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Medieval House Italian Riviera

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Gert

Medieval House Italian Riviera

6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Restored 14th century house in unique artist village with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large terrace and sea view. Ten minutes (by bike or car) to the best beaches in Liguria. Superb restaurants nearby. Only 50 minutes to Nice airport. Limited availability, on request only. Preference is given to guests with artistic and/or creative occupations. Bussana is under threat to be 'Disneyfied' with eviction of us artist-inhabitants. Please help by signing (Email hidden by Airbnb)

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Shampoo
Laptop friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

27 Reviews

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Janika User Profile
Janika
July 2018
Beautiful place in a village like no other. We enjoyed staying here and exploring the medieval village. Ivana was great help in getting us settled.
Dmitriy User Profile
Dmitriy
July 2017
Amazing place, great views, the town is awesome.
Kelly User Profile
Kelly
June 2017
One word: Magical! Gert's house is simply magical. If you have a chance to stay here, STAY HERE! You will NOT regret it, I promise. We did a tour of 10 countries and out of those, this was our favorite house to stay in. The pictures and description do no justice when trying to co…
Michael User Profile
Michael
June 2017
Gert's home is a stunning flat in the middle of a medieval village. Lots of arts, space and views. Everything was perfect. Highly recommended!
Rune User Profile
Rune
July 2016
This was fantastic place,we had a wonderful stay in this appartment, and village. Ivana met us and gave us a introduction to how thing worked.
Grace User Profile
Grace
July 2016
This is a magical place. We could not believe that such a special place still exists in the Europe of today. Wandering through the village it is not hard to imagine what life must have been like for the villagers prior to the earthquake. Night time without the usual trappings…
Gert User Profile
Response from Gert:
Appreciate your nice words, Grace. It is exciting to stay at this medieval village and history is never far away. I'm currently doing a historic study of this region, and found that this area was frequently raided by North-African pirates up to middle ofthe 19th century. No wonder that the fishermen built lookout towers along the coast (there's a well-preserved one near Imperia) and built this town high up on the hill near the old castle to make sure their families were safe. With clear skies you can see the part of Corsica (which, together with Liguria, belonged to the kingdom of Genova) where an Italian family was captured by pirates and sold to the bey of Tunis as slaves. After several years they managed to get released but on their journey home their ship was captured again by pirates. This time they were sold on a slave market in Morocco. Their young and pretty daughter (Davia Franceschini) was taken from her parents at the age of thirteen and ended up at the harem of the sultan. She eventually became the sultan's first wife and empress of Morocco!
July 2016
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Stefano
June 2016
We spent really nice time in Gert's house. We received a beautiful welcome with wine and biscuits, and especially the kindness of Ivana. The house is wonderful with too much space, very clean and with a breathtaking sea view. I am sure that we will return to this lovely place. …

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in February 2014
Gert User Profile
29 Reviews
Global business executive and traveler, art historian, architecture and music lover. Currently enjoying a sabbatical leave. I have redesigned and constructed my Italian medieval houses from a hole-in-the-ground to a home with all modern amenities. I love traveling the world with …
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
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