Taking its name from its 11th century tower ‘La Casatorre di Ponticello’ (The Tower-house of Ponticello), this lovingly restored and family-owned ancient stone house is situated at the edge of the hamlet of Ponticello – one of the oldest medieval villages of Lunigiana, Tuscany. In an undiscovered and unspoilt area, and surrounded by wooded hills and magnificent mountain views, our property is divided into four independent apartments, each tastefully furnished with old country furniture and terracotta floors.
The rural hamlet of Ponticello was built of stone in the 11th century and it comprises several historical buildings nestled amongst narrow, winding, pedestrian-only streets. Our large and sunny garden has a private pool, alongside shaded areas to eat al fresco. Our peaceful house is located nearby local-amenities for shopping and eating out, and within easy reach of a diverse variety of tourist destinations, making it the perfect place to rest and relax.
For those who enjoy cultural trips, the famous cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Genoa, or Parma make for interesting one-day excursions. Closer by, a host of charming villages, such as Sarzana, Pontremoli, Filattiera, Filetto, Bagnone, Malgrate, and Castagnetoli, can easily be explored from the property. The coast is less than an hour away by car. In addition to swimming, sunbathing and sampling the local cuisine, the Natural Park of ‘Le Cinque Terre’ close to La Spezia is well worth visiting, as are the enchanting villages of Lerici, Portovenere, Monterosso, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Tellaro. In addition, the “Appennino Tosco Emiliano” mountains provide endless exploration opportunities for those who are looking for a more active holiday and want to enjoy the silence and beauty of its’ peaks.
Beautiful Tuscan retreat
Had a wonderful stay in the Casatorre apartment. It is in a beautiful location, and was a perfect escape from the city. The apartment was very traditional and comfortable, the owners friendly, and Laura very helpful – it was great to be able to chat to them in English. I look forward to returning to stay here again!
Grazioso e ben tenuto
La posizione costituisce un ottimo punto di partenza per visitare la Toscana settentrionale e in macchina è facile raggiungere Pisa, le Cinque Terre, Genova, Parma e (consigliata) La Spezia. Da provare l’osteria locale dove non ci sono menu, niente inglese e si mangia quello che c’è. Un’esperienza da non perdere.