Charmingly Decorated Apartment in an Old Tuscan Farm-House
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
L'Appartamento Azzurro... or, Blue Apartment... is the original living quarters of Il Poggiolo, an 800 year old farm-house, transformed into an open-space living & dining area with a basic service kitchen, a sleeping loft with 2 single-beds, a Master Bedroom with a double bed, Bathroom with a shower and a terrace off the MBR with stunning views of the Medieval village of Codiponte and the surrounding hills covered with olive & chestnut groves. Outside is a large terraced garden. There's even a fish pond! Plenty of chaises, chairs, pillows & rugs to sunbather or nap under a shade tree.
A little something about Codiponte & the Lunigiana...
Codiponte is the home to 150 year-round residents. The population swells in the summer months to over 300. The village supports two convenience stores for basic food & cleaning items, a bar... The Social Center of the community... a green-grocer, an excellent butcher shop, 'Macelleria da Massimo', and a few other shops for household & clothing items. Casola in Lunigiana, the next town above Codiponte, has a post-office, bank, the Carabinieri & similar food & retail shops. Gragnola, the next town below, has a grocery-store, bank, an assortment of shops like the other two towns and the train station for service to Aulla & Lucca. The nearest hospital is in Fivizzano, a 25 min. drive away.
The beauty of the Lunigiana is its convenient position on the Italian peninsula. The nearest beaches are a 40 minute drive away from Codiponte at Marinella. The resort town of Lerici on the Bay of the Poets is just as close. The Cinque Terre can be reached easily by train from Aulla or by ferry-boat from Porte Venere or La Spezia, about 45 minutes by car. Pisa and its airport, Parma & Lucca are all a little over an hour's drive away. Genoa & Florence are close enough for day-trips. The Apuane & Apennine Mountains are laced with stunning hiking & bike trails. And, for history buffs, there are over 120 castles & towers and innumerable Romanesque churches to visit & explore. The Lunigiana is also noted for its cucina locale... or, local cuisine, of sgabei, a fried bread served with salami e formaggi... panigacci, a rough flour crepe topped with various sauces from pesto, parmigiano & olive oil to a hearty meat sauce, the local pasta of testaroli and una tagliata of seared beef with rucola. And, as they say here... Buon appetito!
We look forward to having you stay with us!
- On floor 2
- 80 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Final Cleaning Fee $80.00
- Extra-night $106.67
- Refundable Damage Deposit $213.33
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Il Poggiolo, the name of the 800 year old farm-house, which has La Casa Padronale and L'Appartamento Azzurro as vacation rentals, is perfectly situated in a quiet river valley of the Lunigiana yet, in a short amount of time, you can be sunbathing on a beach at the Mediterranean Sea, hiking up trails of the Apaune Mtn. range or, visiting the marble quarries of Carrara.
Most of our guests come to see the Cinque Terre, the resort town of Lerici on the Bay of the Poets and to explore the surrounding countryside dotted with charming villages built at the foot of Medieval castles. There are over 120 to visit!
Day trips can also be done to Genoa with its amazing aquarium and the largest historic center of any European city, Parma noted for its array of museums and streets lined with shops & bars, to Lucca, the famed wall city of Tuscany that everyone adores to visit.
Il Poggiolo has the ideal combination of relaxation... say, reading a book in the garden under the persimmon tree... to the cultural & historic adventures of visiting some of the most famous sights in Italy.
Please come & see!
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I am an American and have lived in Italy for nearly 30 years. I first came to be a designer of pret-a-porter in Milan but, destiny shifted to designing footwear for the next 15 years. I now divide my time between a loft in Genoa and the farm-house in Codiponte with my boy-friend of 15 years and two very spoiled Weimaraners. In between, I paint and maintain two blogs: 'Italian House' about living in il Poggiolo and 'Serendipity' about my artwork.
Why the Owner Chose Casola in Lunigiana, Massa and Carrara, Italy:
I have always wanted a piece of Italy and I found it at Il Poggiolo, in teh beautiful & historic area of Tuscany called the Lunigiana. My father said a second home should not be any more than hour and a half away from where one mainly lives. Il Poggiolo meets that ideally.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The farm-house is large, it is in the middle of the village of Codiponte yet, is protected by a large garden. We worked for five years to re-build it and to decorate it to our taste for the eclectic, filling the house with antiques & flea-market findds. We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors, long time citizens of Codiponte, who have been very generous to us.
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Living area with fireplace, Sleeping Loft above & the hall to the MBR & Bath...
The Master Bedroom, the door leads out to a large terrace...
View from the Terrace of the hills covered with olive & chestnut groves...
Crepe Myrtle in bloom...
The apse & campanile of the Church of Codiponte...
Mezzana, above Codiponte one of many Medieval towns in the Lunigiana...
Dining & kitchen...
MBR towards the Bath with shower...
The Terrace outside the MBR...
Our olive crop...
The Fish Pond at the bottom of the Garden...
The village of Codiponte and its Medieval bridge...
Olive groves about Codiponte, a nice place to walk...
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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