|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The apartment has direct access from the village square and is served by private parking and fenced with automatic gate, is on two floors with a total of approx. 120 and comes with a private garden of 200 square meters. completely fenced with hedges of laurel.
On this overlook the living room and kitchen area. The ceiling of the ground floor is made of antique beams and rafters of chestnut and chestnut is always in the staircase leading to the upper floor.
The furniture consists of a main sofa bed and another in black leather, glass dining table with chairs and sideboard with TV.
The kitchen is in brick with marble top is fully equipped and the coating is in ancient Vietri tiles.
The upper floor has a vaulted ceiling entirely in stone and consists of two double bedrooms fully furnished plus a spacious bathroom with shower and tub always covered with antique tiles from Vietri.
The building complex consists of the Villa of Caniparola, Arc and all the surrounding land and buildings for outreach is a single property. Villa and Arco are bound as Historic Houses by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture for their important architectural, historical and scenic.
Everything is now completely restored to its former splendor and led by the current owners, preserved with adjacent land planted with olive groves and vineyards.
Our accommodations are located inside the building complex of the Arch of Caniparola, completely renovated by adopting simple solutions and environmentally friendly materials and traces of the past.
The three stone arches under which passed a few years ago the way the state of Fosdinovo are now completely closed to traffic and totally usable and livable.
The remaining part of the complex contrasts with its elevations plastered and colored pink with moldings and openings surrounded blank; feature typically Ligurian in this appendix of Tuscany.
The interior features terracotta floors, roofs and sometimes in stone, floors chestnut beams and rafters and terracotta bricks.
Also featured are some coatings in ancient ceramic tiles from Vietri traded in trades of Carrara marble with the south of Italy.
We had a lovely stay in the La Merla apartment (23rd to 27th August 2015). The apartment was finished to a high standard - as seen in the pictures. The village of Caniparola was a great location, a short drive to Sanzana and with excellent restaurants on the doorstep.
Everyone we met and organised the stay with was friendly and helpful and we are already planning to come back next year to explore the area further.
We had a very good stay at la Merla. We were four persons and stayed there for a week. The only little problem was the slow Wi-fi but we did not really mind about that because the house was really good.
The house is well located, close to the Cinque Terre and amazing cities like Florence or Pise. The place is very clean and spacious.
The pool is shared but that's not a problem because it's pretty big.
Franco welcomed us and was very nice :)
We would recommend anyone to spend some days in this beautiful place and we will not hesitate in returning there in the future.
Thank you for everything!
Caniparola, the fraction most populous municipality of Fosdinovo is placed on the hills near the sea in northern Tuscany, on the border with Liguria which is separated from the river Magra, in this last stretch down to the river port for pleasure boats.
Less than three kilometers from the exit of Sarzana, four kilometers from the sea, this resort is close to the Gulf of La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Versilia and the marble quarries of Carrara, reached in less than an hour from Lucca, Pisa and its airport, an hour from Genoa and Parma, in just over an hour from Florence and two hours from Milan and Bologna.
Caniparola Fosdinovo is located in the heart of Lunigiana, border land rich in castles and fortifications, sung by Dante Alighieri which domain undisputed Marchesi Malaspina feudal lords of the Holy Roman Empire with full powers until the fall of Napoleon.
The territory of Caniparola, until the first half of the twentieth century was fully allocated to agriculture by the same name already Fattoria dei Marchesi Malaspina; in addition to scattered farmhouses in the countryside, all strictly in stone or pink, the only facilities in the area were the eighteenth century Villa Malaspina with the beautiful Italian garden and the architectural office of the Arch of the stables and garrisons, with adjoining small chapel still recognizable in the external facade.