Semi-detached two bed village house with a large terrace at the entrance of a picturesque village, with shops and restaurants. The village is known for the spa as thermal waters flow and there is an open air swimming pool with these waters and spa facilities. A river runs through the village which is also used for paddling and cooling off from the hot summer sun.
The house comprises a large entrance hall, kitchen, large bathroom with bath, and a store room on the ground floor; upstairs there are two double bedrooms; there is a laundry/boiler room on the lower ground floor.
The terrace at the side of the house has lovely views to the mountains and is a perfect spot to enjoy an aperitivo or to dine alfresco. The property is complete with utilities and central heating. It is easy walking distance to local shops and restaurants.
Equi Terme is a pretty place, a thermal spa town, with a river running through it and with a large open air swimming pool. There are excellent local restaurants and shops in the village, and a train station within an easy walk. There are caves and grottos with stalagtites and stalacmites which welcome visitors and at Christmas time the whole village is alive with a special festival which attracts visitors from all around.
The town of Fivizzano has 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 music festival. There is a hospital, shops and restaurants in the town. In the other direction, towards the sea, is Fosdinovo, a walled town dominated by a stunning Malaspina Castle dating back to the fourteenth century. The town is famous for embroidery on precious linen and Pope Francis’s robe was embroidered by the ladies of Fosdinovo. The town overlooks the beaches of the Versilia coast and it is reached by a scenic road which meanders through the olive groves above the market town of Sarzana.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is only 30-40 mins. The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage site) 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 just over an hour away.
Distances: Equi Terme (spa town) on the doorstep, Fivizzano 15km, Aulla (autostrada) 20km, Fosdinovo 20km, Lerici (beaches) 40km, Cinque Terre 45km, Lucca 90km, Pisa (airport) 90km, Parma (airport) 100km.