Villa Pratola

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Villa Pratola is situated in the river Magra valley, in Santo Stefano di Magra not far from the sea town of La Spezia.
The Villa was erected as a country lodge in the 18th century by the Marquis Remedi, a family from nearby Sarzana.

Built in the baroque style, Villa Pratola has a spectacular façade with an elegant double flight of steps in Carrara marble up to the first floor entrance, marble Medici vases and the Marquis’s coat of arms. Two smaller buildings, adjacent to the Villa, were in the past used for agricultural purposes. One of them, once used as wine cellar, has been recently fully restored and is used as a hall for banquets and parties. The Villa is surrounded by a garden characterized by typical Mediterranean plants and trees including cypress, rose, lemon, rosemary, palm trees, with Mediterranean pines on the North side, and extra large lawns on the South side.

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Marquis Remedi from Sarzana chose a site at the bottom of the hill under the village of Ponzano Magra on which to build Villa Pratola in the Baroque style. It was the middle of the 18th century.

At the time, the village was rich, independent from Santo Stefano di Magra, and had its own statutes. The Remedi had already bought up land and buildingsdin the area, redecorated their palazzo, and wanted to build something to the benefit of the local population. The construction of Villa Pratola was the result of this love of the vicinity and its people as much as the need for another property. In addition to employing the local population, sculptors were brought in from Carrara to work on the façade, designed in the style of the Roman Academies of Arts of the 18th century. These marble sculptures and decorations give the villa a style which is unique in the Lunigiana area. In later generations, neoclassical elements were added to bring the villa in line with the fashions of the day.

During the last ten years, the house has been opened for public and social events, after completion of a major restoration which sensitively respects landmark property rules under the supervision of the “Sovrintendenza per i Beni Ambientali e architettonici di Genova”.

Villa Pratola has been kept in by the same family for three hundred years and it is currently owned by the descendants of the Remedi family.

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Following some major renovations, Villa Pratola is the ideal location, but not only, for

Private events:
– weddings,
– parties,
– chirstenings,

Corporate and public events:
– conventions,
– conferences
– social dinners, cultural events and concerts.

Three large rooms, heated in winter, allow seating for 160, respectively 120, 20 and 20 people per room. In the garden dining can be arranged for up to 300 people, al-fresco, or underneath purpose-built tents or marquees.

Villa Pratola management has selected some of the best catering companies operating in the area, in order to provide the most suitable service to all its guests. There is no preclusion to the use of other catering companies selected by the guests.

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General Info

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Events and Weddings

  • Available Halls : 3
  • Seats : 160
Villa Pratola

Region : Liguria

Province : SP

City : Santo Stefano di Magra

Address : Frazione Ponzano Madonnetta - Via Cisa Sud, 290

ZIP Code : 19035

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Telephone: 0039 328 4136100

Places of interest nearby:

Villa Pratola is next to some wonderful places:
Sarzana, with its beautiful historical centre: 5 Km
La Spezia, with its seaside walk, with ferries going to Palmaria island and Cinque Terre, and with its modern and elegant Porto Mirabello: 12 Km
Lerici: small village on the gulf of La Spezia, with its colorful houses, beaches and restaurants: 11 Km
Portovenere: one of the most beautiful villages of the Liguria coast, on the way to Cinque Terre: 26 Km
Forte dei Marmi: 37 Km
Cinque Terre: 27 Km to Riomaggiore
Carrara, with its open air marble quarries, 25 Km
Massa, with its beautiful baroque buildings, 30 Km
Pontremoli, ancient town in the Lunigiana area, 30 Km

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