Lerici, Liguria – Italy
Sleeping 7 people this pretty country villa recently restored occupies a privileged hillside position right at the gates of the old charming village of Lerici located on the borders between Liguria and Tuscany, at just a stone’s throw from the Cinque Terre natural reserve.
Its peaceful seaside location enjoys utmost privacy and seclusion. The house is a part of a private estate surrounded by olive groves enjoying extensive views over Lerici and the Gulf of Poets.
Villa Emilia has been meticulously restored in 2015 by the owners who live near the estate. It provides all modern comforts, while at the same time preserving its typical Ligurian design (facciata “Rosso Pompeiano” – Red Pompei facade) with white and soft tones of the walls and furniture. The exotic details add a special touch of distinction to this property, where tradition blends harmoniously with sea, sun and relaxation!
The villa extends on 3 levels. From a beautiful iron gate on one of the main streets to Lerici, through a magnificent staircase surrounded by greenery, we arrive at the main entrance of the house. On ground floor we find a simple living-dining room, which integrates both living and dining sections. Adjacent there is the fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances.
A little staircase leads to the first floor with Independent entry , a small relax area with TV and 1 double bedroom with bathroom en-suite tastefully and stylishly furnished. On second floor there is the master double bedroom with a spectacular view on Lerici’s Castle and the Gulf of Poets, 1 junior room with 1 bunk-bed plus 1 single bed on mezzanine. Each bedroom is fitted with fans and has modern bathrooms with shower.
The villa offers all modern comforts such as wireless internet, tv, stereo system, washing machine, dishwasher, and mosquito screens. The furnishings have all been carefully chosen to create a bright and simple atmosphere.
Ground floor: Entrance doors, living/dining room with TV, 1 fully equipped kitchen,
First floor: Entrance, 1 Living room with TV, 1 Double bedroom with 1 en-suite Bathroom with shower.
Second floor: 1 Master Double Bedroom, 1 Single room with 1 bunk bed plus 1 mezzanine with single bed
Outside: Garden with sea view and breakfasts/dinners “al-fresco”
Private parking: Inside the property
When you arrive at the property an iron gate welcomes you and introduces you to the totally private grounds of the villa.
The garden is fully equipped with table and chairs to enjoy al fresco dining and spend time in complete relaxation sipping a glass of wine.
The meticulously tended lawns of the well-kept garden are accessed directly from every door of the villa and extend right down to the low, stone, perimeter wall, which opens out on to the magnificent scenic backdrop of the peaceful green and the turquoise Mediterranean beyond.
The grass is dotted with ancient palms and other mediterranean trees, together with rosemary bushes, lavender and bright flowering plants.
Everything at Villa Emilia is perfectly in place to create the ideal setting for your wonderful vacation!
This property’s extraordinarily peaceful setting, where utmost privacy is guaranteed, will probably make you reluctant to venture far afield! However, if you do wish to explore the natural and historic attractions of this scenically outstanding area, this location makes it an ideally strategic base.
The San Terenzo seashore is about 7 minutes by foot from the house. The charming old fishing villages of Lerici, San Terenzo, Fiascherino, Tellaro now sophisticated luxury resorts, with fine beaches and excellent restaurants, are about 10 kms away.
The panoramic coastal road leading to the villa winds its way uphill through luxuriant, seductively aromatic Mediterranean ‘maquis’ vegetation and takes you through a string of picturesque little villages hugging the coastline.
Regular ferry services run from the nearby port of Lerici to connect with such enticing seaside destinations as Portovenere and the Cinque Terre villages; while further inland you can enjoy cultural sightseeing in the ancient Roman town of Luni, with its fascinating museum.
The world-famous Carrara quarries, source of all Michelangelo’s superb white marble, are also situated in the near vicinity.
The splendid historic cities of Genoa, Lucca and Pisa are all about an hour’s drive away, while Florence is approximately 1 hour and half away by car.
- Closest town: San Terenzo 400 meters where there are grocery shops, restaurants and bars
- Distance to shopping: 400 m
- Closest restaurant: 5 mins walk
- Other restaurants & Pubs: Lerici at 7 mins by foot
- Closest beaches/sea: Venere Azzurra 500 m, Lerici 1 km, Fiascherino/Tellaro 4 km
- Nearest highway: La Spezia 14 km
- Nearest train station: La Spezia 14 km
- Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 80 km
SITES OF INTEREST:
- Cinque Terre by train: Trains depart daily from La Spezia
Timetable and information: Treni Italia
- Cinque Terre by boat: Ferry companies depart daily from the local port of Lerici
Timetable and information: http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/
- Beaches: Bocca di Magra, Fiascherino, Tellaro, San Terenzo 10 minutes by car
- Towns & Villages: Lerici/Golfo dei Poeti: 400 m, Fiascherino/Tellaro: 4 km, Bocca di Magra: 10 km, Sarzana: 18 km, Portovenere: 30 km, Portofino: 93 km, Genova: 100 km, Carrara/marble quarries: 35 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi: 43 km, Pisa: 80 km, Lucca: 74, Firenze: 148 km.
- All linens and towels
- All utilities
- Wi-Fi Internet access
- Water, gas, electricity
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Security Deposit € 200,00 to be paid in Euro cash on arrival and refunded at the end of the holiday
- Final cleaning € 50,00 per week
- Rentals are Saturday to Saturday
- Long rentals considered on request
- Arrival between 4 and 8 p.m.
- Departure by 10.00.
- Car essential
- Child welcome
|Iron & Board||Washing Machine|
|Linens Provided||Wireless Internet|
|4 Ring Stove||Microwave|
|Dining||Seating For 8 People|
|Garden Table & Chairs||Outdoor Grill|
|Boat/Yacht Charter||Guided Excursions|
|Extra Maid Service||Private Driver|
|Nude Beach||Winery Tours|
|Disco Club||Scenic Drives|
|Horseback Riding||Sight Seeing|
|Local Services & Businesses:|
|Sports & Activities:|
|Fishing||Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling|
|Jet Skiing||Water Skiing|
|Mountain Biking||Whale Watching|
|Outlet Shopping||Whitewater Rafting|