This property forms the first floor of a beautiful stone building in a village above the town of Bagnone. Magnificent proportions with large rooms throughout and flexible accommodation which can offer four spacious bedrooms. It will be necessary to add in a modern bathroom. A large terrace runs the width of the building, with wonderful views, which will take some work to restore.
Just opposite the village church, into a stone flagged courtyard, the heavy ‘portone’ door leads into an entrance hall and then up private stone steps to the private entrance. The main room is very large with original terracotta floors and beamed ceilings and with access to the very large terrace. Lovely old kitchen with fireplace, separate dining room and four large, light bedrooms. Must add a bathroom. Full of character and detail. Juliet balcony. With some work this could provide a beautiful, spacious, historical apartment in a great location. The sense of space, light and grandeur is difficult to convey. A rare opportunity.
There is a vaulted ‘cantina’ (store room) on the ground level. Easy car access and free public parking directly outside the property.
The property sits in a quiet and peaceful location in a little village with lovely views, just 2.5 km from the beautiful town of Bagnone. Bagnone is a charming medieval town dominated by a castle and a cobbled piazza is ideal for watching the local town life go by while sipping a cappuccino in one of the many cafès. Cobbled lanes with interlinking archways and restaurants hidden under the stone vaults, shops offering local produce and the backdrop of the mountains make this a particularly pretty town in the area. Licciana Nardi is a town in the Taverone valley with a 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio which hosts the 16th century Malaspina castle and 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. There are also a bank, schools, restaurants and medical facilities. The nearby village of Monti has a castle on the hill above and offers a good selection of amenities.
The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage and for lovers of the coast the sea is only just over half-an-hour away. The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage site) are ideal for swimming and sailing. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The Tuscan towns of Florence, Lucca and Pisa make great day trips to take in the art and architecture treasures, or just to soak in the italian life, and the coastal towns of Pietrasanta, Viareggio and Portofino are perfect for an aperitivo in the sunshine. Importantly, the airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are each just over an hour away.
Distances: Bagnone 2 km, Licciana Nardi 15 km, Aulla (motorway and trains) 18 km, Lerici (beaches) 35 km, Cinque Terre 45 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 95 km.