Villa Silvana stands on a hillside overlooking Magazzini, a little harbour surrounded by a cluster of houses. From this vantage point there is a wonderful panorama looking west over the Gulf of Portoferraio and beyond to Monte Capanne. You can enjoy the breath-taking views, and in particular the sunsets, while you sit on the patio savouring your favourite aperitif. It can accommodate up to 12 people.
The house is very welcoming with its Tuscan farmhouse-style, its ample fireplace, well-stocked bookcase, furnishings, pictures, and other objects. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a holiday with friends and family in peaceful surroundings just a few minutes’ drive from the island’s bustling town centres.
The little port of Magazzini has a unique atmosphere where time seems to have stood still. A small restaurant beside the quay serves excellent Tuscan food. The water laps beside the tables and rafts of wild ducks swim between the moored boats, adding to the peaceful seaside atmosphere.
Portoferraio is just ten minutes’ drive from the house and is an important historical and artistic destination whose highlights include the Medicean fortress and Napoleon’s winter residence.
The house is well placed to reach the island’s most beautiful beaches. You can choose between the closest ones, just a few minutes away, and those on the far side of the island.
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to food shopping with a supermarket nearby and local producers where you can buy fruit and vegetables. Enjoy the island’s rich varieties of wine from wineries in the vicinity. In Portoferraio there are larger supermarkets, bakeries and a large weekly market, not to mention the bars, pizzerias, restaurants, other shops and boutiques.
The house has two floors and is laid out as follows:
– Large portico area with seating
Twin double doors leading into the living room with sofas and armchairs, tall oak bookcases, TV and an antique pine table.
– Kitchen with oven, dishwasher, microwave, kitchen cupboards and table with marble worktop.
– From the kitchen, french doors lead to a side patio where a large wrought-iron table with a terracotta topcan seat up to 14 people.
– “Bougainvillea” bedroom: double bed, capacious built-in cupboards and a separate writing desk.
– “Chamomile” bedroom: queen-size double bed.
– Bathroom with shower.
– “Hortensia” bedroom: double bed with en-suite bathroom.
– “Rose” bedroom: large double bed, with access to small terrace.
– “Mimosa” bedroom: large double bed, with access to small terrace.
– Bathroom with shower, large window.
– Small service bedroom, accessed from outside, with incorporated bathroom, small cupboard and bunk bed.
– Utility room used to store equipment and laundry facilities (9-kg capacity washing machine).
– Outdoor shower.
Part of the garden has tufa paving bordered by flowerbeds and a number of well-established shrubs and trees. Several large terracotta vases from Impruneta are filled with geraniums and plumbago.
The portico area in front of the house is ideal for relaxing and has plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs. There is another large wrought-iron table here, with coloured Vietri tiles, which is ideal for open-air dining when the Scirocco wind is blowing.
There is also a working wood-fired oven, a gas barbecue and one that burns charcoal.