This enchanting property, not surprisingly called “Settimo Cielo”, is located on a splendid hill, in an elevated position with respect to the surrounding valley, with a beautiful view of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan hills.
The property enjoys total privacy: it is surrounded by a garden full of flowers with a large convivial space, immersed in the tranquility that characterizes Tuscan landscapes.
In the garden there is a wood oven with an adjoining dining area. A stone archway leads to the Secret Garden where there is a delightful stone fountain and further dining space.
The garden is well stocked with Oleander, Agapanthus, Verbena, Roses and other plants and bulbs as well as a number of small topiary trees. Laurel hedging has been planted to create a secret enclosed outdoor space.
A small potting shed stands within a spacious vegetable garden overlooking woodland.
The entrance to the house is characterized by a large, covered porch with terracotta tiles and a very elegant oak door inlaid with typical Lunigiana representations.
The internal structure is characterized by an ample living room with large windows decorated with very fine elements and walls painted in warm and lively colors, which help to create a familiar and enveloping atmosphere. The materials are of great quality, mixed with great taste to create continuity between the surrounding nature and the interior of the house: windows and doors in oak, Carrara marble and local stone.
The living room is connected to a very spacious marble kitchen with a long oak table that is suitable for both work and moments of conviviality. The ground floor also houses a delightful living room with a fireplace ideal for reading and a large terrace connected to the English lawn, where you can rest in the cool and dine by candlelight in the company of fireflies.
The sleeping area is located on the upper floors: going up we find a double bedroom overlooking the greenery, with private bathroom and walk-in closet. On the first floor, the master bedroom leads to a wonderful terrace from which you can enjoy the view over the whole valley. The private bathroom, with three splendid windows, has a large shower, the arrangement to install a bathtub and an elegant chaise longue for reading.
The delightful third bedroom is in the turret of the property: it also has a private terrace, as well as an internal mezzanine with ensuite.
On the lower floor, which still enjoys a relaxing view of the greenery, there is a second living area with a kitchenette, a spacious laundry room, a storage room and an annex currently used as a music studio.
The surrounding landscape is characterised by dense woods, panoramic walks leading to streams and rivers surrounded by stunning views, where you can enjoy the silence and scents of this marvellous land that still maintains its wild and natural character.
There are also numerous events and activities that the area offers, such as the historic chestnuts festival, an ancient and local food of the area, enjoyed and accompanied by delicious mulled wine and good music.
Lunigiana is a beautiful land situated at the end of the Magra river, between Liguria and Tuscany. The name derives from the ancient Roman city of Luni, not far from where Sarzana stands today. Surrounded by the two mountain ranges of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps, it has always been a border territory, wooded and rich in ancient settlements with a unique character.
Being a borderland, it is also a synthesis of cultures, as witnessed by the language that sounds like a pleasant mix of Ligurian and Tuscan accents.
The charm of the Middle Ages is still very much alive in this land, with the wonderful castles of the Malaspina family, that of Fosdinovo and the walls of Capriglila with its elegant tower. On the roads you will come across villages, medieval castles and churches, including the Pieve di Santo Stefano di Sorano in Filattiera along the Via Francigena.
Lunigiana is very suitable for trekking lovers, thanks to the rich paths and mule tracks that lead to landscapes with breathtaking views and wide green valleys, and a paradise for bikers and cyclists.
The culinary tradition is rich and various, with tasty dishes such as “testaroli with pesto”, savoury tarts, “Panigacci di Podenzana” and many other delicacies.