House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Rosa is located inside the ancient walls of a magical Pietrasanta, famous for its art galleries and contained nightlife.
The house is laid out on the first floor, once considered the noble floor.
There are306 square metresof living space with high ceilings and large bedrooms where you will take in a relaxing atmosphere.
Outside there is a spectacular terrace of 325 sqm, where you can enjoy your breakfast and the sun of Tuscany looking on to a garden of Mediterranean vegetation,
and at one end of the terrace there is a sundeck area converted from the top of an ancient tower.
Recently renovated ( 2012 ) this beautiful House, is strategically positioned at the beginning of the pedestrian area of the historical centre of Pietrasanta at only two minutes walk from the marvellous Piazza del Duomo and at only five minutes drive from the glamorous shops beaches of Forte dei Marmi.
There are three large bedrooms, two of them with en suite bathrooms, which can accommodate up to 6 people plus children.
It also boasts a living area with a large fireplace, internet station plus a nice indoor breakfast area.
The large terrace with its BBQ, always at your disposal, is perfect for weddings, family reunions or just a relaxing evening with your friends.
For our little friends baby cots and games can be provided for their fun.
Property Type: house.
Accommodation Type: self catering.
Location Type: typical Tuscan hamlet near the coast.
Theme: friends or families.
General: 1 huge fireplace, independent heating, linen & towels provided.
Kitchen: 4-ring stove, fridge, freezer, oven, washing machine.
Living Room: with fireplace.
Dining Room: indoor seating for 6 people, outdoor seating for more than 6 people.
Bathrooms : 3 bathrooms ( 2 en-suite ).
Bedrooms : 3 double bedrooms.
Local Activities: perfect base to visit Tuscany and its art, golf, mountain biking, walking and beachlife.
Suitability : families, group of friends.
Outside: huge terrace for breakfast with sundeck and BBQ.
Notes : A 500€ security deposit has to be paid locally to the owner or his/her representative; it will be returned on departure less breakages. Small pets are welcomed upon request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Pietrasnta 3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|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
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Versilia is the pearl of the Apuan Riviera, a suggestive sandy coast bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the most limpid mirror for the Apuan Alps to reflect their majestic image. This "marble kingdom" familiar to Michelangelo offers excursions to the quarries of Carrara and Massa and spectacular views of the coast introduced by luxuriant hills and pine woods.
Riviera of Versilia extends from Forte dei Marmi, commonly called "il Forte" , passing through Marina di Pietrasanta, Lido di Camaiore ,Viareggio until Torre del Lago and it extands into the municipalities of Seravezza and Stazzema; moreover it offers the chance to visit the most important touristic centres of Tuscany that can make your holiday really complete.
Versilia beach is made of several miles of beautiful clean sandy beaches, restaurants and shops, enjoy the beach to take a swim, get a tan, or sit and read a book under an umbrella.
Versilia's renowned name is not only deserved for its beautiful sandy beaches, in the shade of the Apuan Alps. It has been the homeland and meeting point of great artists since the beginning of 1900. In those days, world-known artists, such as Lorenzo Viani and Galileo Chini, have made Versilia famous; it was the Liberty period, which has still left its strong mark in the parlours and palaces in Viareggio.
Also in those days, Pietrasanta became the destination for sculptors who found there not only well-equipped workshops where they could accomplish their works in marble, but also the most skilled art foundry.
Forte dei Marmi has been the most fashionable resort in Versilia since the first elegant holiday homes were built in 1800, surrounded by pine forests opening onto a splendid beach. It has since attracted artists, painters, poets and writers who were enchanted by its surroundings, now equipped with high quality tourist facilities, although it retains the relaxed atmosphere of a small residential community. Also a visit to the Apuans Alps is adviced.
Enjoy the food
You will not forget our excellent cuisine. There are several famous fish dishes, as well the traditional Tuscan cuisine. You may prefer a pizza prepared in the traditional way or a terrific "spaghetti allo Scoglio" (spaghetti with seafood). Don't miss out on savoring the wonderful range of Tuscan wines, such as the "Montecarlo" white wine or the more classic "Chianti" reds. Most dishes are served with vegetables.
Enjoy the nightlife
At night you can take a quiet "passeggiata" (stroll) along the promenade, maybe tasting a "gelato" (Italian ice-cream), or choose the exciting nightlife. Viareggio, with its well-known "Versilian" discos, was a starting point for many a famous Italian Singers. In July and August you can see the "Puccini Festival" in Torre del Lago.
