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Flats (Apuan Alps view ) in ancient farmhouse in olive-grove(4km from the beach) - ALPI APUANE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 80 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

ALPI APUANE

The apartment 'Alpi Apuane' (80 sqmt, for 4pp) on the 2 'floor of the farmhouse, with magnificent views of the Apuan Alps, is carefully decorated with antique furniture by the landlady and restored 'a l' ancienne' by the landlord , an antiquarian ..

Beautiful decorations help to create a special atmosphere for this apartment, that consists of a living room with kitchenette (equipped with everything you need) and dining area, with views of the Apuan Alps, a large bedroom with two windows overlooking the surrounding hills and mountains, (where you can add a cot), a very large double room with sofa and TV, a spacious bathroom with bath and shower (hair dryer and soap provided) and a laundry room (equipped with pilozzo, washing machine, ironing board). The stairs leading to the apartment climb with ease.

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About the property

'ANTICO BORGO'

This lovely holiday home 'ANTICO BORGO', in Versilia is located in the plains, at the edge of the village of Pozzi. Of ancient origins, this hamlet is surrounded by age-old olive groves.

This old farmhouse, originally an 18th century summer retreat for nuns from Lucca, has recently been restored by the owners who live in a flat of the property.

Three holiday accomodation belong to the property 'Antico Borgo':

The Flat 'Antiche Travi'

The Flat 'Alpi Apuane'

The lovely "maison d'amis" 'Tra gli Olivi'.

Our delightful setting is a perfect base for a wide range of attractions or for just enjoying those long summer evenings relaxing in our own secluded place..

The apartment 'Antiche Travi' offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere typical of old houses, thanks to nice pieces of forniture, to the old beams,to terracotta and wood floors. Every detail has been thought by the hosts, who have a passion for antiques and objects of the past.

The apartment of 100sqm (4pp) is a duplex: on the first floor, a large built-in kitchen (fully equipped with everything you need), with a stone sink and a stone top covering the working surface and a bright dining area, opens onto the living-room with an important fireplace and a beautiful staircase made of an old marble, extracted from the Apuan Alps. A study area is part of the same room.

The staircase leads to the upper floor, where there is a very wide double bedroom with two windows overlooking the ancient olive groves (where you can add a cot or a 5th bed on request) and a twin bedded room, with an ancient wall-wardorobe.

The elegant and spacious bathroom has a bath and a large walk-in shower.

A useful utility room complete the comfort of the flat 'Antiche Travi', which, with that 'typical atmoshere” of the past, will offer you a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

it is possible to add a 5th bed or a baby bed on request at extra cost.

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The apartment "Apuan Alps" of 80 square meters (4pp), 2 'floor of the farmhouse, is carefully furnished with antique furniture restored all' ancienne by the landlord and decorated by the landlady.

Beautiful decorations help to create a special atmosphere to this apartment, which consists of a living room with kitchenette (equipped with everything you need) and dining area, with views of the Apuan Alps, a large master bedroom with a desk, a very large twin bedded room with a sofa and a TV, a spacious bathroom with bath with shower and a laundry room (equipped with pilozzo, washing machine, ironing board). The staircase leading to the apartment climbs very easily.

It is possible to add a 5th bed or a baby bed on request at extra cost.

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The maison d'amis "Among the olive trees" (60 square meters), surrounded by the large garden / olive grove that surrounds the farmhouse, is a large, bright apartment, furnished with great care and originality: it consists of a spacious living room with sofa and armchairs, a dining area and a comfortable and secluded kitchenette, a double bedroom and a large bathroom with shower. A sunny terrace belongs to the maison d'amis. The laundry room is in the main building. it is possible to add a 3rd bed or a baby bed on request at extra cost.

The property, which the flat belongs to, is surrounded by a large garden and olive grove (3000sqmt), shared with the owners, fitted out with 2 barbeques, tables and chairs .Private corners for relax and meals, equipped with umbrella and deck chairs, are available for the guests' intimacy all over the garden/olive groove. A large patio, with wooden beams ,belonging to the main house, is also available for the guests.

