Liguria - Genova - SORI


PRIVATE STRUCTURE (Lease only - CITRA CODE: 010060-LT-0071) Located in Liguria, in the old fishing village of Sori nestled along a quiet bay of the Golfo Paradiso, Villa Ponti has been boldly carved into the cliffs of the coast opposite Monte Portofino, in a private residential setting overlooking the sea. Like the prow of a great ship, its terrace seems to plough through the waters of the sea, offering the emotions of a 1960s cruise, the unforgettable years of the economic boom in which Italian design also changed the everyday life of families. Simple, clean lines and forms now prevail in the furnishings, as well as "psychedelic" motifs; a new style of which Gio Ponti, father of Italian industrial design, is the main creator and which we find here, with his signature, in the interior of the villa. The light blue of the sky and the dark blue of the sea, the geometric and infinitely combinable features like the contours of nature, these are the characteristics that mark the "Collezione Blu Ponti” , which he conceived in the 1960s. From the large "prow" terrace, to the "bridge" terrace with the swimming pool where the colours and geometries of the majolica tiles, rigorously hand-crafted, continue without interruption up to the "cabins" of this imaginary cruise ship, elegantly and expertly furnished in retro style. A ship that will travel like your imagination, stopping whenever you wish for excursions to nearby Portofino and Santa Margherita, to the Cinque Terre and also, without a doubt, to Genoa, "La Superba".


The property is developed on the lower level of a two-storey building (the first floor belongs to a different owner) and, from the parking area, it can be reached by going down 48 steps. The entrance leads to an open-plan area, with sitting room, dining area and kitchen, which communicates with a guest bathroom and a small laundry room. The sleeping area consists of a hallway, a double bedroom with a queen-size bed, and two double bedrooms (one with divisible bed) served by two bathrooms with shower


Villa Ponti is located within a private residential complex, with a steep common park overlooking the sea, in which the characteristic flora of Mediterranean scrub predominates. In the park, opposite the entrance, a steep flight of steps leads down to the cliff below. Two large panoramic terraces characterise the exterior of the villa: overlooking the sea they offer an enchanting view of Monte Portofino. The 100 sq m main terrace continues without interruption the internal flooring of blue and white majolica tiles autographed by Gio Ponti. The large terrace, illuminated with floor spotlights, is equipped with table and chairs, outdoor lounge, sunbeds and barbecue. An electronically-controlled awning shelters the table from the sun while lemon plants in large pots adorn the perimeter of the terrace that is completely surrounded by a protective railing. On the second, 50 sq m terrace, protected by a wall of bougainvillea, is the beautiful swimming pool with its particular pentagonal shape and the solarium with outdoor shower Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The beautiful pentagonal-shaped swimming pool, also fully lined with precious majolica tiles from the Gio Ponti collection, is located on the second, south-facing terrace with a beautiful view of the sea. Going up four artistic steps, you then plunge into the pool with a maximum depth of 150 cm in the centre, while around the perimeter it is only 50 cm deep, providing a comfortable seat to relax and enjoy the benefits of the hydromassage. The beautiful slate edge of up to 80 cm serves as a comfortable surface on which to lean. The internal lighting creates romantic nocturnal atmospheres. In low season it can be heated at the extra price of € 50,00 per week. It is open from the last Satrurday of April to the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week or part of week
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms and in the livingroom
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-fi connection
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
  • Kettle
  • Moka
  • Espresso coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Baby Cot
  • Barbecue

Location and distances

Villa Ponti is located on the Via Aurelia between the towns of Sori and Recco, both 1.5 km away. It is easily reached by car, 4 km from the A12 motorway exit of Recco, or by train from the Sori railway station, 1.5 km away. There is a bus stop adjacent to the entrance gate on the Via Aurelia. The nearest supermarket (CRAI) in Sori is 2 km away, while 17 km away is the splendid Baia di Paraggi, located between Santa Margherita and Portofino, localities known throughout the world and synonymous with elegance and the dolce vita. Not to be missed is the Baia di San Fruttuoso with the Abbey of the same name, a Benedictine monastery dating back to the year 1000 which can only be reached by sea with boats leaving from Camogli or along paths on Monte Portofino. The Cinque Terre (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore), old fishing villages, can be reached by sea in about an hour by boat or, alternatively, by train, while using the car is not recommended. The village of Sestri Levante is 32 km away with its peninsula that divides the "two seas" of the Baia del Silenzio and the Baia delle Favole. Just 15 km away is Genoa, "la Superba", the ancient Maritime Republic that dominated the Mediterranean, reaching its maximum splendour in the 16th century; an unmissable destination for the visitor who loves history, art and culture or who simply wants to breathe in the atmosphere and scents of the caruggi (alleys) of its historic city centre near the ancient port or visit the Aquarium of Genoa listed among the top in the world

Airport: Genova 35 Km, Pisa 155 Km, Milano Linate 176 Km, Milano Malpensa 202 Km
Train station: Sori 1,5 Km, Genova Brignole 16 Km
Highways: A12 uscita Recco 4 Km
Shops and services: Recco 2,5 Km
Beaches: Sori and Recco 2,5 Km
Parking: Two places inside the property including one in the garage
Access roads: Paved road up to the parking lots, 48 steps to go down to reach the entrance of the property
Attractions within 100 km: Camogli 4 Km, Rapallo 14 Km, Santa Margherita Ligure 15 Km, Portofino 17 Km, Genova 18 Km, Chiavari 26 Km, Sestri Levante 32 Km, Cinque Terre 80 Km, Noli 88 Km, Finalborgo 97 Km, Lerici 97 Km
Altitude: 60 slm


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Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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  • Heating from November to April(€ 40,00/day). N.B. These costs, not included in the list price, will be calculated at the time of booking and due to payment of the balance,
  • Mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00 per week or part of week/animal).
  • Tourism tax (where applicable)

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The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON WEDNESDAY- KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON WEDNESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON WEDNESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON WEDNESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON WEDNESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON WEDNESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00