Villa I Ritratti

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

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In a leafy spot within the Magra Valley and close to the heart of Sarzana town sits Villa I Ritratti. This spacious holiday home has been carefully renovated and blends the traditional with the modern to perfection. Bright, contemporary art features in almost every room, giving Villa I Ritratti a totally unique look and feel.

The Villa is surrounded by Mediterranean trees, with the garden also offering views over to the Apuan Alps. The villa is well-located for easy travel to the Cinque Terre National Park and its five famous seaside villages. Amenities and attractions are close by too, with Sarzana town centre just minutes walk away.

The ground floor is where you’ll find the stylish living room. Stunning art pieces feature alongside touches of rustic charm, including the area of exposed stone wall and the attractive fireplace. It’s a cosy place to relax and enjoy a drink as you sink back into one of the comfortable sofas. The dining room also features areas of exposed stone wall, which complement the tiled floor and traditional wood dining table. Preparing and cooking meals is easy in the fully-equipped kitchen.

There are five double bedrooms in total at Villa I Ritratti, each with its own style and artistically themed name. There’s a romantic ground floor en-suite bedroom with its own entrance in the adjacent house, whilst there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs in main building, accessed by an external staircase from courtyard.

Within the walled garden is a private pool that’s surrounded by a terrace with outdoor seating close by. There’s also a partially-covered patio with a large dining table and a built-in barbecue for enjoying al fresco meals. The lawns are home to various trees and plants, creating a pretty idyll for taking in the countryside and mountain views.

Sarzana old town is less than 10 minutes away from Villa I Ritratti on foot, so you can be discovering its beautiful medieval architecture in no time at all. Your historical sightseeing list must definitely include Fortezzo di Sarzanello and Sarzana Cathedral.

Within easy driving distance or train is the famous Cinque Terre. These five ancient coastal villages are known for their stunning natural beauty and the pastel-coloured houses that cling to rugged cliff edges.

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What you should know…

  • There’s an external staircase connecting the ground floor with first-floor bedrooms
  • The ground floor bedroom also has its own external access
  • Only one bedroom benefits from air-conditioning
  • Outside the months of July and August, the villa is available for short stays. Please see the "T&C"s tab for details and enquire for a quote

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating

The Villa

Villa I Ritratti is an amazing property spread over two buildings providing that little extra privacy and sleeping up to 10 guests.

Ground Floor

- Living room with flat-screen television and two single sofa beds
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and coffee maker
- Dining room with large table for 10-12 guests
- S
uite with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, accessed via an independent entrance
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor

- Suite with queen-size bed, double sofa bed (suitable for one adult or two children) and en-suite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, accessed via an independent entrance
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with small double bed (suitable for one adult or two children) and en-suite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Private pool
- Garden
- Sun loungers and deck chairs
- Covered seating area
- Covered dining table
- BBQ
- Private parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning in one room
- Heating
- Alarm system
- Safety deposit boxes
- Hair dryer
- Laundry room with washing machine 
- Iron and ironing board
- Cot and highchair

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa I Ritratti
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Villa I Ritratti enjoys a great position, close to Sarzana town centre and all its restaurants, bars and shops yet with lovely countryside views. You can even reach a few restaurants within a five-minute walk from the villa. A supermarket is also a short drive away.

Take a 10-minute stroll from the villa and you’ll be in the heart of Sarzana. This medieval town is incredibly picturesque, with the typical brightly-coloured buildings you’d expect from such an ancient Italian town. Streets and squares are lined with historic sites of interest, including 15th-Century La Cittadella Fortezza and 13th-Century Sarzana Cathedral.

The famous Cinque Terre is within easy reach; either by train from Sarzana or by car. The closest village to the villa is Riomaggiore (32km), with the drive there taking about 45 minutes. These five ancient fishing villages are made up of clusters of pastel-coloured buildings perched on cliff edges and hillsides. Each village also has its own personality and range of things to do. Walk along the clifftop trail known as ‘The Path of Love’ between Riomaggiore and Manarola for stunning sea views. Monterosso al Mare has a sandy beach, perfect for everyone to relax on and enjoy a swim.

Lerici (9km) is nestled within the famous Gulf of Poets and is the best place to go for a day out by the sea. The coastline that runs from Lerici to San Terenzo for about 4km boasts long, sandy stretches, as well as more tucked-away, pebble beaches to enjoy.

