Villa Magni in San Terenzo

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You will find Villa Magni overlooking the sea on the promenade of San Terenzo , connecting the village with Lerici . The building is hard to miss with its whitewashed beauty and arched colonnade.


San Terenzo, Villa Magni, Liguria Pictures Villa Magni on San Terenzo promenade




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The Magni house was built in the XVI century and originated as part of a monastery of the Barnabite priests. Originally the villa was sitting directly at the sea, until 1888, when the then owner Marquis Ollandini built the present road – San Terenzo Promenade.


San Terenzo, Villa Magni, Liguria Pictures The Magni House with its arched architecture


Throughout the centuries the Villa was a sought after residence by noble families and thus changed ownership many times.


San Terenzo, Villa Magni Detail Door, Liguria PicturesEntrance to the Villa 


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The villa was also famously the residence of Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary Shelley, author of the famous novel "Frankenstein" in the 1800s. And nowadays, you will find reminders of the impression the area had on them...


San Terenzo, Villa Magni, Liguria Pictures The Villa - Shelley's inscription


The park of  the Villa  affectionately referred by locals as 'Shelleys Park' is currently used for several local events and also as an outdoor movie venue during the summer months.


San Terenzo, Villa Magni Park, Liguria Pictures Entrance to its Park


San Terenzo, Villa Magni Shelleys Sign, Liguria Pictures Villa's Park - Shelley's inscription


San Terenzo, Villa Magni Park, Liguria Pictures Villa's Park



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