About the property
- Apartment1130 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 - 8 nights
Self catering holiday home with veranda, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 3 bathrooms
Apartment Lina is a lovely holiday apartment for any vacation rental in Tuscany. The spacious flat is a newly renovated, modern apartment situated in the picturesque town of Pietrasanta. It is the ground floor of a 2 storey maisonette that sits in a pretty residential area nestled at the foot of the Alpi Apuane, half way between Pietrasanta Old Town and Marina di Pietrasanta. That's only 2 miles from the famous Versilia beaches. The ground floor property includes many home comforts. There is a lounge with sofa, kitchen with mod cons and WC/utility room, 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. The 3rd bedroom can be made up as a twin or double, there is also an additional family bathroom opposite this bedroom. The lounge leads onto a veranda - perfect for al fresco dining. There is air conditioning throughout and mosquito nets on all windows & doors. On street parking is available in front of the property.
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Beach / pools: Versilia is famous for its beautiful wide, golden, sandy beaches. There are many private beach clubs or 'bagni' - these are full service beaches many of which have fantastic pools, as well as the usual umbrellas, 'tende' / gazebos, sun loungers, deck chairs and cabins. They also have restaurants, cafes, bars and many other excellent facilities. It is highly recommended you pre-book your beach before arriving in Pietrasanta. Apartment Lina is only 100m from the cycle path that takes you directly to the beach under the protection of a beautiful tree lined boulevard.
Viareggio Carnival: Apartment Lina is a great base to experience the famous Viareggio Carnival. This spectacular event - one of the finest and grandest in Italy takes place throughout Mardi Gras each year. Celebrations include a wide programme of entertainment and fun for adults and children, the famous paper mache floats; works of art in themselves that take a year to create, parades, performances, public festivities and masques balls. The carnival is repeated during August. A fantastic event not to be missed!
Local shops: There are 2 supermarkets (Coop & Conad) within easy reach of Apartment Lina plus a corner shop within walking distance.
Tourist information: Apartment Lina is a great base to exploit the best of Tuscany; Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre to name but a few.
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- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Oriana Cinquini-Steel
My parents are Italian but I was brought up in the UK. However, my brother and I spent all our summer holidays with family in this maisonette in Pietrasanta and we continue to holiday in La Versilia as adults!
Oriana Cinquini-Steel purchased this Apartment in 1965
Why Oriana Cinquini-Steel chose Pietrasanta
My father is from the mountains close to Pietrasanta and his family moved out of the small mountainous village and settled in Pietrasanta in the late 1960s and chose this charming maisonette as their home and which we also used as a holiday home. At the end of 2012 we decided to renovate the ground floor apartment which we completed in 2013. This apartment and area is very special to us. We also own 2 new villas next door to Apartment Lina - Villa Dodi & Villa Iana (4 bedroom, sleep 8 each) if you are part of a bigger group and need a larger property
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is spacious and the en suites enable familes/friends holidaying together to have plently of privacy. Apartment Lina is just away from the hussle and bussle of the beachfront but perfectly located to easily enjoy days at the beach and the charm of Pietrasanta old town. I have been returning to Pietrasanta for 40 years as I can't find anywhere else to match it's beauty and charm!
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Wonderful stay and excellent apartment
We spent three weeks in the apartment in July 2017 and we had a wonderful stay (as always in the Pietrasanta area). The apartment was recently fully refurbished, fully equipped and clean. Gianfranco provided excellent customer service. The area is quiet but it is also within walking or cycling distance to the small town of Pietrasanta. When we are in the Pietrasanta area we always rent bikes and would recommend this highly. This was not our last time in Pietrasanta or in the apartment. We will return:-)
We throughly enjoyed our stay at apartment Lina, the apartment is exactly as shown. The air-conditioners came in very handy during the hot days.
The apartment is close to Pietrasanta town and short bicycle ride to beach. We also took a day trip on the boat from Forte Dei Marmi to the Cinque Terra. The Sunday markets at Forte Dei Marmi are also great.
The apartment is very spacious and has every you need. We stayed for 4 weeks and we will be back again. Gianfranco, Romelia and Oriana were great, very welcoming and always available to help.
Loved that we were able to pick homegrown vegetables from Gianfranco's garden. My son enjoyed spending time with Gianfranco and his grandchildren. I will miss my morning chats with him and his wife.
Thank you again Oriana and family for allowing us to stay, we will back next year.
Thanks Carla for your kind words and for being such exceptional guests.. We very much enjoyed having you and your extended family stay in Apartment Lina and we're glad you managed to make the most of the area. My parents are missing your fabulous, chatty and very inquisitive son! Hope to see you again in 2018! Oriana
An Excellent property in all ways
There was nothing we could improve on from our stay in Pietrasanta at Oriana's house. Everything was perfect - from the easy arrival and assistance given by Gianfranco and his wife to the immaculate and lovely conditions of the house. The local grocery stores and beach and the old town were five or ten minutes away. We booked 5 days at the beautiful Bagno Chimera which was a lovely respite from the heat in July.
