The 17th century villa
Villanova is a charming 17th century estate, only a few minutes away from Cinque Terre, the most picturesque coastal villages in the world.
The Baron Massola and his family spent their summer holidays here, in the ancient agricultural estate Villanova , where tenacious farmers worked hard to produce the particularly fragrant olive oil and the quality wine of the Ligurian Riviera. On Sundays, the pealing bell of the family chapel called them together to pray and to rest from the hard task of cultivating such an unyielding land.
Villanova offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a holiday in a family atmosphere and in an eco-friendly environment. The farm embraces a sustainable lifestyle in many ways: agriculture without any pesticides, breakfast with mainly organic and local products, solar panels for hot water and renovations with natural materials.
Villanova maintains the agricultural traditions of the estate in spite of the rather harsh character of the Ligurian terrain. The work is still done manually, because rarely are machines able to climb the steep hills.