The Apartments "Magnolia" and "Mimosa"
What for over 200 years was a farmhouse with stable, barn and, cellar, has been recently completely refurbished to offer guests a comfortable and relaxing stay, in two 4-room fully independent apartments, with central heating for stays in the colder season.
Each apartment offers up to 6 beds, 2 in a large double bedroom, where
a cot can be supplied on request, 2 in a room with two single beds, and
2 in the living room with a comfortable sofa, which can easily and quickly
be transformed into a double bed.
In the living room, decorated with furniture typical of the Tuscan tradition, located beside the sofa you can find a store cupboard with showcase, an extension table with chairs and satellite TV; on one side of the room is arranged the cooking area, which is equipped with gas cooker with 4 burners and oven, refrigerator with freezer, sink with two basins, in addition to furniture containing the crockery and everything necessary for cooking.
The bathroom, placed in the sleeping area between the two bedrooms ,is equipped with washbasin, bidet, bathtub and shower, toilet. The washing machine is placed in a separate room.
The entrance to the apartment overlooks a veranda of about 15 sq overlooking the sea, for the sole use of the apartment; the veranda is covered with ceiling beams and rafters in chestnut and cypress wood recovered from the old farmhouse and reused here. There you can find a table and chairs, much appreciated for breakfasts and lunches outdoors.
Outside the spaces are large: the verandas overlook directly an almost flat garden of olive trees, approximately 5,000 sq wide and fenced outwards, overlooking the plain, the town of Viareggio and a long stretch of coastline; from here the view goes away on the sea, up to see, on a clear day, the profile of the isle of the isle of Gorgona, still today the home of a penal colony, and, more rarely, the isle of Capraia and the northern part of Corsica, distant about sixty miles;
on those clear days, to the South you can even guess in the distance (20 km) the profile of the Cathedral and the leaning tower of Pisa; at night then the coast shines with lights, ranging from the lighthouse located on the island of Tino (Gulf of La Spezia)in the North to the lighthouse of the port of Livorno in the South.
Among the olive trees, for each apartment guests can use a table with a marble top and wooden benches; in addition, a common shower made of stone for refreshment in the heat of the summer and various small fountains , made of stone too. Certainly everyone will be able to find the right position where to place for a pleasant relaxation, umbrellas and deck chairs supplied to the apartments.
Here and there grow many-coloured oleanders, citrus plants, fragrant Sage and Rosemary hedges, Strawberry trees, while Geraniums and bougainvillea adorn the loggias.
For moments of meditation, a “marginetta” (a tiny chapel) with the image of the Madonna della Fontenova rests in the shade of century-old cypresses.