It was lovely to play host to you and your family! You were model guests! So glad you enjoyed your stay in Apartment Lina and managed to make the most of all the local area has to offer. Hope to see you again soon! Oriana
Our Tuscan holiday
We visited Tuscany in late May and stayed for a week In Apartment Lina in Pietrasanta. The journey from Pisa Airport was straight forward and only took 30 minutes. The apartment is conveniently situated half way between the beach at Marina di Pietrasanta and the quaint town of Pietrasanta. There are also two large supermarkets within easy reach. Both Oriana in the UK and Franco at the resort ensured that we had all the information we needed and that our trip went smoothly.
The apartment was very much as described and the large comfortable bedrooms with en-suite facilities plus the twin/double room with additional bathroom were ideal for our group. The kitchen was well equipped for the times that we dined "in" and the lounge was super comfortable with plenty of seating and a Hi-Tech t.v.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to us on our stay, the temperature was great ........no need for either heating nor air conditioning. Both of which were fitted in Apartment Lina. It rained, but I know from our previous visits to the area that this was most unusual.
We visited Lucca the birthplace of Pinocchio........if you can believe that !! We also had a wonderful day out in Portofino, parked just outside and walked in.
Although we had done it before we visited/hiked the beautiful Cinque Terre with the grandchildren We drove to La Spezia parked at the Stazione Centrale and used the train to access/return to/from the 5 villages.
The beaches of Versilia are wonderful. Long sandy clean beaches stretching from Viareggio to Forte dei Marni. They are serviced by private Bagnos where you can rent Umbrellas , Beds etc. Many have swimming pools , tennis courts and restaurants or cafes.
All in all a great place to visit a super place to stay with very friendly helpful hosts.
Thanks Oriana and Franco.
My husband and I have just enjoyed a wonderful 2 week stay in Apartment Lina. Newly renovated the apartment is outstanding with every amenity needed plus it is fully air conditioned. It is set in beautiful private gardens with views of the mountains to the rear. Situated in a quiet residential part of Pietrasanta it is close to local supermarkets as well as the town which is a hub of small shops and cafes. The wonderful clean beaches are nearby also and where better to spend a day lapping up the sunshine. Simply rent an umbrella and chairs for the day and there is always good food available to buy for lunch.
Franco and Romelia are wonderful hosts full of information about where to visit. Nothing is too much trouble for them. There are so many places to go all within easy distance for a day out from the apartment. I really love the street markets especially the one on Wednesday mornings in Forte dei Marmi!
A lovely way to end the day is to dine "al fresco" on the terrace at the front of the apartment. An electric blind ensures privacy as you enjoy the fabulous Italian food. The variety of fresh fruit, veg, meat and fish in the supermarkets is amazing! We highly recommend Apartment Lina to anyone wanting an idyllic holiday and it is suitable for all, young and old alike.
excellent - clean, very comfortable, well equipped
Our family of 6 enjoyed our stay in Pietrasanta - the cycle to the beach is shady, and the beach was luxurious with the private facilties. Our hosts gave us a wonderful example of Italian hospitality - we loved the homegrown vegetables, and sitting on our veranda sharing the local prosecco and grappa! Our boys had great fun, we visited Lucca, Pisa and Vinci - all an easy drive, the waterpark - and had early morning cycles up into the town to explore the local art and historic buildings.
The town is a lovely atmospheric hub in the evening and there are concerts and art to enjoy. I would recommend this to people of all ages as the apartment is on one level. The parking and access is easy. A great location for exploring all Tuscany has to offer.
Pietrasanta is located in the Northern part of Tuscany on the Versilia coastline. It is a quaint but vibrant town, home to many artists & sculptors; situated between the chic towns of Forte dei Marmi & Lido di Camaiore & Viareggio. Pietrasanta and its environs offer something for everyone; fabulous serviced beaches many of which also have pools, designer shops & markets, fashionable cafes, bars & clubs plus numerous restaurants serving local cuisine and fish specialities. Plus the magnificent Alpi Apuane Natural Park offers relaxing walks with stunning coastline views and natural wonders such as La Grotta del Vento. Pietrasanta is also an excellent base for exploring other cultural gems such as the leaning tower of Pisa, the art museums in Firenze, the medieval walled town of Lucca, the beauty of Siena and San Gimignano. Furthermore, a short ferry ride from Viareggio and you're in Portofino, Portovenere, Lerici or on the famous 'Via dell'amore' walk in Le Cinque Terre.
Golf: Pietrasanta is home to the 18 hole golf course; Versilia Golf & Luxury Resort, one of the most famous and prestigious golf courses in Italy - Versilia Golf, Via della Sipe 100, Pietrasanta. For more information: Tel +39 0584 881574
Carnival: Not forgetting the Viareggio carnival which takes place each year during Mardi Gras and again during August