Citra code: 011015-CAV-0025
Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3
La Spezia, Cinque Terre – Liguria, Italy
A delightful country villa for 8 people on a sunny hill close to the Cinque Terre with a beautiful sea view of the entire Gulf of Poets. Villa Ambrosia is located in a small hillside fraction of La Spezia that dominates the city and its beautiful gulf. Surrounded by olive groves, this typical Ligurian farmhouse is the result of a two-year restoration process where the owners have maintained all of the home’s original features. During the restoration process, they slowly discovered wood beams, stone walls, and brick archways which had been covered by years of plaster and paint. These original features have now become one of the property’s highlights along with its beautiful views of the Poets Gulf from almost every window.
From the villa’s spacious terrace and manicured garden, guests may enter directly into the ground floor. Upon entering the ground floor to the left is a spacious living room that has two large sofas and a flat-screen television with some satellite channels including BBC. Just beside the living room is the dining area which is furnished with an antique table and seats up to 8 guests. To the right of the dining room is the delightful country-style kitchen which is fully equipped with a dishwasher, a professional gas stovetop, an electric oven, a microwave, a toaster, a coffee maker, and a small cantina.
From the dining room, the staircase leads guests up to the first floor which can also be reached directly through the villa’s front door. The first floor is composed of two bedrooms and one bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a king-size bed (1.80×1.90 cm) and the second bedroom has two singles which can be made together upon request. From all of the beds, there is a wonderful sea view. The spacious bathroom on this floor has a double vanity and a spacious shower. The second floor of the villa is composed of two bedrooms each with spacious ensuite bathrooms. The “master suite” is very large and has a king-size bed from which guests can enjoy a beautiful sea view. The master suite’s bathroom has a characteristic Victorian-style tub with a handheld shower. From the fourth bedroom, guests will still enjoy a sea view from the king-size bed, and the ensuite bathroom has a double vanity and a spacious shower. Just outside of the villa’s front door is the entrance to the separate laundry room which has been furnished with a large washing machine, a dryer, an ironing board/iron, a linen closet, and an antique marble sink.
The owners have used many precious antiques along with high-quality materials like oak floors, travertine, and handmade tiles to create a comfortable country atmosphere with all of today’s modern comforts. The villa has wireless internet throughout. There is also an herb garden for those who enjoy cooking and cooking classes can be arranged directly at the villa upon request.
Just beside the villa, is an antique pathway, that either leads down to La Spezia or farther up the hills with different points of interest such as the Grotta of Bocca Lupara. For the more adventurous, the pathway leads as far as the panoramic pathway no.1 of the Cinque Terre where one may choose to go left towards Portovenere or right towards the villages of the Cinque Terre’s long hike! The Colle del Telegrafo (point of departure for the Cinque Terre pathways) can also be reached by car in about 10 minutes from the villa.
The actual towns of the Cinque Terre may be reached from the villa either by car, by ferry, or by train. The train station in La Spezia is only a five-minute drive from the villa and trains depart almost every hour for the Cinque Terre. The ferry dock is also only about 10 minutes from the villa and is probably the most panoramic alternative.
Although the Cinque Terre towns are better known, also the towns of Portovenere, Lerici, Fiascherino, and Montemarcello are all well worth visiting and all within 20-30 minutes by car from the villa. Lucca, Florence, and Pisa are also all feasible day trips.
The owner has been catering to foreign travelers for over 10 years and has an extra touch at acknowledging some of the seemingly small details that make a lot of difference when traveling away from home. She takes extra care in providing a house book full of local information and activities and is always available for any special requests such as cooking courses at the villa, meals prepared at the villa by a local cook, and an American tour guide specialized in the local Cinque Terre pathways, local museums, and art cities.
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In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will be obliged to make the following charges:
All credit card holders must be aged 25 years and older at the time of booking. According to Italian law (ART. 109 – TULPS), the owners and/or managers of any touristic structure are required to register their guests with the authorities before allowing their access to the facilities. To facilitate the registration process, you will be required to provide complete contact details (name, last name, address, telephone number, etc.), a copy of the passport, and the authorization to hold these details by law (D. Lgs. 196/2003) on privacy protection, before you arrived at the property. This information cannot be used to promote, sell, or solicit any service or product to you and is required only for the individual responsible for the rental agreement. For late check-in (after 8 pm), an extra cost of 50,00 euros is required to be paid in cash upon arrival.
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