Casa Lucia stands in ten acres of glorious hillside olive groves overlooking the majestic Carrara Mountains. The property is made up of a large, comfortable, and luxuriously appointed house set in beautiful gardens and olive grove, with a private swimming pool, an elegant open air pool house with comfortable seating, an outdoor kitchen with traditional wood-fired pizza oven and grill, and several shaded areas with ample seating and dining furniture.
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Villa in Fivizzano, Massa Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy - Glorious Location - Peaceful and Secluded Setting
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- english, italian
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- Jul 11, 2018
About Susan McGarr
The owners, Susan and Tim, live in the United States. Their daughter, Lucy, for whom the property is named, is studying at the University of Exeter in England. Although they have traveled and lived all over the world, it is Italy that captured their hearts and imaginations. With the help of expert builders, craftsmen, and artisans, Susan and Tim created a very special home in a very special place. They hope that any visitor to Casa Lucia will enjoy it as much as they do.
Susan McGarr purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Susan McGarr chose Fivizzano
When you visit Casa Lucia, you will see immediately why we fell in love with this amazing place. The views are, simply, astounding. This really is an unspoilt and undiscovered part of Tuscany. The lush green olive groves, the sunny vineyards, and the dense forests that are home to wild boar and deer are just as they must have been in medieval times. There is a sense of permanence, tradition, and peace in this extraordinary area. Away from the tourists, this part of Italy is special to us because it embraces and epitomizes a way of life that has been known for generations. Sitting on the terrace gazing at the magnificent mountains and feeling the sun on our faces, there is no place we would rather be. We think that you will feel the same!
What makes this Villa unique
One of the wonderful things about this area is that we are close to the sea and, particularly, to the spectacular Cinque Terre - the national heritage site of five gorgeous little villages built into the cliffs overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean. It's nice to take a day trip and hike along the trail and stop for lunch in a tiny little restaurant perched on a cliff. For a morning's jaunt, we particularly love to take the ferry from Lerici (just 40 minutes drive away) to Portovenere - if we're lucky we'll see a wedding taking place in the glorious church that stands high on a cliff in the Bay of Poets. And, for a special day out, we love to take out a boat, pack a picnic, and take to the sea. Coming home to the luxury and comfort of Casa Lucia is the perfect end to a perfect day.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Special interest holidays:
This is an area of spectacular beauty and is a destination of choice for many landscape artists. The proximity to the Carrara mountains and the marble towns of Carrara and Pietrasanta mean that it is also a destination of choice for marble sculptors. Cycling is a major pasttime for Italians and visitors alike. Good quality cycles can be rented in Aulla if you do not bring your own.
Hiking is also popular in the area, and there is a growing community of hikers during the summer on their way through the Garfagnana. History buffs also come to this area to study medieval Italy. Local festivals that recreate medieval village life abound during the summer. They are always fun for everyone.
Lerici is the closest beach, 50 minutes drive away. Ten minutes further on by car (or half an hour by ferry) is Cinque Terre, the world heritage site of five villages nestled into the cliffs, with little beaches and rock pools for swimming. Also from Casa Lucia are the beaches at Forte dei Marmi are about 45 minutes south and the Italian Riviera 50 minutes north.
Pisa Airport (the main airport for Tuscany) is about 70km away, about 90 minutes drive to Casa Lucia. A car is essential. SatNav could be a benefit. Please note, the final 600 metres of road leading to the house is part track and part paved. Aulla is the main train station in the area, about 20 minutes drive from Casa Lucia, with services to Florence, Lucca, Pisa, and - with changes - cities all over Italy.
Nearest village Gragnola 10 minutes (supermarket, coffee shops, bank, post office, local train station). Nearest town Fivizzano 15 minutes (supermarket, restaurants, fishmongers, butchers, banks, and weekly outdoor market). Nearest large town Aulla 30 mins (large supermarkets and all amenities, major train station, weekly outdoor market, and autostrada). Nearest beach Lerici 50 mins (beach, restaurants, shops, ferry to Portovenere and Cinque Terre).
The nearest supermarket is in Gragnola less than 10 minutes drive away. Although not a large store, it is well stocked and has a nice delicatessen counter with the finest cheeses, fresh bread, hams, and antipasti. It also has a butcher counter. Other good smaller supermarkets close by are in Fivizzano, fifteen minutes away and in Pallerone, fifteen minutes away on the way to Aulla. The larger supermarkets are in Aulla (30 minutes away)and Sarzanna (40 minutes away). Fashion shopping in Sarzana. High-end shopping (Italian designers, for example) in Forte dei Marmi (50 minutes away). Genova, Santa Margherita and the Italian Riviera just over an hour away. Excellent train service from Aulla daily to Florence, Pisa, and Lucca.
Booking Notes: Booking deposit of 50% of rental is required. 100% of booking deposit non-refundable if cancellation 90 or less days before scheduled arrival date. Balance due 90 days before arrival. Non-refundable if cancelled within 60 days of arrival. Security Deposit of 500 pounds Sterling per week is required and returned within 14 days of departure following clean inspection of the property. Changeover Day: Weekly rental is 7 nights, Saturday to Friday inclusive. Saturday is the changeover day. Check-out time is by 10am and check-in time is 5pm. Please let us know if you require different times and we will do all we can to accommodate you. Also ask about catering for special events - wonderful parties for all occasions.