WOW! Apartment in Villa Cavour on the Italian Riviera.
Villa Cavour is an incredible restored villa dating to the 1800’s perched on a hill above Imperia, gazing downwards toward the Mediterranean sea which is a quick 5 minutes away. This remarkable apartment is one of only three inside this regal villa, and its restored decorative details have never failed to elicit WOW’s from all who pass through its doorway.
The apartment itself is located on the first floor of the villa, and comes fully furnished. Natural light streams in through the many southern-facing windows, contributing to the open and relaxed feeling engendered by the vaulted ceilings and the soothing color scheme. The living room has a welcoming sitting area and views of the sea and surrounding olive trees from its windows, and the restored art on the ceiling is amazing. A large separate kitchen has plenty of storage space. All plumbing and wiring were new at the time of the restoration, and a modern airconditioner/heating system has been installed. The private rooftop terrace of 17 sq meters offers panoramic views of the surrounding olive trees as well as the dazzling sea below, and confers a quietness and serenity not possible in the city center. The property itself is full of flowering plants and fruit bearing trees, all well maintained, and is accessed by a motorized gate leading to a general parking area for guests. Although one has a sense of being “out in the country,” the beaches, restaurants, shopping (modern supermarket, hardware store, etc), are all just minutes away. This is an ideal low care property that can be left locked for months at a time in a very secure setting, perfect for anybody considering a vacation home. The easy access to the Autostrada A10 and the major international airport at Nice, France make its location ideal.
Imperia itself is one huge beautiful playground on the Italian Riviera and one of the most visitor friendly places in Italy. There is no end to the entertainment possibilities in this area, starting with its wonderful beaches (2019 Bandiera Blu delle Spiagge), and continuing to the walking/trekking/hiking, rockclimbing, cycling, mountain biking, and skiing opportunities in the hills and mountain 15-90 minutes away. Equally fabulous is the 26 km cycling/walking path at the very edge of the sea which is to be extended in the near future. Two harbors offer moorings for boats of every size and weight and contribute to the general beauty of this area. In the hills above Imperia are a wealth of enchanting small towns to discover and enjoy, and come summertime, many art and music events are easily accessible. Meanwhile, as evidenced by its “Best Climate in Italy” prize (Awarded by Il Sole 24 ORE), one can comfortably take advantage of these opportunities while other areas in Italy are less inviting weather-wise. But to put icing on the cake, the adjacent Italian and French Rivieras offer another immense catalog of attractions.
Just as important, however, is the fact that Imperia is a year round destination that does not turn into a ghost town when summer is over. Local Italians live and work in Imperia year round. The historic center of Imperia Oneglia is always alive with its vibrant Piazza Dante centrally, its covered shopping under the colonnaded porticos of Via Bonfante, and its evocative narrow passageways with merchants and small restaurants offering typical Ligurian cuisine and DOC wines. A large open market can be enjoyed twice a week. The beautiful old port of Imperia Oneglia welcomes locals and visitor alike to dine while overlooking its waters and fishing boats, and to take a leisurely stroll after dinner. Importantly, Imperia remains a gem not spoiled by overtourism, something that has become a drawback in many other areas of Italy.
Distances from Villa Cavour in Imperia: Bus stop 700 meters, Entrance to A10 Autostrada (Tollroad) Imperia Est 2 km, Train Station 2.5 km, Center of Imperia Oneglia Piaaza Dante 3 km, Beaches 3.5 km, Nice Cote d’Azure Airport 95 km, Genoa’s Christopher Columbus Airport 110 km, Milan Malpensa Airport 284 km.
Distance to nearby tourist destinations: Genoa 110 km, Turin 127 Km, Menton (France) 63 km, Montecarlo/Monaco 71 km, Nice (France) 85 km, Ski Area Limone Piemonte 113 km.