Wonderful property with secure private land located in the easternmost part of Montemarcello Park, a location that provides excellent privacy and breathtaking views. The Val di Magra and the border of Tuscany with its green hills crowned by the Apuan Alps can be seen in the background, all contrasting with the deep blue of the sea. Magnificent views of the Apuan Alps and Carrara marble.
In addition, it is possible to see the mouth of the Magra River and the Magra Valley with the remains of the historic Roman arena of Luni from 177 AD as well as the fortified villages of Sarzana, Castelnuovo, and Fosdinovo.
The tiled driveway is accessed from the driveway via an electric gate. From this electric gate is a detached accommodation equipped with a bedroom, living area, en-suite bath/shower, kitchen, parking, outdoor patio, and utilities. The location of this accommodation near the gate of the property means that it is possible to use it as a home for any guardians of the property thus adding excellent security to this property. There is also a security system installed in the main villa, and the land is fully fenced. These optimal “LOCK & GO” features mean that owners can be absent from the property with peace of mind.
The driveway is surrounded by typical Ligurian vegetation and leads to the large garden where there are private parking spaces.
The 420-square-meter property is on three levels.
From the carriage road, access is delimited by an electric gate that leads onto the private, tiled road surrounded by Ligurian vegetation that leads to the large garden where there are owned parking spaces.
The interiors are composed as follows: entrance from the garden onto an English-style living room with large bookshelves, a dining room with a splendid wooden table for scenic lunches and dinners because of the view of the outdoors. Continuing on is another large living room, with leather sofas and a beautiful fireplace that warms the room, making it comfortable. A few steps divide the living area from the sleeping area, where there are three double bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and one of which has a beautiful panoramic terrace and a staircase leading directly to the garden. A fourth room then served as a cinema room, overlooking the rear of the villa.
All rooms have a connection to the outdoors, so as to ensure ample ventilated space and the ability to always enjoy the fantastic view.
On the second floor there is a large study with large windows overlooking the Apuan Alps, a room used as a storage room, a pocket terrace, and a mezzanine from which there is access to the ground floor.
Also from the ground floor, a spiral staircase then leads to the basement where there is a large kitchen, bathroom and laundry area with direct access to the outside.
Of note are renovations underway to add a modern en-suite kitchen with the main living room that will be located in the current dining room.
The former kitchen in the basement will remain and the laundry service area will be remodeled by including additional equipment.
Also under renovation is the layout of the interior halls.
The English garden surrounds the property and is partly tiled and partly planted with 88 olive trees ,numerous herbs and kiwi trees. You can also reach Bocca di Magra directly from the land on foot thanks to a mule track. Recently the garden has been undergoing significant pruning and treatment (October 2020), with new lawn planting, including some additional low-maintenance plants.
The area in front of the property is covered by a beautiful stone porch under which there is an outdoor living area overlooking the Val di Magra.
The whole thing, thanks to the bright colors of the plants and the deep green of the lawn makes the outdoor area a striking sight.
The view has received extensive improvement through the removal of some large trees (authorized by the Park). The view is now that of the original 1980s property with a stupendous unobstructed wide panoramic view of the Lunigiana Valley stretching from Sarzana to Massa and a full view of the Carrara marble mountains.
Completing the property is a 10m X 4m cistern that collects rainwater directly from the roof which is useful for irrigating the entire grounds, numerous parking spaces, the 6350 sq m fully fenced plot, and the small outbuilding that houses the villa’s current guardians who provide maximum protection (if desired, these guardians can continue their work with new owners).
The property has independent gas heating with a new complete indoor heating system consisting of two separate 27 kW and 9.6 kW “Klover” pellet stoves, in addition to the existing 14 kW “Lamborghini” LPG gas system. This will significantly improve the environment, radiators and hot water heating systems and reduce the operating costs of heating the house.
This property represents an excellent opportunity for those who seek privacy, security, clean air and wide open spaces. Its location within the Regional Park means that no other properties can be built nearby and it is, moreover, within a protected ecological area.
This property represents an excellent opportunity for those looking for privacy, security, clean air and large open spaces. Its position within the Regional Park, a protected ecological area, means that no other properties can be built nearby. Montemarcello is classed as “one of the most beautiful villages in Italy”, and is the most panoramic hamlet of the municipality of Ameglia, Val di Magra. Its name Mons Marcelli means mount of Marcellus and is so named due to the fact that is in an elevated position with respect to the coast and also because of the Roman consul Claudio Marcello who in 155 BC. defeated the Apuan Ligurians. The territory is part of the Montemarcello – Magra National Park in which there are numerous attractions such as the Botanical Garden. Furthermore, archaeological excavations have made it possible to identify a vast pre-Roman necropolis around Ameglia. These finds, together with those of Roman villa found in Bocca di Magra which was inhabited from the 1st century and for which there is a plan to create a museum space.
From the village, 800 steps descend to reach the beautiful beach of Punta del Corvo on foot. In addition, by following the small road beside the Park’s information Point, one can reach the highest point, 266 m, from where one can admire the coast. These are the places loved by D. H. Lawrence: “The coast extends in a curve that inebriates me and confuses me with the vaporous paradise of small scattered villages, like a handful of shells thrown on the beach …” (1914).
A few minutes from Montemarcello are Lerici, Ameglia and Tellaro, which can be reached thanks to the beautiful paths surrounded by greenery allowing one to reach their crystalline beaches in a short time.
LERICI: 9 km
LA SPEZIA: 18.4 km
TERMINAL CROCIERE DI LA SPEZIA LARGO MICHELE FIORILLO: 17.9 km
SARZANA: 15 km
BOCCA DI MAGRA: 6 km
AMEGLIA: 5.1 km
FORTE DEI MARMI: 36 km
CINQUE TERRE (MONTEROSSO AL MARE): 49.4 km
SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE: 92.3 km
GENOA AIRPORT: 121 km
PISA AIRPORT: 71.5 km
MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT: 284.5 km
SARZANA MOTORWAY EXIT: 14.1 km