boats are on show. It is also home to the theatre Carlo Felice, totally rebuilt to the highest technical and aesthetic standards - and of course all the famous Italian shops.
Florence is a 3 hour drive away, or take the train to PISA to check out that Tower, then train to Florence - a long but rewarding day out.