House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villino Franca is a great house five minutes from the natural park of Migliarino-San Rossore and the beautiful sand beaches of Viareggio and Torre del Lago Puccini. In 20 km you can visit Pisa or Lucca, or go walking in the amazing mountains Alpi Apuane.
There's a garden with some bikes you can use, 2 great and airy living rooms, a full equipped kitchen. We have a master bedroom with third bed, another master bedroom in the attic, one single bedroom and possibly 2 additional beds in one of the living rooms.
There are 3 bathrooms, one with bath tub and two with shower. You can also use the washing machine and the flatiron. Every room has a great balcony.
Viareggio and Torre del Lago Puccini are well known for their long sandy beaches, for the beautiful seaside promenade, full of renowned shops and for the exciting night life. Villino Franca is however situaded in a quiet part of the town, where you can also simply rest in the garden. If you like nature in 10 minutes by bicycle you can reach across the pinete wood the wild beach called "La Lecciona", with its typical spontaneous vegetation growing over the dunes. You can make birdwatching walking on the shores of the lake of Massaciuccoli, or take a boat from the Viareggio's port to the The UNESCO World Heritage Site "Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area", where you can snorkel, dive or visit the typical little towns. And if you likes mountains you can trek along the copious "Alpi Apuane" footpaths from "easy" to "very difficult".
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
The Tuscany region
Tuscany (Italian: Toscana, pronounced [tos?ka?na]) is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).
Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its permanent influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science. As a result, the region boasts museums (such as the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace). Tuscany is famous for its wines, including the well-known Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino and more.
Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982); the historical centre of Siena (1995); the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987); the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990); the historical centre of Pienza (1996); the Val d'Orcia (2004), and Medici Villas and Gardens (2013). Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year. Florence receives an average of 10 million tourists a year, making the city one of the most visited in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscany
The Versilia (formerly Fosse Papiriane) is a part of Tuscany in the north-western province of Lucca, and is named after the Versilia river. Known for fashionable Riviera resorts, it consists of numerous clubs that are frequented by local celebrities.
The most famous and populated part of this area is Viareggio, which extends along the coastline and is at the foot of the Apuan Alps, traveling from South to North, beginning at Stazzema and up to Marina di Massa.
The coastal shelf is sandy sloping gradually into the Ligurian Sea, which stretches from the ligurian coast up to the Piombino promontory, and not from the Tyrrhenian Sea as mistakenly believed, whose name has replaced the historic nomination, The Tuscan Sea. Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of over 64,000 it is the main centre of the northern Tuscan Riviera known as Versilia, and the second largest city within the province of Lucca.
It is known as a seaside resort as well as being the home of the famous carnival of Viareggio (dating back to 1873), and its papier-mâché floats, which (since 1925), parade along the promenade known as "Passeggiata a mare", in the weeks preceding Easter
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