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Stunning Penthouse in Tuscany near beach, Historic property with balconies - Elegant Apartment near beach in Tuscany

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Elegant Apartment near beach in Tuscany

This lovely ground floor apartment is luxurious and tastefully decorated. It is in an impressive historic building that has been carefully restored. The interior is open plan and spacious, bright and airy with designer, artisan and antique furnishings. Large patio doors lead you to a spacious and private marble patio terrace with table and chairs outside with shutters to keep cool in summer. Warm weather until the end of October.

There is one bedroom with a comfortable double bed with bedside tables, dressing table and mirror and large wardrobe. The kitchen is modern with marble splash back and fully equipped with gas hob/ electric oven and large fridge/freezer and a table seating four.

The living room has a sofa bed and a flat screen television. There are terracotta floors throughout and a marble patio terrace with table and chairs outside perfect for drinks or Al fresco dining.

It is a short walk to the local beach and Piazza, shops, coffee bars, restaurants, banks and amenities.

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About the property

Stunning Penthouse near beach

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

Versilia, Tuscany

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

Medieval Villages

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

Walking

Alpe Apuane is a national park with magnificent walks 250 km long.

Lunigiana offers some of the finest walks in Italy.

Sailing/ Yachting

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.

Skiing

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

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Property Manager
Nadia
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Apartment is located in the pretty town of Carrara which offers a real Italian experience.



The Apartment is ideally located within easy access to the local amenities. The lovely sandy beach with good facilities is also within walking distance.



The apartment was ideal for us private and clean and the kitchen was well equipped for self catering.



For those, like us, wishing to explore Tuscany, Carrara is an ideal base. Information was available at the apartment regarding the places of interest around the area; we found this very useful. There is a bus stop next to the house en route to the train station, however, the train station is within walking distance. We found the train service to be very accessible for exploring; avoiding the hassle of hiring, driving and parking a car!



We hope to go back again soon and explore some more!
Aug 2011
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Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

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Nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

I stayed last August with my partner and 12 year old son. The property was spotless, very comfortable and well equipped. Nadia and her family were welcoming and helpful. I didn't hire a car but with the train station only 20-30 minutes walk we were able to visit Pisa, Florence and Rome with ease. The resort has all you need and live music playing most evenings creates a wonderful atmosphere. There are lots of restaurants near the beach or wonderful takeaway pizza if you don't feel like going out (or you could cook). Not sure if there is much for families with very young children, would recommend hiring a car if you have little ones. It's worth learning a little itailian as english was not widely spoken outside of the main cities. We try to explore new places when we go on holiday but I must admit I would be tempted to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for Elegant Apartment near beach in Tuscanyin Carrara in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom is furnished with antique and modern furniture with a comfortable double bed, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror and spacious wardrobe. Linen is provided
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is permitted in the patio garden. Taxi service provided for Pisa airport collection and drop-off at affordable rate, please enquire. Taxi can also be arranged for other journeys around the area. Car is not needed and public transport is very good in Marina di Carrara and surrounding area, bus route maps will be emailed.

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