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“Quiet beautiful location”
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5 reviews
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Terrace with beautiful view.Part at the wine's shade.
Terrace with beautiful view. Part at sun's exposure..
Summer vista from the terrace
Irola in Lunigiana Valley
The sea,the mountains (with Carrara marbles quarries )of Versilia at 35 km
Swimming pool in Villafranca Lunigiana ( 5 km)
Kitchen
The beach at 35 km
....Vapor di Val di Magra...Already descripted by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy year 1300
Vernazza ,a village of Cinque terre at 40min drive
Barbecue with pergola in the garden
Bedroom with antique ceiling
The second bed (sofa-bed)
living room with sofabed
Bathroom
Our welcome to the ladies !!!
'Il Mulino' waterfall and pool of the nearby Monia torrent.Natural swimming pool.
Vegetables and fruits of the kitchen garden  for free.
Lucky mushrooms picking
living room ,Tv
Kitchen with antique ceiling reported in sight
Kitchen, antique ceiling and window that opens onto the terrace
batroom
view from the terrace
One of'Statue Stele' of Lunigiana.Third millennium AC.Interesting museum in Pontremoli,near our home
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Villafranca in Lunigiana, Province of Massa Carrara, Tuscany

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409kriszt...
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
“Quiet beautiful location”
Reviewed 20 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a wonderful time at Bruno's house in Irola which is tucked away in the beautiful countryside. The house is on the small side (but with the large terrace, the garden and the streets to play on), it is ideal for a small family and young kids. Bruno has been an amazing host and has given us vegetables and fruits from his garden as well as some of his own wine. The kids loved playing on the terrace and the streets (no cars as it is a medieval hamlet). The nearby waterfall, a short walk away, was definitely one of the highlights. The house is well positioned to explore Carrara, Lucca, the Cinque Terre and many local medieval towns nearby. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings than this is the right place for you. Thank you Bruno for your kind hospitality.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jul 2017
Hi,
thank you very much for this wonderful review.
It was a pleasure to spend some days with you, with the girls that, playing with joy,were delighted by all of us.
You left the home in perfect order ....
It will be a pleasure to meet you again.
Thanks again ....
Bruno
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Sally1553...
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Staying at Casa Donati, in Irola was one of the best Italian holidays we have ever had and we have been to Italy many times. The situation of Casa Donati is heavenly with such a divine view. The apartment was just right and there were many interesting places to discover. Bruno and Ginetta are lovely people and it was so lovely getting to know them. We will definitely go back again.

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Liked best: The view and the hosts
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Oct 2014
Ciao S. and M.,
thank you very much for what you wrote in the review.We not consider you as guests,but friends with whom remain happy together.We hope very much to see you again in our house. Consider our house like yours in Italy.Greetings from all of us.
B.G.R.
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Sherperbo...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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“The real Italy!”
Reviewed 4 November 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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If you want to get off the beaten track and experience the real Italy this house and its location are perfect. Casa Donati is located in a hill village with fabulous views of the valley, forests and mountains. The house is well equiped and Bruno and Ginetta will make you very welcome too. A big bonus is you can help yourself to seasonal fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, all for free! While the vilage is very quiet and off the beaten track you are just 15/20 minutes away by car from Villafranca and the motorway. Highlights for us were the Cinque Tere, Pisa and Florence.

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Liked best: The views
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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16 reviews
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“Tranquil, remote, charming village setting”
Reviewed 5 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011

We stayed at this property for 10 days [May 21st -June 1st 2011] Although the property was small it was very well equipped for our needs. The hospitality and genorosity shown by our hosts Bruno and his charming wife was well in excess of our expectations.We were fortunate to have had extremely good weather, which enabled us to spend time outside. If there were more than 2 people it would not be so comfortable. There are many places of interest to visit as stated by Bruno

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Marie P
Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Nous avons tout aimé !
Liked least: rien !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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