Villa Zanego seaview with park, Lerici near 5Terre
From $392 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 7
Description from the owner
Villa Zanego is a charming villa surrounded by a wonderful garden and amazing sea views just outside the characteristic village of Montemarcello. The villa is bright and airy and has been very tastefully furnished. The fenced in garden area is very private and full of typical Italian local plants such as rosemary bushes,lavendar and beautiful flowers.
Originally a solid construction of the '60s, the house has undergone a total renovation 4 years ago and consists now in 2 buildings.
The main building is made in two floors with interior of contemporary design and equipped with technical and architectural finishes first class. Outside balconies ...Read more
Villa Zanego seaview with park, Lerici near 5Terre
Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy
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La Spezia is the southest province of Liguria and is famous for its seaside and the little villages. Those are an idyllic retreat where you can dine on the bounty of the sea, sip the wine of the region, swim, or watch the brilliant sun set over the Mediterranean Sea.
This legendary costal area was once the home of some of the world's most famous poets: Shelly, Lawrence, Byron, and Dickens. They, as did many artists, found inspiration from the colorful hamlets,the deep blue sea and colorful gardens.
Montemarcello 2 minutes drive from Villa Zanego
Take a step back in time as you enter though the 15th century walls of Montemarcello. Time seems to have stopped in this medieval burg with its burnt orange and faded rose facades. The narrow walkways lead through archways into small hidden and intriguing squares.
To the west of the town, are the amazing marble quarries of Carrara that appear as mountains sprinkled with snow. On the ocean side of town are the amazing vistas that open up to the Gulf of the Poet's and in the distance, Portovenere, the Isles of Palmaria and Tino.
The National Park of Montemarcello is another point of interest with its botanic gardens and pathways leading through flora and fauna typical of the area.
Lerici / SanTerenzo, 7 minutes drive
Lerici and San Terenzo are amongst the most populated villages in the Poet's Gulf. Their pink and yellow homes, typical of the Ligurian region, climb the hillside above the deep blue sea. Some of the most famous poets such as Shelly and Lawrence chose these two towns as their summer retreat. In fact, the 16th century castle above the harbor in Lerici is said to have inspired Shelly's wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, to write Frankenstein.
Watch the boats come and go from the yacht harbor, dine at one of the many seaside cafes, and linger long enough to enjoy the brilliant sunset.
Lawrence wrote: "The Mediterranean is quite wonderful and when the sun sets beyond the island of Porto Venere and all of the sea is like heaving white milk with street of fire across it, and amethyst islands back away, it is too beautiful."
Cinque Terre 15 minutes+10 by train
Five minutes apart by train from La Spezia, you find 5 villages far removed from the hustle and noise of the French Riviera and the cities of Italy. Hike the centuries old mule trails and the footpaths and climb the Romanesque stairs that wind 500 to 1,000 feet above the sea. Terraced vineyards alternate with strips of olive trees and a heady perfume of spice emanates from the woods as you traverse from village to village.
Each village has its own unique character and all remain unspoiled as if suspended in time. The villages are not easily accessible by road, so cars are seldom seen. The "milk train" that runs through the tunnels from Rome to Paris makes regular and frequent stops at each village. For a spectacular view, hop on the "tourist boat" that ferries both locals and tourist from village to village and to major ports along the Italian Riviera
Portovenere, 25 minutes drive or 15 minutes by ferry
Portovenere has Roman origins as can be seen in the San Pietro church. "Portus Veneris" is found in certain historical writings as far back as 161 A.C. This amazing church is open to the public if you are up to climbing the steep and well-worn steps. There are spectacular views both inside and out. The unique and gaily painted homes along the harbour are very tall and narrow. It is said that the residents would pour olive oil on the pirates from the upper floors.
The "Grotta Byron", where poets Byron and Shelly would go for a swim, is visible but not accessible to the public. Amazing would best describe this historical site that is carved into the rugged cliffs.
Car is not necessary
Last updated on December 11, 2014
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- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no