Beautiful holiday house with private garden in Lunigiana (northern Tuscany). Pleasant holiday accommodation, recently renovated. Comfortable. It is located in a small village where you can find all shops and services. The area is rich in nature and history. Ideal for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy the interesting surroundings. The Cinque Terre (Riviera) and the beaches of Tuscany: less than 30 minutes by car.
Advice from the owner
The town of Villafranca in Lunigiana is rich in history as witnessed by the various objects found around the area.
Starting with the ruins of the famous castle of Corrado l'Antico, the old shops of the village citizen, to go to the Ethnographic Museum which houses the ancient fifteenth-century mills. In the church of St. Francis found the beautiful glazed ceramic works of the Della Robbia brothers, reaching the location of thread and immersed in its dense forest you can still see the remains of dozens of statues-stelae in honor of the many pagan gods consecrated the forest . To visit: Church of St. Nicolò (XII), the Ethnographic Museum of Lunigiana which hosts treasures of rural local culture (info 0187 439417).
The Lunigiana is a land of Malaspina eleventh century. established their power over the Committee of Luni and the Apennines on which they built an effective system of fortifications still visible and partly to visit and hosted the exiled Dante, who perhaps was inspired by these landscapes for some description of the Divine Comedy.
From the Apennines to the sea, along the Via Francigena you may discover evidence, landscapes and flavors of the Middle Ages.
Bagnone: the castle, perched on the promontory and, further down the village, characterize this country. Visit the castle with cylindrical tower (fourteenth century) common to many castles of Lunigiana. What's Nearby: hamlet and the castle of Castiglione del Terziere (info 0187 429 010), (eleventh century); Jera, small mountain village offering wonderful views.
Licciana Nardi: This area allows you to enjoy a seamless system of castles, churches, tower houses and walled villages, the fortified control network by Malaspina. The village, rich in decorated portals, develops along the main road closed by Malaspina Castle Palace What's Nearby: The castles of Monti (XIII) and Bastia (XV), Terrarossa (XVI) and the parish church of Venelia.
Fivizzano: aristocratic town east of Lunigiana, after the domain of the Malaspina it became part of the Florentine Republic. To visit: the ancient Medici walls, the historic center with square and Medici fountain, the Oratory of S. Carlo (seventeenth century), baroque Church of Saints Jacopo and Antonio (XIV): medieval font representing the religious symbol of the Knights of the Tau, the Convent of St. Augustine (XIV), the convent of the Carmine. What's Nearby: castle and village Verrucola Frignoli Botanical Garden (0585 949688), Parish S. Paul: parish of Vendaso (VIII-XII); Gragnola and the Castle of the Eagle; Arlia and its ancient mill (0187 422598).
Pontremoli: northern gate of Lunigiana and typical medieval town, was developed by the houses around its castle. From the state of the CISA, the Piagnaro Castle, completely restored and houses the Museo delle Statue Stele, and the houses of the city, seem to defend the historic center, protected to the north by Porta Parma and bounded on the south by the confluence of the rivers Magra and Verde . The town has many monuments including the Cathedral of St. Maria del Popolo (seventeenth century) with its baroque interior, the bell tower of the ancient city walls which devided Guelphs and Ghibellines, the Church of St. Church of St. Columba and Peter with the sculpture of the Labyrinth of the Pilgrim, the Church of SS. Announced in 1471. Pearl of the Lunigiana, in front of the small masterpiece of Baroque church of Our Lady and the Rose Theatre, one of the first in Italy, recently restored and rich inside, baroque elements of the town is home to the Stall Award (third Sunday of July).
Filattiera: ancient settlement Ligurian-Apuan; medieval capital of Malaspina dello Spino Fiorito. To visit: Church of St. Giorgio Leodgar's tombstone and medieval defense tower of the castle (XIV). At the foot of the village, the Parish Church of Sorano (VIII-X) important example of Romanesque art. What's Nearby: Bridge, a jewel in Caprio, interesting hamlet with ruins of tower houses.
Mulazzo: Village of Byzantine origin, which became the capital of the Malaspina dello Spino Secco. Things to see: the octagonal tower, named "Dante", since it stayed as a guest of the Malaspina, Dante Alighieri, the remains of the Malaspina castle (XIII-XV), imposing arches of the ancient aqueduct (fifteenth century); Study Center Alessandro Malaspina, navigator 700 (info 0187 439 712). What's Nearby: on the road to Gavedo, home to a castle of the '500, you can visit the ancient Romanesque church of S. Martino (eighth century), Montereggio typical village surrounded by chestnut trees and home of the errant 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 409077). What's Nearby: Bibola the village with its winding structure and the remains of an imposing castle (XII-XIII), and the walled medieval Caprigliola with the cylindrical Tower (XII). Comano: Nestled in a picturesque landscape stands the Malaspina castle (XI-XIII), dominated by an imposing tower. Nearby: the parish church of Crespiano (XI) which is the bell tower.
Casola in Lunigiana: Lunigiana gate to the park of the Apuan Alps; its territory conserves numerous traces of the Middle Ages. To visit: cylindrical tower (XI-XV), Territorial Museum of the Valley Aulella (0585 90361): collection of prehistoric remains (0585 90361). Nearby: the parishes of Codiponte and Offiano, ancient walled villages.
Fosdinovo: Nestled within the walls of his village, where there is an air of sea and mountain wind, stands the Malaspina castle (XIV-XVII), Church of St. Remigio (1367), viewpoint. What's Nearby: Caniparola and the villa of Malaspina. Luni, Sarzana, Cinque Terre.
Vernazza Cinque Terre form one of the most uncontaminated and largest Mediterranean areas in Liguria, a kingdom of nature and wild scents maintained as in the past. To visit the Cinque Terre means to visit five villages suspended between sea and earth, clinging on cliffs and surrounded by green hills, is to know the history of those centuries of struggle with a difficult territory, but also enjoy the fruit of this effort in the millennial special of wines and products.
Ground floor: (Kitchen diner(ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer), Living/diningroom(TV), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bedroom(Double bed), Bathroom(jetstream, washbasin, toilet, bidet))
On 1st floor: (Bedroom(Double bed), Bathroom(shower, washbasin, toilet, bidet))
garden(private), garden furniture, BBQ, parking
In the countryside
In a residential area or in the centre (village)
Number of bedrooms 3
Number of bathrooms 2
Costs on site
Deposit: (€ 350 (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