Villa Il Monastero Castiglione del Terziere, Lunigiana
Bedrooms 14, Bathrooms 14, Services 3
Originally the Convent of SS. Annunziata in Castiglione del Terziere, Bagnone, this charming historical residence is well placed in the middle of the green hills of Lunigiana.
The familiar welcome embraces our guests and boosts up those long gone feelings of well-being.
According to your desires, we will tour you around to discover the mysterious beauties of this attractive piece of world, either walking, or horse-riding, or by bike.
The present historical residence Il Monastero, is the result of an accurate and just right restoration of the former convent of SS: Annunziata, originally built in 1501 by the monks of the Order of Servizi di Maria.
In the early 1700, the ownership of the Convent was acquired by the Family Mazzini Turriani, representatives of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The building was turned into the Family residence.
During the six year period which lasted the works of the restoration, a significant amount of works of art and documents of relevant historical and cultural importance were found, gathered and collected.
At present, the historical residence features 14 guest rooms, all furnished with period pieces of furniture all rich of historical memories.
It also features comfortable rooms to provide our guests with moments of total relax
Upon arrangements with the Management, it is possible to organize meetings, events and banquets.
The nearby Church, originally the Natività di Maria, later changed in SS. Annunziata, is still keeping a painted portrait of the Holy Virgin dating back to 1300. This portrait is still the object of profound devotion by the local people.
The fantastic location of Il Monastero allows a full view of the Lunigiana area and the medieval village of Castiglione del Terziere characterized by its ancient Castle.
The residence is surrounded by acres of green-land rich in springs, a wide variety of autochthonous plants and wonderful olive groves.
The area farmed by Azienda Agricola Lunigiana (the agricultural company) extends over approx. 10 hectares in the surrounding hills nearby the Residence.
The environment as a whole, is still unspoilt.
The company has made the choice to respect the old farming tradition and has selected to grow the products that are typical of the Lunigiana area: olives, grapes, traditional fruits and vegetables.
The company has its own registered mark “I Frutti della Luna” (the Moon’s Fruits) that characterizes its own products: jams, preserve fruits and vegetables, extra virgin olive oil (the: Olio della Luna)
The Lunigiana area is located at the cross road of three different regions (Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia Romagna) and therefore, of three different cultures.
The essence of these cultures and the techniques of producing wine are very well represented by the products produced locally and labelled in Lunigiana.. For our in-house collection to serve our customers, we have selected the wines produced by Villa di Negro, a winery located in Bagnone. In our opinion, the wines from Villa di Negro are the perfect partners for the locally grown produces and really suitable to accompany the food prepared following the traditional local recipes.
It’s worth noting that in Bagnone traces of certain antique French grapevines (cabernet) were found and selected to produce the red “PICCOL ROSSO”, a very well built wine with a pleasant fruity and spicy aftertaste. Another wine from this winery is the “BARZAMINO”, a softly built and fruity red wine very tasty.
This historical property set in a privileged position on the Magra Valley between Liguria and Tuscany.
The beaches of Liguria as well as Tuscany and the Cinque Terre villages are easily accessible from here. Ideal to go during the day to bath with the family to enjoy the culture of the country and to draw in the evening in the freshness and tranquility of the mountains back.
The villa has been carefully renovated with fine traditional materials and fabrics of the highest quality to offer all modern comforts.
Surrounded by vineyards and mediterranean trees, it guarantees utmost privacy and seclusion and occupies the perfect spot for peaceful relaxation. In addition, the villa’s outdoor pool and the lovely pergola and relax area invite you to bathe at leisure quietly.
For those who love silence and nature, for families and groups of friends, Villa Il Monastero is the ideal place for meeting to discover unusual itinerary and the antique flavours, the local food is excellent, not forgetting that at 30 minutes by car there is the sea, the beautiful beaches of Poet’s Gulf, Lerici, Fiascherino, Tellaro, Porto Venere and the wilder ones in the Cinque Terre.
Moreover thanks to the villa’s location you can easily reach interesting tourist and cultural sights both in Tuscany and in Liguria.
The villa is on 2 levels
Ground floor: large living room connected to the covered patio, large open space dining/ kitchen area, 2 services
First floor: 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms with shower , 1 Service
Outside: Private Swimming Pool (size sm. 4×10) 1 Outdoor shower with warm water, Private Garden, Portico with dining area, Private Parking for 8 cars, Panoramic views.
Outside the patio extends to a shaded open living area. Here the sofas and armchairs and a large dining table offer wonderful relaxation, leisurely breakfasts and the perfect setting for romantic evening dinners.
Closest city: Villafranca 5 km where there are supermarkets, restaurants, shops, banks
Distance to shopping: Villafranca 5 km
Closest restaurant: “Antico Mulino” Villafranca 5 km,
Other restaurants: Aulla 13 km, Lerici 38 km
Closest beaches/sea: Lerici 38 km , Bocca di Magra 41 km., Porto Venere 49 km.,
Nearest highway: Aulla 13 km
Nearest train station: Aulla 13 km
Nearest Airports: Pisa (PSA) 90 km Genova (GOA) 116 km
SITES OF INTEREST:
Cinque Terre by train: Trains depart daily from Aulla, S. Stefano di Magra, La Spezia,
Timetable and information: Treni Italia
Cinque Terre by boat: Ferry companies depart daily from the local ports Lerici, La Spezia
Timetable and information: http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/
Towns & Villages: Aulla 13 km, Sarzana: 34 km, Portovenere: 49 km, Portofino: 94 km, Genova: 116 km, Carrara/marble quarries: 47 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi:56 km, Pisa: 90 km, Lucca: 90, Firenze: 165 km.
- All linen and towels
- Pool towels
- All utilities
- WiFi Internet Access
- Water, Gas, Electricity
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Security Deposit: € 1.000,00 to be paid in cash Euro on arrival refunded at the end of holiday
Heating (on consumption)
- 1 week minimum stay
- Rentals are Saturday to Saturday
- Short rentals considered on request
- Arrival between 4 and 8 p.m.
- Departure by 10.00.
- Car essential
- Child friendly
- Pets welcome
Linens Provided, Hair Dryer, Parking, Heating, Towels Provided, Internet, Washing Machine, Iron & Board, Wood Stove
Coffee Maker, Pantry Items, Dishes & Utensils, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Stove, Microwave, Toaster, Oven
Dining, Seating For 20 People
Books, Dvd Player, Satellite / Cable, Stereo, TV Sat, Video Library,
Balcony, Deck / Patio, Outdoor Grill, Private Garden, Private Pool (4×10), Porch / Veranda, Sunbed, Table and Chairs
Boat/Yacht Charter, Cooking Service, Extra Maid Service, Guided Excursions, Private Driver
Beaches, Churches, Forests, Ruins, Lakes, Rivers, Museums, Restaurants, Water Parks, Winery Tours,
Local Services & Businesses:
Atm/Bank, Babysitter, Groceries, Hospital, Massage Therapist, Medical Services,
Sports & Activities:
Cycling, Deepsea Fishing, Disco Club, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Jet Skiing, Mountain Biking, Outlet Shopping, Paragliding, Rafting, Sailing, Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Water Skiing, Whale Watching, Whitewater, Wind-Surfing