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La Rocca (Sleeps 2) - Montemarcello - Beautiful seaside property


La Rocca is a gem of a house in one of the most sought-after locations on the Ligurian coast. The clifftop village of Montemarcello is on a headland overlooking both the Gulf of La Spezia and the Gulf of the Poets (named after Byron and Shelley). It looks across to the Cinque Terre, as well as the coast to the south, and the Apuan Alps, the marble mountains of Carrara.

La Rocca is a delightful property, ideal for a couple, in a perfectly preserved little hilltop village overlooking the sea, removed from the beaten track, yet easily accessible to so many things you’ve dreamed of seeing and doing.

Please Note: This property requires booking a long while in advance as it is usually fully booked for the season by March, August is usually booked up the year before.. - Don't miss out!!

The house
The house itself has a terrace front and rear, with a kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom with panoramic views.

On the ground floor, you’ll find a living/dining room, small kitchen diner, and bath with a shower. Upstairs is the bedroom with a large bed. Immediately outside the living room is a patio for outdoor dining and general relaxing watching the life of the village at the bar a few steps away.
Plus there are two terraces behind which enjoy a view of both the sea (just!) and the mountain.
A laundry room is located just outside the cottage. WiFi is available.

It is two minutes from a bar, and a post office, a few small shops, and restaurants are only five minutes walk through the old town.

The owners, who live in a separate house next door, will make you feel immediately at home, offering you their exquisite little tomatoes and other vegetables from their garden. They’ll even prepare supper for you at modest cost.

What to see
The drive up to the village through the Regional Park of Montemarcello is spectacular. It is wonderful countryside for walking, whether you want serious long-distance walks along the marked pathways, or just a stroll in the woods before returning to the village for a meal in one of the two restaurants there.

Ameglia is the closest large town, 5 kilometers away there, you’ll find everything including a large supermarket, bank, shops and other services.

Montemarcello is not on the water’s edge. You can walk to the beach - it’s 700 steps down a lovely winding path (and back up again). But you can drive down to nearby Bocca di Magra, where, in fine weather, there’s a little boat service which will transport you to any of several sandy coves inaccessible except from the sea.

From here, you’re within easy striking distance not only of the Cinque Terre, but also of Santa Margherita, Portofino, Rapallo, Genoa, and Portovenere in one direction and of Lucca, Pisa, Carrara, and Viareggio in the other. Parma, Siena and Florence make good daytrips. Less well known are some really delightful interior hilltowns closeby in Lunigiana, the undiscovered part of Tuscany, between the sea and the mountains.


Perfect house for two on the Ligurian coast overlooking the Gulf of the Poets.. Bars/restaurants close Visit CinqueTerre, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Tusca


Property type: House

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 3 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Internet (WI-FI)
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Balcony or terrace


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.05.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 4
1st July 2016 to 31st December 2016 4
1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017 4

Discounts and extras


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Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Heating in season 1st January to 31st January N/A £10.00 per night

Paid with booking

Heating in season 1st February to 28th February N/A £10.00 per night

Paid with booking

Heating in season 1st March to 31st March N/A £10.00 per night

Paid with booking

Heating in season 1st November to 30th November N/A £10.00 per night

Paid with booking

Heating in season 1st December to 31st December N/A £10.00 per night

Paid with booking

For bookings of less than a week (min.4 nights), a daily price supplement applies All year Booking length: Duration less than 7 days £10.00 per night

Paid with booking


This is exact location

  • Genoa Airport: 55km
  • Florence: 90km
  • Lucca: 35km
  • Cinque Terre: 20km


2 other reviews
La Rocca certainly is a "gem of a house" and our hosts could not have been more helpful. We particularly enjoyed the evening strolls through the village and the small bar next door! We are both very grateful for the way that you handled our booking and provided all the info we needed - if you ever need a reference for any other potential clients we will be only too pleased to help. Thanks again (Ofsted Grade 1 !!)
We returned from our holiday on Saturday. Your brochure failed to do the house justice - it was excellent in all respects, location, facilities, food, views etc. If anything I would say it is not a main foreign tourist destination which is a plus as far as we were concerned - it is however a holiday location for the Italians. Many thanks for a great week


About the owner
Hello Italy Ltd is a family company that has been renting properties in Tuscany for 25 years. We specialize in the Lunigiana area of northern Tuscany, but also have villas and farmhouse apartments in the Chianti and Siena hills, as well as several apartments in the centre of Siena for city breaks.
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