1 Master double with ensuite bathroom, 1 single/dressing room, 1 further double also with ensuite
Location: Lunigiana and the Apuan Alps
Pisa Airport: 1hr 30 mins,
Florence airport: 2 hours
Genova airport: 2 hours
Nearest Railway station: 20 mins
Shops, market and restaurants in Fivizzano, 8 mins.
Lerici for seafood restaurants, 1 hour.
Marina di Carrara and beaches, 1 hour.
Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, 1hr 20 mins.
Lucca 1 hr. 30 min.
Sestri Levante, coast and seafood, 1hr 30 mins.
This beautifully restored Tuscan home is a haven of elegant luxury set in its own terraced gardens, with a hot-tub and a pool looking out over wonderful views of the Apuan mountains. The well-travelled owner has beautiful taste; her interest in Moroccan and East-African furnishings adds warmth and colour to this beautiful old Tuscan building and make it a very special place to stay. Within several acres of terraced gardens, the private pool and deck are perfectly placed for sunbathing with uninterrupted views of the valley and mountains. By the house, a large south-facing terrace is shaded by a pergola, an ideal spot to enjoy the views with a glass of the local wine, and as the sun sets perhaps even use the original antique outdoor pizza-oven to make the experience utterly italian.
A private drive leads up to a parking spot below the house. The house has a well-equipped and beautiful kitchen, a large dining room and a sitting room with an open fireplace. Both the sitting room and the dining room open out onto the south-facing terrace. Upstairs there is a master double with ensuite bathroom, a further double also with ensuite bathroom and a single room, also used as a dressing room for smaller groups.
Set in a little known area of Tuscany, this is a special place to discover. The mountains that you can admire from the house and gardens rise up to nearly 6000 feet, or just under 2000 metres and are part of the Apuan Alps, the marble mountains from which the Tuscans took the pure white marble from which michelangelo carved his David. Villages dot the slopes of the mountains and are wonderful places to explore, often with excellent restaurants, ancient castles and local markets. Better know delights are a short distance away, like the Cinque Terre with fabulous seafood restaurants, the glitzy beaches of Viareggio, the churches and antique fairs of Lucca, Pisa's famous leaning tower and of course Florence and Siena.
Heating theJacuzzi has a charge - this varies depending on the season, please enquire.