Villa Torre Saracena is a unique sophisticated historic mansion dating back to 1.100, wisely settled on the charming panoramic hills overlooking the Gulf of Sanremo, also known as Riviera dei Fiori, one of the Italian's finest lifestyle destinations. A property without peer on the French Riviera and Riviera dei Fiori featuring a glorious intriguing history, exquisite and perfectly preserved original details and a strategic towering position with a spectacular panorama over the entire Gulf of Sanremo. Quintessence of elegance and attention to details, the mansion was sensitively renovated combining the flavor of its origins with contemporary living for a sophisticated comfort and privacy.The property benefits from a superb location, just 3 km away from the lively center of Sanremo and 15 minutes from the Principality of Monaco and the French Riviera. The amenities and the five-star services of the Riviera are just few steps away.
HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY
Villa Torre Saracena has a proud 900-year story. It was formerly born as a sighting place for Saracen ships, hence the name "Torre Saracena" and the watching tower characteristic building. The valuable details of the villa, perfectly preserved, demonstrate still nowadays its architectural antiquity and its celebrated past: from the roof where the fires were lit as a sighting, to the arches, to the two ancient Spanish entrance portals of the tower dating back to 1600, till the ancient entrance keys still clearly visible on the external walls.
GARDENS AND OUTDOORS
If the history and provenance of the mansion speaks to itself, it's the natural beauty of this place that contributes to make it a one-of-a kind property with particular attention given to the environment and the eco-sustainable aspect. Villa Torre Saracena, indeed, is nestled within a flourishing and well-kept Mediterranean garden of about 500 m2 totally renovated and planted with native vegetation benefitting of the mild climate of the Riviera: cypresses, olive trees, mimosas, a cork plant, pomegranate are surrounded by Mediterranean bushes that guarantee the turning of the blooms.
Distinctive features provide the perfect venue for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining at any time of the year: dining pergola, alfresco lounging, and generous terraces overlook the fascinating Gulf of Sanremo offering stunning sea views and breathtaking sunsets. Thanks to its slightly hilly position the villa enjoys the pleasant breeze that gently rises from the sea.
STRIKING INTERIORS AND REFINED INTERIOR DÉCOR
The villa's décor and the ancient masonry reflect classic 1.100's elements combined with bespoke craftsmanship. The interiors are finely decorated with precious materials, wrought iron details, terracotta, antique wooden furniture, ancient Sicilian majolica for the kitchens and the bathrooms. The country-chic furnishings are the result of harmonious historical recovery, researches and customization over the time. The color of the fabrics marries the stone and the terracotta of the floors a well as the wood of the windows.All the windows and the doors were wisely renovated by expert carpenter craftsmen. The two 1.600s' Spanish entrance portals of the tower were finely carved and reinforced inside to obtain two thick armored doors.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The mansion covers two dwellings on four levels, each with independent accesses, for a total surface of about 650 m2. The ground floor features a cozy living room, a dining room, 2 sophisticated bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The first floor consist of a large living area, independent gourmet kitchen and dining room, one bedroom and two bathrooms while the second floor comprises two intimate master bedrooms and bathrooms. The third floor features a comfortable attic with elegant bedroom and large panoramic terrace. The property boast also service rooms, a laundry and 8 private parking spaces. This area can be converted as a third apartment. Sophisticated equipment include climate control, recent electrical and plumbing systems.
Sanremo, is one of the well-known tourist location in Liguria, on the Riviera dei Fiori, offering a mild year-round climate, enchanting Mediterranean lifestyle with a glittering coastline, first-class sporting and leisure amenities 365 days a year. With a fully equipped Marina with 900 berths, extensive beaches, an Equestrian center, the renowned The Circolo Golf degli Ulivi 18-hole Golf course, among the most popular in Liguria, 3 Tennis centers, and a splendid panoramic cycle path overlooking the sea, stretching for 24 km. from Bordighera to Imperia, its residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. Its lively historic center features elegant boutiques, restaurants, the Casino, Corso Matteotti is the premier chic street of Sanremo where international high-level shopping is concentrated: here the famous Ariston Theater hosts the famous International Festival of Italian song.The French Riviera is only 15 km away from Sanremo, and the Principality of Monaco is just 15 minutes away by car. Synonymous with glamor, luxury, and wealth, the internationally renowned quarter of Monte Carlo is home to the Casino, the skyscrapers, the Opéra, and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The elegant towns of Nice and Cannes are just as close and easily reached in about an hour's drive. Villa Torre Saracena is an extraordinary residence, a sublime marriage of history, elegance, privacy, nature, with the exquisite services of one of the most sought-after Mediterranean destinations.