The Hermitage has a long history. It was once a religious retreat, placed along the old Savoia route, not far from the sea. Our renovations have maintained the shape and the characteristics of this ancient construction, thus respecting the original materials and traditional building methods.
The walls were rebuilt using stones from the original building and the roof was covered using slate tiles, as in the past. Adjacent to the original structure, we erected a modern building with clean lines which does not detract from the beauty of the ancient construction.
The exquisite garden at this residence was designed by Jean Muss, a French landscape artist. It combines delicate blue and white flowers with the luxuriant vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub. In this "locus amoenus" (idyllic location in Latin), the presence of ancient gigantic myrtle trees big enough for one to sit inside and relax, make for a unique atmosphere and an unforgettable experience of Liguria.
The Hermitage can only accommodate two people at a time, privacy is therefore guaranteed. It is ideal for those wishing to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of the city. Nature lovers and those who practise sports will be able to enjoy long walks surrounded by pristine nature.
Birdwatchers will only need to look skyward to spot hawks, swifts, owls, ravens, great tits and blackbirds, to name a few. This residence extends to the whole house, completely available to our guests.
Great attention was paid to the decor of this building: Virgilia one of our family's third generation members, an art student and a passionate ornament collector, took great care of the interior design with extreme carefulness being paid to the smallest of details, from the floor to the cutlery. Particular attention was also given to the textiles and paints, using eco-friendly products, none harmful to the environment, nor humans.