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



Updated: 04-Sep-2016
Two bed idyllic gem with three balconies and views of medieval villages

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


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.


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

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Superb Apartment near Beach, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This lovely ground floor apartment is in an impressive historic building that has been carefully restored. The interior is spacious, bright and airy and large patio doors lead you to a spacious and private marble patio terrace with table and chairs outside. Good weather until November.

There is a spacious bedroom with a comfortable twin beds and bedside tables and large wardrobe and window towards the back garden. The kitchen is modern with marble tops and seating for four and is fully equipped.

The living room has a sofa bed and a 32inch flat screen television. There are tiled floors throughout and a marble patio terrace with table and chairs outside perfect for drinks or Al fresco dining.

It is a short 10 min walk to the local beach and 5 min to the Piazza with ice-cream and coffee bars, restaurants, banks and amenities. Excellent location to explore the Tuscan and Ligurian Riviera

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Italian, Afrikaans

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Aug 2012
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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Fuer Familien mit Kleinkind nicht ideal

  • 2 of 5

wir hatten das 'elegant garden apt.' ende august gemietet. fuer uns als familie mit einem knapp 2-jahrigem kleinkind war es zu laut, zu heiss und zu finster. das 1-zi-apt. hat nur eine tuer als eingang von der sehr lauten strassenseite her und sonst kein fenster. die strasse ist eine hauptverkehrsstrasse und sehr laut. bei geschlossener tuere zwar leiser, aber dann ist es zu heiss und zu stickig (zumind. im august).

wir sind nach einer nacht wieder abgereist und haben uns etwas anderes in der umgebung gesucht. mit den vermietern konnten wir einen kompromiss finden, so dass wir fuer 1-2 naechte ca. 1/3 des veinbarten wochenpreises gezahlt haben. die vermieter waren sehr nett und kooperaativ.

ev. sind die hoeher gelegenen wohnungen (1.+2. stock) schoener und auch besser fuer kinder geeignet. die nach vorne zur strasse gelegene eg-wohnung ist es zumindest nicht.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 54 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Marina di Carrara at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Marina di Carrara at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Forte dei Marmi at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avenza at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Carrara at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ciccio at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Cerreto at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina di Carrara at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Marina di Carrara is a small seaside market town on a 20 km sandy Riviera. It is an ideal location to explore the Tuscany and Ligurian Riviera.

It is a short walk to the beach and Piazza with coffee bars ideal for a sundown drink, ice cream, pastry shops,butchery, bakery and restaurants. The market on Thurs and Sun has typical Italian foods, clothes and antiques.

Carrara a historic town, world famous marble quarries dating back to Roman times, lovely piazzas, sculptures, art galaries, Cathedral, museums and fine eateries.

Tuscany has lovely sandy beaches, great shopping, yachting sailing resorts and al fresco dining

Versilia, Marina and Marinella, Forte dei Marmi

Liguria- Take a spectacular ferry alongside the Levant Riviera, visit picturesque villages and panoramic views.

Lerici, Porto Venere ' Portofino

Le Cinque Terre

Lunigiana - Explore Medieval hillside villages renowned for ancient castles, lush forests, Roman Amphitheatre and culinary feasts.

Pisa, Lucca, Florence

Golf: Versilia Golf Club 18 Hole Course (12km)

Via della Sipe 100

I-55045 Pietrasanta

This 18 hole course is nestled between the Apuan Alps and the sea. It is a luxurious oasis between the towns of Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi

Trade Winds Golf Club

Via Santo Spier, The Sparta Loc 30

55045 Pietrasanta (LU) - Italy

The Golf Trade Winds is nestled in the green countryside surrounding the town of Pietrasanta, a town of culture and art, and situated about a mile from the coast of Versilia and the Apuan Alps regional park.

Circolo Golf Marigola

Via Biaggini, 5

I-19032 Lèrici-La Spezia

Characteristics: The club is situated in the middle of a typical landscape with terraced olive groves and is, despite its modest size, an excellent example for how a golf course can be built on a small area with a technically challenging result. With its picturesque view on the nearby Lèrici this golf course puts particularly players with a low handicap to the test.

Ski: Cerreto Laghi is located in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, near the turning point that is the Passo del Cerreto, a crossroads between the regions of Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Tuscany. Cerreto Laghi, a few miles from you, collect all the natural, scenic and sports and recreational facilities to satisfy your desire for a perfect winter holiday.

Nestled in the beautiful scenery of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park is enclosed around an Apennine lake of glacial origin at the foot of Mount La Nuda, plenty of snow in dense beech forests during the winter season.

Abetone, Italy (1400m to 1900m)

One of the longest established and best known ski centres in central Italy.

The ski slopes spread out between four linked valleys: Val di Luce, Valle dello Scoltenna, Valle del Sestalone and Valle di Lima. These valleys form one of the most beautiful, famous and natural settings of the Apennines. At 1,800 metres, on a good day, the pistes at Abetone really are great.


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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 48 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Baby bed can be provided
  • The bedroom has a comfortable bed, bedside tables and spacious wardrobe. Cotton bed sheets and towels are provided.


  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • 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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