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Fivizzano is a walled city in the province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany, Italy, which became part of the Republic of Florence in the 15th century. It extends from the Appenines to the Apuan Alps and is under an hour away from Massa. There are many accommodations and lodging ranging from vacation rentals to villa rentals and condo rentals to apartment rentals.

It is also known as "The Florence of Lunigiana" because of historical economic, cultural and political links with Florence. It is situated near Verrucola Castle, which was home to the artist Pietro Cascella.

The magnificently fortified hill, Verrucola, is situated between the Mommio stream and the Collegnago canal, and it dominates the route leading from the Magra River Valley to the mountain passes of the western Lunigiana and the planes of Parma and Reggio Emilia beyond. This is where the Verrucola Castle is located. The Verrucola Castle with ancient and original part of the fortification and its great tower still endowed with the stone brackets of the machicolation apparatus, the walled curtain, towers, bastions and the medieval suburb born at its feet, with the medieval bridge and two gates, is today one of the best preserved complex of the Lunigiana. It is a private property; usually visible only from the outside is now partially open, in summer to the public on Friday morning. Vacation rentals, apartment rentals, villa rentals and other holiday accommodations are widely available throughout the area.

Points of interest and main sights in and around Fivizano include the Orto Botanico dei Frignoli, a botanical garden and nature reserve; the Fivizzano Museum of Printing, located in the Palazzo Fantoni Bononi and the baroque fountain in the main piazza, donated by Cosimo de Medici III in 1683. The city walls were built under instruction from Cosimo de Medici I, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in the middle of the 16th Century. The town has many accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, and apartment rental and villa rental options.

An event not to be missed is the annual 'Tangoworld' festival in September - one of the largest representations of Argentinian tango in Italy. Every summer in July, the “Disfida degli arceri di terra e di corte” fill with people, local and tourists, in the medieval village. This an especially busy time of the year and visitors should make their accommodation, vacation rental, and apartment rental or villa rental choices.

Nearby, visitors can explore the Romanesque church of Saint Paul of Vendaso, the village of Soliera with the sanctuary of the Madonna of the Necks, the villages of Gragnola with the castle and Vinca and the village of Sassalbo.

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  • An 800 Year Old Tuscan

    Codiponte: Home
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #205708
    avg €130 EUR/night Paypal
    The Casa is the heart of a farm-house in the Medieval & historic village of Codiponte in the Lunigiana. Originally an assorted collection of barns, stalls & living quarters, the Casa, after extensive renovations, remains a house with two distinct aspects. The Ground Floor is entered through a door at the dining Loggia, has high-ceiling Living & Dining Rooms, a complete Kitchen and below, passing the huge wine making barrels called "tini", is the Laundry Room & Bathroom... Whereas, the Sleeping Quarters, the original living quarters of the house... And now listed as Property 203716... Are on the First Floor. It's separate entrance is reached by a grassy ramp from the Courtyard. Here is an open-space Living/Dining Area with a basic service Kitchen and an enclosed fireplace. Above is a Sleeping Loft with two single-beds reached by a ladder. A short corridor leads to the Master Bedroom with an antique double-bed and the apartment's Bathroom. Off the bedroom is a Terrace with lovely views over the village of Codiponte and the olive & chestnut groves on the surrounding hills beyond. There is a 2,000 square meter garden surrounding this charming farm-house with grassy terraces planted with fruit-trees, crepe myrtles and other flowering bushes and is available to guests to use & enjoy. There is even a fish pool. The village of Codiponte has over 300 year-round inhabitants with two convenience stores for basic food & household items, a bar & tabaccheria... The social centre of the village... And other shops for clothing & household goods. Gragnola, the town below Codiponte, has a grocery-store, shops, post-office and the station for train service to Aulla & Lucca. Casola in Lunigiana, the town above, has a bank, shops and the Carabinieri station. The nearest hospital is in Fivizzano, a 20 minute drive away. The Lunigiana is the region of Tuscany at the feet of the Apuane Mountains, peaks revered by ancient peoples of the area and by the Romans. The area is still one of small stone borghi... Or, stone villages... Many with their own castles, surrounded by unspoiled mountain scenery. Yet, Codiponte is only a 40 minute car drive to the nearest beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. The Cinque Terre is an easy train trip from Aulla. Parma, Pisa and its airport, and Lucca are a little over an hour away by car. Florence & Genoa are near enough for easy day trips too. So, please come & enjoy!
  • A Charming Apartment in a

