IL PETTIROSSO COTTAGE
Sleeps 2 to 5
Il Pettirosso cottage is a delightful cottage furnished and equipped with all modern comforts.
The house has an outdoor area where you can savour at leisure the seductive delights of eating al fresco! Available to the guests is the pretty swimming pool created just in front of the wonderful panorama to enjoy relaxing time immersed in the nature. Set in a privileged position on a hillside, surrounded by chestnut, olive trees and flowers, in a secluded, quiet sunny position in the green, the farmhouse affords superb views, which embrace both the Apuan Alps inland and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean sea from the islands of La Spezia gulf to the lighthouse of Livorno port. This venue forms an ideal base for exploring the Cinque Terre fishing villages and nature reserve, as well as for accessing the local beaches.
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Ground floor: living room with a large kitchen area connected with a private patio and garden, confortable sofa and tv area, patio fully equipped for al fresco dining with a beautiful panorama on the valley, on the sea and the surrounding hills, 1 bathroom with shower
First floor: 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub, 1 small bedroom for a child with 1 single bed
Second floor: 1 double bedroom with 1 French bed and panoramic terrace
Square Meters: 110
Outside: private furnished area and garden, private olive groove, panoramic terrace, private swimming pool (2,80×5,80), barbecue, panoramic views.
Private parking for 3 cars
The area around Sarzana caters to many different tastes, offering a wealth of leisure-time pursuits for people of all ages. Watersports enthusiasts can swim, windsurf, sail and go sea-fishing in the Mediterranean, while sun-worshippers can bask idly on the unspoilt sandy beaches. The nearby inland Apuan Alps mountain range, which reaches as high as 1,750 metres above sea-level, provides extensive opportunities for leisurely walking, more strenuous hiking, serious climbing or carefree cycling in fantastic scenery.
For those fascinated by history, art and architecture, the medieval town of Sarzana, set in the valley below, invites you to explore its lovely historic centre and magnificent churches, which acquired special importance when the town took over the bishopric of Luni during the Middle Ages.
If, however, it is exclusive regional cuisine that you've come in search of, the villages hugging the local coast-road from Bocca di Magra to Lerici boast some excellent fish restaurants.
Il Pettirosso Cottage is located within easy reach of the area's main sights of outstanding natural beauty or historic and artistic interest, such as the following: the medieval town of Sarzana (10 mins); the Cinque Terre villages; the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; Portofino; the Apuan Alps and the white-marble quarries of Carrara (20 mins by car); the beaches of Versilia (30 mins by car); the famous Tuscan towns of Pisa (40 mins by car), Lucca (30 mins by car) and Florence (1 hour).
Many other unspoilt beaches dotted along the nearby coast can be accessed by car in about 15 mins.
Regular daily ferry services operate from the local ports of Lerici, La Spezia and Marina di Carrara (15 kms away) to the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; the Cinque Terre villages; Portofino; and Genoa.
Closest village: Sarzana 7 kms where there are supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars, shops, banks
Closest supermarket: “Ipercoop” supermarket and mall (Sarzana 7 km )
Distance to shopping: Sarzana 7 km
Closest restaurant: “Ottone”, “La Compagnia dei Balenieri” (Sarzana 7 km)
Other restaurants & Pubs: Around Sarzana ( 7 km) , Lerici and Bocca di Magra 15 mins by car
Closest beaches: Bocca di Magra 10 km, Fiascherino 11 km, Tellaro 11 km
Nearest highway: Sarzana 9 km
Nearest train station: Sarzana 7 km
Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 60 km
SITES OF INTEREST:
Cinque Terre by boat: Ferry companies depart daily from the local porst of Bocca di Magra, Lerici, La Spezia
Timetable and information: http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/
Cinque Terre by train: Trains depart daily from La Spezia, Sarzana
Timetable and information: Treni Italia
Beaches: Bocca di Magra: 13,8 km, Lerici/Golfo dei Poeti: 12 km, Fiascherino/Tellaro: 14,8 km
Towns & Villages: Sarzana 7 km, Portovenere: 30 km, Portofino: 80 km, Genova: 100 km, Carrara/marble quarries: 25 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi: 35 km, Pisa: 60 km, Lucca: 60, Firenze: 120 km
All linen and towels
WiFi Internet Access
Water, gas, electricity
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Security Deposit: Euro 250,00 to be paid in Euro on arrival and refunded at the end of the holiday
Final Cleanings: Euro 80,00 - Cash upon arrival
City Tax of Sarzana: Euro 1,50 / Day per person - Cash upon arrival
Heating: Euro 20,00 / Day
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday
Short rentals considered on request
Arrival between 4 and 8 p.m.
Departure by 10.00.
Contact: Francesca Zazzali - SEA AND COUNTRY VILLAS - Director