Gemma Ida Benedetti
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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 Ripa- Pozzi-Ponterosso
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 cosy flat means to 'feel themselves at home', even away from home! For their experience, spending holidays in a cozy apartment is the best way to feel at home, even away from home! Everything is born, therefore, from the desire to share, to open the doors to someone who came from afar, who will first be a welcome guest and perhaps, later, even a friend.
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! The most striking feature of the farmhouse is being located in the plains close to everything, but at the same time being secluded and sorrounded at 360° by olive groves and orchards. The 3000sqm large garden / olive grove offers many relaxing corners, but also playing areas, where you can enjoy your holiday at full, in a park that according to seasons offers different colors and scents ! Do not forget the magnificent view of the Apuan Alps, the surrounding hills and magnificent sunsets !! The road that leads to the farmhouse, crosses a small ancient village of houses (hence the name of the property) renovated with care and respect for traditions, so as to preserve an ancient "flavour".
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 20
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful house, good location, wonderful hosts
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.
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
Cozy acient house and beautiful garden
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…
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"? :-)
Bella Italia and great hosts
We had a wonderful stay. Gemma and her husband are great hosts and very lovely people. We felt very comfortable and didn't miss anything.
The area is really great. On one side the sea with a great sandy beach. On the other side the mountains with a great panorama. But also the cities in the surroundings invite to stroll or to culinary evenings.
We can fully recommend it.
We have a small tip: you should have anti-mosquito spray in your luggage. The mosquitoes in this area are quite aggressive.
Dear Family, thank you for choosing our farmhouse Antico Borgo and thanks so much for taking the time to write this 5 stars review!! Very appreciated!
It's good that you mentioned the fantastic view from your windows - as this always helps to assure our future guests that our photos are genuine. We love the area we live in and it's wonderful when other people enjoy it too. Versilia is very beautiful!
We are so pleased you all had a great holiday and we hope to see you back here again. A real pleasure to meet you and your fantistic "young ladies". So pretty!!
Yes, unfortunately, in some moments of the day, there are mosquitos in this area as in most of European countries, but we are quite lucky 'cause under our huge trees, there' s always a nice breeze and "there" we can enjoy the garden without any problem!;-) And no problem at our sandy beaches, the paradise for children!
Our warmest regards and kisses to the girls! Take care, Andrea and Gemma
Sehr zu empfehlen
Eine sehr schöne Unterkunft mit einem noch schöneren und vor allem großen Garten. Ideal für Kinder. Die Gastgeber sind superfreundlich, herzlich und aufmerksam. Ein Tipp für Besucher der Cinque Terre-Dörfer: Ich empfehle den Zug vom Bahnhof Forte dei Marmi, der fußläufig erreichbar ist (15 Min) bis Stazione La Spezia Centrale. Dort umsteigen. Mit dem Auto ist es deutlich anstrengender.
Sehr schönes Feriendomizil. Wohnung ist perfekt eingerichtet
Wir wurden sehr herzlich von Gemma und Andrea empfangen. Man fühlt sich gleich zu Hause. Auch wurden wir sehr gut mit allen wichtigen Informationen versorgt. Mit tollen Tips für Ausflüge und gutes Essen wurden wir versorgt. Die Ferienwohnung liegt in einem wunderschönen Haus, welches von einem grossen Garten mit Olivenbäumen umgeben ist. Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und gemütlich eingerichtet und nur 5 Autominuten vom Strand (Forte dei Marmi) und von Pietrasanta entfernt. Wir fanden es schön, dass wir uns immer wieder aufs Land zurückziehen konnten und uns trotzdem recht schnell an schönen Städtchen erfreuen konnten. Diese Ferienwohnung ist geeignet zum sich gut erholen zu können. Man kann die Nachtruhe geniessen. Wir können diese Ferienwohnung nur weiterempfehlen. Wir konnten unsere Ferien wunderbar geniessen. Gemma und Andrea sin sehr herzlich und sehr hilfsbereit. Wir vermissen Euch jetzt schon die Schweizer Andrea & Elvis
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.