House with great character, fully restored with internal stone, in an ancient village borgo with fabulous views of the Apuan Alps. The expansive accommodation, covering 300 sqm, has been restored to a good standard, and there is still potential to contin
House with great character, fully restored with internal stone, in an ancient village borgo with fabulous views of the Apuan Alps.
The expansive accommodation, covering 300 sqm, has been restored to a good standard, and there is still potential to continue the restoration in some parts of the building.
The entry to the house is through a stone, vaulted passageway into a pretty garden courtyard with a panoramic view.
From the front door there is a kitchen which you can eat in, fully laid out in a quirky, traditional style, a sitting room with space for dining table and chairs and also a bathroom.
From the entrance a staircase leads up to the first floor where there is another reception area, currently used as a library or reading room, with an open fireplace, three bedrooms, one of which is used as a study, and a bathroom. A terrace leads off the library.
There is also an attic room with terrace, with potential for further restoration. Also a large cantina.
The land area covers 4000 sqm.
Close to the village is the town of Fivizzano. 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 its annual folk music festival. There is a hospital and a number of shops and restaurants in the town.
Fivizzano Shops and amenities : 10 km, Aulla (motorway and railway) 20 km, Beaches and marina at Lerici 40 km, Ski resort Cerreto Laghi 20 km, Pisa (airport) 95 km, Lucca 95 km, Florence 150 km, Siena 210 km, Milan 200 km.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ‘Land of the Moon’. 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 only half-an-hours’ drive away.
Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.
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.