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Surrounded by olive, apricot and fig trees as well as centuries-old holm-oaks, La Gioconda is an elegant villa standing in a dominant position over the Ligurian town of Lerici. A perfect blend of modern materials and classic furnishings. With its sloping garden, dry-stone walls and panoramic terrace overlooking the bay, it seems a scenario described by the poets who have sojourned in this strip of land and, in fact, from the villa you can enjoy stunning views stretching away to Portovenere and to the islands of Palmaria and Tino. Thanks to its fantastic position and the tranquillity of the area in which it stands, La Gioconda permits you to make use of the amenities of the borgo of Lerici, which is reachable in just a few minutes by public transport. Lerici is situated at the eastern end of the “Bay of Poets” and is dominated by the castle of San Giorgio, today the Geopaleontological Museum. The sea is certainly the main attraction of these areas which, between Lerici, San Terenzo, Fiascherino and Tellaro, offer rocky sections alternating with beaches, either free-access or with facilities. Lerici is also the point of departure and arrival of the boats that take you to Portovenere, the Cinque Terre and, in the summer season, Portofino. Sports activities are numerous and accessible all year round: sailing, with the prestigious Scuola di Santa Teresa, diving and windsurfing, as well as hiking, mountain biking, tennis and golf. Places to visit include the nearby town of Sarzana, the archaeological area of Luni, the famous white marble quarries of Carrara in the Apuan Alps and fashionable Versilia as well as, of course, nearby La Spezia. You will enjoy a complete holiday in these fantastic places with our plus in order to live your perfect holiday!