Between Liguria and Tuscany, in the shelter of the Apuan Alps, at the mouth of the famous Golfo dei Poeti, stands a property without equal, called "Villa dell'Angelo", with fascinating history and exclusive architectural features.
The complex is located in a beautiful park of 17.500 square meters with beautiful views of the mouth of the river Magra and marble quarries, in the hamlet of Bocca di Magra, a tourist destination of interest for its proximity to the Cinque Terre and the convenience of the port.
The villa, built at the end of the 800, was commissioned to an English architect by Bernardo Fabbricotti, descendent of one of the most powerful families in Italy who ruled the world marble market between 800 and 900. Carlo Andrea, the eldest son of Bernardo, destined for prestigious diplomatic assignments at the Italian Embassy in St. Petersburg, following the wishes of his wife Helen Bianca Murray decided to move to Bocca di Magra, a destination much loved by his wife. He then made the Castello Fabbricotti, property not far from the Villa L'Angelo, his private residence. It is said that the Tsarina of Russia spent her summer vacation at the villa, guest of Carlo Andrea. The two properties were connected by a tunnel that was bombed during the Second World War when the villa was requisitioned by senior officers of the Nazi navy. Seriously damaged by the bombing, it passed to the current owners, who took care of the extensive restoration work in the 1970 with dedication and dedication.
The access to the villa, recognizable by a long stone wall, takes place from the main road, through a wrought iron gate and a driveway completely paved with porphyry cubes. Through the long avenue, you enter a large private park of about 2 hectares, consisting of portions used as a forest and olive grove, rich in trees with low, medium and tall trees, accompanied by evergreen shrubs or valuable inflorescences interspersed with areas used in the garden with the presence of ancient trees. In the garden, in an open and sunny area, it is also possible to provide for the construction of a swimming pool.
The green of the pines of the natural wood that goes up the hill introduces the villa in liberty style, perfectly maintained and in an excellent state of maintenance. The house is located in a secluded position, at the gates of the village, visible at a distance from the slender tower soaring with tall white marble columns.
The building presents a neo-Romanesque and Renaissance style, not immune to immature "floral" touches that can be identified mainly in the pictorial squares of the tower and in the ornamental motifs of the friezes of the string courses. All around there is a large white marble balustrade that divides the domestic area from the terraces below, a landing with a double staircase leads to the lower level of the garden and the cellars. A staircase leads instead to the large terrace overlooking the Apuan Alps and makes visible, on beautiful summer days, the island Capraia and Gorgona.
The residence is on two levels in the front and on four levels in the back, over the basement levels. The large original entrance of the period is striking for the white Carrara marble floor with bands of Bardolino and Siena yellow, the full columns in Calacatta, columns in white Carrara, capitals made of white Carrara.
Currently, the villa is divided into two units, connected by the main marble staircase, above which stands a Liberty skylight built by the Chini brothers of Florence.
The first unit is characterized by the internal circular staircase in prestigious pink marble that unites all levels. It has cellar rooms, various accessories, a kitchen with a large dining area, three different areas used as a living room, four bedrooms and related services and local wardrobes. The fifth floor leads to the tower with a beautiful loggia with three-light openings with central arched light on three sides consisting of columns, capitals and trabeations in white marble.
The second unit is connected in its plans by an internal rectangular wooden staircase. Also in this case there are rooms used as basement, tavern and laundry, and then go back to the living area with kitchen, large living room, dining room, living room with large corner terrace, four bedrooms, study room and lounge with skylight. On the fourth floor there is a large terrace with a splendid panoramic view over the mouth of the Magra.
Prestigious interior finishes have been made using precious materials such as rare availability marble, parquet, stucco, silk tapestries. All surrounded by frescoes, marble columns and unique furnishings.
Adjacent to the villa stands a lemon house consisting of a fully glazed building whose purpose is to repair the plants during the winter season.
On the background of the wide lawn there is a loggia enriched with marble finds and there is a bronze copy of the famous sculpture of Pietro Tacca's "Porcellino".
There are also a garage for use as car shelter and service rooms for garden tools as well as accessory items, small buildings used as guest rooms in excellent condition, present within the forest.