Monastery on Sale in Fivizzano
Energy certificate: 474,1 kwh/m²
Built in the 16th century as a convent for the Carmelite Friars, the Renaissance building is situated in a secluded estate framed by the splendor of nature. Together with the surrounding meadows and streams, one can also enjoy a spectacular view of the Apuan Alps. A unique and peaceful retreat.
The vaulted entrance to the ex Convent, still suggests the peaceful atmosphere of monastic lifestyle, with stone arches into a majestic cloister, antique frescoes, and a covered walkway around the courtyard and central stone well. The Monastery has been lovingly restored by a local family who has owned it for several generations. It still has beautiful spaces to be customized and others to rebuild. An idyllic venue for events and celebrations, with exceptional natural acoustics for musical concerts. Its spiritual atmosphere attracts people who enjoy historical surroundings, blissful valleys, stunning mountain views, and clear night skies full of stars.
A private location close to lively villages, main roads and towns, not far from the coast and international airports.
Closest village & shops 2 km
Cinque Terre 50 km
Forte dei Marmi 60 km
Lucca 90 km
Florence 165 km
Pisa Airport 100 km
Genoa Airport 130 km
Lunigiana & Fivizzano
The lands of Lunigiana were already inhabited in the Prehistoric Era as testified by the presence of the evocative and enigmatic stone statues Statues Stele found in the region.
Thanks to its morphological features and its strategic position, the Magra Valley has always been a corridor that has seen the passage of different peoples who have strongly influenced the history and organization of this territory.
The Romans founded the city of Luni at the mouth of the Magra River in 177BC and during the imperial time it became very powerful when they started to excavate the nearby marble quarries. Also the area was well connected in the Republican Age thanks to an efficient road system which also led onto Rome.
Later the area suffered sackings by the Saracens and Normans and the castles and fortifications were built, destroyed and rebuilt again. Castles and fortresses are still present in every part of the region.
Archaeological findings give evidence of Fivizzano among the first settlements in Lunigiana and early documents refer to the nearby Castle of Verrucola, built by Spinetta Malaspina. Emperor Henry V conferred this onto Ugo d'Este in 1077. Nowadays it is owned by Cascella family and it was also the place where the famous sculptor used to live and work.