Enjoy the climate
The climate is naturally affected by the geographical configuration of this territory. At sea level, during the hot seasons, the mountains moderate the humidity, while the winter is more temperate due to the beneficial influence of the sea.
The climate is very temperate with an average of 270 sunny days a year in which to enjoy the many attractions in this area: sport and folklore, art shows, cultural meetings, and plenty of shopping and social life.
Versilia has a very well-developed network of roads and railway lines, and excellent bus and coach services providing links between the coast and the inland of Tuscany.
Versilia area occupies the north-western part of Tuscany, between the ridge of the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a coastal strip of about 20 kilometres in length.
The south is bordered by the Lake of Massaciuccoli and the pinewood of Migliarino, while the north is bordered by the mouth of the Cinquale.
The territory of Versilia is divided into the administrative Municipalties of Pietrasanta, Forte di Marmi, Seravezza and Stazzema. Camaiore, Massarosa and Viareggio are the outskirts. It is a strip of coastline 10 kilometres wide at its minimum and 18 at its maximum. Despite this, the natural surroundings are quite varied; in fact, from Versilia's highest peak, la Pania della Croce, 1859 metres above sea level, to Forte dei Marmi, it is only 15 kilometres in a beeline Viareggio, whose fishing port grew alongside the boat building industry as the early bathing establishments began to develop.
Viareggio is the largest centre of Versilia, it is also famous for its winter Carnival, its smooth and wide sandy beach and its lush pine park.
Today Versilia and its sea attract so many Italian and foreign tourists. The whole coastline is equipped with organised beaches that offer a service characterised by traditional Tuscany welcome and by all the comforts you might request during a holiday.
Pietrasanta is a town on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Pietrasanta is part of Versilia, on the last foothills of the Apuan Alps, about 32 km north of Pisa. The town is located 3 km off the coast (where the frazione of Marina di Pietrasanta is located).
The Pietrasanta Marina, with golden sand and luxurious equipments is considered one of the best beaches of Italy.
The town has Roman origins and part of the Roman walls still exists.
The medieval town was founded in 1255 upon the preexisting "Rocca di Sala" fortress of the Lombards by Luca Guiscardo da Pietrasanta, from whom it got its name
Cathedral of St. Martin (Duomo, 13th-14th centuries).
Churchof Saint Augustine(15th century), in Romanesque style, now seat of art exhibitions. It includes some remains of 14th-15th centuries frescoes.
The Gothic Civic Tower.
Column and Fountain of the Marzocco (16th century).
Palazzo Panichi Carli (16th century).
Palazzo Moroni (16ht century), home to the localArchaeologicalMuseum.
The area, like most of Tuscanyin general, has long enjoyed the patronage of artists. Pietrasanta grew to importance during the 15th century, mainly due to its connection with marble. Michelangelo was the first sculptor to recognize the beauty of the local stone.
Fernando Botero, Colombian painter and sculptor, lives in the commune.
Hanneke Beaumont, Dutch-born sculptor, lives in the commune.
Cesare Galeotti, composer, conductor and concert pianist was born in Pietrasanta on 5 June 1872. He was best known for his opera Anton and Dorisse.
Jens Flemming Sørensen, Danish sculptor, lives in the commune.
Robert Kubica, Polish F1 driver, lives in the commune.
Igor Mitoraj, Polish sculptor, lives in the commune.
Kathleen Jones, English Biographer and poet, lives in the commune.
Romano Cagnoni, Italian Photographer, lives in the commune.
Adrea Feralli, Italian choreographer, lives in the commune.
The city of Pietrasanta, also called “Small Athens”, was from then goal of the greatest carvers than every age and has always accommodated great artists like Michelangelo Buonarroti and more recently Henry Moore, Fernando Botero, Pomodoro, Folon or Igor Mitoraj. Attractive for the vicinity of the hollow ones of marble, Pietrasanta, important stage on the tracing of the way Francigena, it was found quickly to the goods of the military powers of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Genoa, in fight between them for the possession of the region. From 1313 to 1328, Pietrasanta knew its maximum splendor under Castruccio Castracani, that it made to build up in the 1324 Rochetta Arrighina, joined to the ancient Porta Pisa, only remained door intact of the ancient town-walls building.
