Located just above the shoreline in lush Mediterranean gardens and olive groves, this villa for rent in Italy inhabits a spot of exceptional natural beauty.
Restored by Tuscan architect Francesco Ridolfi the turn of the century villa’s classic features and authentic character have been preserved and enhanced with a stylish mix of traditional and antique furnishings and decor that complement the historic aspects of the property.
Connected by a balcony bridge, the villa consists of two separate wings and can accommodate up to eight guests.
The common areas include a large living room divided by a double sided fireplace, a dining room, and kitchen with an original wood burning oven all surrounded by a huge terrace overlooking the sea.
On the floor above are four double bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom and private terrace) all with lovely sea views.
The expansive grounds wrap around the house with a mixture of lush gardens and terraces for alfresco dining. There is ample space for relaxation and play with a salt water pool overlooking the views and additional dining space with a gazebo bar.
This is the perfect hideaway for family and group holidays and the ideal base for exploring the historic Ligurian coast.
Optional daily housekeeping available, Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, climate control, laundry facilities, private parking for up to four cars.
The charming Ligurian town of Lerici is within a five minute walk from the villa and offers excellent trattoria’s and cafes, an atmospheric old harbor and a beautiful promenade along the sea. Ferries departing from Lerici will take you to Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Palmaria Island, while the nearby port and naval town of La Spezia is a fifteen minute drive.
“The Five Lands” of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore on the Ligurian coast and the stunning UNESCO heritage site of Cinque Terre are under an hour north. This is a rugged stretch of the Italian Riviera and is part of the expansive national park. World renowned Cinque Terre’s colorful terraced homes are perched along the cliffs overlooking the sea and is one of the most visited spots in Italy. Connected only by paths, boats and trains the most amazing parts of the village are thankfully free of cars. The nearby town of Monterosso is divided by a tunnel into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town and is ideal for walking and features the only extensive sandy beach in Cinque Terre. The daily boat service by Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti during summer is the best way to go from village to village and admire the stunning coastline from the sea.
Lerici, Liguria, Italy. Nearest Airport: Pisa (74km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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