La Casa Padronale del Poggiolo in Codiponte, Italy
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||215 square meters|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Mountain, Village|
Description from the owner
La Casa Padronale is an 800 year old farm house built at the foot of Codiponte's Medieval castle in the little known corner of Tuscany called the Lunigiana. The house originally had the living quarters on the top floor, now called L'Appartamento Azzurro because of its soft-blue wall color, with the hay barns & storage rooms for wine-making on the ground floor and the animal stalls below that. Many years ago, the facade & interior spaces of the main house were altered with the probable idea of enlarging Il Poggiolo as a "casa padronale". Instead, another part of the compound, La Casetta, and attached to Il Poggiolo at the entrance archway, was...Read more
La Casa Padronale del Poggiolo in Codiponte, Italy
Codiponte, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
La Casa Padronale del Poggiolo is in the Medieval village of Codiponte. The village's name in the local dialect means... "at the head of the bridge". And up until the 20th Century, 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 above Codiponte 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 charming 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 historic towns of Sarzana, Massa & Carrara and their beach resorts.
So, come & enjoy!
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$193||$193||$1,091||$2,311||3 nights|
|All Dates||$193||$193||$1,091||$2,311||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $96 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $385 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Beautiful home, historical, relaxation - highlight of our trip
We stayed here after a whirlwind tour through amsterdam, Rome and Venice. I was worried my boys (age 14 & 17) would be bored after the excitement of the city touring but it ended up being their favorite part of our European trip. Everything about this location is a dream, it is beautifully restored and yet the charm of the buildings and location is addictive. You are transported back in time but with every modern convenience. The locals are friendly, the views are spectacular and the home is absolutely charming. We loved every minute, from complete relaxation with a coffee or glass of wine to an adventurous hike. You will have lifelong memories of a wonderful stay in a beautiful but not touristy part of Italy. Day trips are easy but you will long to come back at the end of the day.
Annette and Frank Joseph
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Charming, I must go back again.
This is a very charming home. We loved every minute there. Furnished beautifully. It is located near wonderful beachside towns, with great views of the mountains. It was a memorable and highlight experience staying in Codiponte. Very comfortable, and the kitchen is terrific. I will go back again.
As much as I loved staying in Codiponte, Italy and in La Casa Grande del Poggiolo, it is tucked away into this incredible feeling you get and get to soak up all the good energy all around you. Staying here is just what I was hoping for in Italy, this particular place is stunning. My friends and I took just as many pictures of the inside as well as the outside. One of the best things for me, was that Forrest took us to some local spots, made some phone calls for us and was the above and beyond the best "everything" I could have asked for. He has worked to make it beautiful and it shows everywhere you look.
So blessed to have had this opportunity. Am most certainly hoping that I may be able to go again, soon. Sincerely, Becky Barker
Los Angeles, CA
Mideival Fantasy Village
The homeowner is a Southern Gentleman who has mastered the art of European hospitality. The home itself is gorgeous: featuring wonderfully eclectic original art, comfortable amenities, charming gardens and breathtaking vistas. My favorite place was the outdoor dining room with a view of the meadows and mountains surrounding. It was gratifying to stay in such a beautifully restored historic building--one that has just enough updates to make it comfortable, but with a loving respect for the history of the structure, the village, and the community. It is a lovely, hidden part of Italy few are able to experience.