Our guests are welcomed everywhere in the garden!

There is a playground area in the shadow.

Table tennis, basket hoop, table football, darts board, bowling.

Private parking.

Private entrance.

Crockery and household linen provided once. No beach towels.

Central heating (extra cost in cold seasons).

Wifi (in the flats, in the maison d'amis, under the patio and in the garden in front of the main buiding))

The property, set amomg olive groves, lies between several small towns and villages. Quiet places, but full of restaurants and shops. In the area there are many tennis courts, riding stables, a golf course and a swimming pool. The beach is only 4 km far from the farmhouse, reachable also by bike. In the area there is a free beach..

The Apuan Alps form the backdrop to this place in the plains, sorrounded by hills, secluded and quiet, yet close to shops and supermarkets, which can be reached on foot from 'Antico Borgo'.

What to see and do

The property, set among olive groves, lies between several small towns and villages: Pietrasanta with its famous historical centre, art galleries and exihibitions, Forte dei Marmi famous for its beaches, for exclusive shopping, and night life, Seravezza at the foot of the Apuan Alps (from Monte Altissimo was extracted the famous marble Statuario), mountains famous for some astonishing caves and for trekking trails, lakes and canyons..

Quiet places, but full of restaurants and shops, reachable on foot.

In the area there are many tennis courts, riding stables, a golf course and a swimming pool.

The Versiliana, a famous pinewood near the sea, is the right place for people who love jogging.

A few minutes from the beaches of Versilia, just a few kilometers from the Apuan Alps, but also not far from towns/cities like Lucca and Pisa. Florence is 50 minutes far, Siena and San Gimignano 1 hour and a half far from Antico Borgo. Le Cinque Terre are reachable by train in a short time(Forte dei Marmi/Querceta railway station). Portovenere less than 1h far. Torre del Lago Puccini is 20 minutes far from us.

Distances :

Distance to Pietrasanta 4 km

Distance to Forte dei Marmi 4 km

Distance to Lucca 20 km

Distance to Pisa 25km

Distance to Florence 50m

Distance to Siena 1 h e 50m

Distance to San Gimignano less than 2h

Distance to Volterra 2h

Distance to Portovenere less than 1h.

Festivals and Seasonal Events in Tuscany:

There are many events all year round throughout Tuscany, but many are concentrated during the summer.

Many 'sagre', or festivals dedicated around a particular local product, start in early summer and continue on through the autumn when local specialties (truffles, wine, olive oil, marroni chestnuts) come into season.

In Versilia you will find a lot of sagre organised by the various 'contrade' which give life to the Palio dei Micci (1st Sunday of May). They offer typical dishes (tordelli and panzanelle) in the evenings of July, August and mid September.

If you are coming to Tuscany during other periods of the year, don't worry as there is always something to see or do (or eat!) then as well.

For specific events, it is best to contact the local tourism office.

Please, contact the owners for furhter details:.They will be glad to answer to all your questions.

Language spoken: English, French and German

Site:http://farmhouseanticoborgotusc.altervista.org/index.html

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Owner
Gemma Ida Benedetti
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Gemma Ida Benedetti

Gemma, a teacher, and Andrea, an antiquarian, will welcome you! They are always happy to offer guidance to plan your visits, to let you have fantastic memories of your holiday in Versilia.

Gemma Ida Benedetti purchased this chateau / country house in 1973

Why Gemma Ida Benedetti chose Lucca Area

The house was bought in 1973 by Gemma's parents: At that time they lived in Rome and wanted to have their own house in Versilia for their holidays. Back to Tuscany, her parents settled in Forte dei Marmi and Antico Borgo became Gemma and Andrea's house after their marriage.

They decided to rent their house to share this pleasant place with people who love travelling and discovering new traditions and habits.

According to the owners' experience, spending a holiday in a flat means to 'feel themselves at home', even if far from home!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The main characteristic of this farmhouse is lying very close to everything, but being secluded and sorrounded by huge olive-groves at 360°, with a stunning view of the Apuan Alps!

