L'Appartamento Azzurro del Poggiolo in Codiponte
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||75 square meters|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Mountain, Village|
Description from the owner
L'Appartamento Azzurro was the original living quarters for il Poggiolo, an 800 year old Tuscan farm-house situated at the foot of Codiponte's Medieval castle in the Lunigiana. The apartment was entirely re-constructed & modernized in 2010 - 2011. The apartment is now an open living/dining & kitchen space with a sleeping loft above. Off the bedroom is a private terrace with lovely views of the village and the valley beyond covered with olive & chestnut groves. The furnishings is an eclectic mix of period antiques, flea-market finds and an array of traditional & contemporary artworks. And, all the walls have been painted a soft-blue, as the na...Read more
L'Appartamento Azzurro del Poggiolo in Codiponte
Codiponte, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
L'Apartamento Azzurro del Poggiolo is in the antique village of Codiponte. The village's name in the local dialect means... "at the head of the bridge". And, in Medieval times, it was the only bridge to cross the Aulella River. The Pieve of Codiponte, the village's church, was a key way-station of the famous pilgrimage route to Rome, the via Francigena, over this bridge. There are six other churches to visit along this route nearby and before the Carpanelli Pass. Many walking trails & roads lace the surrounding hills of olive groves and to the Castle & Convent of Codiponte.
The community is the home to over 300 year-round residents, served by two small food shops, other stores for clothing & household items, a bar & tabaccheria... the "community center" of the village... and bus service. There is ample parking at the arrival end of the Medieval bridge and below it. Within a short drive is Casola in Lunigiana & Gragnola where there are many other shops & grocery stores. And in Gragnola is the train for either Lucca or Aulla & La Spezia.
The Lunigiana is noted for its many pristine borghi... or, stone villages, many guarded by stunning castles. In fact, there are over 120 castles & towers throughout the region to visit. The Mediterranean Sea is within a 40 minute drive from Codiponte. So too can Parma, Lucca, Pisa and its airport, and Genoa be easily reached by car for day-trips. The Cinque Terre is a convenient train trip from Aulla. And, closer-by are the charming towns of Sarzana, Massa & Cararra and their beach resorts.
Come & enjoy!
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$107||$107||$603||$1,340||3 nights|
|All Dates||$107||$107||$603||$1,340||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $67 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $268 - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fabulous location, immaculate and beautiful home
I stayed here with my husband and 2 teenage boys in July after touring in Rome and Venice. Our visit to Codiponte was not only the highlight of my visit, my boys agreed as well that it was their favorite. The locals are friendly, the views are spectacular and the home is absolutely charming. There are plenty of hikes over spectacular hills and will please the casual hiker to the most adventurous. A coffee in the morning or a wine in the late afternoon; there isn't a better place to be in Italy. It is truly a perfect escape to the past with all the comforts of modern living. I can't wait to return!
La Dolce Vita
We wanted to visit Italy off the tourist path...a place to experience a serene more private Italy that few tourists ever get to see.So this was the perfect place to relax after 2 weeks of sightseeing with crowds of people. Still, it was close to the Cinque Terra, Parma, Lucca and Florence which we reached by short drives or train rides. In Codiponte we strolled to aqua Paradiso, visited the church, hiked to the old monastery and the castle ruins on the hill above the village. But mainly we relaxed in the loggia with books, took naps in the garden, and enjoyed the company of the lovely owner...who is a wealth of information about Italian ways and the surrounding area. When we wanted something to do he gave us ideas and directions on how to get there. A day trip to Cinque Terra is wonderful...be sure to hike the Via Del amore, and Lucca is an amazing walled city, about 1 hour away,where you can rent bikes and ride the top of the ancient wall(about 3 miles around)and have lunch in one of the side walk cafes. If you want to relax, hike or sightsee you can do it all here. The apartment is a perfect combination of ancient charm and modern convenience that is beautifully decorated as well. The garden is so welcoming... overlooking the river and valley below, a perfect place for a glass of wine, a good book or a nap. All in all a great experience.