About this listing
Characteristic historic apartment well restored in charming tuscan village (medieval and baroque). Two double bedrooms + a double sofa bed in the livingroom (from 2 to 9 people, if necessary). Two full equipped bathrooms, livingroom, corner kitchen.
Vacation apartment in the historical centre of PONTREMOLI (Italy, northern Tuscany), little medieval town (300 mt a.s.l), 30 Km far away from Tyrrenhian sea and Versilia's and Cinque terre's beaches. Close also to Zum Zeri and Cerreto Laghi Ski Resort.
The house is a 100 Sq/Mt. apartment at the second level of an ancient building in the medieval centre of the town. The location is along the main street (Garibaldi Street) near the main northern Gate of the town (Porta Parma).
The apartment (VIRTUAL TOUR) develops upon two levels, with an internal 14 steps staircase.
At the first level there are a big living and dining room (40 Sq/m) with a full equipped kitchenette and a sofa bed for 2 people and a bathroom equipped with shower. A big sleeping room (20 Sq/m), with a double king size bed, an additional single bed and a baby cot, completes the first level.
At the second level we have a second sleeping room with a double bed and two further single single beds. At this level there is also a bathroom equipped with tube and washing machine.
The house has been completely renovated in year 2004 and it has independent gas heating system, hot water, drinkable water. The house is available round year.
It is comfortable up to six people, but it can accommodate nine + one baby (a baby cot is available).
It is possible to park the car very close to the house (100 mt.).
In the streets all around it is possible to buy everything, due to a lot of different kind of shops, restaurants. Market on Saturday and Wednesday.
Pontremoli is an ideal location to enjoy italian sea, italian mountains and historical towns like Pisa, Parma, Genoa, Carrara, Lucca, with the possibility to rest yourself at night in a fresh and not crowded village, as Pontremoli is.
PONTREMOLI (230 mt a.s.l) (VIRTUAL TOUR) was founded 2.000 years ago in the Roman Era, as military and strategic outpost along the way to the Northern Italy, to control the Cisa Pass on Apennine Mountains. The chosen place was at the confluence of two trouts rivers (Verde and Magra), where the road crossed them with two bridges (Pons). After the fall of Roman Empire and up to the Middle Age, the road, named in that period "Via Francigena" (it means that leads to France), conserved its importance as one of the the main Pilgrim's routes to Rome. Of that period, the town conserves its medieval look, some Gates, towers and the panoramic Castle of Piagnaro, built on the hill dominating the town and the yet used medieval bridges.
All the historical centre has a medieval look and feel, full of characteristic houses, churches and streets, especially the ones that lead to the Castle, but also the baroque period is well represented from imposing nobles palaces, expecially along the main road that crosses all the city from north to south. There are many cheap and good restaurants and you can buy a lot of typical local products: fresh cooked bread, sweets, chestnuts, mushrooms, local meat, ham and sausages, hand made pasta…..The local cuisine is also very interesting, with flat thin "testaroli" pasta, menus made with mushrooms, which grow thick on the ground in the woods of the Lunigiana's region and the chestnut flour which is made into ‘frittelle’, or fritters, while the cheeses and cold cuts made locally go perfectly with the genuine wines of the region.
Due to the low altitude and the nearness to the sea, winter is mild and summer is not too much hot: the nights are always fresh. In winter is possible to reach two ski resorts at 17 (Zum Zeri) and 40 Km (Cerreto Laghi).
The last week of July there is The Book Fair (Premio Bancarella), with a lot of exhibitions, music and possibilities to appreciate local foods. The last week of August Pontremoli is v"ivaded" by a medieval kermesse (Medievalis).
Pontremoli is well linked to Parma and La Spezia, by train (there is a railway station) and motor road (A15 Parma-La Spezia, with exit at Pontremoli). By air: Pisa, Parma and Genoa airports (served by low cost companies as RyanAir, Hapag LLoyd) Florence airport, convenient train and bus connections.
It is possible to go to Cinque Terre's sea villages by train in 40-50 minutes, starting from Pontremoli's Railways Station..
Price depends on season and number of people in party.
About the Host, Claudio
Ciao, il mio nome è Claudio, vivo a Roma ed adoro viaggiare. Pratico lo scambio casa e, nel tempo libero, per diletto, mi occupo della gestione di una casa vacanza, che però non è la mia attività principale.