• Villa Del Leone is grand, period villa with 5 large bedrooms
• Beautiful landscaped garden with 3 terraces
• Panoramic views over the town and the Apuan Alps
• Original features including floor tiles, fireplaces and an ornate marble staircase
• Just 10 minutes walk to the medieval, cobbled piazza where you'll find restaurants, bars and shops
• 30 mins drive to the coast
• Close to several airports (Pisa 1hr, Genoa 1.5hrs, Florence 2hrs and Bologna 2hrs)
This is the former house of the town Notary set on the outskirts of the medieval, market-town of Fivizzano. It is in an area of Tuscany called Lunigiana - which is famous for it's hiking trails, numerous castles and stunning hill top villages. The Italian Riviera is only 30 minutes drive away - where you'll find Lerici, Porto Venere and access to the UNESCO listed Cinque Terre.
There are 5 bright, spacious bedrooms with beautiful views. 4 on the top floor, and 1 on the floor below. Each bedroom is furnished with bedside tables and lamps - and comes equipped with towels and fresh linen. There are hooks to hang things on, but there are no chests of drawers or wardrobes. Please note the downstairs bedroom has a (comfortable) inflatable mattress.
There are 2 good sized bathrooms - one situated on the top floor with a bath and shower, and the one below with a shower. Please note that although clean and functional, they are quite dated.
The dining room (situated off the lounge area) is very spacious and comes equipped with a 10 seater dining table - perfect for a group dinner.
The lounge has beautiful views over the town - with a large, comfy wrap-around sofa and a striking, original marble fireplace. There are Sonos speakers here and in the kitchen.
The kitchen is a good size and comes equipped with a large fridge-freezer, a toaster and a microwave. There are plenty of pots and pans, and all the crockery, cutlery and glasses you'll need.
There is no aircon at the villa - however as this area is 300m above sea level it is cool enough at night not to need it. There are however fans in each of the bedrooms.
The house is set within a large, beautiful, landscaped garden - containing fruit & olive trees, palms and a range of mature plants. A long driveway takes you from the ornate gates to the house. In front of the house, a large sweeping set of steps takes you to another gate which the house can be accessed from. We have a gardener who visits regularly keeping it well tended.
Guests have access to the whole house - except the basement which is just used for storage.
Interaction with guests
We won't be available in person - however we can be contacted by phone and email. We also have a friend who lives locally (who speaks both English and Italian) he can be contacted if there are any issues. His details are in the printed Welcome Guide that can be found at the villa.Get the full listing »