This luxurious beachfront property for sale in Liguria dating from 1500 was originally a Saracen watchtower to foil pirate landings in the Gulf. The current structure of the building is from ca. 1650.
Consistent with typical “Alessiano” architecture, named after the famous Italian architect Galeazzo Alessi, the castle is named “Castello del Duca” as it was transferred to the Duke of Castelvari and Duke of Zoagli by his father, sailor and Consul for the Realm of Sardinia, who bought it in the 1800s.
This castle for sale in Zoagli is still this family’s property.
This castle for sale in Liguria has a direct access to Arenella’s sea, a small natural gem enshrined in greenery and rocks.
This beachfront luxury property for sale in Liguria is in a great state of maintenance and arranged over three floors – ground, first, and second floor – for a total of 1100 sq. m. with beautiful roof terraces on the former watchtower.
Inside, there are wide open space living rooms with a splendid sea view, kitchen, 20 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and functional technical rooms. Outside, the manicured garden has cliff-side spots overlooking the sea, natural terraces nestled in the rock with connecting walkways, decorated with gazebos, pergolas, and green spaces.
The property is set in a beautiful park of about 5000 sq. m. with many varieties of plants and flowers. The garden is gently sloped towards the reef, allowing direct access to the shore and the crystal-clear sea.
Every corner of the castle and garden has spectacular views encompassing the surrounding environment and the sea. From the tower’s roof terrace, the view spans all the Gulf of Tigullio, with the Portofino promontory on one side and the small Sestri Levante promontory on the other.
Lastly, this luxurious beachfront property for sale in Liguria has a typical lemon house, a vehicle entrance, and several parking spaces. Show more Show less
This castle for sale in Liguria is located at the heart of the Gulf of Tigullio, only a 25-minute drive from Portofino, a 15-minute drive from Santa Margherita Ligure, and only 500 meters from the center of Zoagli and all the main services, easily reachable on foot.
The public authority of the Metropolitan City of Genova has replaced the name of the province in 2015. It is Liguria’s most extensive and populated territory. As in other Ligurian provinces, the territory is a coast-hinterlands dichotomy, with verdant mountains and hills, and a stretch of coast extending from Cogoleto to the west and Moneglia to the east.
As well as the city of Genova and its historic center, port, and aquarium, the stretch of coast running from Genova towards east is dotted with renowned tourist locations and gracious, cliff-side small towns overlooking the sea, such as Moneglia, Chiavari, Zoagli, Rapallo, Portofino, Camogli, Arenzano, and Cogoleto, the latter two to the west of Genova, the Liguria’s capital.
The hinterland of the Province of Genova has many beautiful, historic small towns to visit, as well as areas enshrined in nature and known for winemaking and quality food.