Your Tuscan Adventure Awaits

Visitors may be forgiven for thinking that the enchanting regions of Chianti, Sienna and Florence are all Tuscany has to offer, but Lunigiana is an area rich in history and tradition.

Set in magnificent mountains and chestnut woods, it’s a truly unspoiled and peaceful corner of Tuscany, yet situated only a few minutes’ drive away from the amenities and traditional shops of the historic town of Licciana Nardi and the quaint village restaurants and walks in the foothills of the Apennine mountains.

The famous Cinque Terre and the seaside resorts of Lerici and Porto Venere are all also within easy reach.
The most northern tip borders the colourful Gulf of the Poets. The seaside charm of the Versilia coast is within a short drive, as are the impressive cities of Lucca and Pisa, rich with Italian architecture and culture.

Places to visit

Lunigiana is linked by train from nearby Aulla and so offers easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.

The gulf of the poets

Lunigiana is linked by train from nearby Aulla and so offers easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.


The unspoiled coastal town of Lerici with its imposing castle and romantic seaside piazza is the perfect place to dine and meander along the picturesque water front.

Cinque Terre

Take a hillside train from La Spezia or Aulla to the five towns that form the stunning Cinque Terre, a UNESCO world heritage site and area of astonishing natural beauty, with traditional architecture, a reputation for fine wine and sunsets that must be seen to be believed.

Further Afield

  • 70 Minutes from Licciana, is the marvellous fortified town of Lucca, where you can hire bicycles and cycle the town’s entire perimeter wall.
  • A similar distance away is the medieval city of Pisa, complete with it’s famous tower and gorgeous squares.
  • See the monumental marble mines at Carrara, featured in the James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’, and the source of much of the worlds marble, favoured by the great Renaissance sculptors.

For Bikers & Walkers

Located within easy reach of several stages of three world famous walking and biking trails – the Via Francigena, the Via del Volto Santo and the Via degli Abati – and with many others to explore across the foothills of the Apennines, the property makes an ideal base for both walking and biking enthusiasts.

The ninety minute walk up to the castle at Bastia and back which hovers above the estate offers a lung stretching hike and panoramic views

Eating Out

For many years the staple food of Lunigiana was the flour made from the local chestnuts. Now it is better known for the simple, but first class restaurants hidden in numerous hillside villages.

Ristorante Il Poderetto

Set in the nearby village of Pontebosio this agriturismo has an outdoor play area for children, delicious home cooking with their own wine and a great reputation.

La Locanda Del Ponte

Located in Pontebosio and set in another of Lunigiana’s wonderful old castles, Boccondivino has a reputation as grand as its location.

Ristoranti Galetti

The mountain road from Licciana towards Comano leads to Ristoranti Galetti. For over half a century, this famous restaurant has been home to the hearty flavours of traditional home-cooked cuisine.

Restaurant Montage Verde

Known as ‘La Torre’, this restaurant sits 660m above sea level, as part of an incredible restoration of an abandoned ancient tower. Expect fine dining in the traditional style, delicious local wines and cheeses and exceptional game dishes.

Casa Turchetti

Hidden down a track in the village of Cattognano this agriturismo serves traditional Lunigiana dishes with a twist from the young chef Federico. Outdoor dining in the summer months are not to be missed.

The Estate Caretaker will make reservations for you and provide useful advice.


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