Tuscan-Jewels

"La Canonica"

Debico

nr Fivizzano

Italy

"LA CANONICA, a listed building dating from 1501, has been restored to a high standard in accordance with the requirements of the Dept. of Fine Arts. Situated in a quiet medieval hamlet it is within easy reach of the beautiful Gulf of Poets, the stunning coastline of the Cinque Terre, the ski resort of Cerreto. The nearest beach at Lerici has a Blue Flag award (which indicates clean water, pristine sands and a well organised beach). The walled city of Lucca which Prince Charles described as the most beautiful in the world is just a train journey away. Fivizzano, 5 kms away, is a mediaeval walled town with its famous square surrounded by cafes and bars. Here there are supermarkets, shops, chemists and all services. Tues. is market day. Aulla, 13 kms. away is larger with a good choice of supermarkets. The area of the Lunigiana is dotted with villages, castles and forts. Just 2 kms from La Canonica is the Soliera/Rometta train line which chugs its way through beautiful mountain scenery down to the old city of Lucca. Alternatively head to the coast and hike some of the Cinque Terre coastline which is breathtakingly beautiful, or wander around La Spezia, and on to the UNESCO heritage town of Porto Venere just a few kms. beyond. The Gulf of Poets should not be missed. Pisa is just over an hour away and Florence a bit further - 2+ hours. There are some very good restaurants and 'agriturismos' locally providing organic food produced on the farms. The nearest pizzeria is just 2 kms away."

"Accommodation and Facilities"

"One double bedroom with King-Size bed and en-suite with shower"
"Second double bedroom with King-Size bed"
"Mezzanine floor with twin beds. Access is via steep wooden staircase"
"Main bathroom with bath and shower"
"Kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer"
Facilities include :"TV, DVD, CD player, Washing machine, hairdryer, Central heating and wood-burning stove"
"Garden with patio, B-B-Cue, garden furniture and original wood-burning pizza oven"

Tariff 2013 :
1st March - 30th June and 1st October - 30th November £475/week
1st July - 30th September £525/week
(plus 20% heating supplement payable March/April and October/November)

Enquiries: Julie Daniel 0039 0187 417036 or 0039 3319126456 / danieljulie@aol.com