Villa Montale Historical Mansion

Apartment   |    Monterosso


Introducing this property

Villa Montale Historical Mansion is a prestigious mansion, pure Art deco’ style, built up in the late 1880’s. This Monterosso holiday villa represents an historical landmark, since it belonged to the Nobel price for literature (1975) Eugenio Montale, who, in this amazing property lived and composed some of his marvelous poems.

Cinque Terre Riviera rents in this villa just an exclusive, the luxury, large and elegant apartment on the first floor.

The building is positioned on top of a small hill in the western part of Monterosso, Fegina, just a few steps from its famous village beaches. Visiting the house it is evident that quietness and beauty that inspired the poet are still here: from its windows the relaxing view of the sea is definitely part of the fascinating atmosphere of Villa Montale and the big park of palms and pine trees, embracing the property, is a real treasure of silence and beauty offering shade to the mansion  and keeping it fresh even in the hottest months.

The whole villa is now divided into three apartments (one each floor) belonging to three different private owners.

The apartment “I Limoni”, available for rental, is located on second floor.

The apartment

On entering from the main door we find a spacious entrance hall from where we reach the majestic sitting and dining room that will reveal incredible fresco’s paintings, a peculiarity of all the bedrooms of the apartment. In this room two big windows, one leading to a small balcony. Both of them open on the marvelous panorama of the sea and the luxuriant park of the villa, with its tall, century old palm trees.

The floor is made following the Ligurian technique of  “graniglia”,  or “Tappeto Genovese” (Genoese Carpet), a classic and elegant decoration typical of the high class Genoese families mansions during the 1800 and early 1900.

Two comfortable sofas and a large table for up to 10 seats are perfect for having a delicious dinner or just for enjoying the quietness of the place.

This large dining and sitting room is the real heart of the house and from it we have access to the rest of the apartment, including five bedrooms (four double and one twin), three luxury bathrooms with showers, renovated in 2018,  and a kitchen.

There’s no air conditioning at this villa, but definitely there’s no need for it, being the villa in shaded and ventilated area, cool even in the hot season.

Wifi available.

Private car parking for one car.

Bedrooms description.

There are five bedrooms in the Villa Montale Apartment I Limoni. All of them are comfortable and charming, each one is decorated with a different color.

Two of the double rooms have views of the sea. The other bedrooms (two doubles, one twin) have views of a serene park filled with beautiful pine trees where the poet Montale used to seat and get inspiration for his lines. One of the bedrooms has a small en-suite bathroom.

Kitchen description.

The kitchen, fully equipped is typical of the Ligurian mansions of the XIX Century, even though furnishing and equipement is entirely new. In the kitchen we have: gas stove and oven, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine, toaster, tea and coffee boiler, Italian and American coffee maker.

Bathrooms description.

There are three luxury bathrooms with shower entirely renovated in 2018. Each one is equipped with hairdryer.


Guests can have access to the garden of the villa provided they have respect for condo rules, privacy and quietness of the owners of the other apartments. Parties and dinners are not allowed (unless through previous approval from the building management), but all those who want to indulge quietly reading a book, painting or drinking a glass of delicious Cinque terre wine are more than welcome. A part of the garden with tables and chairs are dedicated to Villa Montale Apartment I Limoni Guests.

Why choosing it

Property is ideal for family reunions and special services such as Chef-at-Home or amazing Cooking Classes can be offered at this villa. Everything is at hand, specially the amazing beaches of Monterosso!

Cinque Terre Riviera can also organise for Villa Montale guests fantastic boat trips and private tours.

On choosing Villa Montale Historical Mansion, you may need to plan private transfers: we can send our Drivers Company to pick you up at any airport, train station or Italian town your trip may include.

Please Note

Villa Montale Apartment I Limoni will go under bathroom renovation in January 2018. We’ll publish new pictures immediately after. The property will remain closed for the entire month of January.

