This lovely stone cottage is situated on the edge of a sparsely populated hilltop village, 450m above sea-level, on the hills leading up to the Apuane mountains.
A truly peaceful place with a charming, sunny garden which looks out over a natural panorama that extends over woods and fields far into the distance.
The house is on 2 floors: Arriving on the terrace in front of the house the traditional Italian pizza oven and barbecue is on your right. The front door opens to reveal a large sunny living room with log fireplace, sofa, chairs, and dining area. This leads through to the well equipped kitchen which in turn takes you outside to a table under a pergola, and the pretty garden which is scented by roses, and lavender and stocked with a variety of herbs, salad and vegetables. Then there is the little olive grove which is also part of this enchanting and historic property.
From the living room a short flight of stone stairs take you up to the 2 bedrooms. Each double room, painted in warm lime-wash colours, has its own bathroom, and beautiful views for you to enjoy. A third bed can be added on request.
Car parking is on a quiet country lane, 3 minutes walk from the house. The nearest café, shop and excellent restaurant is 1km away. Farm shops in Gombitelli, just 3km away, sell local farm products such as cheese, olive oil and ham.
Guided mountain walks of varying degrees of difficulty are available, as well as help choosing daily activities: Pisa(40km), Pietrasanta, Cararra, Lucca (18km), Pistoia and Florence are all within reach, as are the golden sandy beaches of Versilia (25km) and the delightful Cinque Terre.
The surroundings of Fibbiano:
From the house you can follow any of several footpaths for lovely short walks through
the olives groves or along woodland paths. For longer walks you can follow the hill paths that originally connected the local villages prior to the road. These ancient paths wind through the Camaiore area, and cover a total of around 30 kilometres. They remain far removed from the main
road and are well kept by the council: they are a true local treasure. These paths offer spectacular views towards the sea. On a clear day visibility extends to the islands of Elba and Giglio, the Gulf of Porto Venere and sometimes even France.
Guided mountain walks of varying degrees of difficulty are available.
People who love mountain trekking will be happy to know that Fibbiano is just 100m from the stunning Alpi Apuane Park. Following the trails you can reach its peaks. Excursions can last from two hours to ten hours or more.
Fibbiano is just 25 minutes from the coast, and the long sandy beaches of Viareggio.
It is a one hour drive to Porto Venere or Lerici. Lucca is 25 min. away.
This ancient town known for the amazing architecture of its Roman
walls, beautiful churches, the Amphi theater, streets full of lovely
shops, not to mention the art, the culture, Lucca comics or the summer music festival (both of international fame).
Pisa is 45 km away and Florence 60km.
English, German, Italian and French spoken by the owner.