We spent wonderful two weeks in Villa Ortensia in the beginning of July. The owner of the villa, Francesca, who lives close to the villa, welcomed us warmly and was very helpful during our stay. The villa is spacious, private, clean, comfortable, very well equipped and full of interesting historical items. Outdoor area is carefully maintained with fruit trees, herbs, flowers and a nice pool.
The town of Sarzana in around 7 km distance from the villa is a nice little town with several restaurants, bars, shops and a railway station. The Cinque Terre towns, Porto Venere, Portofino and Genova can be easily reached from Villa Ortensia.