|Sleeps up to:||6 (2 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Bocca di Magra: 25||Notes:||Families/Couples preferred|
|The Forni Rosaia farmholiday is situated in Lunigiana area, the relatively undiscovered northern Tuscany, which many would say is the most stunning part of this region, within easy access of the Cinque Terre and the city of Lucca, Pisa, Florence..
Located on the hilltop hamlet known as Olivola, once "feudo" of the Marquises Malaspina and seat of the medieval Castle, a hideaway in an area rich in history and tradition and set amidst magnificent scenery, with breathtaking views over the unspoilt Tuscan hills.
Our holiday apartment, recently restored, thanks to its strategic position, gives a wonderful sight on the valley, as if the present hanging garden, gained from a wing of the ancient castle, was the wharf of a ship ready for the launch in the Lunigiana valley!
The generous hospitality and relaxed pace to life make this a perfect destination for those wishing to escape the rush of modern life..
Free Internet WiFi
The apartment consists:
Ground floor : living room where there is a large table can accommodate up to 8 people, 2 sofas (one of which is a double sofa bed), is equipped with TV-DVD player. A tiled bathroom with shower, WC, bidet, washbasin (5 m2). A custom designed kitchen with marble work surfaces and ancient marble sink, it is supplied with a gas hob, microwave, large fridge with freezer top, kettle, percolator, table and chairs (12 m2), a cozy sitting room features original part exposed stone wall and is furnished with a sofa, open fire place and wooden stairs lead to upper floor.
First floor : main double bedroom (20 m2), second double bedroom (16 m2), bathroom with bath (6 m2), terrace (34 m2).
Upon request can be added a single bed for one child or third person in the main bedroom.
Note: the 1-bedroom apartment can be extended to another romantic double bedroom (16 m2), with adjacent tiled bathroom with bath, WC, bidet, washbasin (6 m2) and a panoramic terrace (34 m2)
This second double bedroom, with its private bathroom, on the first floor, has its own independent entrance from the garden by the terrace.
We offer different possibilities of accommodation for 2 or 4 up to 6/7 people.
Guests can choose what best suit their needs: 1-bedroom apartment, 2-bedroom apartment or B&B room, breakfast or self-catering
Breakfast supplies milk, tea, coffee, fruit juice, homemade biscuits or cake, "torta d'erbi" a typical vegetable pie of Lunigiana!.. it can also become a light lunch or dinner or packed lunch for dining out.
|Lunigiana Olivola -Aulla area|
|Numerous smaller fascinating towns and villages where weekly markets and summer festivals abound.
PONTREMOLI is located in the northern part of Lunigiana and is today a precious coffer of artistic and monumental memories.The castle of Piagnaro, situated at the top of the hill dominating the northern approach to Pontremoli, makes part of a system of walls and towers erected in defense of the city during its history. Beyond the castle, home of the museum of the statue stele,an anthropomorhic cult of stone divinity. From the III millenium before Christ, the statues represented male and female divinity, whose cult ended when the Romans conquered the region. we can find the Church of San Nicol
|How to get there|
Pisa is the nearest airport.
|Activities near Lunigiana|
|NB: The apartment can accommodate 2, 4 until 6 persons, so that the price depends on group of size (number of adults and number of children), number of bedrooms (1-bedroom apartment or 2-bedroom apartment)..season.. length of stay.
The apartment rate: is from 60 - 140 Euro per night
Please note: The apartment rate includes water, electricity and gas consumption, linens (bed linens, towels, table clothes, tea towels..), final cleaning, TV - DVD player, all taxes.
Heating 20% supplement
The agritourism is open all year around, as in Lunigiana every season has its own charm!
The apartment is available for short break too.
|Special offer 2016:
B&B room for 2 persons
The room rate is 65 Euro per night including breakfast.
Apartment (2 adults): 450 EUR per week.
Apartment (2 adults + 2 children): 500 EUR per week.
Changeover day: flexible
The prices include water, electricity and gas consumption, linens (bed linens, towels, table clothes, tea towels..) all taxes and final cleaning.
Free Wi-FI internet connection.
To confirm the reservation is required a deposit.
Deposit Payment can be made by bank transfer (preferred method of payment) or PayPal.
Payment in Euros.
The balance has to be paid at the moment of arrival (cash),
We don't accept credit cards or cheques.
|Prices for 2 guests
|The Tuscany region|
TO FIND AGAIN THE CULTURE AND THE RHYTHMS OF A LONG TIME AGO…
Lunigiana - (pronounced Loonee-janna)- a magical place beginning with its name meaning - the "land of the moon" reserved and charming, shows to its visitors different sights,
clear and full of light, but also mysterious and secret… To find out its inner meanings, you need to abandon yourself to its beauty and follow the ways to the woods where the Liguri-Apuani people built the famous manhirs as to guard the pastures, or the paths to the little villages all around, dominated by more than 100 castles and by their severe profiles.
The Lunigiana derives its name from the port of Luni, established by the Romans at the mouth of the River Magra. So rich and splendidly adorned with marble was this port, that the Normans destroyed it, mistaking it for Rome. Today you can see the ruins of this once great trading place. Historic sites are not restricted to Roman remains, however,as the Lunigiana is scattered with castles built in medieval times by the Malaspina family.
The village of Aulla was founded towards 884, when the Abbey of Saint Caprasio was built. Towards the end of XIII the century the territory passes under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Luni, for being then disputed from Pisa, Lucca, Genova and the Malaspina family. Aulla is characterised by the Fortress of the Brunella,(many of you may have read of this in Kinta Beevor's 'A Tuscan Childhood'), military construction of the XV century was built in a strategic position from which it could dominate all the city. The Fortress was erected probably under Giovanni delle Bande Nere. Nowadays houses the Lunigiana Museum of Natural History.. .
Some of the well-known places of interest are:
CARRARA - In the Apuan Alps, the spectacular marble quarries offer an evocative sight. This precious white stone has been quarried since Roman times. Since then, it has been used for all sorts of different purposes - from simple objects to more famous works of art and architecture. In the art studios of Carrara, at the Marble Museum and Open Air Exhibition, it is possible to learn about the history and working of marble.
LUCCA - The city with its appealing main streets is a meeting place full of shops and any trip would not be complete without a walk around the Lucca Curtains, its impressive ramparts with its tree lined promenade, offering fabulous views of the city. The annual music festival livens the main Piazza during September with renowned bands and artists. There is a large antiques market around the Duomo every third weekend of the month. A great way to see the town is to hire a bicycle, as most of the streets are traffic free. To miss Lucca would be a shame.
The CINQUE TERRE (Five Lands) is a string of 5 fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera which until recently have only been linked by a mule track and accessible by rail or water. An ancient system of footpaths is still a good way to visit these villages or use the inexpensive ferryboats, which run a service from Lerici or La spezia at the same time taking in the Gulf of Poets. Breathtaking views of the coastline, medieval fortresses and vibrant colours make this a memorable day out or more.
PORTOVENERE - situated between the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre. One of the most romantic villages on the Italian Riviera, with its delightful harbour overlooked by a massive fortress and the church of San Pietro which was built on the site of a temple to Venus.
The nearby coast is heavenly, (known as the Gulf of Poets) as Shelly, Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence all have lived here at some time. It has opportunities for sailing, canoeing, snorkelling or just relaxing on one of the beaches hidden in craggy bays around Fiascherino or Tellaro. The easiest way to get around the gulf is by ferryboat, which runs between Lerici, La Spezia and Portovenere or on to the Cinque Terre (five villages strung along terraced cliffs looking out to the sea