Villa Paggi country house

Localita simoni 1 , Carasco (GE), 16042 Italy (Show map)


Villa Paggi country house, ideally situated on the hills of Chiavari, 8 km from the beaches of the Italian Riviera is an ancient farmhouse completely restored following the principles of Bioarchitecture. Our bed and breakfast permits to reach easily very interesting sites like Genoa, Camogli, Portofino and the Cinque Terre. Villa Paggi offers to its Guests: Overnight stay and buffet breakfast, served on the veranda, weather permitting. Free car park on the grounds. Wi-fi internet access. Reading room. Gym with spinbike, crosstrainer and multifunctional bench. Wellbeing area with a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. Veranda, solarium and garden. One of the rooms has been designed for disabled people with easy access to facilities. An apartment with kitchenette is available for stays of a week minimum. We speak Italian, English and French. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Pets allowed only by arrangement with the property.

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Innkeepers: Alessandra Carra & Gianluca Penazzi



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Villa Paggi

4.4 on August 24, 2015

Nous avons passé un trés bon séjour dans un trés beau cadre trés bien entrenu, trés bon acceuil et à l'écoute de ses hotes merci encore pour ce petit moment de détente.

Magnifique !!!!

4.8 on August 21, 2015

Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour à la villa paggi. Le cadre est tout simplement exceptionnel, la chambre tout confort, le petit dejeuner délicieux et très varié, sans parler de la gentillesse et de l excellent accueil des propriétaires . Un séjour sous le signe de la détente, du repos et de la découverte de la liturgie italienne.


5 on September 01, 2014

After family recommended Villa Paggi to us and told us about the great hosts, Alessandra and Gianluca, we stayed for a week this summer. Alessandra and Gianluca were very kind and helpful. They provided good hints on what to do in the area. The house is very beautiful and extremely well kept. We had such a great time, that we are considering to come again soon!

B&B Exceptionnel

5 on August 12, 2014

Villa Paggi est un B&B de haute catégorie. Les chambres sont grandes, fonctionnelles et très propres. Les petits déjeuners sont préparés avec soin sous forme de buffet. Tout est fait maison du pain jusqu'aux délicieux desserts . Les hôtes sont d'une grande gentillesse, très disponibles et nous offre beaucoup d'informations pour d'agréables visites dans la région. C'est la troisième fois que nous y séjournons et nous remarquons la constance de qualité de cet établissement. Nouveauté cette année: le dîner buffet EXCELLENT offert durant notre séjour. Le rapport qualité/prix est digne de mention. Merci à Alessandra et Gianluca, À une prochaine visite, c'est certain. Louise et François, Québec

Great B&B in beautiful and peaceful surroundings

4.8 on July 27, 2014

It is already the fourth time we stayed at this wonderful B&B, and we loved it again! Everything is made with love and great taste - the house and garden is stunning, the views beautiful etc etc. The breakfast on the terrasse is a real treat and a perfect start of the day before exploring the surroundings. Alessandra and Jeanluca are perfect hosts, and do everything they can to spoil their guests. Overall strongly recommendable, also because it offers very good value for money.


5 on June 16, 2014

Quiet and away from it all. Everything they do they do very well

Dream Come True!

5 on May 28, 2014

This beautiful hill-top getaway was a magnificent dream! The views were absolutely breathtaking and each bedroom was uniquely designed with love and care. The best part: the hosts! They cooked us two home-made meals which were these fantastic long and drawn out evenings spent chatting over delicious food and champagne. I will highly recommend this to everyone I know who is going to Italy!

A restful hilltop retreat

5 on April 16, 2014

My husband and I recently (April 2014) stayed at Villa Paggi, and had a lovely time. Beginning with the warmest welcome imaginable, we were given detailed information of the surrounding area then shown to our spacious and well appointed room. The public areas, both inside and out, were created with both solitude and togetherness in mind. The wellness area was an added plus and worth making use of. And the food was phenomenal, especially the bread and cakes which were homemade. We are literally counting the days until our return to Villa Paggi!

Time to Relax........

4.0 on August 29, 2013

Four years ago we discovered accidentally this little gem on the Ligurian coast. We always said we wanted to return some day and our chance was there.Both too busy every year and we had to spend some quality time together.We can say that after four years the Villa looks as beautiful as before even more improved.We had another room which was very nice and comfortable with all amenities you need. Alessandra and Gianluca as friendly as ever.I think they started at a very high standard and they have been able to sustain that level which is not everywhere to be found. We were in no rush and prepared for literally "doing nothing" which might sound a bit lazy.Honestly in this place we can relax from all daily stressed life.Wake up in the morning and enjoy Gianluca's fantastic home made pies which are very suitable and well thought for a breakfast. After a day at the beach it is nice to return to the calm mountain situated Villa Paggi.I slept like a log on the comfortable beds I promised myself that I still have to visit Cinque Terre so we have to go back for sure.Autumn must be beautiful around there with all different colored leaves. As busy as they are the owners always find the time to have a nice chat with you and very helpful in finding your way with a lot of well explained paper sheets,maps and plans. Quality can be found here.Owners who like what they are doing:giving people a great time which you can fill in completely by yourself,and retrieve to your "home" after a great evening at one of the fantastic restaurants for example.(great selection available by the owners) Highly recommended also with children. We wish you both prosperity and good health to run this beautiful place for a long time. Eric and Leanne.

Fabulous & Memorable stay at Villa Paggi

4.6 on July 09, 2013

Everything was great and we had the best time at Villa Paggi with personalized service and hospitality, very highly reccommended for travelers who plan a visit to Liguria region!

