Casa Berretto is the last of the houses in a typical medieval “Borgo” called Stignano, where the houses are built of natural stone, and one can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. The house is completely detached and looks out over the valley with olive and oak trees, as far as Lucca.
The house is well ventilated. Even in the hottest days of summer you can still feel a breeze that comes from the sea near Camaiore ( 20 km distance ).
There’s no traffic near the house because the road is about 30 m away. Cars can be parked at the beginning of the “Borgo”. The location is ideal for nature lovers. It is a perfect place to start long walks and excursions.
The proximity of places like Lucca, San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence, Volterra and the sea make Casa Berretto the ideal place to go sightseeing with lots of historic and natural opportunities nearby. The house was completely renovated in 2011 with attention for original features and small details. It has 3 floors. The living room and kitchen are on the first floor, which is typical for the houses in this area. To enjoy the splendid location we created a new terrace to sit in the warm sun, with a large table to have lunch or dinner by candle light.
On the second floor there is a double bedroom with a private bathroom and on the ground floor one double bedroom and a bedroom with a bunk bed and the second bathroom.
The house is fully equipped with all the comforts including a washing machine, dishwasher, kitchen equipment, WiFi connection and chairs etc. for in the garden.
Abetone (70 km)
Abetone is a charming, small village with a various amount of pistes. In Abetone you can rent all the skiing equipment you need. We have a great experience with Noleggio Bibi Sport (near the parking place and ski lifts.)
Lucca (18 km)
Is famous for it's typical and intact Renaissance city walls. The city was originally Etruscan and became Roman afterwards. You can walk on the walls or rent a bike.
It's a wonderful place to go shopping!
Forte Dei Marmi (35 km)
"Fort Of The Marbles" named after the fortress on the main
It is a town immersed in the pinewood with a beautiful sand beach. Every wednesday there is a big market under the pinetrees with a variety of things to taste, try, smell and buy.
Pisa (35 km)
Who doesn't know one of the most famous towers of the world on the Piazza Dei Miracoli with the Duomo of Pisa? But of course there is much more to see, for example Keith Haring's last public work: "Tuttomondo" on the rear wall of the church of Saint Antonio.
Florence (95 km)
The place where the Renaissance was born, because of the well known Medici family who asked all the famous artists of the era to come to their court. They build a palace and office (Galleria Degli Uffizi). There is also the Academia where you can see Michelangelo's
Viareggio (27 km)
Sandy beaches (private and public) on the Ligurian sea.
Along the sea you can enjoy a great amount of shops and restaurants.
(Lido Di) Camaiore (25 km)
The city "Camaiore" is of Roman origins, with big sandy beaches.
Pietrasanta (30 km)
Typical medieval town, well known for it's marble and art.
San Gimignano (100 km)
"Town Of Fine Towers". In the Middle Ages, if you were rich, you could build a tower house. 14 of these towers have survived earthquakes and tough times. This town also has it's original walls.
Livorno (65 km)
Livorno is a typical marine city with a boulevard along the Ligurian sea The city centre is full of canals and historic buildings like the Fortezza Medicea.
Carrara (50 km)
Carrara has the most famous marble quarries in the world.
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Stignano provides a tranquil atmosphere.
It is the perfect place to go hiking, sighteeing and enjoy nature.
Other Things to Note
"The Five Lands" are 5 villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
You can go from Casa Berretto to La Spezia by car/train/bus in approx. 1 hour. There you can take the local train to one of the 5 villages and decide where you want to walk to.
We kindly ask you not to smoke inside the house as it may bother the next guests.
Pets are not allowed to go on the furniture (beds, couch, chairs etc.)
La casa di Anna è bellissima, siamo stati molto bene. La casa èben ristrutturata, ben arredata e pulitissima. Molto confortevole, anche per famiglie con bambini. Anna è stata puntuale nel ricerverci e ha scaldato la casa prima del nostro arrivo, in modo che fosse calda la sera che siamo arrivati. Esperienza da ripetere!
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I am originally from Holland, Amsterdam and am now living in wonderful Florence.
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