SWIMMING POOL, CLOSE TO CINQUE TERRE, STUNNING TERRACE, PRIVATE PARK
- english, italian
Why giuseppe Calo chose Castelnuovo Magra
This wonderful house is a family house from about 25 years as we bought it as our holidays retreat. As a matter of fact is such a magic place that nobody can leave without regrets and the promise to be back soon. Just beside the villa, is an antique pathway ,through the wood, that leads upto the charming village of Castelnuovo. Magra. For the more adventurous, the pathway leads to other panoramic pathways.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Da autorizzare. Cleaning fee 100 euro ad animale
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Sovraprezzo di 350 euro a settimana in stagione invernale
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful villa with Spectacular Views
Our family of 11 covering three generations truly loved our time at the villa.
During an extremely hot week in Italy (and all of Europe) the large and very clean pool and air conditioned bedrooms were very welcome.
The views of the sea, mountains and valley are spectacular.
The location is convenient for day trips, with Sarzanna being a charming town to eat and walk around.
We also enjoyed the wine tasting nearby.
Sheila was very helpful in fine tuning our time.
The villa was every thing we hoped for.
This villa has amazing views from the patio and master bedroom. The villa had ample space for our 10 guests. Pia and Franco were so helpful and quickly responded when needed! They planned a private boat tour with Isabella and a cooking class with chef Antoinette in our villa. Both were highlights of our trip! Would definitely recommend this villa!
Thank you Debbie and Ed for the nice review! I'm so happy you had a good time in our Villa. You and your family and your friends are beautiful people and it had been our pleasure to host you.
We put all our efforts to make your vacations the best possible and we hope to see you all in the future.
Wish you all the best,
This is the perfect villa, look no further!
My family of nine just spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Villa Vernazza. I spent a long time researching villas in the area, looking for the perfect one. I found it! The setting of the villa is lovely. We enjoyed every moment, day or night, spent on the veranda looking out at the mountains, sea, and countryside. There was ample space and seating for everyone. I loved being able to look up at the lit-up tower at Castelnuovo Magra every night. The pool area is gorgeous, with more ample seating for everyone. The shower with the solar hot water tank was an added bonus that we all appreciated. The patios around the pool are charming and nicely landscaped. I enjoyed just walking around the villa and taking in the fresh scents and sights. The villa itself is beautifully decorated and each room is lovely. Everyone had plenty of space and enjoyed their ensuite bathrooms. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom and what a treat that was! The view out of the two walls of windows is amazing!
The location of the villa is unbeatable. We easily accessed numerous different activities/towns. We had two rental cars. One day, some in our party drove to the closest beach and said it was less than 10 minutes away. Another day, a carload of us made the short, hour drive to Florence. One day, we all went to the Carrara marble quarry/tour. We highly recommend that!! One day, we drove to the Sarzana train station and took a train to the Cinque Terre region (with a change at La Spezia Centrale station). We hiked between Vernazza and Monterosso. The beauty here is unsurpassed. All visitors to Villa Vernazza should go to Cinque Terre. On our departure from the villa, we had a short drive (50 minuted) to Lucca, where we stayed for two days. The villa is also very close to Pisa. We enjoyed a couple jaunts up to Castelnuovo Magra. What a beautiful little village! We recommend going up there to visit a cafe, restaurant, or the tower. A highlight of our trip that we will never forget is the meal/cooking class put on at the villa by Antonella. We learned how to prepare several different appetizers, as well as eat an assortment of bruschetta, another yummy appetizer, two pasta main dishes, a second plate of a flakey, salmon pastry, followed by the best tiramisu, all served with a couple bottles of wine. It was dreamy; the best night at the villa!
Pia and Franco were gracious and helpful. They answered all our questions and were expert with the villa upkeep. Thank you! ❤️
Hi Jenny thank you for your lovely review ! I and Franco were really happy to had you and your very nice family as guests in our Villa, you had been a great group. We are also happy that your vacation was good and that you'll have great memories to bring you back home.
Hope to see again and we wish all the best for the future.
