Character elegant property with lovely views on the river. The property, which in the past was used to be the printing house, has been well restored to offer comfortable accommodation. It is located in the centre of Pontremoli, the medieval market town with 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 spread over three floors. Accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall, kitchen, modern bathroom, large living room with vaulted ceilings and french windows opening onto a terrace overlooking the river, bedroom opening onto an enclosed courtyard; downstairs there is another bedroom and bathroom with shower. The property has mains services. There is a courtyard, terrace and balcony overlooking the river. The house has been recently restored.
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 apartment is located centrally in the town of Pontremoli, with theatre, restaurants, shops and coffee bars on the doorstep. 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 central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional coffee bars 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.
There is motorway access and a train station in Pontremoli 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 but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive 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 each around an hour.
Distances: Pontremoli on the doorstep, Aulla 15 km, Lerici (beaches) 35 km, Cinque Terre 45 km, Parma (airport) 80 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.