This beautiful property is set in its own land with olive trees and woodland. Entrance is from a large stone flagged terrace into the open plan living-dining room with open fireplace, kitchen, utility room, bathroom and store room; upstairs the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms and bathroom with shower. On the lower ground floor there is a spacious garage and a bathroom. There is a tree house in the garden. The house has been lovingly restored by the current owners and offers comfortable modern living with Tuscan character.
The ancient town of Pontremoli was 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, porticos and stylish piazzas. 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 town has several supermarkets. The central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional cafès where you can mingle with authors as the town hosts the most important Italian book prize. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathedral and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
At Pontremoli there is motorway access and a train station with trains to Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre and Milan.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. 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 and for lovers of the coast the sea is about 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. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are each around an hour away.
Distances: Pontremoli 4 km, Lerici (beaches) 30 km, Cinque Terre 40 km, Parma 90 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km, Lucca 90 km.