    Codiponte: Farmhouse
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #203716
    avg €80 EUR/night Paypal
    The apartment is the original living quarters for Property 205708, an 800 year old the Tuscan farm-house in the Medieval village of Codiponte. It is the top most part of the old farm complex, while the original hay barns, animal stalls & wine-making cellars were on the floors below. The farm-house has recently been entirely reconstructed. The apartment has been transformed into a comfortable open space with a Living/Dining Area with a basic service Kitchen and an enclosed fireplace. Down a short hall is the Master Bedroom and the Bathroom. Off the bedroom is a Terrace with lovely views of the village and the olive & chestnut groves on the surrounding hills beyond. The interiors are painted in a soft-blue and are decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques, flea-market finds and the new, whether in the furniture, furnishings or artwork. And, out the Front Door to the apartment there is 2,000 square meters of terraced garden to enjoy. There's even a fish pond. Codiponte has over 300 year-round inhabitants with two convenience stores for basic food & household items, a bar & tabaccheria, the social centre of the village, and other shops for clothing & household goods. Gragnola, the town below Codiponte, has a grocery-store, shops, post-office and the station for train service to Aulla & Lucca. Casola in Lunigiana, the town above, has a bank, shops and the Carabinieri station. The nearest hospital is in Fivizzano, a 20 minute drive away. The village is situated in the part of the Lunigiana at the feet of the Apuane Mountains, peaks much revered by ancient peoples of the region and by the Romans. The area is still one of small stone villages many with their own castles, surrounded by unspoiled mountain country-side. Yet, Codiponte is only a 40 minute car drive from the beaches along the Mediterranean Sea coast and the Italian Riviera, such as Le Cinque Terra. Parma, Pisa and its airport, and Lucca are easily reached in little more than an hour's drive. Too. Florence & Genoa can be seen on easy day trips too. So, come & give it a try!
  • A Medici-Style Palazzina

    Codiponte: House
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #220206
    avg €100 EUR/night Paypal
    This is a palazzina located in the Medieval village of Codiponte which is situated in the area of NW Tuscany called the Lunigiana. The two floor house was built in the Medici-style in the 1700’s to be the owner’s main and fancier living quarters to the 800 year old farm-house, il Poggiolo. As it often happens in Italy, death divided the property between the heirs so, the house was never completed as intended. It was completely re-built and updated in 2009. The entrance to is underneath the tall archway at the top of il Poggiolo’s ramp after crossing the Medieval bridge of Codiponte. Codiponte in the local dialect means at the head of the bridge. Inside is immediately the DR off of which there is a fully complete Kitchen through the left hand sliding door and a GBR with 2 single beds through the right hand door. Up the stairs is a large salotto or, LR with an enclosed fireplace. A short hallway from the LR leads to the MBR with a double-bed and with views over the Aulella River, and the Bathroom with shower. The entire house is charmingly decorated with a mix of antiques, flea-market finds and contemporary artwork and furnishings. Outside the front entrance is a gate to another ramp which, taking the first left through the cantina of the farm-house, takes you to a double-door leading out to the 2,000 sqm. Of grassy terraces planted with fruit & olive trees. There’s even a Fish Pond. A little something about Codiponte & the Lunigiana… Codiponte is the home to 150 year-round residents. The population swells in the summer months to over 300. The village supports two convenience stores for basic food & cleaning items, a bar… The Social Center of the community… a green-grocer, an excellent butcher shop, “Macelleria da Massimo”, and a few other shops for household & clothing items. Casola in Lunigiana, the next town above Codiponte, has a post-office, bank, the Carabinieri & similar food & retail shops. Gragnola, the next town below, has a grocery-store, bank, an assortment of shops like the other two towns and the train station for service to Aulla & Lucca. The nearest hospital is in Fivizzano, a 25 min. Drive away. The beauty of the Lunigiana is its convenient position on the Italian peninsula. The nearest beaches are a 40 minute drive away from Codiponte at Marinella. The resort town of Lerici on the Bay of the Poets is just as close. The Cinque Terre can be reached easily by train from Aulla or by ferry-boat from Porte Venere or La Spezia, about 45 minutes by car. Pisa and its airport, Parma & Lucca are all a little over an hour’s drive away. Genoa & Florence are close enough for day-trips. The Apuane & Apennine Mountains are laced with stunning hiking & bike trails. And, for history buffs, there are over 120 castles & towers and innumerable Romanesque churches to visit & explore. The Lunigiana is also noted for its cucina locale… or, local cuisine, of sgabei, a fried bread served with salami e formaggi… panigacci, a rough flour crepe topped with various sauces from pesto, parmigiano & olive oil to a hearty meat sauce, the local pasta of testaroli and una tagliata of seared beef with rucola. And, as they say here… Buon appetito!

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