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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Superb Newly constructed villa set amidst the beautiful hills of Lunigiana in Northern Tuscany. The villa has been designed and built to a very high standard offering guests a comfortable and well equipped holiday hideaway that would not disappoint the more discerning traveller.
The views have to be seen to be believed as a camera would never be able to do this justice. The terrace runs the full length of the house with a covered area and makes the prefect place to relax, have a glass of wine of take in the surrounding hills scattered with picturesque villages.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lerici 45 mins|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 1 hour 15 mins, Nearest railway: Aulla 30 mins|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Parking is provided at the door via a short driveway. The ground floor comprises: Large light and spacious kitchen dining room. The beautifully crafted kitchen is equipped with all the necessary utensils, dishwasher, professional oven and microwave. Double doors lead to the terrace.
The dining area is also furnished with a desk and internet connection for those who need to keep in touch. To the rear of the kitchen there is a utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
The living room also benefits from double doors to the terrace, furnished with 2 sofas and equipped with TV / DVD ( a selection of films are provided ) and a Sony system with I Pod connector. Both ground floor reception rooms have ceiling fans for the warmer months.
From the hallway there is a shower room. Stairs lead to the first floor bathrooms. There are 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and private balconies. A spacious twin bedroom has its own shower-room across the hallway. All bedrooms have air conditioning and superb views to the front of the house.
|Further details outdoors|
From the ground floor terrace steps lead down to the pool and garden area with ample paved areas to enjoy the sun and solar heated outdoor shower. A BBQ is provided for ‘al fresco’ dining and the pool area features elegant flat bed loungers and umbrellas to escape the mid day sun.
About this location
The Tuscany region
The word Tuscany conjures images of olive groves and vineyards, fine food and wine, romantic farmhouses lined with cypress trees and of course the sun set over Florence. Tourists are drawn every year by these beautiful images they see in glossy magazines, travel guides and through film and television. Many visitors can be forgiven for thinking that Chianti, Siena and Florence encompasses all Tuscany has to offer, however this is not so, and although these areas are enchanting there is much more to discover.
Lunigiana offers a truly unspoilt corner of Tuscany and an inspired destination for the Italian traveller. The most Northern tip which borders the colourful Gulf of the Poets. The nearby Versilia coast overflows with sea side charm and is within easy reach the impressive city of Lucca, rich with Italian architecture and culture. In order to really understand Tuscany it is essential to experience its many contrasts and only then will you discover its true spirit.
Lunigiana is an area rich in history and tradition and set amidst magnificent scenery. The generous hospitality and relaxed pace to life make this a perfect destination for those wishing to escape the rush of modern life. The nearby Gulf of the Poets has attracted many writers, artists and film makers over the years. The quiet cosmopolitan coastline still retains its authenticity and charm. Excellent transport links provide easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.
If you have a passion for Italy and a desire to explore the less beaten tracks, then Lunigiana will not fail to impress. The only way to appreciate all that the region has to offer is to see it with your own eyes. We are sure that after your visit this will be a place you find difficult to forget.
Fivizano, an aristocratic town in the east of Lunigiana that experienced a wealth of prosperity under the Medici family of Florence. After the domain of the Malaspina it became part of the Florentine Republic. Fivizzano is a bustling and attractive market town full of elegant Renaissance palaces and with a distinct air of pride in itself. The young people of Fivizano are prominent in the movement to revive their folk traditions and they participate in colourful flag waving performances, dancing and mock duels. They travel all over Tuscany giving demonstrations.
A notable mention is the Piazza Medicea, an elegant piazza with a central fountain. The principal cafè offers some of the best pastries available for those with a sweet tooth. The town also has a musical heritage attracting international performers during its annual folk music festival. The nearby enchanting castle of Verrucula, is a completely fortified settlement on the banks of the river which has been superbly restored. Little red roofed houses and narrow medieval streets cluster around the fortified square keep. Geraniums spill from window boxes and gardens are full of courgettes, beans and tomatoes planted right down to the river’s edge.
The castle is thought to date back to the 11th century together with its peaceful church with arched loggia and can be visited at certain periods during the year. Travelling further up the valley, Cerreto offers a range of activities including biking, walking and fishing also operating as a small yet popular ski resort during the winter with a range of shops, bars and hotels.
Equi Terme is an ancient hamlet set at the foot of the Apuane Alps. Cross over Equi and you will arrive at the ancient route that leads to the marble quarries. This popular spa town has a slight scent of sulphur and its restorative waters are claimed to have healing powers. Do not expect a luxury resort as after all it is set in the heart of a medieval village but treatments are offered in the spa. If you follow the path through the old village tucked into the mountain gorge you will reach a bridge, a waterfall and the high roofed caves called Buca del Cane, where remains of Palaeolithic men and dogs were found.
Guided tours of the caves are available at certain times of the year. Nearby Vinca is renowned for its famous bread. Further down the valley you find Casola, a medieval village that experienced its greatest commercial prosperity during the middle ages. Many of the famous stelle statues were found in this area dating back to the Neolithic and Iron age. Today it represents a sleepy traditional country town with a definite relaxed approach to life.
The quaint historic centre is very popular with tourists wanting to relax and simply enjoy the wonderful scenery. Many guided walks are organised from Casola.
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23 Aug 2011
"Beautiful villa, well designed and very luxurious"
We thoroughly enjoyed the house, and can not fault the house at all. The design and standard exceeded expectations, it is stunning, the views were incredible, the pool was fabulous, and we loved the gardens too, the kids had space to explore and i love the way it had been landscaped!
I have to say it was a real treat to stay in a house with so many bathrooms and very comfortable beds (normally not so good in villas), so felt like pure luxury.
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