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Villa Montale Historical Mansion

  • 11 Guests
  • 5 Bedroom
  • 3 Bathroom
monterosso | What3Words Address: ///slinks.littler.duping
CITRA CODE:- ID 011019-LT-0227

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 a 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 marvellous 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 amazing 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 equipment 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.

Good to Know

The owner of this property does not allow us to accept self check-ins. We can provide assisted late check-ins at extra charge
From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. late check-in charge 50.00 euros
From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. late check-in charge 80.00 euros
No check-ins accepted after 10:00 p.m.
Please, consider that in picking arrival dates considering your travel plans.


Concierge villas

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  • Single Beds:

  • Foldable Cot:

  • Queen Bed:

  • Bathroom with Shower:

  • Sea View:

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  • Baby Cot on RQ
  • Beach Towels
  • Breakfast Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Linen & towels
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Coffee maker
  • Patio
  • Porter On RQ - Extra Charge
  • Private Car Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing Machine
  • Welcome Basket
  • WiFi

  • Property Rates


    Min Stay

  • Low Season

    € 500
  • Mid Season

    € 690
  • High Season

    € 770

Extra Charges

  • Charges


  • Cleaning Fees

    € 150
  • Security Deposit

    € 500
  • City Tax

  • Deposit

    30% ( if reservation is made more than 30 days before arrival )
  • Extra Guest over 6

    € 80
  • Amer. Breakfast per person per night on RQ

    € 15
  • Car Parking per day

    € 15
  • Extra Towels (each)

    € 5
  • Change Linen (per bed)

    € 15
  • Daily Cleaning (2hours)

    € 40
  • Porter Service (per bag/per way)

    € 5

  • Minimum Stay

    : 2 Nights
  • Garbage Collection

    : no
  • Smoking

    : no
  • Pets

    : no
  • Check-In Time

    : 15:00 to 18:00
  • Check-Out Time

    : 10:00

Guest Review

  1. Sushil S. Expedia Guest says:

    Historic summer house with charm and character
    Charming historic home in a quiet area. Outstanding location, close to everything: trails, beach, restaurants

  2. Chirag Airbnb Guest says:

    Beautiful historic villa in cinque terre: 1) The neighbourhood is extremely quiet so if this is what you are looking for then perfect location – if not then I would recommend Riomaggiore which has a younger crowd 2) There are a lot of stairs and the lift is unavailable – if you have a lot of luggage and are coming by train and or have difficulties walking up and down stairs this might not be the best location for you 3) The host is extremely nice and very informative and gave us lots of suggestions for the surrounding area 4) The car parking spot is a great bonus 5) Kitchen is fully equipped with all things required to cook if you desire 6) Good selection of restaurants in the area 7) Beach and main town are around a 5 min walk, train station is about 10 mins

  3. Jaime Airbnb Guest says:

    We loved the location in Monterosso and the facilities. Very spacious, comfortable, and lovely floor on the second floor of Villa Monterosso. The villa affords you with amazing views its proximity to the beach means that you can go to the beach whenever you wish. Communication is great and Marco who was assigned to receive us did a fantastic job in assisting us in making our stay a memorable one. All in all I recommend Villa Montale as type ideal location to enjoy the Cinque Terre.

  4. Bryan Airbnb Guest says:

    The apartment is amazing — great views, lots of space, well stocked, and perfect for a big family. Cinque Terre Riviera were really perfect hosts (in fact, the original place we rented was unavailable, and Cinque Terre Riviera upgraded us to this place.) Marco, our host, was really fantastic. They even helped arrange an in-home cooking class, that was a highlight of our trip. Will return and always work with Cinque Terre Riviera. Srsly.

  5. Hayley Airbnb user says:

    This villa is everything and MORE! We were so thrilled to come and visit the Cinque Terre for our wedding and the villa was the most perfect home base for both families. Cinque Terre Riviara was quick with responses and made check in a breeze! Other reviews made the “steps to the villa” seem tretoruous- but it is not bad at all. However, if you have mobility issues- these steps will be difficult. The views are AMAZING from every room in this villa. If you are considering staying here for you Cinque Terre vacation- don’t hesitate, this is the place for you!

  6. Myra Airbnb user says:

    Great apartment in a lovely historical building! Location is very close to the beach and restaurants. Would definitely recommend it for large families, however, they are pretty strict about noise after 9.30pm.

  7. Ke Airbnb user says:

    Host is nice and the house is pretty. You can enjoy your stay in Cinque Terre Riviera for sure. Highly recommend for this house!

  8. Franco Airbnb user says:

    Great location, close to beaches and hiking trails. As well there are many restaurants close by. Miky’s down the street was fabulous but make reservations.

  9. Brian Airbnb Guest says:

    Beautiful historic home! Loved the floors and ceilings! Great ocean view from some of the rooms. Updated baths. Home was quite clean. Kitchen is small but well stocked with plenty of dishes and glassware. Bedrooms are spread out so there is some privacy. Beds were decent. Short walk to the beach, great focaccia pizza and market. Nice restaurants nearby. Overall it was a great place. We appreciated the on-site parking too

  10. Panod Airbnb user says:

    Perfect for a large group. We loved the location which is away from the noise and the crowd. Beautiful property with comfy beds and good bathrooms. Kitchen was well-equipped too. We all had a very comfortable stay.

  11. Cynthia And David says:

    “Its a beautiful old villa close to everything. Very pretty views.”

  12. Therese B. says:

    An incredible, amazing property with a unique taste! We’ll never forget our stay at this Cinque Terre landmark
    April 2019

  13. Dam Adri says:

    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.

  14. Misselbrook says:

    “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.

  15. Iced Vovos says:

    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!

  16. Travelling familes says:

    “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.

  17. Gotta Love to travel says:

    “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!

  18. Carmel Brewst says:

    “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!!!!!!

  19. James C says:

    “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.

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