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Notes

Wifi in the 3 flats, under the patio, in the garden in front of the main building. : FREE
Changeover: Saturday (in High Season)
Arrival : from 16.00 to 19.00
Departure: within 10.00

Extra bed for the 5th person: 15€/ a day.
Baby bed on demand : 35€ / week if the baby is the 5th person
High chair: free
Central heating (at extra cost when needed:€1.50 cbmt).
Possibility of longer periods in Low and Medium Season: please contact the owner.
We recommend that you take out insurance against cancellation and
the risk of rental, as well as damages, that spans the entire duration of the lease.

Antico Borgo site: http: //farmhouseanticoborgotusc.altervista.org/index.html


Amenities

Ripa- Pozzi-Ponterosso Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

ALPI APUANE
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful house, good location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Antico Borgo is the place we would like to go back :)

The flat and the ancient house corresponds to the description, they are beautiful, comfortable, clean, well maintained. The house is surrounded with beautiful garden, in which we liked to play basketball and table tennis, to have breakfast. The house is situated in good location, not far from sandy beaches, the Apuan Alps, towns and places worth seeing.

Special thanks to Gemma and Andrea, the best hosts we have ever met!!! We have got quick answers to our questions while requiring, we were warm welcomed, given with recommendation about what to visit. Gemma and Andrea were very helpful and make us feel like being at home. Thank You for Your attentiveness, nice memories from our stay!

Jurgita and Co.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family, thank you so much for your wonderful review and a fantastic 5 star rating! It was lovely of you to take the time and trouble to do this, as I know it takes a while. It amazes us when guests go above and beyond to write such fabulous comments. We love our place and are just so pleased that our guests do as well. Yes, it is a lovely and secluded location and yet…in 5 minutes you’re sunbathing on our sandy beaches or walking in the silence of the Apuan Alps. Art towns or view points are at very easy reach. It was a joy to meet you! A very nice and respectful family! It was very easy to be helpful and “warm” with you all, but anyway..thanks for considering us the best hosts..ever met!!:-) It will be a real pleasure to meet you again, if given opportunity! It has been great to have you at us from Lithuania and find out that you “ felt yourselves being at home”!! Wishing you all the best, warm greetings, Gemma and Andrea
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5

Cozy acient house and beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

A clean and big flat with cosy furniture and reasonable kitchen equipment.

Very friendly and helpful host family.

Big wounderful garden with olives, figs and other plants.

Nice environment with lots of interesting things to do…

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Evgeny, Thank you very much for your kind words... and what a surprise!!!:-) It has been a pleasure to have you at us and we hope to meet you again.. You will be welcomed at any time! Hoping everything is going for the best, we send you our best regards and ....take care! Matteo, Andrea et Gemma PS. What about "the monster fish"? :-)
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5

Lovely farmhouse -wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Antico Borgo's maison d'ami with our 2 year old son in autumn 2016. It was just perfect! The garden is beautiful and leaves enough space for privacy. Gemma and Andrea find the perfect balance between always being there with advice and recommendations and leaving their guests enough privacy. Both are great with kids, too. We spent most days at the beach (5-10 min drive away), which was not at all crowded and super-relaxing. There would have been good opportunities for hiking etc and the surrounding towns are certainly worth a visit. We went to Pietrasanta once and liked its athmosphere a lot. Great restaurants, too!

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Ulrike und Co, ganz ganz lieben Dank für soviel wohlwollende Worte!! Vielen dank dass Sie sich den Zeit genommen haben, uns eine Bewertung zu schreiben. Es war uns eine Freude, diese kleine Familie als unsere Gäste begrüßen zu dürfen! Wir freuen uns sehr das es Ihnen in unserer Ferienwohnung gefallen hat und dass Ihre Ferien voll geniessen konnten. Wir sind stets bemüht unseren Gästen einen unbeschwerten Urlaub zu ermöglichen. Sie waren sehr ruhige, nette, sehr sympathische und unkomplizierte Gäste ! Wir würden uns freuen Sie wieder bei uns begrüßen zu können. Alles Gute für die Zukunft! Liebe Grüße aus dem Herzen von Versilia, Matteo, Andrea und Gemma ----------I do really hope ..my German is not too bad!!:-) Thanks again for having come!! A real pleasure to spend one evening chatting together in the garden! Lovely memories!
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5

Wundervoll!

