The Approach to the house
The Living Room
Walking in Lunigiana information
La Casa della Nonna is a stylish compact one bedroom apartment in a hilltop village with spectacular views across the Taverone valley. The apartment has just been restored by the owners. It is round the corner from Il Cielo.
The wonderful thing abut this apartment is the balcony with amazing views across the valley to the mountains.
The is a small living room, one bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom with shower.
There is now a small above ground pool available in the garden round the back, shared with Il Cielo.
Otherwise, you can walk down the deep cool bathing pools in the Torrente Taverone in the valley below.
The owner has furnished the house in the same traditional style as his other house, and it is just as comfortable to relax in.
On the balcony you can really appreciate the particular silence that this village has - the only sounds are the bells of the sheep in the distance and the gentle wind.
Cattognano is surrounded by spectacular walking country and the owner, who is a member of the Club Alpina Italiana, is an enthusiastic walker who knows all the local paths. He leaves maps of these in the apartment for the guest use.
It is about 30 minutes' walk to Tavernelle, across the river to shops and restaurants, and about an hour's walk to Prota, a village with a bar, shop and wonderful restaurant. You can drive of course as well, about 10 minutes in each case. Crespiano, only 5 minutes away down by the river, has a post office, a bar and another superb, economical restaurant.
There is a gentle walk to a deep swimming area in the Taverone river, to cool down on a hot summer's day.
The owner has just acquired 2 mountain bikes which can be hired by guests.
The house is in the middle of the borgo, with no cars in its stepped or cobbled streets. You park outside and walk in, as is common in these old hill towns. The owner can meet guests at the entrance by arrangement to carry their luggage on a trolley.
This house can be rented on its own, or in conjunction with Il Cielo for 4 people.
2009 Sterling price per week
only £450 all seasons.
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