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La Canonica

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 40km

LA CANONICA, a listed building dating from 1501, has been recently restored to a high standard in accordance with the requirements of the Dept. of Fine Arts. Situated in a quiet medieval hamlet it is within easy reach of the beautiful Gulf of Poets, the stunning coastline of the Cinque Terre, the ski resort of Cerreto. The nearest beach at Lerici has a Blue Flag award (which indicates clean water, pristine sands and a well organised beach). The walled city of Lucca which Prince Charles described as the most beautiful in the world is just a train journey away.

LA CANONICA is the perfect place to relax. There is a peaceful garden and patio,incl pizza oven, with hillside views. But if you want a bit more activity, there are lovely hikes nearby, two swimming pools a few kms away, the thermal baths at Equi Terme, riding, musical evenings in summer, a weekly market in nearby Fivizzano, not to mention the many 'sagras' or food festivals held locally. Good food, good wine, a quiet patio and garden in which to relax. La Canonica is the ideal location. The perfect escape.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lerici (which has a Blue Flag award) 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 100 km, Nearest railway: Aulla 15 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

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Cot and highchair available on request.

Small single bed available in bedroom 1 on request and at additional cost.

Further details outdoors

Children are welcome as there is a patio and garden, including an original wood-burning pizza oven.

Further details

Local swimming pool (15 minute drive) at Equi Terme usually open July/August.

English-speaking contact on hand to answer any questions

The Tuscany region

The birthplace of the Renaissance, the olive groves and cypress trees of Tuscany are Italy itself for many visitors. The rolling landscape with its cultivated vineyards and its remnant wildness, is a particularly beautiful and tranquil destination. Nestled within the landscape are some of the treasures of the Renaissance, Siena, Lucca and Pisa, home of one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world.


Fivizzano, 5 kms away, is a mediaeval walled town with its famous square surrounded by cafes and bars. Here there are supermarkets, shops, chemists and all services. Tues. is market day. Aulla, 13 kms. away is larger with a good choice of supermarkets.

The area of the Lunigiana is dotted with villages, castles and forts. Just 2 kms from La Canonica is the Soliera/Rometta train line which chugs its way through beautiful mountain scenery down to the old city of Lucca. Alternatively head to the coast and hike some of the Cinque Terre coastline which is breathtakingly beautiful, or wander around La Spezia, and on to the UNESCO heritage town of Porto Venere just a few kms. beyond. The Gulf of Poets should not be missed. Pisa is just over an hour away and Florence a bit further - 2+ hours.

There are some very good restaurants and 'agriturismos' locally providing organic food produced on the farms.

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Review 1-3 of 3

5 Jul 2014


"I'm still dreaming about it!"

We adored our stay at La Canonica. Julie was such a kind and helpful host. I thought the property was just as advertised and had a wonderful cosy feel about it. We especially enjoyed the little wood f… More

4 Aug 2013


"Beautifully restored property in a lovely Tuscan valley."

La Canonica has been very nicely restored to offer plenty of space - two large double bedrooms (one en suite) plus a third twin and further bathroom. The kitchen and comfortable dining/reception area are well appointed. Plenty of private outside space, including very valuable shade for the hot summer days. Very helpful local owner to offer advice and assistance as required. Lovely property in which to enjoy a Tuscan holiday.

13 Jul 2013


"A lovely house in a fabulous location"

My partner and I stayed at La Canonica in June 2013, and enjoyed every minute. The house was lovely, and was well equipped and furnished, though the weather was so good that we spent most of our time in the garden, where we cooked every night on the barbecue. Sitting in the garden was a real pleasure, as the air was filled with the sound of birdsong from the surrounding forest.
The owner sent us helpful maps and directions to the house from the airport, without which we would have struggled, as we arrived late in the evening. The owner also provided basics like milk, juice and bread, which was really kind.
I loved it, and would recommend it to anyone who wanted a relaxing holiday in the Tuscan countryside.

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Julie D.

  • 7 Years listed

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Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

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