|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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…
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!
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.
-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.
Wir haben uns äußerst wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung war wunderschön. Die Vermieterin sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Jederzeit eine Empfehlung.
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.