Introducing this property
Muìn a Véntu – historical landmark, is one of the most exclusive rentals in Vernazza, a unique property where history and nature mingle to offer a memorable holiday in the Cinque Terre.
Muìn a Véntu, lies at the beginning of the path that takes from Vernazza to Corniglia. On arrival and departure porterage is provided, so that guests will not have to worry about carrying bags up there.
Access to Muìn a Véntu is from a gate that opens on a luxuriant garden with views on the entire village and the waters. Being a tower, the property offers a peculiar accommodation. On entering the tower base we find a passage to the adjacent annex, a big open space with double bed, dining area with an art table and kitchen corner simply equipped with a refrigerator and an electric burner. The old marble sink let us feel as in a typical Ligurian kitchen of the past. All furnishing and decorations are peculiar pieces of art deriving from the crafty and artistic genius of the actual owner, a sculptor and master set designer, and his wife, a drama director.
The door, leading to the small bathroom with shower (equipped with washing machine), is another piece of art, hand drawn with indian ink by a famous designer.
Going back to the tower circle, we explore now the “tower”. Through a wooden ladder we have access to the tower first floor where we find a second “bedroom” with a handmade French Size (130 cm) bed.
Then, another ladder takes us up to the last floor of the tower, where we have a single bed, but usually this room is not used for rental.
From the description it is clear that all guests, willing to enjoy the beauty and the preciousness of this place, will have to renounce to “some modern comforts” against the exclusiveness of the place. In case of 2 couples or a family of 4 renting the tower, consider that guests sleeping on the tower first floor will have to cross the annex area with the other bed to reach the bathroom.
The garden around the tower promises hours of beauty and relaxation. We have an “al fresco” table under a pergola and terraces below with typical Mediterranean plants and herbs.
Why choosing it
Highly recommended to couples looking for romance or adult friends looking for an unusual place out of the crowd. Ideal location for wedding proposals!
Good to know
Even though it is still in the village of Vernazza, it is located uphill, at the beginning of the path to Corniglia, so reaching it might be difficult for people not in good shape, since the rising path is steep and uneven.
Children under 16 not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible, pets not allowed, unsuitable for elderly or infirm.
No wifi provided at property (free service at our office in the main street). Consider there’s only a bathroom on ground floor and furnishing is spartan and essential. Going up and down the tower floors is not easy having the tower just narrow ladders connecting the floors.
Food shopping delivery can be arranged on request, at extra charge.
Muìn a Véntu is the one of the two existing towers in Vernazza, but the only one that has authentic ancient origins and remains almost as it was in the past. It dates back to 1100 a.d. In medieval ages, when the village was under the genoise Doria family domination, there where in the village three towers; one of them, close to the Town Hall, is just a ruin now, the second one is perched on the rocks by the sea and it belongs to the village Town Hall and can be visited, the third one, Muìn a Véntu, keeps the original architecture and stones (plus a the adjacent annex on ground floor added in the ’50s of the previous century by the owner) and was originally used as wind mill. The typical holes in the upper part of the tower used to convey wind that actioned the mill for grinding grains.
In the ’50s the XX century the tower passed from the pristine owner Amleto, a strange personage of the fisherman village, to the famous Italian drama director Aldo Trionfo (1921 – 1989) who, after restoring the tower, had, as guests, the most famous and unconventional Italian artists (directors, actors, painters, singers, composers,…) and created something like a bohemienne court around the tower.
Staying at Muìn a Véntu is living history with charm!
Property Type: Villa
Queen Bed: 2
Bathroom with Shower: 1
Max Guest: 4
Sea View: yes
Booking Cost: €0.00
Per Night: €250.00
Final Cleanings: €100.00
Extra Guest: Extra Charge
Minimum stay: 2 Nights
Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 10:00 a.m.
Garbage collection: yes
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