Staying in Pietrasanta is an interesting experience, where you may run into Colombian artist and sculptor Fernando Botero, who has made Pietrasanta his home for part of the year; one of his bronze scuptures graces the entranceway to the town. Quirky restaurants, unusual shops, and art galleries abound, so there is always something to do.
Pietrasanta, is an ideal base to visit the surrounded places of Northern Tuscany such as Florence and the Gulf of Poets.However, Pietrasanta itself is a wonderful experience If you've a love for a culture, art and small town life.
Pietrasanta isn't a hill town, so it's a perfect place to take relaxing strolls whilst visiting art galleries, admiring architecture, and soaking up the quaint atmosphere.
This small town is best known for historical and artistic influences, and it referred to as the Tuscan towns City of Small Athens. During the 15th century Michelangelo used the town as a marble source, and right up to present day where many international artists live, work and show case their work in galleries and exhibitions; the Bozzetti Museum is a particularly important place to visit for sculptures and sketches.
If you've a love for art then this quaint Italian town is a perfect location for you! To show their love for art – traffic is restricted within the town, so that artists and sculptures can show off their latest masterpieces!
Artistic places worth a visit:
Piazza del Dumo is the large main square where you'll find many art exhibitions, as well as lots of people, café's and restaurants.
The Duomo, Church of S.Martino, built in the 14th century and remodelled many times, the out side is made of marble and the interior is covered with Murals by Aldermollo and other famous artists.
Therefore we know that it's a perfect place for a trip any time of the year. As well as being dazzled by cultural and artistic influences, there is a wonderful beach situated in Marina di Pietrasanta which is known for its' elegant and immaculate golden sands. There are a number of activities such as: horse riding, water sports and tennis available and is connected to the town of Pietrasanta by a cycle path.
Nearby places to visit :
Capezzano Monte is a very small village, perched. on the foot hills of the Apuan Mountains and is 10 minutes from Pietrasanta.It's a bight village with a few essential shops selling local produce, it's ideal for walker, and honeymooners and those who generally want to escape the hustle and bustle of life.
Camaiore is an authentic Tuscan town with Roman origins and is situated only 8km from Pietrasanta – with charming deli's, boutiques, pavement cafés and a 10 minute drive from the beach.
You'll be delighted to find that Pietrasanta is very accessible as it's only 30 minutes from Pisa airport, 90km from Florence airport, and has a train station in town which is on the Rome – Genova train line, and you can even arrive by car as it's just off the A12 Genova – Livorno autostrada.
Pietrasanta historical centre is always very impressive. Just walk around Piazza Duomo and discover main shopping streets with traditional shops, like Pasticceria Dazzi (former Pietrasantese) where you can taste all year long the tipical Marzapane, a delicious almond cake, similar to ricciarelli but non exaclty the same…simply yummy!
Few steps away, don't miss Botero paintings in S.Biagio Chapel: The door to Paradise and The door to Hell are a unique masterpiece made from the artist in 1993 you can still visit for free.
Still, if you want to experience some more Italian culture, you're only 8kms away from Lucca. It's a charming town, surrounded by walls, (so be sure to leave the car parked out side) and you can stroll around at your own leisure; taking in the views of the historic monuments, art galleries and churches. Birth place to the famous opera singer Puccini, Caffe Di Simo (where Puccini and friends went) is worth a visit. You can rent a bike to see the town, or take a walk on top of the walls to experience a view from above – either way, you'll get lost in the culture of the place.
And if beaches are more your thing, then the golden beaches of Versilia are only 35km away. They're are known for their long and wide sandy beaches, which are surrounded by Apuan Alpes giving the beaches particularly glorious weather. There are also plenty of opportunities to go hiking, shopping, bar hopping, and taste delicious seafood around Versilia, so be sure to explore this wonderful sea side atmosphere!Forte dei Marmi translates into 'fort of marbles' and is a sea town located 7 Kms from Pietrasanta. It is a popular destination for the Italians themselves!As well as boasting golden beaches, it's also home to many famous boutiques such as Gucci, Dior and Fendi so if you want to indulge a little then this is the place. For those who like to spend their money carefully, the town hosts a Wednesday market where you can buy designer goodies for next to nothing prices; perfect for a spot of bargain hunting!
Whether day or night, there's always something to do as 5* bistros, clubs and art galleries are open till late. If you're a culture vulture then the Versiliana park is located not far from Forte dei Marmi and during the summer months there is a selection of ballets, music, and cabaret for you to enjoy (www.laversilianafestival.it).