Villa la Contessa: a historic villa in La Spezia
Villa La Contessa is a villa dating back to 1600, owned by the family Oldoini, family of origin
Cremonese, but settled in La Spezia, around the '400.
The same is located within a small village, of much older origin, called "TORACCA".
Said village, according to the feudal tradition, was completely self-sufficient, counting on a mill, a
mill, and very wide cultivated land with every type of horticultural product.
Distinguished by a characteristic Ligurian red, it is adjacent to the caretaker's house, according to a dear form
to the Oldoini family.
The Villa, handed down through generations, came to Virginia Oldoini, better known as Countess of Castiglione,
which legacy of his father Filippo.
Virginia Oldoini stayed there long, both before and after the mission to the Court of Napoleon III, to whom the
Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour decided.
Worthy of note is the chapel, inside the Villa, consecrated in the 1768 at the request of the Virginia arch,
Virginia Oldoini had dubbed the estate, including the Villa and fourteen mezzadrie, mine
"Montagna" and in fact, the open hill position on "The Gulf of Poets", From which the magnificent is enjoyed
panorama, gives those who find themselves the impression of being on a mountain.
It was a property much loved by Virginia, that in fact, in the last period of her life, the
mentions in his letters, expressing concern at the idea that it can be mortgaged
from its creditors.
Towards the end of the 800 the Villa suffered, to work presumably of the same Virginia, works of adaptation to the
taste of the era, such as the addition of the double staircase and decorations depicting putti, still present.
The completely restored Villa has kept both the plant and the trees original furnishings, to the point that it seems
that Virginia can peep out from one of the twenty rooms in the Villa at any moment.
An exclusive location for private events in the 5 Terre
Villa la Contessa is the ideal choice for those looking for a historic villa for private events or weddings in La Spezia. Guests will benefit from the spaces of 6 elegant salons and a lush one garden overlooking the sea. A perfect place for celebrate your marriage in 5 lands.
Guests of the villa can stay in comfortable rooms equipped with all the main comforts. At the moment the rooms are only bookable for the night at the same time as the requested event, up to a maximum of 12 people. For larger groups, some Bed and Breakfasts are available very close to the Villa.