Muin A Ventu Garden Tower

Villa - Località Preteccia - Vernazza

Description

5 Guests
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
90 m2

Muin a Ventu Garden Tower is a historical landmark, one of the most exclusive rentals in Vernazza. It is a unique property where history and nature mingle to offer a memorable holiday in the Cinque Terre. Now it is well known as Luca's tower, the tower potrayed on Disney Pixar's movie "LUCA" and kids go mad about it!



This amazing tower lies at the beginning of the path that takes from Vernazza to Corniglia. On arrival porterage is included in rate, so that guests will not have to worry about carrying bags up there (if arrival is within check-in check-out time and if booked at least 2 days in advance).



The Villa



Access to Muin a Ventu Garden Tower is from a gate that opens on a luxuriant garden with views on the entire village and the waters. Being a tower, the property offers a peculiar accommodation.



The Annex Part



On entering the tower base we find a passage to the adjacent annex, which is a big open space with double bed, dining area with an art table and kitchen corner. The kitchen is  simple with essential equipment: 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 pieces of art. They come from the crafty and artistic genius of the actual owner. Giorgio is a sculptor and master set designer, and his wife, a drama director. The door, leading to the small bathroom with shower (equipped with washing machine), is another piece of art, hand drawn with Indian ink by a famous designer.



The Tower Part



Going back to the tower circle, we explore now the "tower". Through a wooden ladder we have access to the tower first floor.  Here we find a second "bedroom" with a handmade French Size (130 cm) bed. Then, another ladder takes us up to the last floor of the tower, where we have a single bed. This  room is not used for rentals. All guests, willing to enjoy the beauty and the preciousness of this place, will have to renounce to "some modern comforts" against the exclusiveness of the place. In case of 2 couples or a family of 4 renting the tower, consider that guests sleeping on the tower first floor will have to cross the annex area to reach the  bathroom. The garden around the tower promises hours of beauty and relaxation. We have an "al fresco" table under a pergola and terraces below with typical Mediterranean plants and herbs. Wifi available.



Why choosing it



Muin a Ventu Garden Tower is highly recommended to couples looking for romance or adult friends looking for an unusual place out of the crowd. Ideal location for wedding proposals and honeymoon!



Good to know



Even though it is still in the village of Vernazza, it is located uphill, at the beginning of the path to Corniglia, so reaching it might be difficult for people not in good shape, since the rising path is steep and uneven. Children under 10 not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible, pets not allowed, unsuitable for elderly or infirm. Wifi working at the moment in the garden area and part of the annex. Waiting to extend it to the entire property(free alternative hot spot at our office in the main street). Consider there's only a bathroom on ground floor and furnishing is made by essential pieces of art created by the owner himself. Going up and down the tower floors is not easy having the tower just narrow ladders connecting the floors. We can arrange on request food shopping and delivery.  Cinque Terre Riviera Plus:



1. complimentary welcome breakfast for your first morning in Vernazza     2. concierge office in Vernazza open from 10:30 as.m. to 1:30p-m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m from Mid March to Early November



History



Muin a Ventu Garden 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, Muin a Ventu Garden Tower, 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 (1921 - 1989). 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 bohémien court around the tower. Staying at Muin a Ventu Garden Tower is living history with charm!



Please Note Cinque Terre Riviera does not provide refunds for declarations of war, acts of war, travel alerts or warnings issued by the Italian government or any other government, airline related stoppage or re-routings, or any other events beyond its control. Cinque Terre Riviera will not be held liable or provide any refund due to the condition of certain amenities, including air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machines, private telephones, wifi, lack of heating during forbidden season (Apr 1st - Oct 31st) and other appliances.


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Check-in: 15:00 - 18:00
Check-out: 10:00

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Features

Check-in: 15:00 - 18:00

Check-out: 10:00

Standard occupancy: 2

Max occupancy: 5

Floor: terra

Elevator: No

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Amenities

Adventure
Baby cot
Beach view
Bottled water
Car not necessary
Catering available
Chair provided with desk
Coffee/tea maker
Cups/glassware
Dining room seats
Dinner booking possible
Disinfectant used
Downtown
Duvet
Eco tourism
Enhanced cleaning
Essential cooking products
Extra pillows and blankets
Family
First aid kit
First day breakfast included
Garden
Hairdryer
Hangers
Honeymoon suites
Hot water
King bed
Kitchenette
Kitchen supplies
Lamp
Linens
Living room
Long term stays allowed
Microwave
Notepads
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor veranda
Pens
Photography
Plates and bowls
Plates/glassware
Pots and pans
Private bathroom
Private entrance
Queen bed
Refrigerator
Romantic
Sailing
Sea view
Self-controlled heating/cooling system
Services concierge
Shampoo
Shower
Single bed
Stove
Tables and chairs
Toaster
Tourist attractions
Towels
Town
Village
Walking
Water view
Wireless internet connection
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Location

Località Preteccia - Vernazza