The house is approached on a cobbled village lane from the central village parking and it sits proudly on three levels. The main floor has a living room, with great height being open to the wooden rafters, with wood floor and featuring a wood-burning stove, giving a lovely atmosphere, and this leads through to a good kitchen. Downstairs there is a double bedroom and well-fitted bathroom and below is a great ‘cantina’ used as a wood store and further storage. There is also a spacious, boarded attic. So, currently one bed, there is scope to add another bedroom within the existing space. The house opens onto a lovely stone courtyard, perfect for a sociable barbecue with family and friends and there is a little garden (150 sqm) to enjoy. Full of character and charm, with exposed stone, heavy timber rafters and wood burning stoves.
The house is set in a small village in the municipality of Casola in Lunigiana which is a town set on the hill above the Aulella river with the houses huddled around a central stone tower. The town is famous for the stone statues that date back to the Neolithic age and are thought to be gifts to the moon Goddess. There is a selection of shops and restaurants in the town, a chemist and in the neighbouring village and a train station with direct trains to Lucca. There are beautiful views to the Apuan mountains and cobbled lanes lead from the town to the river. Fivizzano is the nearest larger town. It 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, shops, pizzeria and restaurants in the town.
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 only 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 airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all just over an hour away.
Distances: Casola in Lunigiana 5 km, Fivizzano 15 km, Aulla 20 km (autostrada and supermarkets), Lerici (beaches) 40 km, Cinque Terre 45 km, Lucca 80 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km, Florence 150 km.