Holiday Apartments in Massarosa near Lucca and Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy
The place spans from the fertile reclaimed land bordering the ‘Lake of Massaciuccoli’ to the hill that faces onto the sea front in between Camaiore and Massarosa. The property called ‘Frantoio del Monte’ was till 1960 the official oil mill of this region. Then it was bought by the Gemma family from Viareggio who went on to press olives till 1990. The main historical building plus barn and stables have been expensively renovated to a very high standard and now offer five elegant apartments, two on each floor (there is a lift) plus an independent house.
Details for holiday apartment Bella di Spagna (Sleeps 4/6. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
Double room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside tables with lamps, a window facing the garden and the pool.
Twin room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside tables with lamps, a window facing the garden.
Living / dining room with couch with two sleeps.
Bathroom with shower, WC, bidet, wash basin, mirror and washing machine.
Bathroom with tub, WC, bidet, washing basin and mirror.
Very spacious living / dining room with table and chairs for 6, sofa and armchairs, table and satellite TV.
The kitchen is equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, sink and kitchenware for 6 and a table.
About the Owner
My name is Rita. I am 64 and my husband Romano is 68.
We live in Viareggio at about 300m from the district Marco Polo. We love this town very much for its beautiful sea and clean air and especially for the possibility of enjoing the sweet atmosphere offered by the wonderful promenade. We like to walk or to go by byke very early in the morning along the promenade to taste the silence of the first hours of the day. I met my husband in Viareggio at school, then we got married in the year 1974, we have two sons, Riccardo and Renato who are now 38 and 31 years old. We bought this apartment in the year 2008.
From the Owner
“We bought this property in 1965 because we wanted a place among nature where we could find relax and old traditions. The restoration of the old building took place in the year 2000. My husband and I often go with guests to the nearby hills where it is possible to admire wonderful panoramas and typical rural villages with very simple people. We use to leave very early in the morning to avoid heat and to enjoy peace and beautiful colours of the early hours.”
Activity and Interests
The Versilia territory covers an area of about 160sqkm on the North-Western Tuscan coast. It is a part of the province of Lucca, including the municipalities of Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio. Versilia boats 20 km of interrupted sandy shore from Torre del Lago Puccini and Forte dei Marmi and vast green spaces of pine woods. From our property it takes about half an hour to reach the beach of Viareggio.
Airport of Pisa Galileo Galilei 25km. Railway station of Lucca 10km. Railway station of Viareggio 13km. Port of Livorno 30km. Bus stop 100m. Car is recommended.
Lucca 12km. Pisa 15km. Firenze 80km. Siena 120km. Elba Island (from Viareggio quay) 2 hour crossing. Carrara marble quarries 35km. Viareggio beach 12km. Torre del Lago beach 12km. Free beaches 12km. Five Lands (5 Terre from Viareggio quay) 2 hour crossing. Quiesa village, food shops, restaurants or pizzeria 100m. Supermarket and bank 2km.
The area is an important base to reach major Tuscan art cities in a reasonably short time. From a naturalistic point of view, the area is well known for safeguarding the environment with a rich diversified natural landscape comprising the majestic mountains of the Apuan Alps - offering a magnificent backdrop to the colourful coastline - consisting in some of the highest peaks in the region. The Apuan Alps Regional Park provides an ideal environment for trekking, walking, cycling, horse riding or mountain climbing. This is ideal for people of all ages and families and can be enjoyed the whole year round.
Massarosa is located at the foot of the hills. It consists of Lake Massaciuccoli, cherished and celebrated by the famous composer Giacomo Puccini, as well as a hilly area cultivated with vineyards and olive groves which, along with the home cooking of its restaurants, makes it a haven of peace, ideal to spend an afternoon away from the bustling life at the beach. In the magnificent scenery of Lake Massaciuccoli - one of the places most dear to Puccini and source of constant inspiration to him- every summer the Maestro's most famous operas are performed at the open air theatre with an extensive programme of events.
Viareggio is the largest municipality in Versilia, famous for the wonderful beach and the Carnival. A wide choice of sports is available, from swimming to playing tennis or golfing, hiking, horseback riding, sailing and windsurfing. Moreover, you can enjoy sea and lake tours with a wide range of destinations. Viareggio boats an efficient tourist port containing 500 boats. Viareggio's shipyards are famous all over the world, especially for yachts. There are also pubs, discos, cafés, restaurants, pisserie and beautiful shops and bouitiques along the ‘Passeggiata’ (Promenade along the sea).
For further information about what to do in Versilia, please visit the following website: www.intourversilia.com
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10 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
Price includes water, electricity, gas, linen (also pool-towels) with a weekly change. Inventory deposit 150 euros. Folding bed euro 60 a week. Cot and highchairs free of charges. No pets allowed.
Changeover day may be any day of the week. Arrival time must be in the afternoon from 4pm. Departure time in the morning before 9am.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“When we are at the property we like to enjoy the smell of flowers and the green all around. Olive trees, cypress, and every kind of trees, lemon trees, oranges. We like to harvest olives in October and taste the extra virgin olive oil, very green and spicy on the "bruschette". We like to reach the beach of Viareggio in the morning and to stay at the pool in the afternoon. In this place there are several possibilities to spend a great holiday: famous Tuscan towns like Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena, walking, trips by boat to tje 5 Lands (5 Terre) or around the Massaciuccoli Lake, excursions to the Apuan Alps to the splendid Garfagnana Region. Everything is reachable in few time. We never get bored. We like also to go by bike to the nearby villages of Balbano, Massaciuccoli and Nozzano.”
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- whitewater rafting
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Notes on accommodation: The apartments offer spacious, high standard accommodation with the most impressive roof beams we have ever seen. Each apartment is furnished individually and attention has been paid to every detail. The ground of the estate are completely enclosed so that children can play and run in the garden with absolute security. There is a reception where guests can apply for information. Outside: The 12x6m shared pool (depth 0,95/2,20) open March/November, between 9-20 hours with chaises loungers and parasols, sunbeds, is situated next to the olive grove where guests can sit under the shade of trees and make use of the barbecue and pizza oven, tables and chairs. Outside shower. WC. Inside parking for two cars,- ping pong, slide, swing-basket, bikes at guests' disposal free of charges. The estate is set in a picturesque olive grow with its own swiftly flowing stream that has for centuries provided the power to operate the mill. For reason of safety the banks are now covered by a metal grill, so there is no danger of falling into the stream.