Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
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)|
|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, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|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|
|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.
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.