Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
- English, Italian
About Sarah Ferrari
My name is Sarah Ferrari and I have been living in Italy for over 18 years. 'I found my love in Portofino'....my husband Franco, from La Spezia almost 15 years ago. I was so lucky to move to this beautiful area of Italy which offers so many alternatives for an outdoorsey like myself. Villa Maggiano has been in my husband's family for over one hundred years believe it or not!! We have just finished restoring the property after two years of hard work. We truly put our heart and soul into the project and think that guests will appreciate our efforts in creating a comfortable homey atmosphere for a memorable Italian vacation!!
Sarah Ferrari purchased this Villa in 1800
Why Sarah Ferrari chose La Spezia
Seeing the villa perched on the hillside with it's wonderful views, we felt like we had to restore it into a vacation spot for others to enjoy. We love our city and it's surroundings and felt like this was the perfect place to fully enjoy what it has to offer.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is perched amongst olive groves in a peaceful atmosphere with amazing sea views from every window yet close to many points of interest such as CinqueTerre, Portovenere, Lerici, Lucca, Portofino and Pisa. Guests will enjoy living the truly Italian lifestyle in this wonderful villa yet they will be able to enjoy daily outings hiking, biking, swimming or just enjoying the scenery!!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
This was a family and friends vacation that was perfect, partially due to the lovely Villa and amazing pool and partially due to Sarah's attentiveness and excellent suggestions. I can't recommend highly enough. Everything she helped us set up was wonderful. Highly Recommend the sunset cruise! Thanks again for everything, I know we are all looking forward to doing it again as soon as possible.
Fabulous Villa in the Cinque Terre Region
Sarah's villa is a beautifully restored farm house in the hills above La Spezia, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is just a few kilometers from Cinque Terre. The house itself is very well appointed with an abundance of indoor and outdoor space. The crown jewel of the back yard is the infinity pool. Sarah was wonderful... both before and during our stay.
She even met my daughter at the train station and took her to the villa for check in. She also arranged the wonderful sail boat ride (everyone's favorite), and the reservation for Locanda Lorena on Palmaria. We loved the town of Portovenere and at our request, Sarah arranged cab rides to both places. It was a perfect and very memorable vacation!!
Escape to Cinque Terre
We were 3 couples traveling to Italy together. We rented this house for 5 nights. It was lovely! The pictures and description are completely accurate. The rooms were very comfortable and there was plenty of space for all of us. The weather was beautiful so we especially enjoyed the pool and the outdoor seating. Sarah (the owner) was very responsive to our questions and was extremely helpful with suggestions for things to do during our stay.
Beautiful, Comfy and a Perfect Place to Relax
Wonderful! Sarah has done an amazing job and this home is beautiful. The indoors is as beautiful and comfy as the outdoors. The outdoors has an amazing view of the city. She has provided a well stocked kitchen and American-like refrigerator/freezer which makes ice, comfy beds and soft towels! This home is walking distance to some excellent restaurants and to the town of LaSpezia. We did not have a vehicle however it was easy to get a cab even for a group of 7 people.
Thank you so much! It was a great pleasure to have you all. Hope to have you back soon!!!
Fantastic Italian Villa
The place was wonderful! Sarah was very attentive to our needs and very easy to get ahold of if we had questions. Went on her sailboat trip which was fantastic. the pictures do not do it justice as the villa now has a huge pergola on the patio which makes sitting outside and enjoying the view, dining, and cocktailing amazing!!
Villa Maggiano - A little slice of heaven
Villa Maggiano is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning. And one of the owners of the villa, Sarah Ferrari, is by far the best host ever. I would rate this higher than 5 stars if possible. Sarah goes above and beyond in everything she does. Her recommendations for places to visit and her service for making arrangements are outstanding. From the private yacht excursion on 52 foot Alos, to the Portofino tour by Gianluca, to the trip to Portovenere with lunch at Locanda Lorena, every experience was beyond our expectations, and all arranged by Sarah. The villa itself is breathtaking with the incredible outside living area so enjoyable. We were able to make incredible family memories, all thanks to Sarah and the amazing Villa Maggiano. We hope to spend time there again and would highly recommend to anyone considering a trip to La Spezia or Cinque Terre. It was truly a stay of a lifetime and piece of heaven on earth.
It was so great to meet you and your family. I really hope that our paths cross again. and that you will come back soon to Villa Maggiano. It is always fun to have guests like you who want to enjoy and make the most out of their vacation and makes my job so easy:):)!!!! Arrivederci...a presto!!!!