On a sunny hillside, facing south-west and with an outlook towards the Gulf of the Poets and the coastline, detached three bed house (230 sqm) with swimming pool and land of around 11,000 sqm (two and a half acres). Now ready for a refresh.
The ground floor has a wrap-around balcony and huge glass windows which flood the living area with light and sunshine, giving a wonderful feeling of inside/outside. The living room is spacious, with fireplace, large dining room and with kitchen. Walk-in closet and walk-in wardrobe. Studio (which could be used as a bedroom) with bathroom with bath. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, two of which have a balcony with stunning views. Air conditioning throughout. A truly wonderful location.
The land is productive, with 270 olive trees and a vineyard which produces 70 L of wine annually. There are fig trees, apple trees, plums, almonds and kiwi fruit. The swimming pool is (12m x 5m). Easy car access and parking, garage and store room.
The Gulf of the Poets is an enclave with a group of three islands at its tip, fishing villages with exceptional fish restaurants, as well as opportunities for sailing, canoeing, snorkelling or just relaxing on one of the beaches hidden in craggy bays around Fiascherino or Tellaro. The easiest way to get around the gulf is by boat which runs between Lerici, La Spezia and Portovenere or on to The Cinque Terre. The name Gulf of the Poets is from the literary connection as some of the world’s most famous poets including Shelley, Byron and D H Lawrence lived here at some time. Versilia is the stretch of golden sandy coast from the tip of Liguria to Viareggio. Viareggio is the southernmost Italian Riviera resort on Italy’s Mediterranean coast and the largest beach town in Tuscany. Liberty style buildings housing fashionable shops, cafes, and seafood restaurants line its promenade. Viareggio is famous for the yearly Carnevale di Viareggio dating back to 1873 with large papier-mâché floats which parade along the promenade known as “Passeggiata a mare”. The carnival takes place in the in the weeks preceding lent. In nearby Forte dei Marmi you can shop with the rich and famous in the upmarket designer shops in the avenues around the pretty central piazza with bars serving refreshing camparis.
Aulla is one the largest towns in Lunigiana; it has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, medical centre, public transport and links to the motorway. The historic town centre is the site of a marble fountain built in the year of Italian unity and the 16th century fortress called La Brunella is perched on a hill overlooking the town. The fortress now houses the Museum of Natural History of Lunigiana. Enjoy the colourful market hosted in the town centre every Saturday morning.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The hills that encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is just a short hop away. The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive.
Distances: Aulla 5 km, Sarzana 10 km, La Spezia 15 km, The Gulf of the Poets 15 km, Forte dei Marmi 40 km, Lucca 70 km, Pisa (airport) 90 km.