Elegant villa immersed in the total privacy of its 3 hectares of park overlooking the sea and the Gulf of the Poets.
“In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, ..... and then there are all the other places”.
These words, written by Alice Munro, must have inspired the owners when they decided to realize this buen retiro helped by the Milanese architect Elio Frisia between the 1940’s and the 1950’s.
The property is surrounded by a 30,000 Sqm natural park overlooking the sea, with typical Mediterranean vegetation (Aleppo pines, holm oaks, viburnum, mastic trees, myrtles, etc.), olive and fruit trees, perfectly blended in the habitat and connected by brick, stone and dust pathways, for long beautiful walks.
The property can be accessed along a private paved road after the Maralunga Peninsula, from the main road that runs from Lerici to Tellaro.
The villa cannot be seen from the outside if not from the sea which enhances its dominant position. You can access the sea from 3 different places within the property.
The construction, which plunges down to the sea, has wide arches and was built with rounded external walls to follow the sunlight at various times of the day, oriented south-east to south-west, built in a semicircle on the peninsula.
The entire peninsula of Maramozza is part of the protected areas of the Magra Park, along with the entire coastal area up to Monte Marcello. The owners - in almost 70 years – have perfectly preserved the ecosystem and the park within the property.
The villa has 4 floors:
The ground floor has three service rooms with a bathroom, a large storage room and a water tank.
The first floor has main entrance, porch with large living room, library, dining room, a bathroom, plus the entire underground service area to the north with boiler room, laundry, cellar, storage room, woodshed, two-car garage.
On the second floor there is a kitchen with a dinette, large wardrobe, dining area and three bedrooms with bathroom.
The top floor has eight large bedrooms with balconies overhanging the sea, six bathrooms, and a long corridor, a roof terrace and a large attic.
The villa has an area of approx. 1.180, sq.m. 190sq.m of porches overlooking the sea, 207sq.m basement area, a 38sq.m water tank, a 36sq.m two-car garage, 57sq.m of attic, 41sq.m of balconies and 70sq.m of terraces.
The Villa, has more than 15 outside parking lots.
The Villa is completely blended in thick Mediterranean vegetation, constructed isolated and high on cliffs, ideal for those seeking total privacy.
To access the sea there are three descents that lead directly to the cliffs.
Many stone (marble Pietra del Cardoso) terraces overlooking the sea can be used as solarium-relaxation areas.
The great proximity of the Villa from famous destinations such as Porto Venere (22 Km), Le Cinque Terre (25 Km), Forte dei Marmi (35 Km), make it an ideal location for experiencing worldliness Italian summers.
Significant is the proximity to art heritage cities: Florence (140 Km), Lucca and Pisa (65/70 Km).
The nearest beach is Eco del mare, a three minute walk from the entrance gate and within swimming distance from one of the sea-descents.
The most important town is Lerici, 2 Km. Tellaro, a hamlet of Lerici, is 2 Km away.
The nearest motorway exits (as well as the railway stations) are Sarzana and La Spezia, about 10 Km away.
The nearest airport is Pisa which links to the major Italian cities and European destinations, daily.
Other useful distances: Milan is located 230 Km away, Genoa 105 Km and Rome 420 Km.
“You can not be unhappy when you have this: the smell of the sea,… the air, the wind.”