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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8
Follow the winding road up hill and through olive groves and you'll come to La Casa Giallo, set on a south facing hillside with stunning, panoramic views across the valley to the Alpi Apuane National Park.
An Italian villa, La Casa Giallo has been lovingly restored by its current owners. Its original owners sold their own wine and olive oil, and the ground floor storerooms where they stored their huge vats of wine have been opened out to provide two spacious living rooms, one with wood burning oven and both with views across the valley. The large kitchen/breakfast room at the front of the house also has views across to the mountains. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge freezer In addition a fourth space provides an alternative dining area with a music centre, with double doors leading out to the side of the house and to one of the outdoor terraces used for eating. There is a large outdoor pizza oven for those who'd like to try their hands at the local culinary craft.
Upstairs, French windows lead from each of the two master bedrooms at the front of the house to a full width balcony, the ideal spot from which to watch the kestrels soar or swifts gather, either with a glass of wine or coffee. There are also two twin bedrooms, a large bathroom and additional shower room.
Outside, terraces at the front and to the side of the house offer a choice for eating and relaxing and if the season is right you can reach out to pluck a plum or fig from one of the several trees in the garden. The 15 metre swimming pool at the end of the upper garden is stunningly located so whether you're in the pool to swim off any over-indulgence or simply to cool down, a few steps to a lounger is rewarded with the perfect view.
Rising behind the house the hillside is clad with chestnut trees and locals are often to be seen passing La Casa Giallo on foraging or hunting trips. From the house lead various tracks, a gentle stroll along any of them offering an alternative way to relax in the local surroundings.
Fresh warm bread, along with other groceries, can be bought at the one shop in the local village, a 5 minute drive away while there is a restaurant in the next village only a couple of minutes further on.
The medieval town of Fivizzano with its weekly market, restaurants, cafes, general stores, and a world-renowned music festival, is just 10 minutes by car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lerici 45 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 110 km, Nearest railway: Aulla 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Video player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Tuscany region
The Tuscany / Massa Carrara Province region
Here in Lunigiana, undiscovered northern Tuscany, you will experience a very relaxed tempo of a century or two ago - calm and unhurried - cocks crow, church bells ring, and chainsaws buzz preparing the wood for winter.
Driving or walking around Lunigiana you will discover its rich natural beauty and the character of one of the loveliest parts of Italy, set like a green jewel in a triangle between the glistening sea, the mighty Apennines and the soaring Apuan Alps.
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. Tavernelle, Crespiano, Virgoletta, Prota, Camporaghena, Bastia and Varano and all typical examples of traditional Lunigiana villages.
The rhythm of the seasons still rules here. Tomatoes are 'passed' through sieves in the summer to make 'passata' for the year, the 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.
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