Villa in Zoagli, Nr. Santa Margherita, Genova, Liguria, Italy - Wonderfully Situated High On The Ligurian Coast Overlooking Portofino
Silvia and Paolo Podesta
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About Silvia and Paolo Podesta
I live with my husband, my three children and our 2 black dogs not far from the property we intend to rent. My brother Paolo lives in Genova but he comes here as often as possible. The property has been in our family since it has been built by our great great grandfather more than 100 years ago. It's such a wonderful area that we never regret the decision we made more than 10 years ago to leave the city to come and live here.
Silvia and Paolo Podesta purchased this Villa in 1888
Why Silvia and Paolo Podesta chose Zoagli
Built in 1888, Villa Bianca is a privately owned residential villa wonderfully situated high on the ligurian coast perfect for the discerning guest. It is a perfect place for those wishing to escape the stress and enjoy a little quiet time Italian style! Villa Bianca also provides a great base from which to head out and explore the magnificence of all major sightseeing areas on the eastern riviera like the Cinque Terre and Portofino. With 100 years of history and character , the villa offers 4 very comfortable rooms with antique furniture and a spacious and stylish living area all with frescoed ceilings and typical cement tiles and marble flooring. It offers inside and outside dining for up to 20 people. The Villa is surrounded by a well kept garden and a beautiful terrace on a cliff
What makes this Villa unique
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a perfect vacation! The villa is wonderful - clean, spacious, well-stocked and full of character, art and music. The views from every window and from the beautiful garden were breathtaking - even nicer than the photos. The only problem with this villa is that it was hard to leave the place to go sightseeing, really :)
Silvia and Paulo are great hosts - very helpful and easy to communicate with (both by e-mail beforehand, and after we arrived).
All in all - this place is amazing. We were a family of ten, ages 1.5-70, and Villa Bianca had something for everyone. I cannot recommend it enough.
One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
Beautiful home perched on a hill overlooking an amazing bay view
This is a home. Not one of those made up rental properties you often find which makes this place special. Across the bay from Portofino, the house commands an impressive spot overlooking the sparkling blue water sitting some 170-200 metres above sea level. The hosts are ver friendly, speak perfect English and are attentive yet discreet. We really enjoyed our family stay at Paolo and a Silvia’s ancestral home. Especially the terrass at the end of the property where we spent warm summer evenings playing board games with the kids (and enjoying a glass of Italian vino!)
Villa Bianca is located high above the Mediterranean, with extraordinary views in three directions. One can pass the entire day watching the ships, birds, and water, admiring Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, or catching a glimpse of Corsica. Because the house is at the end of a point, it’s also quiet. The gardens are peaceful and amazingly fragrant.
The house itself is charming, with large rooms and fantastic frescoes on every ceiling. We slept on antique beds with new mattresses and hand ironed, lace trimmed linen sheets. The kitchen had everything we needed. We loved the marble sink and eating breakfast at the marble table. Lunch was al fresco and dinner in the grand dining room with sea views.
The icing on the cake were our hosts, Silvia and Paulo. They were kind to us in countless ways. The most memorable was when I dropped my husband’s two week old phone off the terrace and down the cliff towards the sea. Silvia brought in a mountain climber who retrieved the phone!
We also enjoyed the generosity of the family who owns the store and bar just down the street. Excellent wine choices, fine produce and delicious baked good are all offered. The apero is delicious too!
If you are looking for gorgeous views and a comfortable home as you visit the Italian Riviera , you cannot do better than this unique site.
A magical villa
This Villa is a magically place. Family history, a gorgeous view, great hosts in a wonderful unspoiled village. This house is not for everyone. Charmingly quirky, a grand staircase to the bedrooms( all with glorious views, it is an old house- if you are looking for modern conveniences this is not for you. But if you love history & want to step back into time, this is the rental for you.
5 bedrooms, one with bath, two other bathrooms, fabulous dining room, quirky kitchen that is well equipped. Silivia & Paulo are very responsive & helpful. Recommed the villa highly.
Memories Made in a Really Special Place
Amazing views, lovely garden, unique villa everything we needed for our family catch up. Our grandsons enjoyed the pool and had great fun, plenty of alfresco dining and a relaxing glass of wine(or two) on the terrace with the fantastic panoramic views of the coastline to end each day. We were made most welcome in the village everyone so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed visiting the neighbouring resorts via the local train. A really enjoyable holiday was had by us, our children and grandchildren. Many thanks to Sylva & Paolo for all their help during our stay to make our holiday complete.
Pauline & John & Family
thank you very much Pauline. It was a great pleasure meeting you all. Happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Bianca.
Special interest holidays:
Regional and Italian cookery courses. During the olive collection period (approx mid October to mid November) two rooms are available for B&B for those who would like to take part in the whole process.
bus station to Chiavari: 600m
Genova - 50 Km
Pisa – 136 km
Milano Linate – 186 Km
Milano Malpensa – 221 km
Chiavari – 5.6 Kilometers
Zoagli 1.4 km– (only local trains)
Chiavari – 5.4Km (suggested)
Rapallo – 9.3 km
Rapallo (Golf Course) 8.6Km
S. Margherita Ligure (diving) 11Km
Sestri Levante 13Km
Camogli (Diving) 20km
Genova (Aquarium and Old City of Genoa) 50Km
Monterosso (Cinqueterre) 60Km
Serravalle (Outlet) 85Km
In San Pietro there's only a small grocery shop where you can find almost everything and makes home deliveries. In Zoagli, a 2 minutes drive, there are some restaurant, two banks, a post office and shops. An even bigger offer can be found in Chiavari, a 5 minutes drive. Public transportation is available on daytime. All around the area beaches, both sandy and stony, are located at varying driving distance.