Il Poggiolo a Codiponte… is an 800 year old farm-house surrounded by a terraced garden and nestled in the Medieval and historic village of Codiponte in Northwestern Tuscany called the Lunigiana. Its three enchantingly decorated and furnished residences… La Casetta, La Casa Padronale and L’Appartamento Azzurro… are awaiting your stay from Easter to October every year.
Conde’ Nast Traveler… Il Poggiolo featured in 10 Top Places to Stay for 2013!
A little something about Codiponte & the Lunigiana… Codiponte is the home to 150 year-round residents. The population swells in the summer months to over 300. The village supports a convenience store for basic food and cleaning items, a green grocer, a bar… The Social Center of the community… an excellent butcher shop, “Salumeria Macelleria da Massimo”, and a few other shops for household and clothing items. Casola in Lunigiana, the next town above Codiponte, has a post-office, bank, the Carabinieri and similar food and retail shops. Gragnola, the next town below, has a grocery-store, bank, an assortment of shops like the others and the train station for service to Aulla, Lucca and La Spezia. The nearest hospital is in Fivizzano, a 25 minute drive away.
The beauty of the Lunigiana is its convenient position on the Italian peninsula. The nearest beaches are a 40 minute drive away from Codiponte at Marinella. The resort town of Lerici on the Bay of the Poets is just as close. The Cinque Terre can be reached easily by train from Aulla or by ferry-boat from Porte Venere or La Spezia, about 45 minutes by car. Pisa and its airport, Parma and Lucca are all a little over an hour’s drive away. Genoa and Florence are close enough for day-trips. The Apuane and Apennine Mountains are laced with stunning hiking and bike trails. And, for history buffs, there are over 120 castles and towers and innumerable Romanesque churches to visit and explore. The Lunigiana is also noted for its cucina locale of sgabei, a fried bread served with salami e formaggi, panigacci, a rough flour crepe topped with various sauces from pesto, parmigiano & olive oil to a hearty meat sauce, the local pasta of testaroli and una tagliata of seared beef with rucola. As they say here… Buon appetito!
Il Poggiolo’s location…
Il Poggiolo: Localita’ Codiponte, 62 54014 Casola in Lunigiana (MS) Italy
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