About This Listing
We like to pamper our guests
Charming and light apartment in Torre del Lago Puccini (at 600 m from the center of Torre del Lago and 6 km from the center of Viareggio), first and top floor, modern style, no smoking, private parking.
Very quiet, close to the sea and to the beach, in a good geographic context to explore Tuscany and Cinque Terre.
It overlooks a private road, so peace and quiet are guaranteed.
We speak Italian, English and French (mother tongue),
It consists of living room with TV, dining area, kitchen, double bedroom with air conditioned (possibility of adding camping cot for child), second room with 2 beds, bathroom (with a comfortable shower, wc, washbasin, bidet, hair dryer), 4 balconies (with access from living room, dining area, kitchen and bedroom), private parking space (uncovered), as well as possibility to park on the main road. The access is via a wide staircase.
The kitchen has gas stove, electric oven, fridge and freezer/cooler, several appliances (microwave, Italian coffee machine, toaster); on the balcony washing machine.
Each room is equipped with heating, the master bedroom also with air conditioning.
Washing machine, oven, microwave, toaster, iron, ironing board and clothes horse, hair dryer, towels/bedding.
The Sea is at 2.5 km with a beautiful beach with fine golden sand, perfect for family with children, equipped with bathing facilities, but also with free beach.
The Lake Massaciuccoli, with the outdoor theater and the home of composer Giacomo Puccini, is 3.5 km.
Nearby summer pools (2.5 km), discos and clubs (dance halls, pubs, wine bars), cinema (5 rooms in Viareggio), tennis courts, riding stables, marina with boat rental possibilities. Opportunity to practice trekking, mountaineering and climbing in the Alpi Apuane, windsurfing on the beach, horseback riding, boat trips on the sea and the lake.
Supermarkets are 1km, shops at 600 m; restaurants and pizzerias on the lake and at the marina (also 300 m from the apartment).
Bus stop at 300 meters to reach Viareggio, just 600 meters to reach the lake and the sea.
The tenant lives in a separate structure in the vicinity of the apartment.
All tourism taxes are at customer charge.
From 31/05/2014 to 06/09/2014 the minimum stay is for 14 days.
From 12/10/2013 to 03/05/2014 the price do not include consumptions.
Wi-Fi access to be agreed; according to guest's needs, the cost can vary from € 13.00 to € 23.00
What you can do: Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (opera in July and August), Festival della Versiliana in Pietrasanta (concerts, opera and theater) Carnevale di Viareggio (January-February), Lucca Comics & Games in Lucca (end of October - early November), Summer Festival in Lucca (July - concerts), spas in Bagni di Lucca (30 km).
Towns to visit Lucca (25km), Pisa (20Km), Siena (160 km), Florence (100km), Volterra (100km), Colonnata (40Km), Cinque Terre (60 km), Apuan Alps (15Km).
Nature: Alpi Apuane (15Km), parco di San Rossore, Lago dell'Orecchiella, Grotta del Vento.
Strada del vino e dell'olio di Lucca, Montecarlo e Versilia.
How to reach us:
By car: arriving from Genoa/Milan exit at Viareggio and follow direction Pisa/Torre del Lago Puccini (exit Marina di Torre del Lago).
arriving from Florence/Rome/Livorno, exit at Pisa Nord, and follow direction Viareggio (exit Marina di Torre del Lago).
By train: Torre del Lago Puccini station is about 1.6 km, Viareggio station is about 6 km from the house.
By plane: airport of Pisa Galileo Galilei (25km) and Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (90 km).
Educazione e rispetto degli ambienti della casa e dei vicini
The beach was terrific and we enjoyed the ocean. However, there were no beach towels at the apartment or information about parking, beach facilities or local restaurants. Not being familiar with the area it would have been helpful to have access to more information.
We called Ludovico to help us find the apartment as the directions were somewhat difficult to follow; the apartment was actually in Torre de Lago which is a section of Viareggio but not the town itself. The accommodations were comfortable enough but the neighborhood was not always quiet with barking dogs. The air conditioning was good as there is not much breeze from the sea.
In summary, we thought this area of Tuscany would have been a good place to explore and relax but I would not recommend this particular section of Viareggio unless you only wanted to go to the beach.
Proprietari simpatici e disponibilissimi, sistemazione ottima e confortevole situata nel centro di Torre del Lago, vicinissima a Viareggio e a Lucca (raggiungibili in treno o in bus).
I have stayed in many apartments through Airbnb and this is by far the best one yet. We were received with such a warm welcome and given excellent directions for exploring the area of Tuscany. The apartment is better than the pictures. You can walk to many markets and restaurants or rent a bicycle to get around as we did. The beach at the sea is easy to get to by bicycle and is a lovely ride along the trails. Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre and Viareggio are all easy to reach by bus or train. Our host was wonderful and had a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. I cannot say enough about this place...I hope to stay here again some day.....it was a wonderful experience.
The appartments is very nice with three (!) balconies and lot of space for two people. Everything was just as described and we had a very good stay. We travelled by car and used the private parking lot.
Our host Ludovico was very nice and welcoming.
As we do not speak Italian the only thing that was a little difficult was the limited English knowledge of our hosts. Nevertheless he really made an effort to help us with any questions.
E' impossibile spiegare il calore dell'ospitalità italiana, bisogna provare!! siamo stati accolti dal papà di Ludovico, disponibile e rassicurante, ci ha fatto vedere la casa davvero carina e pulita, ci ha messo sul tavolo una bottiglia di chianti e ci ha salutato "alla vostra!".
il posto è tranquillo e la casa ha tutto ciò che serve.
siamo stati bene, e la nostra bimba quando abbiamo preparato le valigie per tornare a casa ha lamentato: "ma non la compriamo?". ottima prima esperienza con airb&b.
About the Host, Ludovico
Buongiorno a tutti i turisti e a coloro che amano viaggiare.
Siamo Ludovico e Maria Antonietta con il nostro bambino. Abbiamo la fortuna di abitare a Viareggio, terra di sole e di (website hidden) piace stare in compagnia dei nostri amici e, quando possibile, viaggiare alla scoperta di nuovi lidi.