Villa du Chillon

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7


Wedding Venue Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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Feel like an aristocrat as you drive through the grand avenue that leads to this splendid villa, complete with its own park and swimming pool. Its décor is fit for royalty, every inch designed to ooze Italian class and make you feel comfortable. Nestled just in residential suburbs of stunning La Spezia, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the grounds that surrounds you.

This opulent home has maintained its wonderful 19th century character, with marble statues, antique furnishings and meticulous finishing touches. A historic bronze water sculpture sits proudly in the large garden, surrounded by colourful flowers and trees. Swim in the inviting private pool, cooling off from the warm Italian sunshine. In the evening, dine al fresco in the garden with family and friends while the sun sets over the beautiful city – the perfect way to end a day.

This magnificent seven-bedroom manor is spacious and airy throughout. Large parties have the space to spread out; there are three grand living rooms and every bedroom benefits from its own beautifully decorated en suite. Relax with a glass of wine and your favourite book in the library that’s filled head to toe with literature. Cook up something delicious to eat in the kitchen, which is stocked with all the accessories you need to create a tasty meal. If you prefer, a continental breakfast can be arranged in advance for an additional cost.

Situated in a residential area near the heart of this vibrant town, there is lots to see and do; from shopping to eating out. Experience the taste of real Ligurian cuisine at the different restaurants dotted around and indulge in scrumptious local red wine. Wander around the historic streets, admiring the colourful houses and winding streets. La Spezia is home to many beautiful boats and various historical sites that are just waiting to be explored.

Take the train or boat to explore the Cinque Terre villages, discover the beautiful nearby Ligurian coast or head south to the fantastic seaside towns of Viareggio and Forte Dei Marmi. Pisa, Lucca and even Florence are also fantastic day trips during your time in this stunning part of Italy. 

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in most bedrooms, but not all
  • Villa's opulent interior features several sculptures and other precious, delicate objects
  • The house welcomes up to 4 children

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Heating

Villa Interior
Ground Floor

- Large entrance hall
- 3 lounges with comfortable sofas, armchair, paintings and objects d'art, some featuring a writing desk and fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining room with tables and chairs for up to 16 guests

First Floor

- Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en-suite with shower and bath, direct access to swimming pool
- Bedroom 2 with king size bed and en-suite with jacuzzi bath, leads to balcony
- Bedroom 3 with small double bed and en-suite shower room, leads to balcony
- Bedroom 4 with double bed and en-suite shower room, leads to balcony

Second Floor

- Bedroom 5 with king size bed and en-suite with Jacuzzi bath
- Bedroom 6 with king size bed and en-suite shower room, leads to balcony
- Bedroom 7 with double bed and en-suite bathroom, leads to balcony

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (8m × 4m), available May to September
- Garden furniture
- Dining area
- Fenced-in garden
- Parking for four cars


- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air conditioning in 6 bedrooms
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer


About the surrounding area of Villa du Chillon
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Sailing Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa du Chillon is set in a residential area of La Spezia, within walking distance to local restaurants and shops and a short drive from the harbour and historic heart of the town.

La Spezia is in an excellent location for not only exploring the Ligurian coast, including the Cinque Terre, but also for its easy connections onwards to Tuscany with trains to Pisa, Lucca and beyond. Enjoy walking along the waterfront taking in the spectacular scenery, explore the historical landmarks including the impressive 13th century San Giorgio Castle or discover the town’s important naval heritage. Trains from La Spezia take you to the Cinque Terre whilst keen walkers who wish to discover lesser known hiking trails have easy access to the Portovenere National Park. In the summer, boats run to Palmaria Island with its hidden caves and lovely pebble beaches. 

The National Park of Cinque Terre crosses five idyllic fishing villages which are connected by boat, train or historic walking trails. The landscapes are steep and rugged and the views just spectacular. Discover vineyards and olive groves in this glorious setting with wild paths, medieval towers and an amazing coastline. The five villages include Monterosso al Mare with its amazing beaches, Vernazza, classified as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, Corniglia, 100m above the sea and accessed only via the famous Lardarina footpath, charming Manarola and finally Riomaggiore to the south. Between Manarola and Rio Maggiore there is a famous “Path of Love” which is great for romantic walks.

There are many other beautiful villages along the Ligurian coastline to explore, many just as beautiful as the Cinque Terre yet often with less visitors. The lovely seaside town of Tellaro, twenty minutes south of La Spezia, is part of the ‘Gulf of Poets’ named after the fact that the region has inspired many poets in history including Byron and Shelley. Explore the narrow lanes, dine in a seafood osteria and relax on the stunning beach. Combine with a trip to the harbour town of Lerici on market day whilst keen walkers should follow the winding trail through olive groves to Montemarcello with amazing views of the gulf. Sea-worshippers should also head to the pine-backed beaches in Fiascherino.

If you’re a beach lover, head down to Viareggio (62km) and Forte Dei Marmi (51km) – two wonderful seaside towns that are filled with exciting things to do. Shopaholics will love the array of stores and Italian boutiques found at Forte Dei Marmi. The exclusive street market held every Wednesday and Sunday is great for finding some unique, high-fashion outfits.

Adrenaline junkies will get their kick at the various water-sports Viareggio has to offer. Surf the day away on the perfect waves and spend the night enjoying the lively nightlife. Every Easter, the village holds a festival that draws in visitors from all over the globe. Watch the colourful floats as they parade through the streets, with carnival acts and music creating a festive spirit. With an incredible atmosphere, various stalls and lots of dancing, this festival is not one to be missed.

