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Casa Donati

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

View of Irola from the approach road.

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The house newly is renovated (2012) and is set in a medieval village at the foothills of the Apennines, surrounded by chestnut forests and olive groves, it makes a wonderful base to explore Tuscany. The entrance of the property is from the terrace which has magnificent views of the Lunigiana valley. The door of the house opens into the typical Italian hallway, there is central heating throughout. The kitchen is equipped with cooker, fridge and microwave. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa bed and LCD TV . The bedroom has a double bed.For YOUNG CHILDREN : a little bed and a high chair . The bathroom has shower, bidet, toilet and hand basin. The terrace is spacious and has a vine shaded area for dining alfresco or simply enjoying the beautiful view. CHILDREN can to play freely on the village,

without to be afraid of road traffic. SWIMMING POOL at 5 Km

This property is perfect for people who want to experience local village life, it is a wonderful place to relax, ideal for romantics just wanting to enjoy Tuscany. KITCHEN GARDEN with vegetables to pick up free. 2bottles of our wine free every week to stay.A walk on HORSEBACK....Please see facilitations at "rates".

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marinella di Sarzana 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa and Genoa 100 km, Nearest railway: Villafranca in lunigiana 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property is ideal for a couple or small family seeking the peace and tranquility of a medieval village in the Tuscan mountains. Just half an hour to the sea, or half an hour to the nearest ski resort. The beautiful cities of Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Genoa , Parma and Cinque Terre are all a short drive away.Swimming pool at 5 km. A walk in the wood....out of village!

Further details outdoors

Kitchen garden and garden .Vegetables at your disposal gratis.Terrace :half at the sun (..solarium..),half with wine's shade

Further details

No Extra Charges; Prices are inclusive of a welcome hamper, Linen and towels, final cleaning and heating. Pasyment at your arrival,without advances

The Tuscany region

Culture and History : the region is scattered with castles built by the Malaspina family, the Brunella fortress of Aulla houses the Lunigiana Museum of natural History. Genoa, European capital of culture for 2004 is 1hr drive and well worth a visit. Florence is 1.5hrs drive or you can take the train from Villafranca Lucca 1hr drive a delightful city; hire a bike and pedal around the city walls. Parma or Genoa CINQUE TERRE are both 1hr away for the opera.

Villafranca in Lunigiana

Sports and Leisure nearby: there are sandy beaches at Marinella and Marina di Massa. There is an excellent Open air Olympic size swimming pool in Villafranca (10min) with high diving board, water fountains and children's pools. If you prefer swimming in freshwater there are many freshwater rock pools, made by the fast flowing water from melting snow. There is a Tennis club in Villafranca with indoor and outdoor courts. The nearest Ski resort is Zeri half an hours drive. Nearest Golf course is at Villafranca 10 min. Botanical gardens 30min. Mountain and forest walks right outside your door. The high meadows are abundant with flowers and heavy with their perfume. Parma is 1hr away for the nearest Seria A football team.CINQUE TERRE at 40 min drive.

Portovenere,Forte dei Marmi,Viareggio...at 45 min drive.

Lunigiana and Liguria Lunigiana unknown to the crowds, yet close to Florence, Pisa and the Cinque Terre, in this sunlit land of chestnut covered hills crowned by medieval villages you will enjoy the very best of Italy - wonderful landscapes, good food and a warm Italian welcome, the northern corner of Tuscany, an unspoiled area of breathtaking natural beauty set between the Apennine mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Lunigiana links the Gulf of Poets(where Shelley drowned, Byron swam and D. H. Lawrence meditated on his next book) and the coastal province of Liguria. The region is dominated by the mountains of the Parco Alpi Apuane (from where Michelangelo choose the marble for his statues). The marble quarries 45min by car are open to visitors.

Other Activities :Terrace, half hour from sea.

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Review 1-4 of 4

24 Oct 2014

5/5

"Fantastic"

Staying at Casa Donati, in Irola was one of the best Italian holidays we have ever had and we have been to Italy many times. The situation of Casa Donati is heavenly with such a divine view. The apa… More

Ciao S. and M.,
thank you very much for what you wrote in the review.We not consider you as guests,but friends with whom remain happy together.We hope very much to see you again in our house. Consider our house like yours in Italy.Greetings from all of us.
B.G.R.

20 Aug 2013

5/5

"excellente location"

Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine dans cette charmante petite location, avec une vue imprenable sur la vallée, située dans un petit village médiéval très calme. Accueillis par les propri… More

4 Nov 2011

5/5

"The real Italy!"

If you want to get off the beaten track and experience the real Italy this house and its location are perfect. Casa Donati is located in a hill village with fabulous views of the valley, forests and m… More

5 Jun 2011

5/5

"Tranquil, remote, charming village setting"

We stayed at this property for 10 days [May 21st -June 1st 2011] Although the property was small it was very well equipped for our needs. The hospitality and genorosity shown by our hosts Bruno and h… More

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