Large villa set in a private position with a panoramic view towards the south-west, beautiful landscaped garden with swimming pool, all set in the Lunigiana hills close to Fivizzano.
The villa (350 sqm or 3,750 sq ft) is approached from a good road which links Licciana Nardi with Fivizzano, to a private, gated entrance into a driveway. The views are quite breathtaking. The villa sits comfortably into the hillside and features a large sun terrace (52 sqm or 560 sq ft) positioned to take best advantage of the view, with the spacious living accommodation is all on one level. The entrance is into a large entrance hall, then to an open living/ dining room with fireplace which all opens onto the large terrace. There is also a separate sitting room, and well equipped kitchen. On the other side of the house are three double bedrooms, one smaller bedroom and two bathrooms. The whole space flows well, with a focus on the lovely outside terrace, making for easy, relaxed living.
On the lower floor are three store rooms, and a boiler rooms. There are two outbuildings, one used as a ‘legnaia’ for wood and the other for further storage. Two large garages. Central heating. Private gated parking. The land is a gently sloping hillside of 18,500 sqm (4.5 acres) which includes areas of olive trees, fruit trees, more open meadows and woodland. Most of this is self-managing.
The villa offers privacy, yet it is not isolated. Just a short distance away are two lovely villages with coffee bars and the beautiful medieval town of Fivizzano is within a 10 minute drive. The larger town of Aulla, just 15 kms, has access to the autostrada network so it is easy to have days out at the beach or to explore all the treasures and delights across the whole of Tuscany.
Fivizzano is a medieval walled town with a central cobbled piazza and 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 and there is a Medici fountain in the middle of the main piazza which hosts a busy weekly market. The ice creams from either of the bars at opposite sides of the piazza are a real treat.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but 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 in the summer. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all just over an hour away.
Distances: Fivizzano 10 km, Aulla (autostrada) 15 kms, Lerici (beaches) 40 km, Cinque Terre 50 km, Pietrasanta 60 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 90 km.