Casa Luni, Fivizzano, Lunigiana

Sleeps 5

Luxurious retreat with views over the Apuan Alps

Property summary

Sleeps 5

1 Master double with ensuite bathroom, 1 single/dressing room, 1 further double also with ensuite

Location: Lunigiana and the Apuan Alps

Surrounding Region

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.

Accommodation

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.

Local area

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.

Features

Baby bed and high chair
Bicycles
Mountain Bike
Coffee Maker
Italian Mokas and French Cafetieres.
Dishwasher
Fans
In the bedrooms
Final cleaning included
Fireplace
With wood available - this house is wonderful in autumn.
Furnished outdoor areas
Shaded pergola on the terrace, facing the mountain views
Heating
Central Heating (Extra)
Internet access
Wifi
Iron and Ironing board
Jacuzzi
There is a charge for heating the Jacuzzi. It depends on the season (outside temperatures) please enquire.
Kettle
Massage and beauty treatments
Available on request
Mid-week cleaning
3 hrs mid-week included
Mobile phone coverage
Can be spotty - best for Vodafone. But wifi excellent and also reaches down to the pool, so Whatsapp etc can be used.
Music
Bose iPod docking system
Oven
Pizza oven
Original Pizza oven outside on the terrace
Swimming pool
Private Pool 11x5 metres. Salt water system.
Toaster
Washing machine

Things to note

Heating the Jacuzzi has a charge - this varies depending on the season, please enquire.

The view of the mountains from the hot-tub is spectacular
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Reviews

S.W. from UK
Date of stay: 10 September 2021

Casa Luni provides your own personal eagle’s nest away from any bussle to relax, recharge, read and contemplate the wonderful view of the mountains. Not much has changed here  since Eric Newby wrote Love and War in the Appenines, Once recharged  you can make trips down to the coast for culture, shopping, Chubbys (Cicchio) famous  seafood shack  and more.  It’s rare to find  somewhere so spacious for a couple or small family with a wonderfully equipped kitchen, huge living room and bedroom windows which open in the morning onto that mountain view with the sun rising. The local town Fivizzano provides fresh local produce, take away homemade  ice cream and a sunny piazza for morning cappuchino. The local places to eat  (as recommended by the owner)  are quality home cooking food -nothing too complicated and no pressure to eat loads of courses. The local Nocchino (walnut digestive) will dull all remaining senses of work, covid and anything else worrying you.  Enjoy…but if you want to meet new people by the pool or your children need a disco try again!

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