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Dolina - woods, wine, nature, trails, sea and swimming pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

In an ideal position for exploring the Cinque Terre, Liguria & Northern Tuscany

Located in the south of Liguria at the border of neighbouring Tuscany.

Perched on the steep hills above the Mediterranean sea, Dolina is the larger of the 3 houses that sit in 4 hectare estate called Pian della Chiesa.

Dolina is on the edge of a beautiful vineyard with an expansive lawn just in front. On the right there is its sister house Dolinetta on the left a beautiful oak wood.

Set within an oasis of cultivation surrounded by the wild oak woods of the Montemarcello Natural Park.

Dolina have been sensitively and lovingly restored, and utilise solar power for both electricity and hot water in keeping with the ecological values of park and proprietors alike.

At one time the park was more intensively cultivated and we have painstakingly renovated the maze of ancient limestone walls that formed the characteristic terracing of the regions traditional agriculture, planting fruit trees, bean plants and potatoes around the edges of the vineyard.

Dolina boasts a large pergola comfortably furnished for al fresco dining. An open plan ground floor comprises kitchen and living area. From the long window that runs the full length of the kitchen gives you a charming panoramic view of the gardens layering the hill to the left of the house. A centrally placed staircase leads from the back of the living area to the master bedroom (with en suite bathroom), and a twin bedroom which has doors opening onto a charming terrace overlooking the garden and vineyard. At the back there is a further twin bedroom with doors leading directly out to the garden, and a large shower room.

A swimming pool (10 meters * 3 meters) is available for the private usage of only our Dolina and Dolinetta guests. It Is magnifically located just below the new Cabernet Franc vineyard.

In the estate we own other two houses Dolinetta (host 4) and Concara (host 2/3). And 200 meters away another villa called Murella (host 6).

More Details

Ottavio Muzi-Falconi
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Ottavio Muzi-Falconi

Farmers since 2008 after years of office work.

From our grapes we have started producing an excellent natural red wine called 'Margot'. A blend of Shiraz, Massaretta and Merlot vines. A small production of less than 2500 bottles integrally produced in the estate small winery. No sulphites added and we are in the process of getting the bio certificate

Our extra virgin cold pressed olive oil is excellent but still negligible (26 litres only last year). But our 200 small olives trees are quickly growing.

We also take care of our vegetable garden and our hen house.

Ottavio Muzi-Falconi purchased this villa in 2005

Why Ottavio Muzi-Falconi chose Lerici

Ideally located within easy reach of Tuscany's famous destinations (Pisa and Lucca 1 hour/ Florence just under two), Pian della Chiesa is also an ideal base from which to explore the wild beauty of the Natural Park with its secret coves and beaches,, charming coastal villages, and forests of holm and turkey oaks, and umbrella pines. The Cinque Terre are just around the corner, with their famous villages crammed picturesquely between sea and cliff, and vineyards so steep that they have to be harvested by mini funiculars. To the east tower the Apennines and Apuan Alps, made from the shining white marble of Carrara so beloved of Michelangelo. Deeply carved valleys still have Roman remains and even vestiges of the original indigenous tribe, the Lunis.

What makes this villa unique

You will be plunged in the nature surrounded by oak trees and vineyards. The area around Montemarcello is beautiful and the epitome of Mediterranean coastline - the smell of resin from the umbrella pines drifts around the limestone outcrops that hang high above the coast. Boats can take you round to secret coves at the bottom of the cliffs, and then on to little villages with wonderful fish restaurants. The Cinque Terre are at a stone's throw, with miles of walking paths on the craggy coastline, punctuated by villages clinging to the edge of the coast, with steep vineyards where the grapes are collected in mini-funicular train arrangements! Closer to home, the villages of Tellaro and Fiascherino have swimming from rocky outcrops or sandy coves and fish restaurants with local sparkling white wine. If the heat is getting too much head in opposite direction for the Apuan Alps made of white Carrara marble and dotted with medieval villages.


