La Fattoria Pietra, Tuscany, Italy
Located above the tiny village of Codiponte in a quiet corner of north west Tuscany, this ancient farmhouse is an interesting patchwork of styles and renovations completed over the centuries. Over eight hundred years old, the Medici style structure is comprised of two residences that were attached and reconfigured from the old animal stalls and wine cellars to create a unified villa that can accommodate up to six guests.
Accessed through the dining loggia entrance off of the central courtyard, the main living and dining areas are bold and colorful with an eclectic and curious mix of antiques and collectibles. The two single day beds are here and can sleep one guest each. This floor is also where the main kitchen is which is fully equipped and can serve guests inside or out on the terrace.
Upstairs are the original living quarters of the farm now an open plan space complete with a terrace overlooking the village and surrounding country-side. It features a living and dining area and additional kitchenette as well as a cozy fireplace. The master en suite bedroom and loft sleep an additional four guests and the apartment has a private entrance off the courtyard with direct access to the gardens and orchards. The large cobblestone courtyard is surrounded by olive, chestut and fruit trees with a peaceful little koi pond and views of the village and beyond.
Charming and historic, this is a step back in time in a peaceful village in a largely undiscovered part of Tuscany.
Wifi throughout, stereo, book library. Housekeeping and laundry facilities. Optional private chef available.
The small village of Codiponte is home to just a few hundred residents and is located in the Lunigiana region noted for the prevalance of the charming Medieval stone villages and castles. There are many country walking trails in the surrounding area of olive groves and hillsides. The Mediterranean coast is within a 40 minute drive from Codiponte with the historic beach resorts and towns of Massa, Sarzana and Carrara. Pisa, Parma, Lucca and Genoa are within driving distance for day trips and the Cinque Terre Italian Riviera is not to be missed.
Codiponte, Italy. Nearest airport: Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport 60 miles