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Charmingvilla in the Vineyards Near the Cinqueterre/Free Wifi

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Villa Chiara is a comfortable family summer home located just above the village of Ricco' del Golfo in Liguria. The villa is located on a 15 acre estate of vineyards, within easy walking distance to the village where there are local shops and restaurants. The village is a 15 minute drive from La Spezia and about a 30 minute drive into the Cinque Terre towns.

The Autostrada is a 10 minute drive from the villa, which makes it a convenient base for visiting towns like Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Portofino. Perched on the top of a hill the villa also offers wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. Guests will enjoy daily excursions to many wonderful places and coming home to their own relaxing villa for the evenings.

Villa Chiara dates to the early 1900's, and the there are many antique furnishings, paintings, and memorabilia. It has the authentic feel of an Italian country farmhouse yet it is just behind the hills and sea of the CinqueTerre. For expert hikers, some of the famous hiking trails of the CinqueTerre park start about a mile away from the villa and reach what is know as the High Path that leads down to the village of Vernazza. Otherwise, the CinqueTerre may be reached by car or by train from La Spezia.

On the villa's first floor is a comfortable living room with original ceiling frescoes from the early 1900's and a large fireplace. Adjacent is a generous dining room that is connected to the kitchen, newly remodeled in 2005, with a gas oven, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and American coffee maker. From the kitchen window is a lovely view of the garden and vineyards. Exiting the kitchen door is a lovely furnished patio area in the garden for al fresco dining.

All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor. They have all been tastefully and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom has a nice balcony with a view over the vineyards and the local village below. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and two of the bedrooms have twins. The two bathrooms are also located upstairs. One has a shower and the second has a tub with a handheld shower.

Villa Chiara is well located for touring Liguria and enjoying the Italian countryside. The owner is American so she can help you lots of local information. Cook and maid are also available. The villa also has wireless internet and has been well equipped for a comfortable stay in this beautiful area of Liguria.

For wine lovers, at Villa Chiara, the owners grow with great passion the local grapes to produce wines like Vermentino,Albarola and Barbera. Twice a year, there is a kind couple that stays in a separate apartment on premises to allow for the pruning of the vineyards. They are very discrete. Note that between the end of September and the beginning of October, it is harvesting time and Villa Chiara is actually a working vineyard. Guests who wish to participate and experience what harvesting is all about...are more than welcome.

We are sure that guests will enjoy Villa Chiara with it's authentic atmosphere and beautiful surroundings!


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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Rolling hillside/vineyard view...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Pet Fee €100
  • Final cleaning €180
  • Taxes Included


Upon arrival a damage deposit of 300 euros is required in cash. The final cleaning fees of 180 euros will be deducted directly from this and the remainder of the damage deposit will be returned on departure day after property inspection.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Da Carlo
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
La Spezia
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
La Spezia
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Da Carlo
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Vineyard Tours


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1900

About the owner: My name is Sarah Ferrari and I have been living in Italy for 18 years. I met Franco, my husband in Portofino over 15 years ago. That is what brought me to the beautiful area of La Spezia which offers so many alternatives for an outdoorsy like myself. This property belonged to my husband's grandfather and was their summer estate. For over 12 years now I have had the opportunity to share the villa with many guests who have truly enjoyed the authentic atmosphere, the peaceful setting amongst the vineyards and the vicinity to so many places of interest.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
From the villa you will enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. A unique characteristic of Villa Chiara is that guests can actually walk down the little road that leads down to the village and do their daily shopping at the local bread store, vegetable store etc and enjoy a coffee down at the local bar. For avid hikers there is even a trail that leads over the hills and into the CinqueTerre town of Vernazza. We have been promised that in the near future there will even be a funicular shorten the distance between Ricco' del Golfo and the CinqueTerre. In Italy though.....time runs very slowly!!! Let's keep our fingers crossed!!

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Speaks: english, italian

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Minimum stay: 4 nights
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Charmingvilla in the Vineyards Near the Cinqueterre/Free Wifi

Val di Vara #261564

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