ITALY, TUSCANY, MASSA CARRARA, LICCIANA NARDI
16th Century Castle in Historic Town Centre
16th Century Castle. This delightful 16th Century castle is located on the picturesque main square of the historic town of Licciana Nardi, renown for festivals such as the Chestnut Festival in the Autumn. There are also a bank, schools, restaurants and medical facilities. The nearby village of Monti has a castle on the hill above and offers a good selection of amenities. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive.
Linked to the baroque church by a covered bridge that allowed nobles direct access to prayer, the castle is superbly presented with original floors, stone staircases and frescoes. Most of the property has been beautifully restored and the main roof of the castle was replaced a year ago. There are still parts of the building in need of restoration.
Ground floor: Large vaulted wine cellars, a shop with bathroom, main entrance hall to the castle with stone staircase.
First floor: Large living room with fireplace, dining room, study, kitchen, TV room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a further 2 rooms. There are also several balconies and terraces on this floor and the main terrace overlooks the central village piazza.
Second floor: Independent section with living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room, study, terrace, bedroom with fireplace and bathroom. This level opens onto a terrace on the roof of the old tower that dominates the village and requires some restoration work. There are also a further 7 rooms and a bathroom in need or renovation.
Third floor: 5 high attic rooms, a covered terrace and a large open terrace.
There is also a plot of land of 300 sqm.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany known as the ‘Land of the Moon’. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but also the huge sense of wellbeing that comes from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life. For lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away.
The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains.