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Secluded Apartment In Medieval Village With Spacious Terrace & Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Tavernelle, Massa Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy - A Perfect Base From Which To Explore Tuscany and the famed Cinque Terre

A secluded apartment with spacious private terrace offering breathtaking 360° mountain views, located in the heart of the lively medieval village of Tavernelle. Two minutes walk from a great family run restaurant; another is 20 minutes walk away, in a stunning mountainside monastery. The village cafe/bar serves the best pizza at weekends. The typically rustic Tuscan interiors of Casa Giulia include living room, galley kitchen, double bedroom, shower room. Access to the terrace is through French windows from the living room. The terrace has a brick barbecue and a generous table, chairs and loungers. Shade is provided. Some low doorways.The apartment offers a perfect base for exploring Tuscany and the surrounding areas: a 40-min drive from the lovely seaside town of Lerici and the fabulous Cinque Terre; one hour from beautiful Lucca, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Florence and Siena. In winter, the ski slopes are a 25-min drive away. Broadband access. Towels/linen provided. Laundry service available on request.

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Speaks English, French, Italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A Romantic Idyll in the real Tuscany... A wonderful experience overall. The accommodation was exactly as described, clean, well equipped and homely with amazing views. What a delight to sit on the terrace!'

'Really sorry to leave. Hugely enjoyed our stay there... loved the wooded hills and villages... and the pace of life. The apartment was fabulous'

'A perfect escape... We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We couldn't have imagined how stunning the setting would be. Not even the photographs and information on the website could have prepared us for just how beautiful the view from the terrace actually is! The accommodation is set in very quaint, typically Italian surroundings and had everything we needed. Tavernelle has been a wonderful escape. We will definitely return again.' 5 out of 5

'A unique Italian holiday experience”' 4 out of 5

'In one word - Fabulous!!...Great location, lovely apartment' 4 out of 5

'Beautiful quiet stay away from the crowds' 4 out of 5
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Licciana Nardi in MS

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed.
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: A large private terrace with 360 degree views, sun loungers and a shady umbrella, and a brick barbecue with a large dining table and chairs offer the perfect spot for relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. A laundry service can be arranged on request.


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Secluded Apartment In Medieval Village With Spacious Terrace & Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful apartment with stunning views in a secluded and tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Tavernelle staying at the wonderful Casa Giulia. The apartment had everything we needed, and one of the most incredible views we had ever enjoyed from a rented apartment! The area itself is cheerful and secluded; not the place to stay if you're looking for nightlife! On the other hand, if you're looking to stay in one of the most stunning mountainous regions in Europe, it will be right up your street! Sheila was very helpful throughout our stay, booking us a table at the fantastic 'Montagne Verde Agroturismo' worth a trip just for the view! All in all a wonderful apartment perfectly located and stocked for our needs. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Giulia and experienced the friendliness of the village and the beauty of the surroundings. .Thank you for your kind comments and we hope that we may soon welcome you back to Casa Giulia and Tavernelle.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of our stay at Casa Giulia. The apartment is delightfully quaint, with a fabulous view over the surrounding area from the terrace. Many thanks Sheila for the 'welcome' basket of goodies (we particularly enjoyed the wine).

We enjoyed several walks in the woods around the village (and a lovely walk along by the river). Thanks also for your 'advice folder', with useful tips about places that might be worth visiting and local restaurants - it was much appreciated.

As well as walking in the woods, we visited Aulla (on market day), Lerici, Cinque Terre (we walked between Monterosso and Vernazza - it was a 2 hour walk on a hot day. In hindsight, it might have been better to get the ferry from village to village! Nevertheless, the coastline is spectacular and the view along the route is pretty special), and Forte dei Marmi (on Wednesday, market day - a fashion market - lots of fun).

We would highly recommend Casa Giulia to anything thinking of staying in this part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you so enjoyed Casa Giulia and the beautiful surrounding region. We have loved it for the past 25 years and it is always gratifying when our guests share our enthusiasm for the area. I hope that we will soon be able to welcome you back.
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Restful holiday in tranquil very charming environment

  • 4 of 5

We spent 6 sunny days in this very charming apartment with a terrific terrace overviewing the beautiful medieval village. From the terrace you hear only birds, donkeys, the stream below... quiet, tranquil place. Exactly what we were looking for.

We enjoyed the area very much for hiking and gorging in the delicious Tuscan/Italian food.

Thanks Sheila and Michael for receiving us and for being helpful with information - we may be back some day.

Best regards, Morten and Githa, Denmark

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a great stay at Casa Giulia. Yes, I agree that the food in the area is delicious....... Wonderful regional dishes at a great price! We would love to welcome you back and look forward to meeting you again. Many thanks for a lovely review. Sheila.
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Casa Giulia - relaxing on the beautiful terrace, admiring the fantastic scenery. We dragged ourselves away from the terrace to explore the local towns and villages and the local cuisine.

