CASA DELLA STAMPA • This is the old town printing house and is set overlooking the river. The property has character and has been well restored to offer comfortable accommodation.
CASA DELLA STAMPA • The medieval market town of Pontremoli has some excellent restaurants and lovely cobbled piazzas and lane leading up to the castle that dominates the town.
The property is set on one of the old lanes and is set over 3 floors. Accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall, kitchen, bathroom, large living room with valuted ceilings and french windows opening onto a terrace overlooking the river, bedroom opening onto an enclosed courtyard;
downstaris there is a bedroom and batrhoom with shower.
The property has main services.
There is a courtyard, terrace and balcony.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
The character and setting overlooking the river
The original terracotta floors
It’s setting in a medieval town with restaurants and shops.
WHAT TO BEAR IN MIND
The house has been recently restored but requires some small finishing work in some areas : open up the closed door to the courtyard, complete the central heating system, the ground floor bedroom requires some finishing touches.
WHERE IS IT
Distances: Aulla 20 km, skiing 24 km, beaches 40 km, Parma (airport) 80 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.
The medieval market town of Pontremoli (motorway and station) has excellent restaurants and shops a beautiful cobbled piazza and castle and the Apennine ridge of Logarghena famed for its wildlife and walks can each be reached in 15 minutes,
The ancient town of Pontremoli has been built between two rivers as an expansion of the central castle. Wherever you look you will find elegant palazzos with internal courtyards overlooking the river. The cobbled lanes leading up to the castle are flanked with stone houses and interlinking arches. The twin arched roman bridges are the gateway on either side of the town. Pontremoli has a good selection of shops and restaurants, a theatre, hospital and the famous Castello which houses a museum. The central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional cafès where you can mingle with writers as the town hosts the most important book prize. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathederal and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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.