This wonderful villa is located in La Serra, above the enchanting Fiascherino and “Eco del mare” bay.
The panorama, of rare beauty, ranges from the gulf of La Spezia, Portovenere, Palmaria and Tino’s island to the Tuscan archipelago, as well as the island of Capraia, the Versilia coast, and even Corsica.
The property is spread on three levels and dates back to the 80s, with a recent construction of the top floor loft.
The ground floor is surrounded by a beautiful garden overlooking the sea, which could accommodate a swimming pool. The internal layout includes a large living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, one of which with seaview and en-suite bathroom, a closet and a second bathroom.
The first floor features a lounge with fireplace and dining room with French doors opening onto the splendid terrace which overlooks the sea. Completing the space are a kitchen, one bathroom and two double bedrooms with private access to the garden located at the rear of the building.
The top floor has been recently renovated and includes a large living room with kitchenette leading to the splendid terrace with an incomparable view. The layout also includes two double bedrooms, a large bathroom and three closets.
This villa features unique views of the sea and gulf all around, is in good state of conservation and is entirely furnished in classic navy style, inspired perhaps by the dominant position on the sea.
The property is accessed via a short staircase. Each floor enjoys independent access and can be easily divided in three separate units, 100 sq m big each.
The Gulf of Lerici, just a few minutes’ drive from the Cinque Terre National Park, is a typical fisherman’s village located in the Ligurian Riviera, featuring unique beaches with crystal-clear sea water such as the Gulf of Poets.
The area around Monterosso, Vernazza and Manarola is one of incredibly unspoilt, natural Mediterranean beauty and is, in fact, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lerici was home to famous writers such as David Herbert Lawrence, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet Lord Byron, the writer and painter George Sand, and the Italian Petrarca, Montale, Gabriele D’Annunzio and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
Through the centuries many of these artists spent their holidays or part of their life in the villages and small towns of this gulf, enchanted by the superb and peaceful beauty of this earthly paradise.
There are many places to visit, such as the Villa Lawrence, in Fiascherino, which is “a small pink cottage”, with four rooms, located in a reserved rocky bay, among vineyards and olive groves, clinging to the rocks overlooking the sea, where they lived David Herbert Lawrence and Frieda von Richtofen Weekley.
Just ten minutes’ drive away is Sarzana, a town with many places of cultural interest to visit, as well as the annual Festival della Mente (which is dedicated to creativity in all its forms) and an excellent Mostra dell’Antiquariato (antiques fair) at Sarzanella Fort. The town also hosts “Soffitta nella strada”, a street market in the heart of the old town which runs throughout the month of August and which sells modern goods, antiques and vintage items.
Tuscany is also close at hand, with towns like Versilia, Forte dei Marmi and Pisa, with its international airport conveniently located just half an hour away on the motorway.
There’s a nine-hole golf course in Lerici at the charming Villa Marigola. The town’s Circolo della Vela (sailing club) is a renouned sailing school which runs courses adults and children.
The town also has an excellent and well-equipped port for small boats.
Porto Lotti, at the larger town of La Spezia, is suitable for bigger yachts.
”The Mediterranean is quite wonderful – and when the sun sets behind the islands of Porto Venere, and all the sea is like heaving white milk with a street of fire across it, and the amethyst islands away back, it is too beautiful…’