- Stone tower house
- Picturesque village
- Exceptionally spacious accommodation
- Modernisation required
- Small garden
- Three cantinas
Traditional stone house on four floors.
Situated in one of the most picturesque villages of the comune of Licciana Nardi, this property is one of the last remaining examples of a Lunigiana Tower House which dates from the 12th century. Tucked into the cobbled pedestrian village lane, and including a 'bridge' over the lane, this house is very much part of the fabric of the ancient village. There is an excellent community, an eclectic and international mix. The beautiful village piazza is the home of the community which regularly come together for 'festas'. There are excellent walking trails all around and the views are wonderful. A bakers van visits the village each morning, and a quality grocers van also makes regular appearances. It is possible to walk down the hill to Licciana Nardi in around 10 minutes, where you find a restaurant/pizzeria, bakers, grocers, schools and a bank.
Accommodation comprises: Ground Floor, three cantinas with stone walls.
First floor dining-room, double bedroom, kitchen with wood-burning stove, bathroom with shower and raised level inside the ancient stone arch over the village lane.
Upstairs, there is a living-room with fireplace, kitchen with wood-burning stove, bathroom and a balcony.
The top floor houses three bedrooms and a study area.
Outside there is a small piece of land which could be a garden with table and chairs for outside dining or a vegetable garden.
The property is within walking distance or a short drive of Licciana Nardi being 2.3 km away.
Licciana Nardi is a town in the Taverone valley with 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio which hosts the 16th century Malaspina castle and many festivals such as the Chestnut Festival in the autumn. The castle is linked to the baroque church by a covered bridge so that the nobles had direct access to prayer and dealings with the local priest. There are also a bank, schools, restaurants and medical facilities. The nearby village of Monti has a castle on the hill above and offers a good selection of amenities.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ‘Land of the Moon’. The hills that encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away.
Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.
The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive.