Spacious three bed property set in a hillside position, with a large tiled terrace, overlooking the village and within walking distance to the shops and restaurants.
Accommodation comprises fitted kitchen, living room opening onto garden, dining room opening onto paved patio area and bathroom; upstairs there are three bedrooms, of which one with private terrace, and a bathroom. There is a covered portico for alfresco dining and a tiled garden with views. The property has been restored to retain all the character with Tuscan arches and exposed stone walls.
The property is set in a quiet residential area, on the edge of the village of Monti. There are far-reaching views towards the Apuane mountains. It is easy to walk into the village where there are shops, a good pizzeria, restaurants, bakers, a chemist, banks and coffee bars. The village is dominated by an impressive Malaspina castle fortress which sits at the top of the hill above the village and can be seen from all around. A local bus service provides transport to Aulla (6 km) which has a good range of larger shops, a railway station and motorway access (A15).
Just 3 km up the valley from Monti is the town of Licciana Nardi in the Taverone valley with 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio, the 16th century castle and church and the piazza hosts many festivals such as the Chestnut Festival in the autumn. The castle is linked to the baroque church by a covered bridge so that the nobles had direct access to prayer and dealings with the local priest. .
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The hills which 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 and for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away. The beaches around Lerici are beautiful, especially the little cove hidden behind Lerici castle. The long stretch of wide sandy beaches which starts at Marinella and runs all the way down to Pisa offers all sorts of watersports: surfing, windsurfing and with kayaks, boats and pedalos for hire. The magical Cinque Terre is a string of five fishing villages set along the sea cliffs offer the opportunity for great walks, or for idling in the seafront restaurants and stopping by for an aperitivo in one of the friendly bars. The Cinque Terre is a site of national importance and is listed with UNESCO World Heritage. Excellent days out can be spent at the Tuscan ‘cities of art’ of Lucca, Florence and Siena. All are easily accessible on the autostrada network, or by train from Aulla. Pisa airport is only one hour away and is an easy drive directly on the Pisa- Aulla motorway network.
Distances: Monti on the doorstep, Licciana Nardi 3 kms, Aulla (autostrada, supermarkets, trains) 6 kms, Lerici (beaches) 30 kms, Cinque Terre 40 km, Lucca 80 kms, Pisa (airport) 90 kms, Florence 150 kms.