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La Castagna

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Restored house in medieval village perched in Lunigiana hills. Short drive from Florence, Lucca, Siena, Genoa, Pisa and the Cinque Terre.

  • Price from 55 EUR / Day
  • Capacity up to 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 09/20/2005

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Overview

La Castagna (2 Bed. House)
The front door of La Castagna opens into the hallway leading you up to the fully equipped kitchen-dinning room. The beautifully tiled main bathroom (vaulted ceiling) with shower is off the hallway. From the kitchen you enter the living room with a wonderful log fireplace. There is also a large utility room off the kitchen with ample storage space for your stay. The stairway in the living room brings you up to the two bedrooms. The master bedroom contains an en-suite, while the second bedroom (with 2 single beds) leads onto the private sun terrace from which you have wonderful view of the surrounding hills and the sounds of the local stream and the church bells. The sun terrace is the perfect spot to have breakfast or to enjoy a glass of wine late in the afternoon or evening (table and chairs are provided). The sitting room is equipped with a characteristic fireplace, comfortable furniture, Radio.

Iera (or Jera) is a small and peaceful medieval village perched in the Lunigiana hills. It offers splendid views over the valley and it is surrounded by picturesque woods of chestnut trees. There are approx. 50 local inhabitants. There is a beautiful small church and a short walk through the medieval streets brings you to the remains of an old Roman viaduct and a very pretty stream which flows down the valley to Bagnone.
Within the village there is a restaurant which serves beautiful local produce and is open year round. There is abundant wildlife close by.

A short drive will bring you to the amazing cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena, Any details would do no justice to their beauty, we suggest you just go and absorb the spectacular culture and architecture they have offered for centuries.

Close by you can visit the coastline of ‘Versilia' with its elegant seaside towns of Viareggio, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, popular with the Northern Italian wealthy society which comes here in the summer months to enjoy sandy beaches and elegant boutiques.

The Ligurian coast with its unique and picturesque fishing villages is just 30km away. You can drive to La Spezia, a charming port with an interesting naval museum and a lovely pedestrian shopping area, and then hop on the regular ferry to reach Portovenere, Le Cinque Terre and Portofino. The sunny hilltops filled with vineyards are a wonderful backdrop to the clear waters of the sea where you can enjoy fishing, diving, windsurfing and other watersports.

If you like walking and trekking, you will be spoilt for choice. Iera is located in the National Park of the Alpi Apuane which offers a vast network of trails, from a stroll by the many streams to an energetic walk over the mountains. Some popular ones are the Lunigiana Trekking, Garfagnana Trekking, Apuane Trekking, the Alta Via delle Apuane and many others marked out by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI).

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
55 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
95 EUR
Lowest Weekly Price:
385 EUR
Highest Weekly Price:
665 EUR
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Iera (or Jera) is a small and peaceful medieval village perched in the Lunigiana hills. It offers splendid views over the valley and it is surrounded by picturesque woods of chestnut trees. There are approx. 50 local inhabitants. There is a beautiful small church and a short walk through the medieval streets brings you to the remains of an old Roman viaduct and a very pretty stream which flows down the valley to Bagnone.
Within the village there is a restaurant which serves beautiful local produce and is open year round. There is abundant wildlife close by.

A short drive will bring you to the amazing cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena, Any details would do no justice to their beauty, we suggest you just go and absorb the spectacular culture and architecture they have offered for centuries.

Close by you can visit the coastline of ‘Versilia' with its elegant seaside towns of Viareggio, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, popular with the Northern Italian wealthy society which comes here in the summer months to enjoy sandy beaches and elegant boutiques.

The Ligurian coast with its unique and picturesque fishing villages is just 30km away. You can drive to La Spezia, a charming port with an interesting naval museum and a lovely pedestrian shopping area, and then hop on the regular ferry to reach Portovenere, Le Cinque Terre and Portofino. The sunny hilltops filled with vineyards are a wonderful backdrop to the clear waters of the sea where you can enjoy fishing, diving, windsurfing and other watersports.

If you like walking and trekking, you will be spoilt for choice. Iera is located in the National Park of the Alpi Apuane which offers a vast network of trails, from a stroll by the many streams to an energetic walk over the mountains. Some popular ones are the Lunigiana Trekking, Garfagnana Trekking, Apuane Trekking, the Alta Via delle Apuane and many others marked out by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI).

Numerous are the possibilities to cycle with mountain bikes in the trails and paths of the National Park. The Italian Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato) offer a train+bike service in the Lucca-Aulla Line and in the Coastal Line.

Equi Terme and its thermal baths are well known since the Roman times and they are located a short drive from the house (approx 15 km). The thermal waters can be enjoyed in the large swimming pool. Many therapeutic services are also available such as balneotherapy, hydromassage, and many beauty treatments.

Villafranca is approx. 10Km from Iera and it offers an open air olympic size swimming pool (summer months only). Facility includes high diving board, water fountains, children's pools and a large shaded picnic area equipped with BBQ's. There is also a Tennis club with indoor and outdoor courts.

“Ranch La Collina” is the local equestrian centre and it is just a 20 minutes drive away.

The nearest Golf course is located in the picturesque seaside village of Lerici ,45 minutes. Shelley, Byron and D.H. Lawerence have lived in the area.

In the winter time, you can enjoy lovely small ski resorts in Zum Zeri, Cerreto Laghi and Prato Spilla. The autumn season will offer great colours and exciting trips for picking wild mushrooms (with permit) and chestnuts.

Address:
13 Via della chiesa, Iera, 54021, Bagnone, Italy
Accommodation located in:
countryside, mountainside, near biking trails, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near ski area, near tennis courts, near walking trails, near water sports, old town, rural, village!

Amenities & services

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms Bedrooms (2), Bathrooms (1), Shower rooms (1), WCs (1)
Furniture Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4, Sleeps maximum of 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony / Terrace
Access Parking space


Further details indoors:
La Castagna
The house has been recently renovated with tiled and wooden floors throughout. It offers all the comforts of a modern home in the picturesque surroundings of a medieval village.

Further details outdoors:
Both houses have access to a large communal terrace on the roof where you can enjoy a lovely view of the surrounding valley.
Free parking is avaliable in the small piazza beside the church. A short walk through the medieval streets will bring you to the house.
Iera is 6 km from Bagnone, a wonderful medieval town with small shops and cafes where you can do your shopping and relax in the old 'borgo'.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 2
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 1

Bathroom

  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:

Extras

  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • No Ironing Board:
  • No Library:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:

Extraservice

  • No House Chef:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:

Kitchen

  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • No Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • Yes Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • Yes Fireplace:

Outside

  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • No Private Beach:
  • No Barbecue:
  • No Garden:
  • No Sauna:

Rooms

  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • Yes Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
Delicious Italian Welcome Hamper
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
Traveller

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