General Intro.

Tuscanyfor2 offers an authentic Italian experience; food and flavour of old Tuscany, the feasts and festivals of Lunigiana, the majestic heights of the Appenine mountain range and the spectacular coastal villages of the Cinque Terre.

Wander through the chestnut forests, swim in the mountain streams, dine in the many wonderful restaurants and sample the local sfuso wines straight from the cask.

Casa Giulia.

Casa Giulia is a bijou apartment in the heart of the medieval village of Tavernelle, 30 minutes from the motorway and hour from Pisa airport. Casa Giulia is located just off the Via del Borgo, Tavernelle’s medieval main street.

The apartment is comfortably furnished, and comprises a large private terrace with 360 degree mountain and village views, a spacious living room with galley kitchen, a double bedroom and shower room.Access to the terrace is through French doors from the living room. The terrace overlooks the village rooftops on one side, and the splendid vista of the Appenines on the other. The terrace has a built-in brick barbeque and is generously furnished with a table, chairs and loungers. A large umbrella provides shade from the sunshine

Life at Casa Giulia is lived outdoors, basking in warm sunshine on the terrace by day and barbequing under the stars by night. You can also explore the cities of Tuscany, Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena. The Ligurian coast and the famed Cinque Terre are easily accessible, as are the villages and forests of the Lunigiana region.

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Accommodation at Casa Giulia includes:

– Large private terrace
– Built-in barbeque
– Crisp white linen
– Towels and beach towels
– WiFi
– Welcome basket including local wine, bread and pasta
– Folder containing excellent local information

All utilities are included in the rental price.


The Village of Tavernelle.

Tavernelle lies in the Tavarone valley in Lunigiana, the heart of historic northern Tuscany, set against a backdrop of the Appenine mountains.

The village has a bar, an excellent family run restaurant/pizzeria, a butchers shop and grocery. A travelling bread shop arrives with a fanfare each morning, and fruit/vegetable, grocery and fish shops also arrive on set days during the week.

The river allows swimming in cold rock pools, sunbathing and scrambling upstream through pools, eddies and falls. The mountains and forests offer a large choice of trekking paths, well-marked and suitable for all skill or energy levels!


The Lunigiana Region of Tuscany.

Lunigiana lies in northern Tuscany, between Liguria on the coast and the hinterland of Emilia Romagna. The region was formerly the fiefdom of the Malaspina family, and is characterised by their castles or fortessas, most notably at Fosdinovo, Aulla, Pontremoli, Carrara and many more.

Within an easy drive or train journey you will find the cities of Lucca, Pisa, Florence, the beautiful towns of Fosdinovo and Sarzana and the local regional capitals of Massa and Carrara. The coastal wonders of the Cinque Terre villages, Lerici, and the ferry to Portovenere and Portofino are all less than an hour away.

It’s the essence of Italy – wonderful landscapes, good food and wine, great value and a warm Italian welcome.

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