Head to the city of Lucca (78km) for a wonderful day trip or Pisa (81km) is another great city you can reach by car or train from La Spezia. Florence (150km), also possible by train, is to experience what Italy is all about – great wine, delicious food and historical sites.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa

(85 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genova

(105 km)

Nearest Town/City La Spezia

(500 m)

Nearest Restaurant

(100 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(200 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(150 m)

Nearest Shop

(200 m)

Nearest Train Station

(2 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Located in a vibrant harbour town, families can discover exciting historical buildings and breathtaking views. Younger children can run around villa's large garden or play at the different parks scattered around, while the whole family can take a boat trip to various nearby sights.

There are wonderful beaches to explore along this Ligurian coastline with rocky and sandy beaches to discover, many with wonderful beach clubs and pedalo boats to hire.

Jump in the car and take the kids to one of the popular seaside towns further south in Tuscany– Viareggio and Forte Dei Marmi. Little ones can play in the sand while older children snorkel in the clear blue waters, spotting the incredible exotic fish that live there. More daring youngsters can try out the various water-sports available. Treat the whole family to some gelato sold at the different vendors – perfect to cool the little ones down.

For a super exciting day trip, head to Sunlight Park (94km), one of the most popular water-parks in Liguria. There are pools and activities for all ages – including splash parks and shallow pools for the little ones. With an array of swimming pools and winding slides, the kids will have an experience they will never forget.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Wine Tours Available
  • Horse-back Riding Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extra services available at this property (paid locally, to book in advance):

- Pre-stocking
- Activities and excursions
- Chef service
- Continental breakfast
- Horse-back riding
- Wine tours
- Guided tours
- Additional maid service and cleaner
- Additional linen and towel change

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Event information

Weddings of up to 100 guests are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection. You will also be asked to provide a photo of your credit card.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €5 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexibe during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €500 payable locally. For stays longer than a week, a compulsory mid-week charge €350 also applies. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Strictly no smoking inside the villa.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 2 or 3 nights in low season, 4 nights in mid season and 7 nights in high season.
Heating costs included? Not included, €40 per day, payable locally.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from May to end of September (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings of up to 100 guests are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - £3,107 £3,978 £4,848 £7,246
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - £8,588
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - £3,107 £3,978 £4,848 £7,246
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,644 £2,335 £3,026 £3,717 £5,751
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - £3,107 £3,978 £4,848 £7,246
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 £1,644 £2,335 £3,026 £3,717 £5,751
Mar 27th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - £3,107 £3,978 £4,848 £7,246
Jun 12th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - - £8,588
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - £3,107 £3,978 £4,848 £7,246
Sep 25th 2021 - Nov 18th 2021 £1,644 £2,335 £3,026 £3,717 £5,751
Nov 18th 2021 - Nov 27th 2021 - £3,107 £3,978 £4,848 £7,246

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - €3,267 €4,138 €5,008 €7,620
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - €9,030
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - €3,267 €4,138 €5,008 €7,620
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,729 €2,420 €3,111 €3,802 €6,047
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - €3,267 €4,138 €5,008 €7,620
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 €1,729 €2,420 €3,111 €3,802 €6,047
Mar 27th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - €3,267 €4,138 €5,008 €7,620
Jun 12th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - - €9,030
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - €3,267 €4,138 €5,008 €7,620
Sep 25th 2021 - Nov 18th 2021 €1,729 €2,420 €3,111 €3,802 €6,047
Nov 18th 2021 - Nov 27th 2021 - €3,267 €4,138 €5,008 €7,620

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - $3,564 $4,435 $5,305 $8,313
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - $9,852
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - $3,564 $4,435 $5,305 $8,313
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $1,886 $2,577 $3,268 $3,959 $6,598
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - $3,564 $4,435 $5,305 $8,313
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 $1,886 $2,577 $3,268 $3,959 $6,598
Mar 27th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - $3,564 $4,435 $5,305 $8,313
Jun 12th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - - $9,852
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - $3,564 $4,435 $5,305 $8,313
Sep 25th 2021 - Nov 18th 2021 $1,886 $2,577 $3,268 $3,959 $6,598
Nov 18th 2021 - Nov 27th 2021 - $3,564 $4,435 $5,305 $8,313

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Paradise!

    Posted by Jessica J on 16/08/2019

    This was an amazing place to stay on a retreat with friends - we had about 10 people and everyone was very comfortable and had a wonderful time. The kitchen, bathrooms, electronics, showers, everything was new, in good condition and everything was what we needed. The property manager, met our needs and checked up on us, with professional promptness. We enjoyed the park, gazebos and the lovely pool. We are so thankful to have found this island paradise!

  • Best house I have rented in Italy

    Posted by Charlotte R on 14/08/2019

    This was by far the best house I have ever rented in Italy. The sparkling clean home is beautifully furnished and has so many extras. The check-in process was amazingly provided by Mirella! She responded immediately to all text messages throughout our stay. The location is perfect as it is literally a 5-minute walk to downtown but also a short drive to so many villages to explore. The chefs in the family loved the kitchen and all of its upscale amenities and supplies. As a whole, we loved just all the space available to hang out! And my grandson took his first steps here so it will forever be remembered.

  • A dream come true

    Posted by Bruno and Louise on 24/07/2018

    We dreamed of this vacation for many years and it finally came true. The Villa was absolutely gorgeous with completely renovated spacious & clean rooms and large comfortable beds. The villa is located a short drive from Lerici, Portovenere and Cinque Terre. We had a lot of fun visiting Monterosso al Mare and Portofino. The hospitality is first class and we felt relaxed and at home the first minute we arrived.

  • Everyone had a great time

    Posted by Wayne G on 13/06/2017

    We enjoyed our stay here with our age group range of 10 to 75. We had plenty of room for our family of 12 and the kitchen had all the appliances we needed, The WiFi coverage was very good. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed being at the Villa Du Chillon.

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