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Villa Durazzo

P.le San Giacomo, 3, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185 293135
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice grounds around the villa and church, you might want to check on the closing times. We got locked in and had to call security to let us out

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed at a the Hotel Mediteraneo at the bottom of the hill near the Villa and found the gardens and building quite delightful. Old - it was built in 1678, and maybe a little weathered over time, but gracious and timeless. We were on our own the day we visited and wandered through the rooms admiring the works of... More

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Hove Sussex
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

enjoyed looking round this villa and learning about the history. Lovely ceiling and wall paintings. Up a steep hill above Santa margherita

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Florence, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

love this place. it's a park right on the top of the hill of Santa Margherita. There is a beautiful castle with columns, white statues, fontains with turtles... well... and the vew is down for the port with boats and yachts...nice to read a book there, of to have a drink in the bar, to make some pictures or just... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful gardens with lots of benches for resting. Some of the most spectacular view in Santa Margherita. The actual villa is not worth the €5.50 for the entrance fee

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Tyne & Wear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Do not be put off by the climb required to visit Villa Durazzo; you will be rewarded with a superb view over the Bay and a very nice coffee bar where we had the best cappucinos ever.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Decided to walk up this street to get a closer look at the church and to my right was an entrance to what I thought was a private residence's garden until a local said go on in and have a nice walk. Wow! It was acres of gardens on multiple levels. The baron had it built to be the summer... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stumbled upon it without any previous plans and were pleasantly surprised by the park beauty. It is slightly up hill but the views are splendid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful and interesting gardens, perfect view of the harbor below, very romantic setting, wonderful sculptures.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Here you can have an idea of the grandeur it must have been to possess a villa on the Italian Riviera. This is also a nice place to have a picknick, cool with beautifull view over Santa Margherita

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