Location

The house is situated in the small village of Rimessa di Agliano, on the shore of the picturesque Lake Gramolazzo. It is in the heart of the national park of the Apuan Alps, in the Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany. Just 75km from Lucca and 120km from Florence, it is easily accessible by car or train and bus .

The drive along the Garfagnana region offers extraordinary unfolding views of mountains, valleys and of fields clad with Chestnut and Cypress trees and vineyards amongst medieval hilltop towns and bustling villages.

Within walking distance from the house, is the small town of Gramolazzo. It is well serviced with a butcher, grocer/delicatessan, pharmacy, bank, newsagency, dry-cleaner, post office, police station, petrol station, church, restaurants, bar, pizzeria and ceramic workshop/gift store. Two doors down, is a family run restaurant/bar which offers homemade italian dishes for lunch and wood fired pizzas for dinner, all at a great price. You can also enjoy gelatos, coffee and aperitifs whilst overlooking the stunning views.

The larger town of Piazza al Serchio is 8km away and has a train station with connections to Pisa, Lucca and Florence. The town provides a range of shopping and services as well as a weekly open air market.

The main town of the region, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is 30 minutes drive away. It is a lively market town with ancient walls and the picturesque medieval fortress, La Rocca. There are numerous small specialty shops to rival any in Lucca or Florence.

Arriving by train from anywhere:

The closest train station to the house is at Piazza al Serchio (8km away). From any train station in Italy, you can ask for a train ticket to Piazza al Serchio. There is a local bus every half hour from Piazza al Serchio and it stops 200m from the house in Rimessa di Agliano (on the shore of Lake Gramolazzo).

 

Arriving by car from France (4 hours, 316km from Monaco):

On the autostrada (coming from Nice/Monte Carlo), continue towards Genoa and then towards La Spezia. On the way to La Spezia you will drive past all of the turn off's for the Cinque Terre. Before getting to La Spezia, turn off towards Aulla/Parma. Exit the autostrada at Aulla and then head up the mountain towards Minucciano. Gramolazzo is only 4 km beyond Minucciano. The house is located on the edge of Gramolazzo lake in the small village of Rimessa di Agliano. It will take you 2 hours (137km) to drive from Genoa to the house).

Arriving by car from Milan (3 hours, 240km):

Head towards Parma on the autostrada and rather than continuing on towards Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna or Firenze, turn towards Aulla/La Spezia. Exit the autostrada at Aulla and then head up the mountain towards Minucciano. Gramolazzo is only 4 km beyond Minucciano. The house is located on the edge of Gramolazzo lake in the small village of Rimessa Di Agliano.

Arriving by car from Venice (4 hours, 390km):

Head west on the autostrada towards Padova/Verona. At Verona, take the autostrada south towards Modena. Just before Modena, change autostrada and head towards Parma. From Parma, change autostrada and head towards Aulla/La Spezia. Exit the autostrada at Aulla and then head up the mountain towards Minucciano. Gramolazzo is only 4 km beyond Minucciano. The house is located on the edge of Gramolazzo lake in the small village of Rimessa di Agliano.

Arriving by car from Rome/Rome Airport (5 hours, 470km from Rome):

Head north on the autostrada towards Firenze. From Firenze, change autostrada and head towards Pisa. Before getting to Pisa, exit the autostrada at Capannori and then head towards Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. From there, head towards San Romano and then Piazza al Serchio. Continue for 8km. The house is located on the edge of Gramolazzo lake in the small village of Rimessa di Agliano.

Arriving by car from Firenze/Firenze Airport (2hrs 30min, 184km from Firenze):

Head west towards Pisa. Before getting to Pisa, exit the autostrada at Capannori and then head towards Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. From there, head towards San Romano and then Piazza al Serchio. Continue for 8km. The house is located on the edge of Gramolazzo lake in the small village of Rimessa di Agliano.

Arriving by car from Pisa or Pisa Airport (1 hour 40 min, 90km from Pisa):

Head east towards Firenze and exit the autostrada at Capannori. From Capannori, head towards Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and then on towards San Romano and then Piazza al Serchio. Continue for 8km. The house is located on the edge of Gramolazzo lake in the small village of Rimessa di Agliano.

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