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Charmingly Decorated Apartment in an Old Tuscan Farm-House

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Living area with fireplace, Sleeping Loft above & the hall to the MBR & Bath...

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Last updated: 06/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated: 06/03/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Historic & Medieval village of Codiponte...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open living & dining area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking area is at the head of the Medieval bridge...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Ask owner, 6 Euros for each load of wash...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 complete sets of dishes & silverware, pots & pans & cooking utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Basic service kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2,000 sqm. of terraced garden. There's even a fish pond!...moreless

Building Type

  • Farmhouse
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$107
$597

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Last updated: 06/03/2016
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport
0.07 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Pecini
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
La Spezia
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
Versilia
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Gragnola
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Aulla (autostrada)
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Da Remo in Monzone
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Passo Cerretto
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Marinella

Car: Necessary

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!

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated: 06/03/2016

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Photos

  • Living area with fireplace, Sleeping Loft above & the hall to the MBR & Bath...

    Living area with fireplace, Sleeping Loft above & the hall to the MBR & Bath...

  • Dining area...

    Dining area...

  • The Master Bedroom, the door leads out to a large terrace...

    The Master Bedroom, the door leads out to a large terrace...

  • View from the Terrace of the hills covered with olive & chestnut groves...

    View from the Terrace of the hills covered with olive & chestnut groves...

  • The Garden...

    The Garden...

  • Crepe Myrtle in bloom...

    Crepe Myrtle in bloom...

  • The apse & campanile of the Church of Codiponte...

    The apse & campanile of the Church of Codiponte...

  • Mezzana, above Codiponte one of many Medieval towns in the Lunigiana...

    Mezzana, above Codiponte one of many Medieval towns in the Lunigiana...

  • Dining & kitchen...

    Dining & kitchen...

  • MBR towards the Bath with shower...

    MBR towards the Bath with shower...

  • The Terrace outside the MBR...

    The Terrace outside the MBR...

  • Our olive crop...

    Our olive crop...

  • The Fish Pond at the bottom of the Garden...

    The Fish Pond at the bottom of the Garden...

  • The village of Codiponte and its Medieval bridge...

    The village of Codiponte and its Medieval bridge...

  • Olive groves about Codiponte, a nice place to walk...

    Olive groves about Codiponte, a nice place to walk...

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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