Holiday Villa & Vacation rental

3 independent holiday apartments in a luxury villa.
ITALY – Diano Marina, Liguria

Hi-tech villa & fun for all

From 2 …to 16 people!

Main features

Vacation rental: 3 independent holiday flats

Fully furnished designer apartments modern and elegant – close to the sea

Hi-tech luxury villa: wi-fi and music everywhere, inside and out, home-cinema, Apple computers and an iPad for our guests use

Lawn and garden, heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi hot tub, shaded sunbathing area, wood-burning oven, BBQ, table tennis, table soccer

Wonderful sea view, panoramic terrace

Free parking is available on the property which is enclosed by a security gate.

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“Italian Dreams”

Villa il Poggiolo from the drone:
“Pool Party”

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Three new apartments for a dream vacation set in a modern villa. It’s a peaceful place surrounded by a lush nature, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. The villa offers a swimming pool, large Jacuzzi, garden and an incredible view of the Ligurian sea.

It’s positioned 50 meters above sea level and only 5 minutes away from the beach.

The Villa is encompassed by of olive trees, flowers and plants, creating a typical Mediterranean garden. The lawn is the outdoor carpet for the house and pool area.

The heated pool with its panoramic sea view is on the garden plateau (in Northern Italy “il Poggiolo” means “balcony”).

Villa il Poggiolo is perfect for summer sun, swimming and fun with family and friends.

Hear the correct Italian pronunciation of “Villa il Poggiolo”:

Location: ITALY

Italian “Riviera dei Fiori” (Riviera of Flowers) – our delightful summer climate and mild winters makes of Diano Marina an ideal holiday destination all year long

This villa sits on a hill in an area called “Monade“, one of the most renowned areas of Diano Marina, with a outstanding seaview of the Gulf

The property faces south and is surrounded by olive trees and embraced by the sun all day long

It’s a very quiet area, without traffic

C.A.V. Authorization Villa il Poggiolo: CAV-GJ89-27/3/2013
CITRA Code ViP-Suite and ViP-Panorama: 008027-CAV-0023
CITRA Code ViP-Panorama2: 008027-LT-0004

Villa il Poggiolo - Swimming pool
Villa il Poggiolo - Pool by night
Villa il Poggiolo - Swimming pool

The villa, the garden and the pool

Villa il Poggiolo - Swimming pool
Villa il Poggiolo
Villa il Poggiolo - Swimming pool

The heated swimming pool and the outside area have been totally renovated to guarantee fun and relax.
This quality space is surrounded by nature and has a breathtaking sea view.

The new infinity edged swimming pool is beautiful to look at but not only, this type of pool maintains better water quality. Our constantly controlled water purification system guarantees maximum hygiene using the latest technology.

The non-slip floor that surrounds the pool won’t burn your feet under the hot July, and August sun!

The solarium area is shaded by modern sail awnings and there are numerous sunbeds, beach chairs, and a hammock at your disposal.

The swimming pool measures 10 meters by 5 (32 feet by 16).
The Jacuzzi hot tub, accommodating up to 6 people, is situated in a glass house with a motorized roof which is perfect for relaxing in the evenings to gaze at the stars.

Controlling the color of the changing lights in the pools’ water has never been so easy, with the click of the remote control you can program your own nightly light-show.

Pool & Jacuzzi

infinity edged heated swimming pool and sea view

constantly monitored crystal clear water

amazing nightly colored light-show by the pool

“mini-spa”: a large Jacuzzi in a modern glass structure


wall-mounted iPad

music and wi-fi everywhere

The "mini-spa"

Villa il Poggiolo - Jacuzzi
Villa il Poggiolo - Jacuzzi
Villa il Poggiolo - Jacuzzi

The new “mini-spa”
is an experience that touches all your senses.

Imagine yourself spending a relaxing evening immersed in the warm water of the Jacuzzi.

Soft music playing and the soft colored changing lights in the back ground, gazing up at the star studded sky.

All these extra touches create an ideal romantic atmosphere, with a sea view and the city lights below.

This is the atmosphere of the new “ViP mini-spa”!

The “mini-spa” has glass sliding doors, and a motorized roof that can be opened and closed with a click of the remote control.

The Jacuzzi can be used also in the winter  (upon request, surcharge).

In summer, the temperature is kept at around 30°/32°(90°F). In colder season, the Jacuzzi can be heated up to 38° (100°F).

There is an iPad at your disposal which allows you to transmit music to the garden and the “mini-spa” for listening pleasure.

All of this is possible thanks to the “Bose” outside music system. This system is remote controlled by you permitting you to activate or deactivate the areas that you desire.

The iPad offers an “Apple Music” account that you can freely use.

Free Wi-Fi


Outside area, garden and swimming pool

Information about the 3 apartments

The villa has been recently renovated and refurnished with high quality modern furniture.

