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This elegant top floor apartment is luxurious and tastefully decorated. It is in an impressive historic building that has been carefully restored. The interior is spacious, bright and airy with designer, artisan and antique furnishings. There are three balconies with large doors and sliding shutters to keep it cool during the day. Warm weather until the end of October.
There are two bedrooms with comfortable king size beds and a balcony in the main bedroom has views of medieval villages. The kitchen is modern with marble counter tops and fully equipped with gas hob/ electric oven and large fridge/freezer and a round table seating six by lovely balcony. There is a dishwasher and washing machine.
The living room has a sofa bed, 38 inch flat screen television with satellite and Panasonic stereo system. The study area has a writing desk and the balcony overlooking the park. Wood parquet floor and Venetian mosaic bathroom with shower.
It is a short walk to the local Beach and Piazza.
Elegant apartments in a beautifully restored historic building, situated between sea and mountains and close to the beach. Conveniently located in Marina di Carrara, a small seaside market town by the Tuscan and Ligurian Rivera.
Authentic Italian experience embracing history, art and design.
It is a short walk to the local Piazza and minutes from local beaches. The local marble Piazza is surrounded by coffee bars, perfect for a sundown drink and well known ice cream and pastry shops. On Thursdays and Sundays there is a local market selling typical Italian foods, clothes and antiques.
This is an ideal location to explore Tuscany and the Ligurian Riviera, picturesque 'Le Cinque Terre' or to visit hilltop medieval villages and ancient castles. Important Cities like Pisa and Florence.
Marina di Carrara is a strategically positioned, ideal to explore Tuscany and Liguria Coast.
The Tuscany / Massa Carrara Province region
Beaches and the coast
Closest beach is a short walk, 5 min
Marina and Marinella - 10 min to the 20 km long sandy Riviera
Forte dei Marmi - 20 min to lovely sandy beaches and great for shopping
Viareggio - 25 min yachting seaside resort with incredible beaches, shopping and Al fresco dining
Liguria, Levant Riviera,
The Italian Riviera, elegant seaside resorts, rugged mountainsides and villages nestling in rocky coves.
Liguria is a garden overlooking the sea, a landscape painted of palms, blooming seafronts, fishing boats and colourful houses. Liguria also means historical cities and small medieval towns, places of international fame with names which recall the notes and colours of the Dolce Vita.
Take a spectacular ferry alongside the Ligurian Riviera and visit “Le Cinque Terre” picturesque villages and islands with lovely beaches and panoramic views.
Lerici - 30 min - a bussling little resort town with small harbour, good trattorias, cafes and restaurants
Porto Venere 35 min - charming village, take a long coastal walk to Bay of Poets a very popular place to visit
' Le Cinque Terre' 45 min - gorgeous fishing villages along the coast, Tellaro, Rio Magiorre and Levanto.
Portofino - 45 min, well known resort with luxury yachting club
Explore hillside villages close by in 'Lunigiana' renowned for ancient castles, lush forests and Roman Amphitheatre
Enjoy culinary feasts in hillside villages of Colonnata or Fosdinovo.
In summer hillside villages have gastronomic festivals'Sagra' a authentic culinary experience.
Massa - 25 min Malaspina Castle
Alpe Apuane is a national park with magnificent walks 250 km long.
Lunigiana offers some of the finest walks in Italy.
Viareggio - Upmarket yachting resort popular with families from Rome, Florence and Milan.
Bocca di Magra is a small seaside yachting village, enjoy a splendid walk along the river to the sea.
Spa and Golf
Forte dei Marmi, a glamorous sea resort has its own temple of wellbeing ' Principe Forte dei Marmi Spa' and Golf Club.
This resorts is situated in the Apennine mountains and popular for ski-ing and snow-boarding.
Cerreto Laghi - 50 min
Abetone - 2 hours 30 with 55 km of slopes
Important cities to Visit
PISA - 30 minute
LUCCA - 1 hours
FLORENCE - 1 hour 30 minutes
SIENNA - 2 hours
Massa - 25 min Malaspina Castle
If your're looking for an 'off the international tourist trail' holiday,this could be the one for you. Marina di Carrara is a small coastal town which seems to attract a great deal of Italian holiday makers. The only other tourists we encountered during our stay were a handful of other Europeans but no British tourists. This provided us with the authenticity we were looking for. Practice your Italian before you go, as very few locals speak English which resulted in a few surprise meals in the local restaurants and one or two very interesting bus journeys. However, Marina di Carrara proved to be an excellent base for visiting nearby Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio by train and the famous Cinque Terre by boat. For relaxing by the beach days, Marina di Carrara offers pleasant and clean private and public beaches; about 15 minutes walk from the appartment. The appartment itself is part of a very beautiful and grand listed building, which has been refurbished to a very high standard. The owners live in part of the building, speak excellent english, are very friendly and helpful but respected our privacy during our stay. A restaurant well worth a visit is, Ristorante Pizzeria Venezia, situated on the beach front, fabulous food, helpful,friendly staff and wonderful surroundings! All in all an ideal holiday offering a genuine Italian experience.
Security deposit £150/ 180 Euro paid in cash on collecting keys and returned when returning keys.