Accomodation in northern Tuscany close to the sea and Apennine Mountains

Accomodation in northern Tuscany close to the sea and Apennine Mountains

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
2 Bathrooms
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Vacation flat in the historical centre of PONTREMOLI (Italy, northern Tuscany), little medieval town (300 mt a.s.l), 30 Km away from Tyrrenhian sea and Versilia's and Cinque terre's beaches.

The house is a 80 Sq/Mt. apartment at the second level of an ancient building in the medieval centre of the town.
The apartment develops upon two levels, with an internal 14 step's staircase.
At the first level there are a big living and dining room (30 Sq/m) with a full equipped kitchenette and a sofa bed for 2 people and a bathroom equipped with shower. A big sleeping room (20 Sq/m), with a double bed, completes the first level.
At the second level we have a second sleeping room with a queen size bed and one further single closeable bed. At this level there is also a bathroom eqipped with tube and washing machine.

The house has been completely renovated in 2005 in a way respectful of its old structure/look.

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Who we are

  1. Laura and me are two people at the beginning of their sixties, with two grown sons living away. We are yet working, so that our time for vacations is limited, but we also accept exchanges for our sons. I am an IT consultant working for the public sector and Laura is a Math teacher in italian secondary schools

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

All the historical centre has a medieval looking, full of characteristic houses, churches and streets, especially the ones that leads to the Castle, but also the baroque period is well represented from imposing nobles palaces, expecially along the main road that crosses all the city from north to south. There are many cheap and good restaurants and you can buy a lot of typical local products: fresh cooked bread, sweets, chestnuts, mushrooms, local meet, ham and sausages, hand made pasta…. The local cuisine is also very interesting, with flat thin "testaroli" pasta, menus made with mushrooms, which grow thick on the ground in the woods of the Lunigiana's region and the chestnut flour which is made into ‘frittelle’, or fritters, while the cheeses and cold cuts made locally go perfectly with the genuine wines of the region.

Due to the low altitude and the nearness to the sea, winter is mild and summer is not too much hot: the nights are always fresh.
The last week of July there is The Book Fair (Premio Bancarella), with a lot of exhibitions, music and possibilities to appreciate local foods.

Pontremoli is well linked to Parma and La Spezia, by train (there is a railway station) and motor road (A15 Parma-La Spezia, with exit at Pontremoli). By air: Pisa, Parma and Genoa airports (served by Ryan Air), Florence airport, convenient train and bus connections.
It is possible to go to Cinque Terre's sea villages by train in 40-50 minutes, starting from Pontremoli's Railways Station..

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