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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 5km

Villa Spezia boasts an elegant Italian garden and terraces overlooking the Gulf of Portovenere called the Poet's Gulf.

This charming villa, dominating the town of La Spezia, is located close to the Cinque Terre but also to Tuscany making it the ideal starting base for day trips.

Recently published in a popular Italian home magazine, the villa refined atmosphere has been created with perfectly restored antique pieces, amazing frescoed ceilings and stylish furniture. The owner has put her personal touch and care in every single detail and the light nuances used, give the house a bright and airy feel.

Accommodation;

Villa Spezia unfolds on three levels. You access the villa from the panoramic terrace overlooking the garden with views over the La Spezia gulf in the distance. The entrance leads to the main living room, large and comfortably furnished with a magnificent marble fireplace. This salon has frescoed ceilings dating back to the XIX century and original hand painted floors.

The immaculate fully equipped kitchen has direct access to the terrace for al fresco dining and communicates with the TV room with a nice fireplace and informal dining room. Just off of the kitchen there is a bathroom with a small bathtub.

On the same floor you have a bedroom which has been furnished with original rare antique marine pieces taken from old English vessels with two single beds and a small bathroom with a shower.

A graceful marble staircase leads to the first floor making your way to the other three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has ensuite bathroom with shower with Hydromassage. The second bedroom has double bed and shares a bathroom with shower with the third twin bedroom where beds can be put together.

At the garden level, the basement floor offers a well appointed and comfortable living room and formal dining room. WI-FI internet access available.

The owner is a fine wine connaisseuse and will be happy to help you with advises and suggestions about the area, its best restaurants, shops and places to visit. She also offers a tour in the morning with the owner to the farmer's market , fish market discovering all the gastronomical secret's with food tasting, and a relaxing walk around the center of La Spezia to make you feel a local. The owner lives in an annex not far from the villa close to the caretakers.

The property is also available for smaller groups of 4 persons. In this case the lower floor will not be available.

Garden & Swimming Pool:

The several terraces offer outside the patio extends to a shaded open living area. Here the sofas and armchairs in rattan and a large dining table offer wonderful relaxation, leisurely breakfasts and the perfect setting for romantic evening dinners overlooking the town and sea beyond.

The carefully tended terraced garden is full of colourful flowers and mediterranean trees, with shady areas for enjoying the refreshing sea breeze and the exceptional views. The swimming pool stands in a separate corner of the garden fenced by a hedge to ensure complete privacy. The modern style pool (5x3 meters) has therapeutic hydromassage and swimming against the tide system.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Spezia 5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa - Galileo Galilei 85 km, Nearest railway: La Spezia 2 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The North West Italy region

For seaside and sun lovers, for families and groups of friends, Villa Spezia is the ideal base to visit Liguria and part of Tuscany and discover the excellent local food. Not to mention that you can reach the seaside 15 minutes by car, both the wild beaches in the Cinque Terre and the more elegant ones of Versilia.

Moreover thanks to the villa's strategic location you can easily reach interesting tourist and cultural sights both in Liguria and in Tuscany: Portovenere and the marvellous Cinque Terre, Golfo dei Poeti (Poets'Gulf), the islands Palmaria and Tino, Portofino and Genova. Handy ferries to Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Portofino depart daily from the harbour of La Spezia (2 km).

Nearest town: La Spezia km 2

Restaurants: La Spezia km 2

Supermarket: La Spezia km 2

Grocery: La Spezia km 2

Shops: La Spezia km 2

Outlets: Barberino del Mugello km 160

Bank: La Spezia km 2

Post office: La Spezia km 2

Chemistry: La Spezia km 2

Tennis court: La Spezia km 2

Golf: Versilia Golf Club km 45

Horse riding: -

SPA: Forte dei Marmi km 45

Train station: La Spezia km 2

La Spezia

A MAN MADE LANDSCAPE: Over the centuries, through constant collective work, man has managed to create this landscape, the only example of its kind in the world, safely kept inside a treasure chest between Punta Mesco and Punta Manara. A little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to create this monument in landscape architecture represented by the steep terraces sloping down to the sea.

Held up by over 7000 km of dry stone walling, cleverly built without any kind of cement, they are cultivated as vineyards that reach down to almost touch the lapping sea waves. The Cinque Terre, recognised by the Unesco “Mankind's World Heritage”, are today a National Park and Protected Marine Area with the aim of protecting this great cultural heritage.

ALONG THE PATHS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN BUSH: Without doubt, the best way to discover, to try and understand and enjoy the Cinque Terre is to visit it on foot. Along the paths and the centuries old flights of steps, which up to a short while ago were the only communication routes between the five villages, you come under the magic of this landscape and its panoramas suspended between sky and sea.

The terraced vineyards alternate with strips of olive trees and where man has abandoned the soil, the Mediterranean bush has taken over again, with round euphorbia bushes, broom, white and pink cystus and the agaves that dot the landscape and heady, spicy perfume of the eternal flower. The most famous path of the Cinque Terre is the “Via dell'Amore”, connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore and partially cut out of the steep cliffs overlooking the sea.

THE ROCKY SEA OF THE CINQUE TERRE: The inhabitants of these places had agricultural origins and lived on the hills. They came down to the coast, once the Saracens had finished invading, when the sea became safe and populated the villages at the mouths of the rivers along the shore. Cinque Terre landscape is harsh and wild and even the coast reflects this nature.

High cliffs reaching down into the cobalt blue depths of the sea hide minute shingle beaches at Riomaggiore and Vernazza or tiny “ports” like at Manarola, for pulling up the boats when the sea is rough. Here, in summer, sunbathers mix with fishermen. Between Vernazza and Corniglia there is the romantic beach of Guvano, to be reached on foot. A larger sandy beach, with facilities, can be found only at Monterosso al Mare.

THE VILLAGES: In medieval times, the name “terra” (land) meant village. From this origin comes the name Cinque Terre (five villages). Having rounded Punta Mesco, coming from Genoa, the first village is Monterosso al Mare, the only one with a large beach and promenade connecting its historical centre to the new Fegina quarter. Vernazza, located at the mouth of a river, is naturally protected from the threat of the sea by a rocky promontory and it has always been the only safe landing point in the Cinque Terre.

Corniglia, the only village not on the sea, but nestling on a hill surrounded by vineyards, has its own sweetly countrified appeal. Manarola and Riomaggiore, clinging to the rock face, with their houses piled up in a multi-coloured mosaic overlooking the sea, are the most typical and unspoilt villages of the five.

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