Villa Durazzo information
Lonely Planet review
Villa Durazzo is Santa Margherita personified: an exquisite mansion and gardens that are linked to a 16th-century castle overlooking the sea. You can take an aromatic stroll among lemon trees, hydrangea and camellia hedges, and other flora typical of the town's hot climate in the lavish Italian gardens.
The house is usually open and sometimes serves free canapés and wine on its lovely coffee terrace.