LOCATION & MAP
Where is Podere Conti?
Podere Conti is located in the northern part of Tuscany known as Lunigiana. The nearest town is Pontremoli serviced by train and motorway exit on the E33 between Parma and La Spezia. Podere Conti is just over an hour from Pisa or Parma airport and about half an hour from the coast.
Exit the E33 motorway betewen Parma & La Spezia at Ponremoli, pass the paytoll and turn right direction Pontremoli
The first turning to the right is closed (bridge closed) so drive to the next bridge (about 1km) turning right where signposted Filattiera/Villafranca
Cross the narrow river bridge up to a T-junction of the SS62 road and turn right travelling about the same distance back
Turn left where you see a tyre shop (F. Pizzanelli) indicated Macerie/Dobbiana (and our sign)
Follow either road (in front or behind the tyre shop) following signs for Macerie, passing under the second railway bridge (and not the first one indicated left for Vaia)
Follow our signs up the hill until you come to a fork indicating right for Macerie - taking the right fork you will continue up the hill until you pass through the olive groves which are the start of the Podere Conti estate
The hotel is located shortly after the olive groves on the left of the road before the hamlet of Macerie
longitude: 44˚. 22’.17” N
Use the name Macerie and not Filattiera (which is 15km further away from the motorway exit than the Podere)
CONTACT PODERE CONTI
Via Dobbiana Macerie 3 Filattiera (MS) Italy | P.Iva. 01209170453 | Tel +39 3482681830 | Email email@example.com
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LUNIGIANA THE UNDISCOVERED TUSCANY Enjoyed by culture seekers, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts
Known as the Undiscovered Tuscany, Lunigiana is relatively untouched by tourism or heavy industry making it a perfect holiday destination for culture seekers, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Lunigiana, literally translated as “earth of the moon”, takes its name from the ancient Etruscan city of Luni, a Roman settlement founded in 677 BC.
The region historically served as a passageway for pilgrims between the rest of Europe and Rome who travelled the Via Francigena and was fought over between the Malaspina and the Medici families leaving its landscape dominated by medieval castles with tower watchposts, fortified stone walled hill top hamlets, baroque villas and palaces with XVII/XVII century frescos and ancient churches.
Lunigiana, in the northern tip of Tuscany, is nestled between the Appennini and Apuane Alp mountain ranges. It follows the river bed of the Magra that separates the regions of Liguria and Emilia Romagna. This unique positioning provides Lunigiana with some great attractions for nature lovers who can go trekking the paths of the Tuscan / Emilian Apennine National Park.
For more energetic sport enthusiasts, there are cycling tours, rivers for fishing and panoramic views for the horse riders.
Lunigiana is within easy reach of the coast and the famous Cinque Terre. Day trips to Florence are possible, as are wine and food tours in the Classic Chianti region of Tuscany.
Skiiers have easy access to Cerreto Pass, used for the World Skiing Championships. While others can enjoy the thermal springs and caves at Equi Termi.
Lunigiana is also renowned for its farmhouse cuisine that takes the freshest ingredients from its nature, namely chestnut flour, mushrooms, natural herbs (Torta D’erbi), fresh ricotta and other cheeses, DOP (Protection of Origination) honey and lamb (Zeri). During the summer months, almost every town and village will host a sagre (festival) dedicated to one or more of the many traditional gastronomic delicacies of the region.