Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This elegant top floor apartment is luxurious and tastefully decorated. It is in an impressive historic building that has been carefully restored. The interior is spacious, bright and airy with designer, artisan and antique furnishings. There are three balconies with large doors and sliding shutters to keep it cool during the day. Warm weather until the end of October.
There are two bedrooms with comfortable king size beds and a balcony in the main bedroom has views of medieval villages. The kitchen is modern with marble counter tops and fully equipped with gas hob/ electric oven and large fridge/freezer and a round table seating six by lovely balcony. There is a dishwasher and washing machine.
The living room has a sofa bed, 38 inch flat screen television with satellite and Panasonic stereo system. The study area has a writing desk and the balcony overlooking the park. Wood parquet floor throughout and Venetian mosaic bathroom with shower.
It is a short walk to the local Piazza and minutes from local beaches. The local marble Piazza is surrounded by coffee bars, perfect for a sundown drink and well known ice cream and pastry shops. On Thursdays and Sundays there is a local market selling typical Italian foods, clothes and antiques.
This is an ideal location to explore the Tuscan and Ligurian Riviera, picturesque "Le Cinque Terre" or to visit hilltop medieval villages and ancient castles. Important Cities Florence and Pisa are easily reached.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Carrara 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 30 km, Nearest railway: Avenza Carrara 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Linen, towels and local information pack provided.
Clean linen provided once a week or on arrival.
Additional cleaning and laundry service can be arranged.
Additional cleaning and laundry service can be provided on request.
The Tuscany region
Marina di Carrara is a strategically positioned, ideal to explore Tuscany and Liguria Coast.
Beaches and the coast
Closest beach is a short walk, 5 min
Marina and Marinella - 10 min to the 20 km long sandy Riviera
Forte dei Marmi - 20 min to lovely sandy beaches and great for shopping
Viareggio - 25 min yachting seaside resort with incredible beaches, shopping and Al fresco dining
Levant Riviera, Liguria
Take a spectacular ferry alongside the Ligurian Riviera and visit picturesque villages and islands with lovely beaches and panoramic views.
Lerici - 30 min - a bussling little resort town with small harbour, good trattorias, cafes and restaurants
Porto Venere 35 min - charming village, take a long coastal walk to Bay of Poets a very popular place to visit
" Le Cinque Terre" 45 min - gorgeous fishing villages along the coast, Tellaro, Rio Magiorre and Levanto.
Portofino - 45 min, well known resort with luxury yachting club
Explore hillside villages close by in "Lunigiana" renowned for ancient castles, lush forests and Roman Amphitheatre
Enjoy culinary feasts in hillside villages of Colonnata or Fosdinovo.
In summer hillside villages have gastronomic festivals"Sagra" a authentic culinary experience.
Massa - 25 min Malaspina Castle
Alpe Apuane is a national park with magnificent walks 250 km long.
Lunigiana offers some of the finest walks in Italy.
Viareggio - Upmarket yachting resort popular with families from Rome, Florence and Milan.
Bocca di Magra is a small seaside yachting village, enjoy a splendid walk along the river to the sea.
Spa and Golf
Forte dei Marmi, a glamorous sea resort has its own temple of wellbeing " Principe Forte dei Marmi Spa" and Golf Club.
This resorts is situated in the Apennine mountains and popular for ski-ing and snow-boarding.
Cerreto Laghi - 50 min
Abetone - 2 hours 30 with 55 km of slopes
Important cities to Visit
PISA - 30 minute
LUCCA - 1 hours
FLORENCE - 1 hour 30 minutes
SIENNA - 2 hours
Marina di Carrara
Marina Di Carrara is a small seaside market town along 20 km long sandy riviera, offers many attractions such as bathing establishments, sailing and diving centers.
The property conveniently located and a five minute walk from the local Piazza with restaurants, pizzarias, coffee and ice cream bars. It is walking distance from butcheries, bakeries, pastry shops, a small supermarket, post office and banks. There is a market on Thursdays and Sundays selling authentic cured meats and cheese, clothes and antiques.
Carrara is a historic town with world famous marble quarries dating back to Roman times. For thousands of years Carrara has been extracting marble sculpted by Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Take a tour of the quarries and pass through the ancient handcrafted galleries. Take a walk through Carrara to visit historic attractions with cobblestone streets and lovely Piazzas. Carrara is filled with marble sculptures, art galaries and is renowned for its food and wine with many fine eateries.
Places to visit in Carrara: Academy of Fine Arts, Cathedral, Piazza Alberica, Museo di San Francesco, Marble Museum.
Campocecina: 19 km from Carrara, with a heady view of the marble fields and the sea.
Morlungo: the Cava dei Poeti and the Parco della Memoria, recalling the Holocaust.
Fosdinovo: Be sure to visit the town, the Malaspina castle (which hosted Dante), and the Museum of the Resistance.
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24 Aug 2011
"A great apartment in an authentic Italian seaside town with good access for exploring Tuscany"
The Penthouse is located in the pretty town of Carrara which offers a real Italian experience.
The Penthouse is ideally located within easy access to the local amenities. The lovely sandy beach with good facilities is also within walking distance.
The apartment was ideal for us as a family of four; light, airy, private and clean. The bedrooms were spacious with plenty storage and the kitchen was well equiped for self catering.
For those, like us, wishing to explore Tuscany, Carrara is an ideal base. Information was available at the apartment regarding the places of interest around the area; we found this very useful. There is a bus stop next to the house en route to the train station, however, the train station is within walking distance. We found the train service to be very accessible for exploring; avoiding the hassle of hiring, driving and parking a car!
We hope to go back again soon and explore some more!
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