VERSILIA – TUSCANY
Thisbeautiful farmhouse is located in Tuscany on the hills between Viareggio and Lucca in an ancient village called Nocchi in the province of Camaiore. From Lucca, it is reachable by driving along the road that from Lucca takes to Camaiore and Lido di Camaiore on the Versilian coast. Those who are dreaming of a holiday in Tuscany are probably thinking of a cottage softly restored, provided with the local characteristics and set amidst green surroundings, exactly as the fattoria in Nocchi. This former farmhouse was divided into various apartments, lies in the hills which separate Lucca from the sea. The property stretches onto 8 hectares of olive trees and vineyards, there is a spacious garden and a swimming pool, set under ground (9 x 14 m, deep: 120cm) – chairs, table and a barbeque are at your disposal for dining al fresco and the pool area is equipped with sun-umbrellas and deckchairs. Here you may enjoy the outdoor life, the strolls, dinners in one of the surrounding restaurants with typical local specialties. The farmhouse is in a ideal geographic location for a relaxing holiday close to unique historical cities (Lucca, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Pisa) and to some of the most popular beaches in Italy (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi).
From the top of the hill you can enjoy the picturesque view of olive trees and vineyards. There is a large garden with a beautiful swimming pool and nearby a pizza oven, a barbeque and a laundry. The apartments have an independent entrance each, as well a small patio under a grapes “pergola" and a private garden. Each apartment is furnished in the typical Tuscany style and overlooks the valley towards Camaiore. The surroundings provide the ideal setting for biking trips.
After a short walk you reach the village of Nocchi, where you can find the bar pizzeria “Il vecchio Frantoio", the post office, the grocer's shop, the XVII century church and the bus stop. There are also a lot of good country restaurants nearby.
THE SURROUNDINGS: Reknown in the past as a summer stay for wealthy families, Nocchi finds its origin in the Middle Ages, as it was lying on the “Via Francigena" that was the only way for pilgrims from Northern Europe to reach Rome, centuries after the Roman Empire's decadence. In the village there are beautiful XVII century villas whose gardens are rich in very old camellia trees. As a matter of fact, Nocchi lies right in the area of the Lucchesia where camellias have been grown for centuries. Close to Nocchi there are villages that offer lovely Romanic churches, beautiful narrow streets and good restaurants. We mention some of them: Camaiore, Pietrasanta, La Pieve, Greppolungo, Pedona.
The four apartments
Each apartment is distributed on two floors, has an independent entrance, a nice veranda and a private garden. Ground floor: living room with a kitchen for six persons, bed-sofa for two persons and bathroom with shower. First floor: doublebedroom with air conditioning, single bedroom (extra bed on demand) and a bathroom with shower. Each apartment has fridge, television with satellite channels, and oven. There is a communal laundry. The swimming pool is in front of the apartments. The weekly change is included.
HOW TO REACH THE FARMHOUSE
From Lucca: Follow the road signs to Camaiore (the so-called Via per Camaiore) driving through San Martino in Freddana and Monsagrati, and just 4 km before arriving in Camaiore you will find the crossroads at right for the village of Nocchi.
From Viareggio: You can also arrive in Viareggio by the highway A11. From the highway A11 exit VIAREGGIO, follow towards Camaiore and then in direction Lucca for 4 km until the crossroads at left for Nocchi.
Distances from cities
Common barbecue, washing machine and swimming pool at the disposal of all tenants.
Agency My Holiday Home in Lucca
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