A historic residence a few meters from the sea
Hotel Byron is an elegant 5-star boutique hotel that guarantees guests all the services, modern conveniences and opportunities for relaxation. What makes this luxury hotel even more unique and special is its past, a union of atmospheres, memories, colours and passions that are fully relived in every corner of the structure.
The villa in which it is housed is a historic residence located a few metres from the sea, with the spectacular backdrop of the Apuan Alps. The villa was constructed in the first half of the last century at the behest of the Duke of Zoagli, José “Pepito” Caferino Canevaro, an international character with a free and unconventional spirit. It was he who chose the distinguishing “Liberty” or “Art Nouveau” style that characterises the dwelling, having reigned in Europe between the 19th and early-20th centuries.
In a very short time, the charm and elegant style of the villa made inroads into the aristocracy of the time, with its election as a destination of choice. It became a sort of gathering for the beautiful world of the time, for the high society that was, and especially for the Savoy family.
At the beginning of the 1900s, the residence was transformed into a refined hotel, taking its name from the English poet and politician, George Gordon Noel Byron, who visited the Grand Duchy of Tuscany – and in particular, Pisa and Livorno – between 1821 and 1822. The seafront of Versilia, the green in the surrounds and the exclusivity of the context, all contribute to rendering it even more princely.