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Rooms & Rates

Junior suite Sestri Levante

Junior suite Sestri Levante is a large and comfortable accommodation with a superb view on the valley and the sea, suitable for a romantic couple, but also for a family. The room can house up to 2 adults and 3 children. Some furniture is ancient and refurbished. Main color of the room is light red. Suite furnishings: Double bed, wardrobe, sofa, small table, pouf. Family furnishings: Double bed, up to 3 available single beds (one of which is a bunk bed), wardrobe and small table. Fridge, safe box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 130

Double room Chiavari

Bright blu and modern furniture for this comfortable double room with sea view. A large double bed or two single beds, wardrobe, large desk (perfect for businesspeople) and two chairs. Fridge, safe box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 90 - EUR 110

Double room Rapallo

A romantic double room with sea view, modern furniture with a touch of antique. Main color is light green. You can choose a large double bed or two single beds. Wardrobe, dresser, desk, 2 chairs, fridge, safe box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 90 - EUR 110

Double room Santa Margherita

A romantic double room with sea view, modern furniture with a touch of antique. Main color is orange. The original stone walls and wooden ceiling make it very cosy. A large double bed or two single beds. Wardrobe, desk, 1 chair, fridge, safe box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 90 - EUR 110

Junior suite Portofino

Large and bright suite with view of the garden. Particularly cool in summer, it sleeps from 2 to 4 people. Suite furnishings: Double bed, wardrobe, sofa, desk, two chairs, fridge, safe box. Family furnishings: Double bed, one or two single beds, wardrobe, desk, chair, fridge, safe box. This room has a small private outside area with table and chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 130

Double room Camogli

This elegant double room with view of the garden is cool in summer and has a small private outside area with table and chairs. The room and its bathroom are accessible to handicapped people. Double bed or two single beds, wardrobe, desk, armchair, fridge, safe box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 90 - EUR 110

Double room Genova

Double Room Genova is located at the ground floor, really cool in summer, can sleep up to 2 adults and a child. This room has a private gazebo in the garden with table and chairs. The furnishings is modern with some ancient details and the mail color is light red. Double bed or two single beds, sofa bed, desk, chair, fridge, safe box.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 90 - EUR 110

Apartment 5 Terre

For stays lasting at least 4 nights, you can have a lovely fully furnished apartment composed of en-suite double bedroom, a single bedroom with bunk beds and a bathroom; a small day area with a kitchenette, a large private terrace with a sea view equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella and sun beds. This apartment is a great starting point to discover Portofino and the 5 Terre.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 155

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Location Type

Five miles from the sea, Countryside


Genoa, Italy (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) 30 miles

Directions to property:

By car: - From the Motorway A12 Genova-Livorno get out at the toolbooth of Lavagna. - At the intersection turn right in the direction of Carasco and follow this road for 5 Km. - At the roundabout turn left; - After 200 mt on the right you will find a sign for Paggi. Turn to the right and follow the road heading uphill for 1,7 Km. - On the left you will see a large millstone and the sign “Villa Paggi”. By train: the closest railway station is Chiavari. Taxis available at the station By plane: from the airport of Genova we organize the Clients transport service upon request.

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Trekking in the Portofino area and the 5 Terre Visit Genoa, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Workout facility , gym and wellness area with jacuzzi and hammam, safe box and free minibar in the rooms, sea view wooden deck with tables and chairs, private parking and garden, solariums with sun beds, tourists informations

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Diving in the Portofino marine protected area, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Check Out:: 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed only in the garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children up to 3 years old don't pay
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum two nights during high season and weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require the details of a credit card (number and exp. date) to hold and secure the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation between 30 to 7 days prior to arrival: 30% of the amount of the stay will be debited (or one night if the reservation is for 1, 2 or 3 nights). Cancellations less than 7 days prior to arrival or "no show": the whole amount of the stay can be withdrawn from the card. The whole price of the stay will be debited even in case of anticipated leaving.



Alessandra Carra & Gianluca Penazzi

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

My name is Alessandra, in Bologna I worked as a pharmacist. I love scuba diving and underwater photography, with a special interest in marine creatures. I like skying, traveling and reading. My husband Gianluca was an industrial designer. Recently he improved his skills in preparing several tipes of home made breads and cakes. Together we like to discover our territory, trekking and MTB.

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  • Time Served: 8.30-10.30
  • Serving Location: In the veranda during warm days, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian For celiacs upon request

Signature Dish

Vegetable pie with ricotta and spinach
Ingredients for 4-6 persons: 1 kg of fresh spinach or bietola (or 400 g of deep-frozen spinach) 500 g ricotta cheese 300 g parmigiano cheese 2 eggs nutmeg salt pasta sfoglia You can made the "pasta sfoglia" at home, but also use a deep-frozen pasta sfoglia. Cook the spinach in a pan with a bit of extra vergine olive oil (or butter) and garlic. Throw the garlic and squeeze the vegetables from the liquid. Chop them in very little pieces. Grate the parmigiano cheese. Mix together gently in a tureen all the ingredients, grate a bit of nutmeg, add a little salt (usually I don't because for us the parmigiano is enough for savour). Put the pasta sfoglia in a baking-pan, made it thin if requested, prik a little with a fork, then put inside the compost you prepared. You may use stripes of pasta sfoglia to decorate the surface. The oven must be at 180-200 degrees (depend on the tipe of oven) when you introduce the pie. Keep in the oven for abour 40 minute, ventilated cooking is better. The pie is ready when it stars to take a brownish colour.