The villa is close to the Liguria-Tuscany border, so why not cross over into Tuscany to visit some more fascinating places. Carrara (19km) is famous for its marble quarries, with a museum that covers the history of marble production, as well the city’s ancient past.

Also in Tuscany are the coastal towns of glamorous Forte dei Marmi (35km) and Viareggio (45km). Viareggio is famous for an annual carnival that’s one of the most popular in Europe.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport

(68 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

(114 km)

Nearest Village Sarzana

(500 m)

Nearest Town/City La Spezia

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(300 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(450 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(1.4 km)

Kids

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

There’s plenty to do on family days out in the Sarzana area of Liguria. Lerici Castle (9km) is home to the Museum of Palaeontology. Children will especially love spotting and playing on all the model dinosaurs dotted around the castle grounds.

Parco Aventura Fosdinovo (9km) is just over the border into Tuscany and is a great adventure park for children of all ages. There’s a mountain bike course and a bungee trampoline on offer, as well as many other exciting activities.

The Cinque Terre village of Riomaggiore (32km) has a bird-watching centre and botanical garden to visit, with a sandy beach to enjoy in Monterosso al Mare.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally): 

- Mid-week cleaning
- Boat/Yacht charter
- Maid service
- Massage therapist
- Private chauffeur

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, paid locally on arrival. 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, paid locally.
Minimum stay 7 nights (short breaks of minimum 3 nights and Saturday arrivals are possible on request outside July and August. Please enquire).
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
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).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 5th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,217
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £4,489
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £4,004
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 £4,853
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 6th 2021 £4,004
Mar 6th 2021 - May 29th 2021 £4,489
May 29th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 £4,732
Jun 19th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £5,217
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 £4,489
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £4,004
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 6th 2022 £4,853

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 5th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,439
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €4,680
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €4,174
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 €5,059
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 6th 2021 €4,174
Mar 6th 2021 - May 29th 2021 €4,680
May 29th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 €4,933
Jun 19th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €5,439
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 €4,680
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €4,174
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 6th 2022 €5,059

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 5th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,116
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $5,262
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $4,694
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 $5,689
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 6th 2021 $4,694
Mar 6th 2021 - May 29th 2021 $5,262
May 29th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 $5,547
Jun 19th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $6,116
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 $5,262
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $4,694
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 6th 2022 $5,689

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

Reviews

  • Beautiful, relaxing surroundings

    Posted by Tony & Belinda on 20/08/2019

    Wonderful villa, very clean, tidy and quietly located in a residential area close to the Medieval village of Sarzana (Between Liguria and Tuscany). The owners Thomas and Enrico were friendly, lovely and very kind. We can only give the best recommendations to people/families that want to relax in beautiful surroundings and enjoy the wonderful swimming pool.

  • Highly recommend this gorgeous villa

    Posted by Matt M on 31/07/2019

    A gorgeous villa with a touch of Art everywhere : Inside and outside indeed. The property is very well furnitured and the garden is simply fabulous. We loved the privacy of the estate and the proximity to restaurants, pubs and shops. Lots of fabulous restaurants close by in Sarzana. We recommend restaurant I Capitelli.
    Lots of different areas to have drinks and meals at home in shade and sun. We had a great stay here and we highly recommend it to all.

  • Enchanting location

    Posted by Stephan & Bianca on 22/04/2019

    This beautiful restored house was very clean and perfectly presented with everything you could need. All communications with the owner were excellent. The enchanting position near to restaurants, shops and beaches allowed a perfect vacation for us and our group of friends. We had a great time indeed.

  • The location is simply perfect!

    Posted by Ivan G on 04/07/2018

    We, a family of 4 with 2 grown up kids, stayed a week at Villa I Ritratti. Thomas gave us a warm welcome. He lives just behind the house. The property is wonderfully furnitured and the location is simply perfect! Only 10 minutes by car from beach clubs, 30 minutes from Versilia and Cinque Terre and only one hour and half from Florence. We didn't know the medieval village of Sarzana which is really spectacular and rich of things to see such as the Cittadella, the Fortress, the Churches as well as the narrow streets with groceries and delicious restaurants.

  • Beautiful and authentic villa

    Posted by Esther G on 11/07/2017

    We spent 2 weeks in this wonderful Villa last summer. A very authentic place, and very large and comfortable house. The furniture is beautiful as well as the environment around. All main touristic sites are just a few minutes from Villa I Ritratti. We recommend this property with pleasure. Enjoy!

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