Tuscany, Lunigiana, Aulla

€ 2,000,000

Price € 2,000,000
Location Tuscany, Lunigiana, Aulla
Bedrooms 12
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

Historic villa dating back to the year 1600 of traditional Tuscan style with land, private chapel and outbuilding, partially restored and retaining most of the original features and character.

The villa is accessed up a wide marble staircase to a tiled arched portico with vine pergola overlooking the gardens and nearby river. Many rooms on the entrance level have vaulted frescoed ceilings and comprises kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms, two further large rooms, store room and two bathrooms; upstairs the rooms have been partially restored and features include ornate wood box ceilings and mosaic floors. Stairs lead to the top floor which are large rooms under the eaves. The lower ground floor has a selection of vaulted ceilings and orginal marble floors. The formal walled garden to the rear has the private chapel and holm oak trees. The gardens have marble staircases, statues, fountains, archways and view points. The outbuilding was once the custodians abode.

The land extends to 6800 meters sq.

This unique property set in a superb location overlooking the river and within easy access of the beaches at Versilia and the Gulf of the Poets offers character and elegant accommodation requiring finishing work which would also offer the possibility of creating a personal layout.

Distanze: Aulla 5 km, Sarzana 10 km, La Spezia 14 km, Versilia e Golfo dei Poeti 16 km, piste da sci (Prato Spilla) 43 km, Pisa (aeroporto) 79 km, Milano 200 km

Aulla is one the largest towns in Lunigiana; it has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, medical centre, public transport and links to the motorway. The historic town centre is the site of a marble fountain built in the year of Italian unity and the 16th century fortress called La Brunella is perched on a hill overlooking the town. The fortress now houses the Museum of Natural History of Lunigiana. Enjoy the colourful market hosted in the town centre every Saturday morning.

The Gulf of the Poets is an enclave with a group of three islands at its tip, fishing villages with exceptional fish restaurants, as well as opportunities for sailing, canoeing, snorkeling or just relaxing on one of the beaches hidden in craggy bays around Fiascherino or Tellaro. The easiest way to get around the gulf is by boat which runs between Lerici, La Spezia and Portovenere or on to The Cinque Terre. The name Gulf of the Poets is from the literary connection as some of the world’s most famous poets including Shelley, Byron and D H Lawrence lived here at some time.

Versilia is the stretch of golden sandy coast from the tip of Liguria to Viareggio. Viareggio is the southernmost Italian Riviera resort on Italy's Mediterranean coast and the largest beach town in Tuscany. Liberty style buildings housing fashionable shops, cafes, and seafood restaurants line its promenade. Viareggio is famous for the yearly Carnivale di Viareggio dating back to 1873 with large papier-mâché floats which parade along the promenade known as "Passeggiata a mare". The carnival takes place in the in the weeks preceding lent. In nearby Forte dei Marmi you can shop with the rich and famous in the up market designer shops in the avenues around the pretty central piazza with bars serving refreshing campari’s.

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