Fast, free Wi-Fi unlimited, everywhere.
Seven hot-spots guarantee full Wi-Fi coverage in the apartments and also in the garden.

The villa contains three separate apartments, all furnished with the most up-to-date technology and accessories.


1) ViP Suite – is very large (140 square meters / 1500 square feet) and occupies the entire main floor. It can comfortably accommodate 8 guests.

2) ViP Panorama – is smaller (60 square meters / 650 square feet) and is on the first floor. It can comfortably accommodate 4 guests.

3) ViP Panorama 2 – is almost identical to the ViP Panorama apartment, and it is also located on the first floor. It can comfortably accommodate 4 guests.

ViP Suite - Family Room
ViP Suite - Master Bedroom
ViP Suite - Kitchen

"ViP Suite" apartment

For 8 people – 140 m² (1500 ft²) – 3 bedrooms

The “ViP-Suite” apartment is very modern and technological, with spacious rooms.

Music in every room. Home-Cinema system. Two Apple Mac computers. Free Wi-Fi. Sat TV.
The apartment has air conditioning, which can be independently controlled.

In the “ViP-Suite” there are 3 bedrooms.

  • One with a double bed.
  • One with two single beds (which can be joined together)
  • One with two single beds (which can be joined together) plus a bunk bed

Continue reading... all the details about the ViP-Suite apartment

In-wall USB charger plugs for easy recharge of your phones and tablets.
Full LED lightning.

The living room
is very spacious and has three large windows.
There is a large table where the whole family can eat together.
42-inch flat-screen Full-HD TV, DVD and BluRay Disc player.
An HD satellite receiver with all the European free channels (Astra and Eutelsat).
Exciting Home-Cinema system for viewing films: big screen (2.5 meters) with Full-HD video projector, powerful surround-sound system, with 6 in-wall loudspeakers + 1 subwoofer for bass cinema-like effects.
There is a book and film library for your use.
Apple iMac 27inch computer, with wireless keyboard and mouse. The computer is accessible in several languages and it can be used for browsing the web.

At your disposal on the big screen: an “Apple TV” (included plans: Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+), or you can log in with your “Apple ID” account, or log onto your favourite streaming services (subscriptions not included).

You can connect your own streaming device or gaming console to the video-projector (via a designated HDMI cable): bring your laptop, “PlayStation”, “Xbox”, “Nintendo Wii” or “Switch” and start playing on the huge screen!

The kitchen
Modern style with a free standing island and built in counter top stove.
The kitchen is furnished with a sink, gas stove, electric convection oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Small appliances: food processor, microwave, American coffee maker, juicer, kettle, etc.
A full set of nice hand-painted dishes, cutlery, glasses and cups.
A 32-inch flat-screen television with built-in satellite receiver is mounted on the wall, connected to an Apple Mac-mini computer with remote control, wireless mouse and keyboard.
It contains “Apple Music” and it controls the hi-fi system which plays music in all of the rooms.
You can play the music in every room, thanks to 22 Hi-Fi ceiling loudspeakers.

An utility room
with a washing machine.

The master bedroom – the red bedroom
Modern with ethnic touches. One double bed. Flat screen TV with satellite receiver. A window with sea view.

Kids room – the green bedroom
There are two single beds (which can be joined) plus a bunk bed.
Wall-mounted TV and satellite receiver. A window with sea view.

Guests room – the blue bedroom
There are two single beds which, if necessary, can be joined to form one double bed.
A large wardrobe with all of the necessary space for baggage and clothes.
A window with sea view.

For the babies…
A cot is available for infants if required, and there is a high chair and a baby-changing unit.

The bathroom
Large, includes tub/shower, toilet, bidet, sink and large mirror.
A second service bathroom is available.

A roofed terrace is accessible from the family room and kitchen.
It’s the perfect breakfast place!

Private outside dining area
Your private outdoor eating area is located in the garden in front of the kitchen.
This area can comfortably seat 10 people.

“ViP Suite” apartment – Click on a picture to see the complete photo-gallery in high-definition

The ViP Suite “Home Cinema

ViP Suite Home Cinema – Click on a picture to see the complete photo-gallery in high-definition

"ViP Panorama" apartment

For 4 people – 60 m² (650 ft²) – 1 bedroom

ViP Panorama is a small jewel. Its strength is the panoramic view terrace.
Great sea view and over the pool area.

The breathtaking panoramic terrace, covered by a large umbrella, is furnished for your dining pleasure allowing you to enjoy the beautiful pool and sea view.

Having lunch outside on a mild summer day with such a beautiful sea view or having a candle light dinner admiring the Gulf by night will be experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Continue reading... all the details about the ViP-Panorama apartment

The bedroom
The magnificent view can be also be admired from the window with a “Juliet balcony”.
One double bed, wardrobe closet and chest of drawers.
Flat screen TV with satellite receiver with all the European free channels (Astra and Eutelsat).

