Montecastello is located in Lunigiana, a territory divided between eastern Liguria and the Tuscan Riviera. The castle was built in the 17th century, and renovated in 2006 by the current property, providing it with a modern design, while maintaining the charm of the original structure. The estate is surrounded by 22,000 sq m of land, and its restoration aimed at preserving the typical characteristics of the Tuscan tradition, with all comforts, including a large private pool. The stylish interiors complete the ceiling with chestnut beams in Tuscan style, together with the classic terracotta tiles, the fireplace and the walls covered in exposed stone.
An arched stone door, connecting the basement to the ground level, leads to a spacious open concept living room with fireplace, which opens onto the patio. The internal layout also includes a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a dining room, one bathroom, and a beautiful terrace overlooking the private swimming pool and the surrounding green hills.
The upper floor features four bedrooms, of which two are en-suite, while the other two share an extra large bathroom. At a 50 meters distance the property is joined by an independent cottage, composed of an open space lounge with dining room and kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom on the upper level, as well as one bedroom with private bathroom on the lower floow. The annex opens onto a large terrace with a pergola.
This property is located a panoramic position, enjoying the quiet and an excellent privacy, while having all services within reach.
The surrounding landscape is characterized by dense woods, panoramic walks leading to streams and rivers surrounded by stunning views, where you can enjoy the silence and scents of this marvelous 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.