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.