La Casa del Gigante is located in exclusive position in Monterosso: on the cliff next to the famous statue of the Giant. The large windows bring the sea and the sky into the house. From the living room a staircase leads to the upper floor where we have the master bedroom with private bathroom overlooking the sea while taking a shower! The living room leads to a bedroom with two single beds and a double bedroom. La Casa del Gigante is an upscale luxury villa in the most exclusive location of Monterosso. This prestigious villa in Monterosso is part of the construction near the famous giant statue, Il Gigante. The Giant is the symbol of Monterosso village. From this statue the house derives its name. The building is an art creation of the famous Italian architect Claudio Andreani. While Piero Pinto, one of Italy's most famous and sought after interior designers, created the interiors. It's history is curious and charming. Its architecture is brilliant and welcoming!
It is a unique privilege renting this villa in Monterosso, Cinque Terre! La Casa del Gigante luxury villa has private access from the narrow road that leads from Fegina beaches to the the most impressive villas of the village. It lies right below the Monterosso towers, one of them available for rental La Torre dei Merli.The place has a distinctive trait: huge arched windows that lighten the dining and sitting area of the villa. The property concept is that of a huge cave protected by these giant window panes. The glass let the sea and the sky enter and lighten the indoor spaces. The construction is well recognisable from Vernazza, resembling the base on which the Giant statue rests. Leaving the sitting-dining area a lovely staircase leads us from the lower floor to the upstairs double bedroom. It is a spacious loft with a double bed. Lying on bed guests can rest and admire the waves, Vernazza and the other Cinque Terre villages in the distance. The private bathroom of this bedroom is amazing as the rest of the villa: a long vertical glass offers the view of the sea while showering! Back to the lower floor, we have another bathroom with shower. From the sitting/dining area we have access to to curved space where we have a sofa turning into two single beds (that can be joined and turned into a double bed on request). Air conditioning in the lower level, both in sitting room and bedroom. Fan in the bedroom loft. There's no space for a washing machine, but, in case you need doing your laundry you will receive, on arrival, a coupon for doing your laundry at a serviced laundrette nearby.
Why Choosing this property: The views from La Casa del Gigante are breathtaking. This is really a singular villa in Monterosso: the changing colours of the waters below, the brilliant lights on Vernazza in front of us and the shades and hues on the Cinque Terre coastline make this place a unique observatory point. The villa has a strategical location near the beaches, with easy access from the train station (a short walk 250 mt, all flat). La Casa del Gigante luxury villa is ideal property for couples but also for families of 4 people.
History: La Casa del Gigante has an intriguing and lovely history. Lots of info on the area are to be found at the link of Monterosso Circolo Velico. The "Circolo" is the yacht club right below, which was born by the will and with the funds of the De Andreis family. Mr. Gino De Andreis, is a cousin of the poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Eugenio Montale. This famous poet's holiday house, Villa Montale, lies a few metres afar from La Casa Del Gigante. The statue of the Giant, Neptune, is art creation of the Italian sculptor Arrigo Minerbi (the favorite artist of Gabriele D’Annunzio) and the architect Francesco Levacher. In the past the impressive sculpture, with their 14 meters high, stood on the promontory as decoration of the luxurious Villa Pastine (built in the early ‘900). In addition to the trident Neptune was holding a gigantic shell on his head, that was nothing more than the beautiful house terrace. Unfortunately, during World War II, Monterosso was under the bombs of the allied forces and the Neptune statue (along with the villa) and most of the villa collapsed. Its destruction was even greater after heavy seas in 1966.
Cinque Terre Riviera Plus:
1. complimentary welcome breakfast for your first morning in Monterosso
2. welcome package
3. concierge office in Vernazza open from 09:30 as.m. to 1:30p-m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m from Mid March to Early November
Please Note: in the event of malfunctioning of some equipment and services, including air conditioning, dishwashers, washing machines, telephones, wifi and any other equipment and in the event of a gas cut and/or lack of heating, the Cinque Terre Riviera will promptly act to provide support and resolve the fault. Since the structures are located in the National Park area, intervention times are often longer and understanding is required for these difficulties. Cinque Terre Riviera will not be held responsible for problems not due to its negligence and will not grant refunds for such inconveniences. Turning on the heating is prohibited by law from Apr 1st to Nov 08th.