The living room
The living room can comfortably sleep two people on sofa beds.
47inch Full-HD TV, DVD and BluRay, Satellite receiver with all the European free channels, one “Apple Mac-mini” computer with hundreds of albums and an “Apple Music” account.
You can play your favorite music thanks to a BOSE Hi-Fi system 5.1 channels.

The kitchen includes:
sink, cooking surface, electric convection oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Small Appliances: food processor, microwave, American coffee maker, juicer, etc.
Full set of nice hand painted dishes, cutlery, glasses and cups.

The bathroom
Large and comfortable. Separate bathtub and shower. Sink with mirror and furnishings. Skylight window.

For the babies…
A cot is available for infants if required, and there is a high chair and a baby-changing unit.

The apartment has air conditioning, which can be independently controlled for the bedroom and the living room.

Free Wi-Fi everywhere.

“ViP Panorama” apartment – Click on a picture to see the complete photo-gallery in high-definition

"ViP Panorama 2" apartment

For 4 people – 60 m² (650 ft²) – 1 bedroom

The “ViP Panorama 2” apartment on the first floor. There are two terraces with breathtaking panoramas.
One terrace is furnished for your dining pleasure allowing you to enjoy the beautiful sea view.

You can access the terrace from the living room and from the bedroom.

Continue reading... all the details about the ViP-Panorama 2 apartment

The bedroom is large, with a double-bed. Wall-mounted tv, with satellite receiver.

Living room
The sofa can become a double bed, so the apartment can comfortably host 4 people.
Smart-TV 4K 50 inch, Satellite receiver with all the European free channels (Astra and Eutelsat), one Apple Mac-mini computer with an “Apple Music” account to play your preferred music with a small Bose Hi-Fi system.

The kitchen includes:
sink, cooking surface, electric convection oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Small Appliances: food processor, microwave, American coffee maker, juicer, etc.
Full set of dishes, cutlery, glasses and cups.

The bathroom
Large and comfortable. Separate bathtub and shower. Sink with mirror and furnishings. Skylight window.

For the babies…
A cot is available for infants if required, and there is a high chair and a baby-changing unit.

The apartment has air conditioning, which can be independently controlled for the bedroom and the living room.

Free Wi-Fi everywhere.

“ViP Panorama 2” apartment – Click on a picture to see the complete photo-gallery in high-definition


Common areas

The garden, the pingpong table, the wood burning oven, the BBQ, the swimming pool, and the “mini-spa” are shared with all the guests of the villa, therefore you don’t have the exclusive use of these features.

However, by renting all 3 apartments you will not have other tourists within the same property.

Please note that the owner lives in an independent unit within the villa and takes care of the reception and maintenance of the outdoor areas and the swimming pool, to ensure that guests can always make the most of all the features of the villa during their stay.

Optional services

You can have your dinner prepared by a personal professional chef, who can also offer you Italian cooking courses where you will receive a “certificate of participation” upon completion.
For more information, download the brochure here: (20MB, PDF file)

Beautician upon request.
(All optional services are paid for separately)

ViP - Chef
ViP - Chef
ViP - Chef

A dinner with our Chef – Click on a picture to see the complete photo-gallery in high-definition



Take a look at these video interviews to hear the comments from our guests:

Mattice B.

ViP Panorama

If you want a place that is really move-in ready, this is it.

Everything worked the way it should. It is modern and up to date.
Parking is safe and convenient.
I didn’t use the pool but it was ready and available.

The electronics and internet were superb.

The view from the terrace was spectacular.

Diano Marina is a great town. It is centrally located to many tourist attractions.

The customer service was great and the property was clean and ready when we got there.
The manual provided was really helpful.

I would recommend this place to my friends.

Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2014
Date of Stay: Oct 2014
Source: HomeAway

Anja R.

ViP Suite

I can understand that this apartment is becoming increasingly popular!

We travel a lot and I can honestly say that this villa is one of the most beautiful ones we have booked in the past.

I can only repeat what I’ve read in the numerous positive and well earned reviews.

We are all looking forward to the holiday next year that we already booked.

Reviewed August 7, 2014
for a stay in July 2014
Source: TripAdvisor

Cagla D.

ViP Suite

WOW! WOW! WOW! Pictures don’t do this Villa justice.
We rented the ViP Suite for 2 weeks in July (5 adults and 3 kids) and we could not have been happier. The apartment was well laid out and everything we needed was on hand. Kitchen was nicely stocked with appliances, the bathroom included a large bath tub/shower and most importantly, the technical connections part of the apartment was the best.

The Wifi was more than adequate along even the technical geeks with us downloading movies and playing Minecraft. The TV, DVD Player, Satellite Systems kept all the kids and adult kids occupied. Mauro even had DVDs (in English) for extra choices.

