A rare opportunity to acquire a splendid apartment (130 sqm) on the beautiful Piazza Matteotti in the centre of Sarzana. The apartment requires some renovation, but is packed with beautiful features and a lovely view.
The apartment is set in an historical palazzo building on the main piazza of the medieval town of Sarzana. An impressive common stairwell leads up to the third floor. The front door opens to a large entrance hallway, and into a large living room with high arched windows with a view to the hills. There is a sweet balcony. Three double bedrooms, bathroom and store room. Some modernisation required. Currently there is no central heating.
L’Architrave works with a sister company and a Geometra to be able to provide planning guidance, design consultancy, project management and tradespeople for all required works. This team have overseen a number of wonderful restorations and building projects of all kinds in the area. The property is being sold as seen: to finish, and does not include the cost of additional works.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire an historical apartment over looking the main square of Sarzana.
Sarzana is a vibrant medieval market town with large elegant central piazzas and cobbled lanes meandering through the town flanked with coffee shops and antique stores. During the summer months Sarzana often hosts festivals from dining in the piazza to concerts to open air events along the lanes. There is a wonderful atmosphere on summer evenings when there are many street antique markets throughout the town, often with musicians playing and the castle is open. Sarzana also has a train station, just a few mins from this apartment, with direct trains to Pisa, Florence, the Cinque Terre and Genova (Genoa). A busy general market takes over the town each Thursday.
Both the coastal areas of Versilia and the Gulf of the Poets are 7 km away with good public transport connections. The golden sandy beaches look out to the islands, to Portovenere and the castles of San Terenzo and Lerici. The Gulf of The Poets, a pearl of the Mediterranean, with character villages, craggy coves and sandy beaches, is enchanting. It has been home to many poets and writers over the years including Shelley, Byron and DH Lawrence. There is great sailing around this coastline, with the Cinque Terre, Elba and the Tuscan islands all within easy reach. Both Lerici and San Terenzo are dominated by the castle with the old villages of pastel coloured buildings huddled on the steep hills dropping down to the sea and the marina. There are many colourful shops and restaurants and it is an ideal place to relax and explore. The easiest way to get around the gulf is by boat which run between Lerici, La Spezia, Portovenere and on to The Cinque Terre. These five villages are strung along the terraced cliffs and form a UNESCO World Heritage site which, until recently, could only be reached by boat or by train. Anyone visiting the Cinque Terre should take a walk along the cliff paths which link one village to the next, stop in one of the bars or restaurants and try the anchovies marinated in olive oil and garlic, served with bread and delicate white wine made from the grapes which grow up the steep terraces above the villages.
Distances: Sarzana (trains, shops, restaurants) a few steps, Lerici (beaches) 7 km, Cinque Terre 35 kms, Forte dei Marmi 35 km, Viareggio 40 km, Lucca 65 km, Pisa (airport) 65 km, Florence 130 km.