Riviera Escape Monterosso, Italy

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What we like about this property

We love the careful restoration and re-imagination of this former spiritual retreat. Once only enjoyed by monks, the beauty and views can now be yours. With it’s rich history and romantic setting, this is an ideal location for a wedding or special event. 

Description

Located in lovely seclusion above the Ligurian Sea, this historic compound is just outside of Monterosso al Mare and a short drive to the famed UNESCO site of Cinque Terre. Situated in complete privacy with expansive grounds and stunning views, this unique property has all of the elements and services to create a romantic wedding, host a retreat or craft your special occasion.

The historic complex was first documented in the early 13th century and was home for a community of Benedictine monks. Comprised of two separate historic buildings, the monastery to the south and a simple church to the north, the structure features a traditional rectangular nave and a semi-circular apse. There are pre-existing stones and evidence of an even earlier structure with an additional restoration that was performed in the early 15th century. The monastery’s simple construction joins the church, with semi-circular arches and large columns dividing the property into two separate wings united by an internal covered courtyard. 

With two living rooms, six bedrooms staggered throughout the property and a large fully equipped country style kitchen, the house can sleep up to twelve guests and can accommodate up to one hundred on site. Restored and decorated to highlight the historic character of the structures, the house is simply and comfortably furnished with local antiques and charming handpicked pieces. 

There is a unique wine cellar that was originally built in the 15th century with beautiful fantailed vaulted ceilings and large pillars where you can enjoy the local vintage.

Your hosts can provide professional services to manage and create completely customizable, all inclusive special events and the expansive park like grounds are beautifully maintained with plenty of areas to compose a beautiful and memorable event with panoramic views across the sea. 

LOCATION

Monterosso, Italy. Nearest Airports: “Cristoforo Colombo” International airport in Genoa (1.5 hrs) and the “Galileo Galilei” international airport in Pisa (1.5 hrs) 

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Info & Rates
Property Type13th Century converted monastery and church on private park like grounds
Type of EventsWeddings, Retreats, Reunions and Celebrations
CapacityUp to 12 overnight guests and room for up to 100 on site
FacilitiesFully equipped
Amenities and ServicesFully equipped on site services including catering, event services and amenities available
RatesPlease Inquire
Minimum Stay
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet FriendlyNo
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