The Pool and the BBQ were great accessories to the villa.

Mauro and Stefano took good care of us. They were available anytime via phone and text. My husband and I wanted to go to Cinque Terre and Mauro was able to find us an apartment so we could spend a good day and a half in that area.

If I could, I would give Villa il Poggiolo 7 stars!
If you want to see the Liguria region, this is the place to be.
When you do get here, follow all of Mauro’s recommendations for sights to see and places to eat.

Stayed: June 2014
Submitted: July 17, 2014
Source: VRBO

Guests’ Photo-Book

Some guests enjoying their holiday at “Villa Poggiolo” !

Guests’ Photo-Book – Click on a picture to see the complete photo-gallery in high-definition


Diano Marina, Liguria, ITALY

Via Monade, 56
18013 Diano Marina (IM)
Liguria, ITALY

GPS position:
43.921015, 8.090323

also indicated as Latitude and Longitude:
N43°55’15.65″, E8°5’25.16″


Click on this link for the position on Google Maps

Click on this link for the Street View, that brings you directly to the front gate of the villa

Tourist information

Diano Marina - The Gulf

About the area

Diano Marina is a tourist village that became popular during the 1800’s as a seaside resort and it is visited by tourists from all over the Europe.

The Western Ligurian Riviera climate is famous for being delightful in the summer and mild in the winter.

This makes Diano Marina, an ideal destination for holidays throughout the year.

All along the coast there are sandy beaches, with nice beach establishments.

We suggest visiting the natural and historical beauties nearby us, like the medieval village of Cervo Ligure, Hambury’s botanical gardens or the marvelous inland villages as Dolceacqua, Bussana Vecchia, Triora and Apricale. As an alternative, we suggest longer trips such as the Genoa’s Aquarium (the second biggest in Europe), Portofino or the “Cinque Terre“, or the nearby Montecarlo and French Côte d’Azur.

For more information about tourist destinations nearby Villa il Poggiolo, click on this link: tourist-information



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The Story and Convictions of “Villa il Poggiolo”

“Villa il Poggiolo” was my parents dream come true home. 

With my parents passing, and my life taking me in different directions I decided to transform it into a “Holiday Home” acting as a host to worldwide guests.

This little corner of the world has always felt special to me, almost magical. It’s a place that has a strong positive energy. The surrounding green area, the aromas of the pines and olives, and the gentle breezes coming from the deep blue sea. If you stretch out your arm, you’ll feel like you could touch it. The sun embracing it all day long from sunrise to sunset…

For this reason I felt that a “normal holiday home” which I interpret as, a simple place to stay for a week with a few beds and a kitchen, was not enough for me. My dream was to create for my guests a unique experience which would be unforgettable. To make it memorable, and recreate unforgettable and magical it would have to have a strong personality and spirit.

My objective was to transform luxury into luxurious fun, and technology into joy. Modern and elegant grounds for those carefree moments to spend with your family, or friends, or both.
Relax, entertain, or just play freely. Life in the house and life outside the house is furnished with all possible comforts and the most recent technology at your disposal everywhere.

These are my exact ideas for a holiday in a “house far away from home” this is what I intend.
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I was fortunate, I inherited this property in such a magnificent position, enhanced by luscious green scenery , and its breathtaking view, from my parents.
Following my own personal taste for beautiful things I renovated everything, always maintaining a high quality standard and keeping an eye on detail. I wanted to share with my guests for their enjoyment my passion for design and technology.
I created spacious rooms furnished with modern furniture, objects of design, to satisfy all your needs, and unlimited high quality entertainment possibilities for the whole family. Music Hi-Fi everywhere, complete Wi-Fi coverage, Big Screen TVs with worldwide channels, Home–Cinema, Swimming Pool, large Jacuzzi, Garden, Wood Burning Oven, Barbeque, Ping Pong, Sun Beds, Area Relax, and a night illuminated by Colored Lights…

I would like your visit at “Villa il Poggiolo” to be an unique experience, that you will remember with joy, and maybe even a bit of nostalgia, for your entire life. I would like that all my guests are pleased with their stay, and that they will return someday. I often stay in contact with previous guests after their holiday, we become friends on Facebook… and sometimes even in the real life!

This is the quality and treatment that I would like when I go on vacation somewhere… but unfortunately that rarely happens.

On the other hand I believe that I was able to transmit my passion to my guests, testimony of this fact hundreds of positive reviews that I have received over the years.
Watching the guests leave with broken hearts, and listening to their warm goodbyes, and their gratefulness for the wonderful vacation that they had at my House is a great satisfaction for me, and repays all the efforts that I made.

You can see the results of this project on this web site.”

Mauro Bricca – Owner of “Villa il Poggiolo”.

Villa il Poggiolo, 1971

Mauro Bricca, with his father Leonardo.


“Our first swimming pool!”