Characterful old barn to convert and restore (100 sqm), dating from 1927 on the edge of a lovely village in the hills above the town of Fivizzano in the Lunigiana region of Tuscany.
Sweet little place, with a nice garden and views, which could be made into an ideal retreat home, and with opportunity for rentals. Currently comprising one large room upstairs and one large room downstairs. Great potential to convert to a two bed home. Small garden (110 sqm). Parking for a small car.
The village is in a lovely spot, full of sunshine and with views all the way down the valley. There is a friendly local community and a number of international families have holiday homes in the village. It is easy to walk into the pretty town of Fivizzano down the old mule track and all around the region there are extensive marked trails to explore. The area is well known for walking and heading further up the mountain is the little ski resort of Cerreto Laghi. This village is a unique location where it is perfectly possible to ski in the morning then head down to the coast for a dip in the sea in the afternoon. All on your doorstep.
Fivizzano is a medieval walled town with a central cobbled piazza and it is often referred to as the Florence of Lunigiana. The bustling town hosts many cultural events over the summer with concerts in the piazza and reenactments of medieval parades. With its musical heritage the town also attracts international musicians during the annual folk music festival. There is a hospital, shops, supermarkets and restaurants in the pretty town.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage and for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away. The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains and the views are stunning. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all just over an hour away.
Fivizzano (shops, supermarkets, restaurants) 4 km, Aulla (autostrada) 16 kms, Cerreto Laghi (skiing) 20 km, Lerici (beaches) 40 km, Cinque Terre (UNESCO WH site) 50 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.