It is the largest tree in our garden, welcoming our guests. Even though they call it weeping willow, we believe it is in a pretty good mood, possibly for its surprising growth or maybe for making a bit happier whoever rests under its branches and enjoys the tranquillity of the setting.

In the ancient hamlet of Turlago

On the border between Lunigiana and Garfagnana, the northern yet-unspoiled corner of Tuscany. Among medieval castles and hamlets, breathtaking views across terraced olive groves and vineyards to dramatic mountains, in Turlago time and space follow the rhythm and lines of nature. We are 10 minutes drive up from the village of Fivizzano, away from tourist trail, nevertheless with easy access to the renowned coast of Cinque Terre, the art cities of Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Genoa and Parma, the hiking trails across the National Parks of Alpi Apuane and Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.
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rent

two spacious apartments have just been renovated keeping the original tufa rock bricks. Each apartment has an independent entrance, living room with glass doors overlooking the garden, fitted kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower and bidet. Each apartment has an outside area furnished with table, chairs and loungers.

facilities

private parking inside the property
wi-fi internet connection
garden
table tennis
badminton
BBQ
children's play area
baby cot/changing mat/high chair on request

rates per apartment

from to week extra night
01/04/2017 07/10/2017 480€ 65€

bookings

Prices include towels and linen, water, gas and electricity, parking space within the property, wi-fi internet connection and final cleaning.

We always try to accommodate individual travel plans and schedules.
For any special request, please contact us.

We are less than one hour drive from the beautiful coast of Golfo dei Poeti, the ancient cities of Lerici and Portovenere, celebrated in the memories of poets and writers, among them Byron, Shelley, Montesquieu, Wagner and Hemingway. Discovering the amazing scenery of the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) and its unique, colourful villages, set amongst hillsteps of vineyards, olive groves, hidden coves and turquoise waters: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso.

In about one hour drive you can reach the lively coast of Versilia with the famous resorts of Viareggio, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, the endless sandy beaches, pine groves, trendy bars, restaurants and shops.

For hikers and walkers who want to explore the extraordinary biodiversity of the area, there is a various number of possibilities throughout the territory :

- 2 National Parks (Parco Appennino Tosco-Emiliano and Parco Cinqueterre);
- 3 Regional Parks (Alpi Apuane, Cento Laghi, e Monte Marcello)
- a network of pathways classified and maintained by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) to suit every level, from family strolls to leisurely rambles and athletic hikes.

In the Apuan Alps the spectacular marble quarries of Carrara offer an evocative sight: in their sheer immensity and surreal lunar landscape these mountains are often believed covered with snow, rather than made of marble.

By car or train, you can easily reach the art cities of Parma, Lucca, Pisa and Genoa, the lively town of Sarzana and Florence.
The historic railway line Aulla-Lucca offers a spectacular itinerary through the Lunigiana and Garfagnana valleys, dotted with villages and medieval castles.
Equi Terme
is worth a visit: renowned for its healing waters, beautiful hamlet and grottos, every Christmas, it becomes the perfect scenery for one of the most picturesque living nativity.

Lunigiana was once described as the land of the 100 castles; among them are the castle of Verrucola near Fivizzano, the Piagnaro castle in Pontremoli, the Brunella fortress in Aulla and the Malaspina castle in Fosdinovo.

Local food specialties combine the long culinary tradition with the generosity of a land where quality products are grown over an almost virgin territory.
No wonder for the variety of niche products often labeled with the DOP mark (Protected Origin Denomination): the Lamb from Zeri, chestnut and acacia honeys, the Panigacci of Podenzana, cheese and salami such as Caciotta, Mortadella et Filetto della Lunigiana, Torta d’Erbi, Testaroli, mushrooms, the Bean from Bigliolo, the Onion from Treschietto, extra virgin olive oil, Rotella and Binotto apples, the Chestnut Flour of Lunigiana.
In Lunigiana eating out is definitely a treat: locally grown and freshly cooked food, all at a reasonable price. Many local restaurants offer "km zero" set menus with products exclusively coming from local farmers. Colourful festivals and markets take place from late May to November.

Every evening from the terrace of your apartment, surrounded by the silence of the valleys and by the mountains silhouettes, nature offers a unique spectacle of lights, colors and shapes.
In return, you just need to slow down, gaze and feel.

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