Via Apella, 1 - LICCIANA NARDI (MS)
The agriturismo is located in Apella di Licciana Nardi (province of Massa), surrounded by the centuries-old chestnut trees of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park. The rooms are in an historic watchtower built in 1000 and renovated in 1995 by Mario Maffei. The project continued with the redevelopment of the village of Apella, which now houses a hotel comprising carefully restored characteristic medieval stone houses, using reclaimed local materials. The attentive, painstaking renovation project led to the creation of colourful rooms (bedrooms, apartments, tasting room, honey workshop, restaurant) that combine the relaxed and characteristic atmosphere of historic buildings with the functionality and comfort of modern accommodation, to ensure guests experience all-round well-being.
The tasting room and restaurant, with its zero-km menu, are the ideal place to enjoy delicious, traditional Lunigiana cuisine (pasta cooked in chestnut leaves accompanied by locally produced ricotta, pecorino with home-produced Lunigiana honey, crostini baked in the wood oven with porcini mushrooms or with delicious lardo di Colonnata, herb, leek and potato quiches, focaccia with onions, homemade pasta, delicious game, lamb cooked on hearth tiles, fillet of beef, Cinta Senese pork, cakes, blueberry mousse and many other tasty traditional dishes), accompanied by wines from growers in the local area and the rest of Tuscany.
In the summer, guests can enjoy the pool-terrace (25 x 5 meters) with a view of the Apuan Alps, completely surrounded by the green landscape of the surrounding mountains. In autumn, the myriad of colours creates an impressive and memorable backdrop, and visitors can witness the metato in operation (every October this special wood oven is lit for the traditional drying of chestnuts), and breathes in the aroma of roasted chestnuts spreading through the village. The biopark and educational farm are perfect for those interested in finding out about the biodiversity of the area and to getting to know the farm’s animals, such as donkeys, sheep and cows, as well as the organic gardens where herbs for medicinal and culinary purposes are produced.