Elegant Apartment near Beach
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
This lovely ground 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. Large patio doors lead you to a spacious and private marble patio terrace with table and chairs outside with shutters to keep cool in summer. Warm weather until the end of October.
There is one bedroom with a comfortable large double bed with bedside tables, dressing table and mirror and large wardrobe and window towards the back garden. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with gas hob/ electric oven and large fridge/freezer and a table seating four.
The living room has a sofa bed and a flat screen television. There are tiled floors throughout and a marble patio terrace with table and chairs outside perfect for drinks or dining.
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 3, 1 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, Wheelchair users|
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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.
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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1 Nov 2012
"An authentic Tuscan experience"
If your're looking for an 'off the international tourist trail' holiday,this could be the one for you. Marina di Carrara is a small coastal town which seems to attract a great deal of Italian holiday makers. The only other tourists we encountered during our stay were a handful of other Europeans but no British tourists. This provided us with the authenticity we were looking for. Practice your Italian before you go, as very few locals speak English which resulted in a few surprise meals in the local restaurants and one or two very interesting bus journeys. However, Marina di Carrara proved to be an excellent base for visiting nearby Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio by train and the famous Cinque Terre by boat. For relaxing by the beach days, Marina di Carrara offers pleasant and clean private and public beaches; about 15 minutes walk from the appartment. The appartment itself is part of a very beautiful and grand listed building, which has been refurbished to a very high standard. The owners live in part of the building, speak excellent english, are very friendly and helpful but respected our privacy during our stay. A restaurant well worth a visit is, Ristorante Pizzeria Venezia, situated on the beach front, fabulous food, helpful,friendly staff and wonderful surroundings! All in all an ideal holiday offering a genuine Italian experience.
30 Sep 2012
"excellent central location of comfortable compact appartment"
We enjoyed our 9 day stay here,in this centrally located ,comfortable compact appartment.A short distance to beach and shops and close to bus stops,it also had a supermarket close by.The small front garden was fine for eating out and drying off the small bits of washing and towels.Might have had a few problems if we had wet weather as not a lot of sun.We encountered a problem with lighting the oven and the plug with the bidet but these things were to be rectified.I would have liked a couple more spare pillows and blankets in a cupboard for the odd chilly night but generally we found everything we needed to make it a pleasant holiday.The airport pickup was also worth the money as saved an otherwise struggle with train and bus.
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