Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
La Scala is an enchanting hilltop hideaway in Viano with spectacular views over the valley towards the mountains. This charming Tuscan village house has been converted and furnished in a style that retains much of its original character.
Viano is a very special village with a warmth and friendliness that is unsurpassed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lerici 45 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 100 km, Nearest railway: Monzone 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is reached via the centuries old 'borgo' (street) and is entered directly into the kitchen/dining room furnished in the old style.
This high beamed room has double doors leading to a large terrace that is the most prominent feature of this special little cottage.
The views to the mountains and the villages in the valley below are stunning. The front of the terrace has sun all day and there is always shade at the back of the terrace.
From the kitchen/diner there are stairs up to a pretty bedroom with en suite bathroom, and ladder-type stairs down to the cosy low-beamed living room or second bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is reached via the centuries old 'borgo' (street) and is entered directly into the kitchen/dining room furnished in the old style. This high beamed room has double doors leading to a large terrace that is the most prominent feature of this special little cottage. The views to the mountains and the villages in the valley below are stunning. The front of the terrace has sun all day and there is always shade at the back of the terrace.
Heating in season November to April £7.50 per day payable in advance.
Refundable £100 security deposit required with final balance payment.
It can be held on a credit card or cheque, returnable after 14 days.
Payment by credit or debit card, cheque or transfer.
Payment in euros possible by transfer at the rate current at the time.
The Tuscany region
Here in Lunigiana you will experience a very relaxed tempo of a century or two ago - calm and unhurried. The restaurants serve traditional dishes made from local ingredients at at a bargain price. Many don't have menus. You have to listen carefully to what they are serving that day - or just say what what you would like, and they will endeavour to provide it. The food in this area is as good as you you will find anywhere in Italy.
Many of the ‘Borgos’, old hill villages, are worth a visit. Try just wandering through the village streets, saying buongiorno or buona sera to the people sitting around on chairs or doorsteps chatting in the sunshine. If you attempt a few words of Italian, they will always be pleased, and many of the youngsters will want to practise their English
The rhythm of the seasons still rules here. Tomatoes are 'passed' through sieves in the summer to make 'passata' for the year. Barrels are left to soak and swell in the street ready for the year's vintage.
In their time the olives and the chestnuts are harvested and processed in the 'cantine' beneath the village houses.
Funghi hunting is an obsession. Tens of kilos are collected by each family each year. The places where they are found are closely guarded secrets, though you have to have a licence to collect them. There is even a 'funghi' machine in one bar instead of a fruit machine!
Lunigiana is known as 'Land of the Hundred Castles'. Many are still standing others have been ruined by time. In Pontremoli Castle is a Stele museum - prehistoric stone statues that have been found in large numbers in this part of Lunigiana. They stare out at you from the past in a most impressive manner.
Lunigiana also boasts of being the Land of the Hundred Lakes, with wonderful scenic drives into the Appenines, making it splendid walking country.
There is a well- stocked shop in the village where the fresh bread arrives each morning. On several days during the week various travelling shops park in the piazza and sell their fruit, vegetables, cold meats and cheeses.
A greater selection of shops can be found in nearby Monzone (including a Bank) which is just 8 minutes drive away and there is a thermal swimming pool in Equi Terme.
At Equi Terme is a spa with natural hot water gushing out of the rocks. Treatments are available at the Spa centre. There are also trips into the spectacular caves, inhabited in mesolithic times.
The ski resort of Cerreto is only about half an hour away, with a lovely lake and splendid scenery all around
Just 40 minutes away is the old fishing port of Lerici, wih beaches and restaurants along the quai side. From here you can catch a boat to the famous Cinque Terre, old villages clinging to the cliff sides.
Lucca and Pisa are an hour away, and Florence 2 hours, by road or by train.
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