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New Villa with Pool and Amazing Sea Views / Cinque Terre

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Villa Maggiano is located in Maggiano, a small hillside fraction of La Spezia that dominates the city and it’s 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 homes 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 it’s beautiful views of the Poets Gulf from almost every window. A beautiful pool was just installed in Spring of 2013 making the property even more exclusive and we are continuously making upgrades to the property.

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 stove top and electric oven,microwave, toaster,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 villas front door. The first floor is composed of two bedrooms and one bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a king size bed (1.80x1.90 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 their own 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 hand held 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 outdoor area patio area has been furnished with a large stone table that seats up to 12 people and stone benches with colorful cushions to relax outdoors and we have just finished a wonderful gazebo in 2016 for shade and dining al fresco in the summer evenings.

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 and nice hikes for some good exercise with a view!

The actual towns of the CinqueTerre 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 CinqueTerre. The ferry dock is also only about 10 minutes from the villa and is probably the most panoramic alternative.

Although the CinqueTerre towns are better known, also the towns of Portovenere, Lerici, Fiascherino, and Montemarcello are of the beaten path and all well worth visiting and within 20-30 minutes by car from the villa. Lucca, Florence, and Pisa are also all easy day trips. Many guests also enjoy taking a trip to the Carrara marble quarries and discovering the mountains which are less than one hour from the villa.

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 ALOT 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 CinqueTerre pathways, local museums, and art cities.

Notes: For those reserving Villa Maggiano, the city of La Spezia requires a tourist tax of €1.5/per day per person max. 5 days which will be collected on arrival day and consigned to local authorities. A copy of your passport is also required at check in and final cleaning costs of 180 euros will be collected upon arrival.

Keywords: Independent Villa, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Rental, House, Portovenere, Casa, Villa, Rent, Apartment, Portovenere, Lerici, Poet's Gulf,Villa,Italianvilla
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Many channels are in english including movies and kid's programs...moreless


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is air conditioning in every bedroom but there is an extra charge of 150 euros/week....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is along the road about 100 meters from the property....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Guests must bring their own computers....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Porfessional stove and oven and marble countertops...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck is finely equipped with a large dining table for 12 people and relaxing benches with comfortable colorful cushions and umbrellas for shade....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid/low Season
Mar 18 - Apr 29, 2017
4 night min stay
mid season
Apr 30 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
High season
May 27 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid season
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $433.99
  • Pet Fee $108.50
  • Tax Rate 3%


Final Cleaning 180 euros is required upon check in

Heating in winter months 180 euros/wk or 25 euros/day extra and required in all seasons for those wishing to have the heat turned on.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1800

About the owner: My name is Sarah Ferrari and I have been living in Italy for over 18 years. 'I found my love in Portofino' husband Franco, from La Spezia almost 15 years ago. I was so lucky to move to this beautiful area of Italy which offers so many alternatives for an outdoorsey like myself. Villa Maggiano has been in my husband's family for over one hundred years believe it or not!! We have just finished restoring the property after two years of hard work. We truly put our heart and soul into the project and think that guests will appreciate our efforts in creating a comfortable homey atmosphere for a memorable Italian vacation!!

Why the Owner Chose La Spezia SP, Italy:
Seeing the villa perched on the hillside with it's wonderful views, we felt like we had to restore it into a vacation spot for others to enjoy. We love our city and it's surroundings and felt like this was the perfect place to fully enjoy what it has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The villa is perched amongst olive groves in a peaceful atmosphere with amazing sea views from every window yet close to many points of interest such as CinqueTerre, Portovenere, Lerici, Lucca, Portofino and Pisa. Guests will enjoy living the truly Italian lifestyle in this wonderful villa yet they will be able to enjoy daily outings hiking, biking, swimming or just enjoying the scenery!!

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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Villa Maggiano swimming pool

    Villa Maggiano swimming pool

  • Entrance to ground floor

    Entrance to ground floor

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Country style kitchen

    Country style kitchen

  • Laundry room with antique marble sink

    Laundry room with antique marble sink

  • Villa Maggiano's relaxing terrace with sea views

    Villa Maggiano's relaxing terrace with sea views

  • Villa Maggiano particulars

    Villa Maggiano particulars

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Relaxing and dining at  Villa Maggiano!!

    Relaxing and dining at Villa Maggiano!!

  • master bedroom with sea view

    master bedroom with sea view

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • This article was just published in October 2104 and features the villa.

    This article was just published in October 2104 and features the villa.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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