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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Villafranca in Lunigiana, Province of Massa Carrara, Tuscany
The apartment is located in the center of an ancient Roman village called FORNOLI, on a secluded hill along the route of the Via Francigena, just six kilometers away from the motorway exit of Aulla. It consists of a large living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette and a large patio, and it can comfortably accommodate up to four people in his romantic and charming atmosphere. The entrance is independent and free parking is a few meters away. Pharmacy, ATMs, newsstands, supermarkets and all services are three kilometers away; it is also available on request a delivery service of groceries. The bar, evening meeting point for all the Fornolesi, is just a few meters away; a pub/restaurant is within one kilometer.

In the patio you will find a complete garden set, ideal to enjoy, in a panoramic and secluded corner, the sun and the peace...
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About the Owner, Silvia C
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
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Norwell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Fabulous apartment located in a peaceful borgo opposite the church in its own piazza. Everything you could want is provided in the accommodation. A welcome pack for breakfast was a nice surprise. Our lovely hosts were always available to assist if required with ideas for places to visit and recommendations for restaurants. Despite the weather being very wet we had...

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It was a real pleasure to have you with us and we are happy to know you will visit again next summer! Grazie e arrivederci a presto! Note to the Community: Martin and Sue are 5 stars guests!


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Bratislava, Slovakia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our stay in Fornoli was perfect! The house is so nice, calm and magical. You will find everything what you could need and our hosts - Silvia and Fabio are just great! Very helpful, nice people. Anytime you need help - you can just ask them. They provide as with lot of tips - what we can see, where we...

Anna S
Halifax, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We are 4 friends who took a road trip from Naples to Venice. This apartment was our 4th stop and was our most relaxing spot. The small town of Fornoli is so quiet and almost set back I time. Only birds and church bells greet you in the morning. We decided to slow it down and unwind here and this...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fax
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighborhood
The place is wonderful if you want a a romantic getaway to enjoy your free time in total relax, but it's also perfect if you're looking for a base for your excursions. In five minutes you can reach the train station of Aulla where you can catch trains that will allow you to comfortably visit the wonderful "Cinque Terre" (however, you can get there in forty-five minutes by car). In less than half an hour you can reach Lerici and the Gulf of Poets, or the sandy beaches of Marina di Carrara. In forty minutes you can hit Portovenere at northwest, Forte dei Marmi and the Versilia coast at south or visit the marble quarries of Carrara, in the southeast. Pisa, Lucca, Genoa and Parma are all just an hour drive. Even Florence can be visited within the day, being just an hour and h... more
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How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 60.3 mi
Railway: Aulla Lunigiana: 3.0 mi
Ferry: La Spezia: 19.9 mi
Coordinates to GPS are 44.253192, 9.970497 or +44° 15' 11.49", +9° 58' 13.79"; anyway reaching the
apartment is really easy: take the A15 towards Parma/La Spezia and take the Aulla exit.
To reach Villafranca in Lunigiana, once you get past the bridge over the Fiume Magra (Magra river), turn
right. Then turn two times left and one time right - around a supermarket called PENNY MARKET and then
going through the stone arch of a bridge - and make a left still following the sign for Villafranca in Lunigiana.
Go ahead for about 3 km, you'll see a gas station and a white sign for "LA PIASTRA". In less than 150 meters
you will find the FORNOLI blue sign on you right. Make this right turn and follow the main, winding road: there
is just one crossing - a three roads c...
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 19.9 mi.
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