A week well spent!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you both enjoyed yourself so much at Casa Giulia and that you spent time relaxing on the terrace. Pleased also that you visited some of the local towns and villages.....Lunigiana is an interesting and beautiful region of Italy. The local food is so fresh and good ....and at what a great price!
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Beautiful apartment in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more from our stay in Tavernelle. Nestled in the rugged Italian mountains but easily accessible by car and with great local amenities. The apartment itself is excellent, we were surprised by how big it was, the photos do not do justice to the beautiful balcony and living area, let alone the stunning views around it! The property was clean and everything worked as it should/was described. It was great to have wifi which worked so well up in the hills. The local area has a brilliant butchers shop and lovely authentic Italian bar which serves incredible pizza at the weekend. For larger shopping trips we tended to head into Licciana Nardi just down the road which has a bigger butchers shop, bread and large grocers, the italian produce in this area is great. Whilst there are numerous activities and restaurants in the area, we mostly found ourselves cooking in the apartment and enjoying the balcony in the sun. However we did enjoying running around the mountain roads and rugged walking paths. All in all I could not recommend Casa Guila highly enough, an excellent trip, if only it had been another week! Thanks, Alex

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful reaction to Casa Giulia! I am so pleased that you both had such a great stay at Casa Giula and that you liked the area and Tavernelle so much. I agree the food in the area is amazing and so fresh.......and at a great price! We would love to welcome you back as the local people said. ' una bella coppia!'
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Italy At Its Best

  • 5 of 5

Casa Guilia is a splendidly situated and well equipped property having magnificent views of majestic mountains and valleys.

Despite being in a mountain village, it is a mere twenty minutes by car to the coastal plain and the nearest town, Aulla. The Rail Station there means you can leave the car for the day and travel easily and cheaply to Lucca ( Take the scenic route via Piazza al Serchio as it’s a joy), Sarzana (For the old town and market) and the Cinque Terre via La Spezia (Which we’ll do on a return visit).

Otherwise, there’s an extensive choice of fabulous circular day drives and scenic walks direct from the village. It takes a mere half-hour by car to cross the border into Emilia Romagna and the Apennines . The Bay of Poets is worth a trip, too.

In fact, the entire area is blessed with natural wonders, good food and wine and is not overrun by mass tourism. Go, and immerse yourself in the culture of a lesser known, yet beautiful, part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are absolutely delighted that your holiday at Casa Giulia was so enjoyable . Glad also that you liked the area so certainly got around! I agree that it is a wonderful part of Italy with so much to do and experience. Thank you for your kind comments when you were leaving and also for your restaurant recommendation! We look forward to welcoming you were delightful guests!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Aulla. A15
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
San Terenzo di Lerici
Car: recommended


Tavernelle is a 35 minute drive from the beautiful coastal towns of Lerici and San Terenzo situated on the Gulf of Poets (named for Shelley and Byron). The renowned villages of the Cinque Terre may be easily reached by ferry from Lerici; alternatively, they lie less than an hour's drive from Casa Giulia via La Spezia.


Airport: Pisa: 80 km

Railway: Aulla: 20 km

Tavernelle, which is situated in the beautiful region of Lunigiana is easily accessible by road, rail, or air.

Trains: to La Spezia or Aulla. Connections from Pisa, Rome, Florence, and Milan.

There is a bus service from Aulla to Tavernelle

Car Hire: all the major companies have offices at Pisa and La Spezia

Air travel: Ryanair, British Airways, Alitalia and several other airlines fly directly to Pisa, Genoa and Bologna.


2 mins walk from nearest restaurant

25 min drive from ski slopes

40 min drive from coast / Cinque Terre

1 hour from Pisa / airport

20 min drive from Aulla / train station

90 min drive from Florence

Further Details:

The medieval village of Tavernelle lies at the heart of the Taverone valley, an unspoilt paradise for trekking, painting and photography, also noted for the quality of its restaurants

The cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena with their famous museums, galleries and architecture are just a short drive away.

The coastal city of La Spezia is the gateway to the renowned Cinque Terre by rail and by romantic ‘traghetto’, offering the opportunity to visit each of these beautiful towns on one ferry ticket, stopping for lunch in one town, and for a refreshing swim in another. Sail back to La Spezia, or to Lerici as the sun slips into the sea behind Portovenere.

The Traghettos from Lerici and la Spezia also sail daily to the famous resort of Portofino.

Equi Terme, located in the high Apuan Alps offers thermal spas, caves, mountain walks and beauty treatments. The nearest Golf course is in Lerici.


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