This beautiful medieval house is positioned on a mountaintop in the Little Apennines, between Parma and La Spezia. It has been renovated to a high standard holiday home. At various places in the house the medieval details are preserved.
The house is situated along the famous pilgrimage route to Rome, the Via Francigena. It was part of the castle that stood on top of the mountain, wich onfortunately has been lost. The house served as a tollhouse. Because the path along the front of the house is too narrow for large groups of walkers, the pilgrimage route has been redirected dozens of meters. The house lies in a small hamlet at the old church with bell tower of Valdena, surrounded by chestnut trees and forests where you can find edible mushrooms, deer, wild boars, foxes and badgers may encounter. An information board at the church gives you more information.
The living area of the house rests on two cellars. One of these caves has a spiral staircase to the upstairs living room and is used as a utility room and storage. Here are the boiler, the meter, the main valve of the water, a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The other basement serves as a foundation for the large terrace and is currently used for wood storage.
On the ground floor is a living room with fireplace that is in open communication with the former stable, which was transformed into a kitchen and dining area. From the living room there are two doors trough wich you can reach the large sun terrace with outdoor bath at the front and the shaded terrace in the orchard. From both terraces you can enjoy the peace and nature. In the living room is a staircase that brings you upstairs, to a landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The nearby town of Borgo val di Taro is an authentic Italian town with many restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shops and the weekly market on Monday.
From the house you can make beautiful walks or bike rides through the countryside.
By car or by train from Borgo val di Taro, you can visit the beautiful Tuscan towns or cities like Pisa, Luca, Florance or the cities in Emila Romagna, Parma Fidenza (outlet villago), Bologna etc., or those in Liguria, La Spezia, Genua etc.
Take the train in Borgotaro at 8:45 am to Monterosso, get off on the beach of the beautiful Chinque Terre and you can join the famous walk "the Via Dela More" a walk along the five villages on the coast of Liguria. From there you can also take the fery to the other villages or just enjoy the beach and sea.
You can swim in the river Taro or in the large community pool.
We are Rob and Helmy. We lived in Italy for a wile and learned to love it. in 2004 we bought a medieval ruin on top of a mountain in Località Castello Valdena. We have completely renovated the house and made it into a comfortable holiday home. When we can we go to enjoy this beautiful house and its fantastic surroundings We invite you to do the same in periods we are not there. We do our best to make your stay in our home as pleasant as possible
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|28-05-2017 - 30-08-2017||€ 500.00||-||-||€ 75.00||-||7 nights|
|30-08-2017 - 27-09-2017||€ 500.00||-||-||€ 75.00||-||7 nights|
|Bed linen||€ 25.00||Per stay||Pay at booking | required|
|Deposit||€ 150.00||Per stay||Pay at booking | required|
|Extra person||€ 20.00||Per person||Pay at booking | required|
|Pet(s)||€ 20.00||Per week||Pay at booking | optional|
All windows have a breathtaking view over the valley. The front and rear doors give access to the large sun terrace with outdoor bath and shaded terrace in the orchard.
The kitchen consists of elements, carefully put together. Cutting, washing and drying unit, storage unit for cutlery and groceries, cooking unit with ring induction stove, a bottle rack and storage space, fridge / freezer and microwave and large cupboard for crockery, bread etc.
Borgo Val di Taro is a beautiful outdoor pool. It is a public pool. You can also swim in the river Taro. Taro Dine is one mile from the house. You can also find cool herein. From the terrace you can see this in Castello55 river lie and sometimes hear the murmur of the water.
Er zijn twee minpunten die wij hebben ervaren. Als eerste is de entree van het huis. De afstand van de auto naar het huis is ver en kan moeizaam zijn; met name voor mensen die enigszins moeilijk ter been zijn. Het brengen van de bagage van auto naar het huis moet over ongelijke en op en neer gaande paadjes.
Als tweede is de telefonische bereikbaarheid . We konden niet mobiel bellen en gebeld worden. De Wifi werkte wel.
Gelukkig was Lucia via de WhatsApp voor ons in geval van nood een contactpersoon.
Heerlijke week gehad in dit bijzondere huis op een prachtige plek. Perfecte plek om tot rust te komen en goede uitvalsbasis voor mooie wandelingen!