  • 5 of 5

Die schöne Wohnung hat 2 Schlafzimmer, eines mit Doppel- und eines mit zwei getrennten Betten. In der gut and typisch eingerichtet Küche mangelt es an nichts. Die Wohnung ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und sauber. Der Garten (3000qm) ist sehr ordentlich und bietet reichlich Schatten, was bei sommerlichen Temperaturen sehr angenehm ist. Die Vermieter, Gemma und Andrea, wohnen mit auf dem Gelände, sie sind wirklich sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Sie haben uns viele Ausflugsmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt, die in unserem Reiseführer nicht erwähnt wurden. Wir saßen einige Abende mit ihnen zusammen, haben gegessen getrunken und viel gelacht. Außer Italienisch wird Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch gesprochen.

Pietrasanta ist wunderschön : eine Stadt voller Kunst und mit sehr bunter Atmosphare. Pisa und Lucca (sehenswert!) sind nah, Florenz 1 Stunde weg. Le Cinque Terre! Siena! Alles atemberaubend! Das Meer? Super! Die Alpen? Auch!

Fazit: ein wirklich toller Urlaub!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe M., herzlichen Dank für diese freundliche Bewertung und die netten Worte ! Freut uns sehr, dass es Ihnen gefallen hat!! Sie waren sehr sympathische und unkomplizierte Gäste. Es hat uns sehr gefreut das Sie unsere Gäste waren. Natürlich sind wir immer bemüht unseren Gästen Versilia (und Toskana) von seinen schönsten Seiten nahe zu bringen und wenn dafür dann auch noch die Unterkunft von uns dazu beiträgt sind wir um so glücklicher. :-)) Wir hoffen, Sie bald mal wieder in unserer Gegend begrüßen zu dürfen. Alles Gute für Sie und viele Grüße aus Antico Borgo. Andrea und Gemma
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5

Eine wunderbare Woche ....

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben in Alpi Apuane eine wunderbare Woche verbracht. Im Garten sitzt man - wie unsere 14-jährige Tochter noch heute erzählt - als ob man im Märchen wäre zwischen alten Oliven- und Obstbäumen. Wir haben die Ruhe und friedliche Stimmung dort sehr genossen. Der Blick vom Fenster bietet ein sehr schönes Panorama auf die Berge, in denen man im Nu sein kann. Es gibt dort ruhige Wanderpfade, an kleinen Bächen entlang, abseits jeglichen Rummels. Kultprogramm gibt es überdies genug und Sehenswürdigkeiten in nächster und etwas entfernterer Nähe en masse. Auch das Meer ist nicht weit entfernt. Das Appartment bot uns allen Comfort, es war alles vor Ort, was man hätte benötigen können. Die großen Fensterläden, die innen mit Fliegenschutzgitter ausgekleidet sind, boten uns guten Schutz vor Mücken. Das Appartment ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Decken sind etwas höher, es gibt viele Fenster, von denen aus man in verschiedene Himmelsrichtungen blicken kann. Die Räume sind großzügig geschnitten. Dies alles trägt zu einer luftigen aber zugleich behaglichen Atmosphäre bei. Die menschliche Begegnung und der Austausch mit Gemma und Andrea waren für uns ein Gewinn. Wir werden sehr gerne noch einmal an diesen schönen Ort zurückkehren und können die Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe E M und H, herzlichen Dank für die tolle Bewertung ! :-) Wir freuen uns sehr über diese positive Worte und das es Euch so gut bei uns gefallen hat! Wir sind stets bemüht unseren Gästen einen unbeschwerten Urlaub zu ermöglichen. Wir freuen uns, Ihnen einen angenehmes "Zuhause" während ihrer Zeit in Versilia geben zu können. Wir hoffen Sie hatten schöne Tage und sind wieder erholt Zuhause angekommen . Es freut uns ganz besonders, wenn die Urlaubstage in so wunderbarer Erinnerun bleiben.. :-) Es hat uns sehr gefreut das Sie unsere Gäste waren...sehr ruhige, nette und angenehme! Wir würden uns freuen Sie wieder bei uns begrüßen zu können. Alles Gute! Liebe Grüße aus Antico Borgo. Andrea und Gemma
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5

