MICHELE: Once occupied by our son, before he abandoned the nest. There are two rooms on two stories, directly in front of the pool. On the ground floor, there is a living room with a small kitchen, 2 futons used also for beds, a small bathroom with an open shower (floor, with drain, see photo), toilet and sink. In the upper level, accessible by a semi-spiral staircase, there’s a large bedroom with a tall double bunk bed with 4 places.
Welcome to agritourism Il Borgo Della Colomba com
In the heart of Lunigiana, a few minutes from Sarzana and Fosdinovo, the old mill of the “bumpkins” was destroyed and taken over by blackberries, but changed, thanks to the crazy efforts of Cristina and Gianni, into a fabled village, where your eyes are lost in a million shades of green, your ears suffer from the profound silence, you are enveloped by the smells of the seasons, and the gurgling of the creek cradles you.
A place that appears far from everything, but in reality is only a few minutes from Sarzana (7 km). Ideal for a relaxing vacation, without leaving the village, but also a place of departure for excursions in Lunigiana, to the Cinque Terre, to the marble caves in Carrarra, in the Apuane mountains, to Lerici, or to the gulf of the poets.
The rooms and the apartments are not perfect, but in every room you can see the love of hospitality. The pool is surrounded by the countryside, the river evocative of trout and baby geese, there are gentle donkeys, mischievous cats, and a nuisance of a dog, Nanà.
The hostel-style room serves well for sleeping, but rearrange the beds, and there is ample space for group activities (yoga, music, etc…)
The cooking is simple, but delicious, a mix of local traditions and global influences, because, as one friend said, “You won’t believe it, but the world passes through here.