La Giulietta Pontremoli, Lunigiana, Tuscany
Tuscany, Lunigiana, Pontremoli
- Stone house
- Medieval market town
- Walking distance to amenities
Well restored character house with garden set in the old part of the town of Pontremoli with panoramic views.
The property was restored by the current owners and comprises entrance hall, large living room with fireplace opening onto verandah area and garden with views over the rooftops to the hills, kitchen, large double bedroom and bathroom on the ground level and upstairs a large room that has been restored as a large bedroom and study area which could be divided to create 2 bedrooms.
The garden is partly paved and offers superb views over the old town and mountains beyond. Connected to main services and with central heating.
The medieval market town of Pontremoli (motorway and station) has excellent restaurants and shops a beautiful cobbled piazza and castle and the Apennine ridge of Logarghena famed for its wildlife and walks can each be reached in 15 minutes.
The ancient town of Pontremoli has been built between two rivers as an expansion of the central castle. Wherever you look you will find elegant palazzos with internal courtyards overlooking the river. The cobbled lanes leading up to the castle are flanked with stone houses and interlinking arches. The twin arched roman bridges are the gateway on either side of the town. Pontremoli has a good selection of shops and restaurants, a theatre, hospital and the famous Castello which houses a museum. The central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional cafès where you can mingle with writers as the town hosts the most important book prize. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathederal and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ‘Land of the Moon’. The hills that encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away.
Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.
The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive.