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Muin a Ventu Historical Tower

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
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Muìn a Véntu, historical landmark, is one of the most exclusive rentals in Vernazza, a unique property where history and nature mingle to offer a memorable holiday in the Cinque Terre. On the tower base we find a passage to the annex, a big open space with double bed, dining area with an art table and kitchen corner simply equipped with a refrigerator and an electric burner. The old marble sink let us feel as in a typical Ligurian kitchen of the past. All furnishing and decorations are peculiar and deriving from the crafty genius of the actual owner, a sculpture and master set designer and his wife, a drama director. The door, leading to the small bathroom with shower, is another piece of art, hand drawn with Indian ink by a famous designer. Peculiar attention must be given to this door si...Muìn a Véntu, historical landmark, is one of the most exclusive rentals in Vernazza, a unique property where history and nature mingle to offer a memorable holiday in the Cinque Terre. On the tower base we find a passage to the annex, a big open space with double bed, dining area with an art table and kitchen corner simply equipped with a refrigerator and an electric burner. The old marble sink let us feel as in a typical Ligurian kitchen of the past. All furnishing and decorations are peculiar and deriving from the crafty genius of the actual owner, a sculpture and master set designer and his wife, a drama director. The door, leading to the small bathroom with shower, is another piece of art, hand drawn with Indian ink by a famous designer. Peculiar attention must be given to this door since it is a unique piece of art. Going back to the tower circle, we have access to a second “bedroom” through a wood ladder. On the second floor of the tower we have just a handmade bed French Size (130 cm). Then, another ladder takes us up to the last floor of the tower, where we have a single bed (preferably not to be rented since very spartan). All guests, willing to enjoy the beauty and the preciousness of this place, will have to renounce to 'modern comforts” against the exclusiveness of the place. Since is a historical mansion it does not have air conditioning. It remains always ventilated : it was a windmill in the past! The garden promises hours of relax. We have an “al fresco” table under a pergola and terraces below with typical Mediterranean plants and herbs. Muìn a Véntu, lies at the beginning of the path from Vernazza to Corniglia. Not ideal for people not in good shape, since the rising path is steep and uneven. On arrival and departure porterage is provided (if you arrive within check-in times), so guests will not have to worry about carrying bags. Access to Muìn a Véntu offers a peculiar accommodation. Beaches, pier, restaurants, pizzerias, stores all at hand. Close to everything! Train is the best way to visit the area In case you cannot skip using your car here some info Arrival by Car There are no private car parking spots in Vernazza and we would warmly advise not to reach the village by car, only by train. Road path is still uneven and you often meet constructors, catering vans and emergency vehicles on the narrow road to reach the village. There's a car parking area over the village (about 15 eur per day), but far from properties (about 1 km) uphill. You can easily park your car in La Spezia, at the garage below the train station (approx. 15 eur per day - and you pay at the end of your staying) or in Levanto, at public car parking spots in front of the train station (more difficult for paying ticket since you have to pay in advance at machines with money and not credit card), and then easily move from there by train (frequent trains. - approx. 20 min ride) or, if you come from Genova you can reach Levanto and park your car at public spots in front of the train station, then easily move by train from there, too. Train is anyway the best way to visit the area, trains run frequently and till late night. Please, advice us a few days before arrival about time you'll be reaching Vernazza Thank you Right in the heart of the village offers easy access to everything! Vernazza and the Cinque Terre are a piece of paradise… Where locals live all year round, so you’ll see them really enjoying the village life, taking care of their vegetable gardens and vineyards. The village slopes uphill so expect some stairs or hilly small roads. The water is beautiful, perfect for a jump after a hike. Give a try to a sip of white wine, order some anchovies here, and you’ll definitely fall in love, wishing to spend more time in this village. History Muìn a Véntu Tower is the one of the two existing towers in Vernazza, but the only one that has authentic ancient origins. It remains almost as it was in the past. It dates back to 1100 a.d. In medieval ages, when the village was under the Genoise Doria family domination, there where in the village three towers. One of them, close to the Town Hall, is just a ruin now. The second one is on the rocks by the sea, Castle area, and it belongs to the village Town Hall and is open to visitors. The third one, Muìn a Véntu, keeps the original architecture and stones. The previous owner added to it in the '50s an annex on ground floor. The tower was originally used as wind mill. The typical holes in the upper part of the tower used to convey wind that actioned the mill for grinding grains. In the '50s the XX century the tower passed from the pristine owner Amleto, a strange personage of the fisherman village, to the famous Italian drama director Aldo Trionfo ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). Trionfo, after restoring the tower, had, as guests, the most famous and unconventional Italian artists (directors, actors, painters, singers, composers,...). He created something like a bohemienne courtMore
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Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

This place was magnificent! If I could give it 6 stars, I would. Location, size, cleanliness, amazingness....SO GOOD!! Thank you for the most epic few days in Cinque Terre!! Cant wait to stay again

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Kelseydanaehanson
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
TV
Suitable For Children Under 5
Microwave
Balcony
Refrigerator
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Kettle
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