sehr gemütliche Wohnung, sehr nette Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

-wir haben uns sehr woh gefühlt, sie Vermieter sind sehr nett und man fühlt sich wie zu Hause, die WOhung ist sehr schön, sehr sauber, gut eingerichtet und geräumig und hat einen Altbaucharme.

Auch die Lage ist ideal, zwischen Bergen und Meer und die Städte Pisa und Lucca sind auch nicht weit.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie, danke für die herzliche und freundliche Bewertung. Wir sind glücklich, wenn Sie glücklich sind. Es war uns eine Freude, Sie als unsere Gäste begrüßen zu dürfen! Wir geben uns immer große Mühe, alles liebevoll für Sie herzurichten. Ihr Urlaub ist schließlich eine ganz besonders wertvolle Zeit und wir wollen dazu beitragen, dass Sie sich in Ihrem Zuhause auf Zeit auch besonders wohlfühlen. Wir wünschen, dass Ihre Familie eine gute Reise nach Hause hatten und schöne Erinnerungen an Ihren Urlaub im Bauernhaus "Antico Borgo " in Versilia mitgenommen haben. Bleiben Sie wie Sie sind:-))) Freundliche Grüße und vielleicht sehen wir uns ja wieder!! Kusschen an Tom! Andrea und Gemma
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Galileo Galilei - Pisa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Punto d' Incontro
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Forte dei marmi (only in summer)
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Versilia Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi/Querceta
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Versilia
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Pizzeria 'La Rocca'
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

The farmhouse, set in a secluded and quiet place, is sorrounded by restaurants and shops. In the area there are many tennis courts, riding stables, a golf course and a swimming pool. The sandy beach and its well known bathing estalishments are only 4 km far from the farmhouse. There is also a free beach nearby.

The property, set among olive groves, lies between several small towns and villages: Pietrasanta with its famous historical centre, Forte dei Marmi famous for its beaches and for exclusive shopping, Seravezza at the foot of the Apuan Alps (from Monte Altissimo was extracted the famous marble Statuario), mountains famous for some astonishing caves and for trekking trails. The Apuan Alps form the backdrop of this place in the plains, sorrounded by hills, secluded and quiet.

The Versiliana, a famous pinewood near the sea, is the right place for people who love jogging.

A few minutes from the beaches of Versilia, just a few kilometers from the Apuan Alps, but also not far from towns/cities like Lucca and Pisa (20 minutes). Florence is 50 minutes far, Siena and SanGimignano are about 1 hour and half far from Antico Borgo. Le Cinque Terre are reachable by train or by car in a short time.

How to find us:

Only 4 km from the beaches of Versilia, the position of this holiday accomodation in Tuscany is perfect for those who want to enjoy the sea, but stay away from the bustle.

Directions: A12 Genova-Rosignano exit Versilia. After the toll follow Seravezza past two traffic lights and a junction with a roundabout. Continue straight until the next roundabout where you take the first right towards Seravezza. Continue for approx. 2 km until you reach the second traffic light. Turn right (via L.Salvatori), then take the third street on the left ( Via Borgo Terrinchesi). After approx. 30 meters turn left into a dirt road, in front of you and you will find 'Antico Borgo'.

Coming from Florence or Pisa, exit Versilia. After the toll, follow the same above directions.

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