Lerici Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • At check-in you will need to pay us in cash the new City tax on arrival: €1.5 per night, per person (over 12 yr.) for max of 5 nights.
  • During the winter the central heating is not included. There is a meter that will be read at check in and check out and the cost is €4 per m3.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We produce an excellent natural red wine called 'Margot'. We are happy to offer you a degustation at our winery. Should you be interested we sell: Margot 2015 at €8 per bottle: slightly fizzy or Margot 2016 at €10 per bottle: no sulphates added and in bio conversion


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Dolina - woods, wine, nature, trails, sea and swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A Truly Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Our week-long stay at Dolina on Ottavio's incredible property was a magical experience. We were awestruck just driving up the mountain, past breathtaking panoramas of the ocean, until we made our way to the sprawling compound complete with vineyard, swimming pool, fire pit and olive grove. Ottavio is a fantastic host, and the house decor is even better than what you see in the pictures. We brought our 3 children (ages 8, 5 and a 10-month-old) and they had an absolute blast. There is a smaller house next door that was rented by another family, and our children all loved playing together, which made the experience extra special. We loved exploring nearby Lerici (we enjoyed Lerici more than Cinque Terra), and honestly never wanted to leave! Ottavio's signature wine is excellent - we loved dining al fresco and drinking wine from grapes grown just a few meters from our table. This would be a fantastic place to bring a large group and rent out the whole compound - I hope to bring my extended family back and do just that one of these days. Thank you, Ottavio, for an incredible experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! The house was the perfect location for hiking in the woods, hiking to the beach, and just relaxing by the pool. It was a great location for taking day trips to Cinque Terre and the coast, to Florence, or just a drive through Tuscany! Ottavio was a wonderful host. He was friendly and helpful, but gave us our privacy as well. We really enjoyed his red wine-Margot! The house was clean and well-stocked with necessities. We had three generations staying in the house and everyone enjoyed it. We only wish we had stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Stunning property, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two little boys and also had some friends visiting.

You get there by driving along scenic coastline and then through forest and some tiny villages. The last bit of road is a well maintained dirt track. It's about a 20 minute drive to Lerici where you will find everything you need (restaurants, shops, ferries, sights, access to Cinque Terre). It's in a stunning location, the house is surrounded by gardens, wine and lovely walks for both young and old.

The pool is very clean and just far enough from the house for the kids not to just run there and fall in but close enough to make it an easy swim.

The house is gorgeous. It's effortlessly chic without being overdone. The facilities are excellent, you will find everything you could possibly need here.

The host, Ottavio, is friendly and super helpful - and makes delicious wine and olive oil :)!

We would most definitely recommend this as a family or group of friends! So relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dolus d'oleron

Petit Paradis...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très chaleureusement accueillis par Ottavio dans son magnifique domaine Pian della Chiesa.

La maison est très bien équipée dans un cadre splendide et parfaitement entretenu.

Nous recommandons vivement cette location pour les familles recherchant calme, espace et sérénité et nous garderons un excellent souvenir de notre séjour.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Ruhigen und idyllischen Erholungsurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist traumhaft in den Rebbergen gelegen. Die Ausstattung ist zweckmässig und der grosse Aussenbereich mit Pool bietet Erholung pur. In den angrenzenden Wäldern findet man zahlreiche Wander- und Bikewege.

Der Gastgeber ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
La Serra & Montemarcello
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Lerici, Golf Club Marigola (9 holes)
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Sarzana (La Spezia is at 15km)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Zanego, two good restaurants La Brace & Pescarino
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

By car: motorway A12 exit Sarzana direction Lerici and then continue towards Montemarcello.

By plane: airport of Pisa (70km), Genoa (120km) Milan Linate (230km) + car rental.

By train: La Spezia station (15km) + car rental.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning $115.58
Refundable damage deposit $231.16
Stay tax $1.73 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.