La Vecchia Locanda (the "Old Meeting Place") was formerly a resting place for the many mule trains serving the mountain villages in the area. The village well still lies by the entrance gates and the next door house used as a small trattoria by the mule drivers.
The present house dates from 1911 and after substantial modernisation now enjoys all modern amenities. Entering from the front courtyard into a spacious hallway with terracotta flooring, which leads on to the dining room and lounge with open fire as well as a downstairs twin bedroom. The fully equipped and spacious kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear with separate utility room off. Moving upstairs, passing the family bathroom with walk-in shower on the mezzanine level, you arrive at the first floor bedrooms; one master with en suite bathroom and large terrace giving splendid mountain views, and two further bedrooms, one double and one twin-bedded.
There is ample parking in the front courtyard which also provides a pleasant spot for enjoying the sun or dining in the shade of the pergola. To the rear of the property is a garden and a large terrace with pizza oven.
Next door is the well known ‘il Forno Di Po’ where fresh bread is baked daily in wood fired ovens and local formaggio and prosciutto can be bought. Several very good restaurants serving local dishes are close by as well as a popular bar selling local wine and specialities.
The small Renaissance town of Fivizzano is just a few miles away and offers good shopping, cafes, family-run restaurants and a market each Tuesday in its renowned Medici piazza. During the summer months there are often concerts and other events. In the surrounding countryside and mountains there are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and swimming (both in the river and in a modern pool). Within an hour’s drive you can reach the Versilian coastline which delights in acres of sandy beaches, while the Bay of Poets leads to Lerici, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre. A further half hour by either train or car brings you to Pisa or Lucca - a perfect jewel of a Renaissance town. If this gives you a taste for city life, Florence is not much further on, and Parma and Genova are about the same distance away to the north and west."