A dream holiday home
Whenever one visits a beautiful home one can admire its setting, its decor, furniture, ornaments etc but to be given the keys is something extra special and was very much appreciated by all nine of us. The moment one arrives the spectacular views across the valley intoxicate and breakfasts and morning coffee take on a whole new meaning with such a view. The living areas are many and spacious with room for all the family to spread out and even take a break from each other if needed. The spectacular master bedroom could come from a luxury bedroom magazine and the other rooms, although with less spectacular views, are delightfully different and very homely. With ensuite bathrooms and aircon in each bedroom we were more than happy and the pool was just the touch of luxury we all needed for this family break. The villa is obviously a home for Pia and Franco who couldn’t have done more to make our stay a success. From the comprehensive welcome and tour of the house to help either in person or via WhatsApp they were the ideal hosts.
A few helpful suggestions:
Franco is happy to take a cheque for the damage deposit so take one with you to save using all your cash.
This is a villa that needs a car. Although there is the availability of an 8 seat taxi we were charged €60 for the ten minute drive from the station which we felt was exorbitant and put us off using the taxi again.
Take a train. The Italian train system is easy to navigate (English instructions and announcements abound) and is really good value compared to British Rail and there is a FREE car park at Sarzana station.
We loved this villa and we would thoroughly recommend a stay here. Thank you Pia and Franco!
Hi Nigel thank you very much for your nice review: I and Franco are very happy that your stay had been good.
As a matter of fact Giuliano, the driver, charged you too much and I apologize for that, and after, for the last guests, we had call another one that charged 40 euros from LaSpezia railway station to the Villa for 8 persons which is really much better.
Anyway I wish all the best for the future I hope to see you again,
We had a great fortnight . The villa was excellent and Pia and Franco were wonderful hosts .
Great location , wonderful views and the villa worked really well ( we had 10 in our party) .
You will need a car but easy access to beaches , Lucca and Sarzana ( which is a really lively /interesting) town .
Hi Chris very happy to hear from you!
You and your group had been such a wonderful guests! I
For next year we'll improve the pool aera with Jacuzzi and fountains .. Hope you'll be here around to see.
In the meantime I'll like the opportunity to wish you and your family and Steward and his family all the very best for the future!
Pia and Franco
We traveled with 3 families. The villa was perfect for our size group. We had 13 people. The villa was extremely clean, and modern with rustic charm. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and the view was amazing. We were there in early April when it was quite cold, but the large veranda would be amazing for summer evenings, and the pool would be amazing as well!! The wi-fi isn't great, but that was our only complaint.The driveway is extremely steep and windy, but it wasn't a problem...that's what you get when you rent a house with a spectacular view. Pia and Franco were wonderful as well. They even arranged a chef to come in and cook us a typical Italian meal. Would definitely rent again.
I and Franco are really happy that our guests had a very good time in their vacation in our Villa. As they said the wifi was we had at the beginning of the season was not great and as matter of fact we changed immediately so that now is perfectly working even for 13 people with 13 devices!! I and Franco work continuously to improve over and over the confort and the hospitality of our Villa as we like very much it.
We really hope that Samantha and her family and friends will come again to our house and we wish them a very nice summer!!
Take the A1 motorway exit at Sarzana, take to Castelnuovo Magra, 5 minutes from the village center.
You will experience unforgettable days for your holiday, through thousands of opportunities. The excursions to the nearby cities of art: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, and Parma. Also, visit to discover the marble quarries of Carrara, the most famous in the world. Indeed, you can go wine tasting and eating typical food of the area at nearby wineries of wine Vermentino.
Moreover, the Cinque Terre (five lands), with their parks, beaches, and picturesque villages, are easily reachable by train including MONTEROSSO,MANAROLA,VERNAZZA - scenarios among the most beautiful in the world. Sea at will: Lerici, Santerenzo , La Versilia with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. Do not forget to spend a day of pure fun at the Adventure Park ,2 km away (Fosdinovo). Nevertheless, you can go shopping in Sarzana in the charming boutiques and a stop for a drink. And for those who consider shopping a lifestyle, do not miss the famous weekly market in Forte dei Marmi, (www.gliambulantidifortedeimarmi.it), shopping on the boulevard of Viareggio or ,still in Forte dei Marmi, with the most famous boutiques. Likewise, in August there will be an exhibition of antiques in Sarzana. Furthermore, get to the “Terme Della Versilia” hotsprings, with various offers of massages and mud baths can be an extra delight.
.The walks can be done by horseback or by foot. The walks can be done by horseback or by foot. Last but not least, the rental of inflatable boats, to get to the most exclusive beaches, known only by the locals. On request, it is possible to take cooking classes in the villa with a full menu.