This country villa is located in the Italian Riviera, in the residential community of Maralunga, overlooking the town and harbor of Lerici, as well as two small bays on the other side. The villa is about 50-60 meters above sea level, and faces one of these two quiet bays. The main road is 200 m away, and no traffic can be heard from the property. There is a 5-minute walk (800 meters) to the beaches, such as Lido, where you can rent umbrellas and chairs. There is a 10-15 minute walk (500 meters) to Lerici, where there are shops, restaurants, markets, two pharmacies, a post office and the harbor, and which can be reached also by car, though access is restricted in summer. The pedestrian pathway descends from the top of the promontory to the Lerici harbor, so it is a hilly descent and ascent.
Nearby Attractions: Portofino, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi (marble Fortress that is now a museum of satirical art, Wednesday market), Portovenere (Gothic church of St Peter from 1198, castle, Romanesque church of St Lawrence from 1098), Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Lerici (shops, restaurants, harbor, ferry).
Lerici is connected to La Spezia and other nearby places by bus. There is a bus stop 100 m from the villa; buses offer service to the town of Lerici and the beaches of Tellaro and Fiascherino. Situated along the Golfodei Poeti, Lerici is great for people watching and coastline gazing. There’s a charming harbor in the town that you can walk along, and a ferry can take you to Portovenere or to the Cinque Terre. The center of Portovenere has a waterfront shopping area, restaurants, and ferry services to other neighboring towns. Many locals come here, so you’ll be witness to a true view of Italian life. Other day trips include Portofino, Forte dei Marmi, and Lucca. The nearest autostrada exit is Sarzana, which is about 7 km from the property.
Florence: 140 km/87 mi
Genova: 105 km/65 mi
Portofino 90 km/56 mi
Pisa: 67 km/41.5 mi
Lucca 64 km/40 mi
Forte dei Marmi 38 km/23.5 mi
Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore): 27 km/16.5 mi, 40 minutes by ferry, or drive to La Spezia train station and take the train - 8 minutes to Riomaggiore.
Portovenere 26 km/16 mi, 20 minutes by ferry
La Spezia 12 km/7.5 mi
Lerici 2 km/1.25 mi, 5 minutes by car (Access restricted in summer); 500 m/ 1,641 ft, 5-10 minutes walking