Rental Rates

Rental Fees Amount
Cleaning Fees
Security Deposit
Late Check Out
Additional Person Fee (After 4)
Season Tariff Daily
4 April 2018 – 29 April 2018
29 April 2018 – 14 October 2018
14 October 2018 – 16 December 2018
16 December 2018 – 15 October 2018


Please note: that all rates and prices are subject to change and for a final booking quote you should check the rate shown after clicking on CHECK THE RATES button to the right. Week-end, short stay, special holidays supplements and long stay reductions might be applied automatically.


Property Type: Apartment

Queen Bed: 4

Bathroom with Shower: 3

Max Guest: 11

Sea View: yes

Outdoor Area: shared_garden


Fully equipped kitchen
Private Car Parking
Washing Machine

House Rules

Minimum stay: 2 Nights

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Check-out time: 10:00 a.m.

Garbage collection: no

Smoking: no

Pets: no


400 m

From Train Station

5 m

From Parking Area

150 m

From Sea/Beach

200 m

Closest Market

Guest Review

    “Highly Recommended ”
    First of all, the service was great.

    The owner of the company Filippo met us in town and took us to Villa Montale and checked us in. He then waled us around town and showed us his favorite restaurants to go to.

    Villa Montale itself is opulent, nostalgic, well appointed and really just wonderful. Its a bit of a time capsule really.

    My new bride and I stayed here in early October and were still able to hike, swim, and sleep with the master sweet windows open, smelling and looking to the sea in the morning. This is not the amazing sweeping view that a home higher up in the hills would offer, but it is still quite beautiful and close to everything.

    For some reason I cant remember which – but the sun either came up or went down behind the mountains directly across the bay in perfect view from the terrace and master suite.

    The actual location of Villa Montale in Monterosso is excellent as well as it is really at the end of the town up a very quiet and private street. Away from all of the noise and people around the major part of the main road.

    Worth every penny.

    “Just Fabulous”
    We were fortunate enough to stay here for one week last year. In total there were 6 adults and three young kids and it was just fabulous. It is within close walking distance to the beach and main street. All the rooms are spacious and clean. Kitchen was small but very functional. We would like to go back one day and would recommend to any of our friends. Filippo was most accommodating and met us at the train station with a friend to assist us with all our luggage given that we had young kids, prams and suitcases to transport. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!!!

    “More than we could hope for!”
    Our group of 9 people arrived in Monterroso and stepped off the train and found Fillipo waitng for us! He walked us to our Villa Montale and we were thrilled with the accomodation. We felt like move stars as people stopped in front of the house to take pictures. OK, it wasn’t because of us but because the home was that of Eugeneo Montale. The rooms were all beautiful and the pictures don’t do it justice. Great location and wonderful sea views from most bedrooms and the living room. Great service and great accomodation!

    “Met all expectations… and more!”
    Delightful all round… there was more to this place than the advertising lead us to understand. Bigger Kitchen, laundry facilities, views, rooms etc. Great location, very comfortable, and great service from Filipo. There was no Internet access however.
    Watch out when you use to much power. It flips off, and the switch in the basement took a bit of finding.

    Our apartment on the second level of this beautiful villa was wonderful and very spacious. We were 2 adults, 4 teenagers and one child and there was room for another couple! The kitchen was a little small, but had all the mod cons. Service from Filipo was great when needed. The villa is located very centrally near the beach (a few minutes walk) and the cafes/restaurants and shops in the new part of Monterrosso. We had a fantastic, very relaxing holiday and would thoroughly recommend it!

    “Clean, spacious and beautiful views”
    We had a wonderful stay at Villa Montale and it rained for two days.
    I would recommend that you add internet access.

    We were 4 adults and 5 teenage children and we had so much space in this stunning apartment. The views were spectacular from sunrise to sunset. The apartment was beautifully furnished and equipped. We were welcomed by the rental agents at the train station who guided us to the apartment and showed us around and how everything worked. Monterosso was welcoming, although still very much recovering. We all loved this apartment and decided that the photos just do not do it justice. Superb.

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