Nice holiday home in Lunigiana, north Tuscany. Pleasant and confortable stay, recently renovated. Garden and private (above ground) swimmingpool. It is situated in a small village with different shops and services. The area is rich in nature and history. Ideal for a relaxing holiday and for the interesting surroundings. The Cinque Terre (Liguria) and the beaches of Tuscany are easily reached within a 30 minute drive.
Advice from the owner
Villafranca in Lunigiana is rich in history as witnessed by the various objects found throughout the territory.
Starting with the famous ruins of the Old Castle Corrado, the old shops of the village citizen, to go to the Ethnographic Museum which houses old mills fifteenth. In the church of St. Francis we find the beautiful glazed ceramic works of the brothers Della Robbia, reaching the town of thread and immersed in his thick woods you can still see the remains of dozens of stone statues in honor of the many pagan gods consecrated the woods . To visit: the Church of St. Nicholas (XII century), the Ethnographic Museum of Lunigiana with the treasures of the local rural culture (info 0187 439 417).
Lunigiana is the land of the Malaspina XI century. established their power on the Committee of Luni and the Apennines on which they built an effective system of fortifications can still be seen and visited in part and hosted the exiled Dante that perhaps these landscapes drew inspiration for some description of the Divine Comedy.
From the Apennines to the sea, along the Via Francigena you can discover testimonies, landscapes and flavors of the Middle Ages.
Bagnone: the castle, perched on a promontory and, lower down, the village characterize this country. Attractions: castle with cylindrical tower (XIV) common to many castles of Lunigiana. Nearby village and castle of Castiglione del Terziere (info 0187 429 010), (eleventh century); Jera, a small mountain village offering magnificent views.
Licciana Nardi: This area allows you to admire a homogeneous system of castles, churches, tower houses and walled villages, the fortified control network by Malaspina. The village, rich in decorated portals, runs along the main road closed by the Malaspina castle-palace In the surrounding area: the castles of Monti (XIII) and Bastia (XV), Terrarossa (XVI century), the church of Venelia.
Fivizzano: aristocratic town east of Lunigiana After the domain of Malaspina became part of the Florentine Republic. To visit: the Medicean walls, old town square with fountain and Medici chapel of St. Carlo (seventeenth century), baroque church of San Jacopo and Antonio (XIV): medieval font with the symbol of the Knights Templar of the Tau, the Convent of St. Augustine (XIV); convent of the Carmine. What's Nearby: castle and village of Verrucola Frignoli Botanical Garden (0585 949688); Pieve S. Paul parish church of Vendaso (VIII-XII); Gragnola and the Castle of the Eagle; Arlia and her former mill (0187 422 598).
Pontremoli: northern gate of Lunigiana and typical medieval town, was developed by a village around its castle. From the state of the CISA, the Piagnaro castle, fully restored and houses the Museo delle Statue Stele, and the houses of the city, seem to defend its historic center, protected to the north by Porta Parma and bordered to the south by the confluence of the Magra and Verde . The town is home to many monuments such as the Cathedral of St. Maria del Popolo (XVII) with its baroque interior, the Great Bell tower of the ancient city walls which divided the Guelphs and Ghibellines, the Church of S. Columban and St. Peter with the sculpture of the Labyrinth of the pilgrim, the Church of SS. Annunziata in 1471. Pearl of Lunigiana, in front of the small baroque masterpiece of the church of Our Lady and the Rose Theatre, one of the first in Italy, recently restored and rich on the inside, baroque elements The town is home to the award Stall (third Sunday of July).
Filattiera: ancient settlement Ligurian-Apuan Alps, the medieval capital of the Malaspina Spino Fiorito. To visit: the Church of St. Giorgio Leodgar's tombstone and medieval defense tower of the castle (XIV). At the foot of the village, the church of Sorano (VIII-X) important example of Romanesque art. What's Nearby: Bridge, a jewel in; Caprio, interesting village with the remains of houses and towers.
Mulazzo: Village of Byzantine origin which became the capital of the Malaspina Spino Secco. To see: the octagonal tower, named "Dante", because it stayed as a guest of Malaspina, Dante Alighieri, the remains of the Malaspina castle (XIII-XV), imposing arches of the ancient aqueduct (XV); Study Centre Alessandro Malaspina, navigator 700 (info 0187 439 712). Nearby on the road to Gavedo, home to a castle of 500, you can visit the ancient church of S. Martin (eighth century); Montereggio picturesque village surrounded by chestnut trees and the home of wandering booksellers, the medieval Monastery of Our Lady of Mount icon of Mary three hundred.
Aulla town dominated by the Brunella Fortress (XV-XVI), now the Natural History Museum of Lunigiana (0187 409 077). Nearby the village Bibola with its winding structure and the remains of an imposing castle (XII-XIII), the walled medieval village of Caprigliola with its cylindrical tower (XII). Comano: Located in an attractive landscape stands the Malaspina castle (XI-XIII) dominated by a circular tower. What's Nearby: Romanesque church of Crespiano (XI) which is the bell tower.
Casola in Lunigiana: Lunigiana Gate to the park of the Apuan Alps on its territory retains many vestiges of the Middle Ages. To visit: the cylindrical tower (XI-XV), Museum of the territory of the upper valley Aulella (0585 90361): collection of prehistoric remains (0585 90361). Nearby the parishes of Codiponte and Offiano, ancient walled villages.
Fosdinovo: surrounded by the walls of the village, where you can breathe the sea air and mountain wind, stands the Malaspina castle (XIV-XVII), Church of St. Remigio (1367), viewpoint. Nearby Caniparola and Villa Malaspina. Luni, Sarzana, Cinque Terre.
Vernazza Cinque Terre form one of the Mediterranean's most pristine areas and extended in Liguria, a kingdom of nature and wild scents, preserved as it was in the past. Visit the Cinque Terre means to visit five villages suspended between sea and earth, clinging on cliffs and surrounded by green hills, means knowing the history of those who have ever struggle with a difficult territory, but also taste the fruit of this ancient fatigue in particular of wines and products.
Ground floor: (Kitchen diner(ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer), Living/diningroom(TV), Bedroom(bunk bed or 2 single beds), Bedroom(Double bed), Bathroom(jetstream, washbasin, toilet, bidet))
On 1st floor: (Bedroom(Double bed), Bathroom(shower, washbasin, toilet, bidet))
garden(shared with other guests ), garden furniture, BBQ, parking, swimmingpool(private, 4 x 3 m., opened from 1/2 May upto and including 1/2 Sep)
In the countryside
In a residential area or in the centre (village)
Number of bedrooms 3
Number of bathrooms 2
Costs on site
Deposit: (€ 360 (On arrival, you must pay the security deposit in cash))
Distancescity (Villafranca in Lunigiana) 0.9 km
sea (La Spezia) 28 km
lake (Lago Paduli) 33 km