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Beautiful Villa with private pool in unspoilt Tuscany

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 2 Lounges, Kitchen and Dining Room, Outside Patio

Villa Rosa is an 19th century farmhouse which has been restored to a high standard into a beautiful home. The stone courtyard (aia) is surrounded by the original house - Villa Rosa, a barn (fienile) in which the animals and hay used to be kept and another outbuilding which is now a games room with a table tennis table.

Villa Rosa enjoys stunning views of the surrounding unspoilt countryside and is situated in Northern Tuscany in a region called Lunigiana . It is located in a small hamlet called Spicciano in which the 'real Italy' so rarely seen now on the regular tourist trail can be experienced. Surrounded by olive groves, grape vines and apple orchards, it is the Italy people dream about. Spicciano has a population of c.40 people, there are no shops and the only sounds to be heard are of the locals and the cattle coming off the fields. People here are very friendly and are like friends with me (Luca), the owner of Villa Rosa.

I think here you can enjoy tranquillity and empathy with the place, maintaining your own privacy, without feeling too isolated.

The property has a large garden with trampoline and a private swimming pool, surrounded by a fence for the safety of the smaller guests.

Spicciano is a 5 minute car drive from the large town of Fivizzano.

I hope you will enjoy your stay as much as I do every time I go there.

Ciao

Luca

The Location

The region of Lunigiana offers a truly unspoilt and quiet corner of Tuscany – an ideal place to relax and get away from the more widely travelled and crowded holiday destinations and an escape from the rush of modern life. It is situated in the most northern tip of Tuscany, defined by the Appennine mountain range to the East (often referred to as the 'back bone' of Italy), the world famous Carrara marble Apuane mountains to the South and the Ligurian Riviera to the West. A unique location with a variety of activities readily on hand – whether you wish to visit the coast, bathe in the local natural baths, go skiing, walk in the countryside, or simply wander around the nearby medieval cities and towns.

Castles

Lunigiana is sometimes described as 'The land of one hundred Castles'. The castles were built by the oldest rich families, such as Malaspina, Bosi and Estensi, who fought to get the control of this magical land. Among the most enchanting castles and fortresses are: Verrucola Castle near Fivizzano, Piagnaro Castle in Pontremoli, Brunella Fortress in Aulla and Malaspina Castle in Fosdinovo. There are however many others, each of them with its unique history.

Medieval Villages

Along the old Pilgrims and merchants' roads you can still admire medieval villages surrounding their own castles. The stone here plays a leading role with both villages and castles built with worthy old stones. Some of the most characteristic hamlets are: Filetto, Malgrate, Bagnone, Filattiera, Mulazzo, Fivizzano, Pontremoli, Licciana, Villafranca. Seasonal festivals are held in the villages throughout the year to celebrate the harvests, with simple recipes evolved through the centuries. Influences from the neighbouring regions of Liguria (to the West) and Emilia Romagna (to the East) combine with the traditions of Lunigiana and blend throughout the architecture, warm, generous hospitality and unique cuisine.

The Coast

The nearby Gulf of La Spezia, otherwise known as the Gulf of Poets, has attracted many writers, artists and film makers over the years. It was where the the Romantic poets Shelley and Byron set the artistic world on fire following in the Renaissance footsteps of Dante and Michelangelo. The quietly cosmopolitan coastline still retains its authenticity and charm. The lively and colourful waterfronts, picturesque fishing villages and hidden coves with turquoise waters are a delight to discover.

Nearby Cities

Excellent road and rail links give easy access to many famous tourist centres. For those with a craving for the famous ham, Parma is approximately an hour north of the region, Pisa and Lucca are about an hour south, or should you wish to visit Florence it can be reached within a couple of hours by car.

Getting There

The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are about an hours drive away with other more northern airports, such as Milan and Turin, also worthy of consideration, all emphasising the regions superb location.

Please visit our website for more detailed information

www.myholidayintuscany.com

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2018

Amenities

Fivizzano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Rural idyl with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Rosa is a beautifully restored house set in the heart of Spicciano, a hamlet of 20 or so houses and agricultural buildings. Accessed via its own private courtyard (with traditional pizza oven) the house is well appointed throughout and the decor and furnishings are charming.

Views out of almost every window were beautiful and dramatic. The swimming pool and games room were loved by everyone, especially the kids.

Tips:

Head to San Terrenzo or Porto Venere for good quality beaches and seafood;

Go over the hill for spectacular mountain views and a proper drive down to Equi Terme (skip the hotel and head straight to the river 300m upstream);

Head to Il Castello in Vereculla for hearty authentic local food (avoid the black digestive unless you like a hangover);

Visit the pastecceria in the town square of Fivizzano for good coffee and moorish filled pasteries;

Try the deli and BBQ DIY site half way down to Aulla. No idea how it works but the localls are friendly and will help you out.

All in a great holiday with something for every age and taste.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Had a week with family at Villa Rosa. What a fab time. Greeted on arrival and shown the house. A very well appointed house that we spent most of our time at, enjoying the pool and terrace. We spent evenings enjoying the quite and peace of the location, eating and drinking on the very pretty terrace. Feel thoroughly relaxed and I would have no hesitation in recommending this house. It is as the pictures show. The bedrooms all have en-suite and are bright.

Thank you for a wonderful week. The local village of Fivizzano has a supermarket for your needs and a couple of restaurants the best being the pizzeria. The ice cream is a must stop. If you want you can also shop in Aulla which is about 20 min drive. There you will find Lidl and Penny market.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Villa and very warm welcome

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Schönes Anwesen

  • 4 of 5

Alles in allem hat es uns sehr gut gefallen...viel Platz und viele Sportmöglichkeiten.. Die Schlafzimmer und Bäder sind sehr schön, wenn auch die Toiletten nicht wirklich sauber waren. Gute Betten, schöne Bettwäsche und Handtücher. Das Kinderspielzimmer müsste mal komplett entrümpelt werden, die Sofas in diesem Zimmer wirken irgendwie schmuddelig. Das Esszimmer ist schön und gepflegt. Die Küche ist definitiv etwas in die Jahre gekommen und einige Geräte wie Spülmaschine, Herd und Kühlschrank sollten erneuert werden. Leider war die Küche nicht ordentlich geputzt - z.Bsp.Krümel in den Besteckschubladen, vollkommen unbrauchbare, verdreckte Auflaufformen, die dann auch ausgetauscht wurden. Die Putzcrew war wirklich sehr bemüht und freundlich.

Der Essplatz vor dem Haus und der kleine Innenhof sind wunderschön. Das Haus an sich liegt sehr abseits und ruhig, ist aber halt auch weit weg vom nächsten Lebensmittelgeschäft in Fivizzano.

Wir würden gerne wiederkommen wenn einige o.e. Mängel beseitigt würden.

Wir haben uns gut erholt und wohlgefühlt fernab jeglicher Straßengeräusche und sonstigem Lärm.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Et dejligt feriehus!

  • 5 of 5

Vi havde en rigtig god ferie i juli 2018. Huset er rummeligt, rent og pænt indrettet. Naboerne var meget søde og imødekommende. Dejligt område!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Fivizzano
Nearest Ferry
118 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
17.5 Kilometres
Aulla
Nearest Motorway
17.5 Kilometres
Aulla
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Fivizzano
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Passo Cerreto
Nearest Beach
47 Kilometres
Lerici
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $66.35
Refundable Damage Deposit $265.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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