"The Ship" apartment is located in the central body of the fortified complex of Fort Stella, built in 1548 in a commanding position in the historic centre of Portoferraio at the behest of the Medici. Inside the complex there are various buildings that in the past housed the powder keg, the armoury, the storage warehouses, housing for the garrison and the hospital unit. The lighthouse of the same name is located a stone’s throw from the buildings. Access to the architectural complex is through a picturesque iron gate. Being a place of historical interest, there are visiting hours in which the area is open to the public which vary in the different months of the year, outside of these, only residents with a key can enter.
Starting from the gate a couple of minutes panoramic walk takes you to the entrance of a building called "The Ship".
The ground floor apartment consists of a large dining room with kitchenette, living room, hallway, bathroom with shower and bedroom.
On entering it looks like a large open space but it can be divided into two different rooms by a door and a sliding wall which otherwise goes unnoticed, transforming the living room into a guest room when necessary, giving privacy in a moment. The kitchenette is small but well equipped, with a small window overlooking a ledge, through which natural light filters. From the living room / guest bedroom you can enjoy a beautiful sea view, as well as from the bathroom and bedroom.
The house has been renovated with taste and attention to detail, it is very welcoming, with exposed wooden beams and original terracotta floors.
It is simple and functional, a house that can comfortably accommodate six people thanks to the ingenious solutions that have been adopted to make the most of the space and it is ideally suited to be a holiday home.
Equipped with a wood burning stove, it can also be a house to live in all year round: convenient for facilities, schools and offices, with parking spaces just outside the walls of the fort.
Without a doubt a property rich in history and charm, with all comforts and unique in its kind.