5 Terre and Tuscany

A few steps away from the Ligurian sea and the main art cities in Tuscany

Casale Amati is in an ideal position for organizing trips in both Liguria and Tuscany. Situated near the border between the two regions of Italy, it allows our guests to plan amazing touristic and culturally interesting trips to either region just a short distance away.

Be it a trip to the Cinque Terre high above the clifftops or to the Golfo dei Poeti, the Versilia area and the vast sandy beaches or the marble quarries in Carrara or indeed the artistic splendour of Pisa, Florence, Lucca or Pietrasanta.

It’s an embarrassment of riches and just a stone’s throw away!

The Cinque Terre

The skies and the sea, discovering Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.

Perched between the land and the sea, the Cinque Terre consists of five ancient villages that extend throughout a suggestive part of the eastern Riviera Ligure (Liguria’s coastline), to the west there is Punta Mesco and to the east Punta di Montenero in the province of La Spezia.

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Lerici and Portovenere and the town of Montemarcello

The charme of Golfo dei Poeti

A name, a guarantee. Golfo dei Poeti (the gulf of poets) takes its name from the fact that over the centuries, and due to its extraordinary beauty, it has inspired many poets and writers who lived and stayed in this area…

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The marble quarries of Carrara and the village of Colonnata

History and taste

Of the local towns, Torano is moon-like, Colonnata is located to the east, Fantiscritti the most suggestive of the villages with its bridges Ponti of Vara where every August an historic re-enactment of the traditional lizzatura takes place, an ancient and extremely dangerous method of transporting blocks of marble down the mountainside takes place…

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Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Pietrasanta

A journey through the cities of art in Tuscany

Tuscany is a region rich in culture, history and art. Casale Amati is the perfect starting point from where to visit some of the most beautiful cities of art in Tuscany, either by train or by car…

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Versilia seaside

Sandy shores and the spectacular background of Apuan Alps

Quiet and polished during the day, full of life and social events when the sun goes down. Versilia is delimited by Apuan Alps white slopes and wide subtle sandy shores where, especially during summer, it is a delight to spend the day at the seaside…

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Discovering Lunigiana

Fosdinovo, Sarzana and Luni

La Lunigiana è una regione storica, posta tra Lunigiana is an historic region, situated in between Tuscany and Liguria, a place full of traditions and culture, where our Casale Amati rises. From here there are many places you can visit that are just a few minutes away by car…

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Casale amati



Un prezioso angolo di eleganza.
Abbiamo alloggiato nel Casale per il ponte del 1 maggio, con altre due famiglie, prendendo 2 delle 3 strutture contigue che formano il Casale. Ogni struttura è definita da uno stile proprio e molto curato nei dettagli, lasciando inalterate le suggestioni di quando era la residenza estiva dei proprietari.
Federica, la proprietara, vi conquesterà immediatamente per la sua gentilezza e la passione che trasmette nel racconto sulle origini della struttura. Un perfetto rifugio se il desiderio è quello di vivere autenticamente e senza eccessi, la zona già di per se stessa è meravigliosa.
Grazie di tutto!!

Diego B. Roma, Italia (Marchesa&Macine)



Simply Perfect
A perfect place to stay in with your family and/or friends. From the outside the old olive-oil mill may not look like much but inside you realize that you have stepped into a castle. It is a grand old place with parts of the mill still showing it one of the two great kitchens. There are plenty of rooms to choose from, the upper rooms with AC and down below cool enough for a hot summer. The garden is very pretty, with gold-fish in the dam, plenty of room to relax. The house is situated in the foothills of the mountains, but not far from the sea. There is plenty to do in the area and I cannot enough stress that you need to see this place and realize you will want to come back. The hostess is very pleasant and helpful, a very nice encounter.

Elisabeth Nyköping, Svezia (Marchesa&Macine).



L’endroit où nous sentons chez nous.
Il Casale Amati est devenu notre lieu de référence en Italie que nous fréquentons beaucoup. Son emplacement entre mer et petite montagne, le bon goût de la restauration de cet ancien pressoir ,le calme, les ressources de la région font que nous nous sentons chez nous ! et si l’on ajoute la charmante hospitalité des propriétaires…..nous n’avons pas les mots pour continuer.

Fedrigo Orléans, France (Le Macine)



Une magnifique maison.
Nous avons passé un week end de 4 jours en famille dans cette superbe maison. Nous avons tous été bluffés de la beauté de cet endroit et de la place que nous avions. Les photos sont conformes à la réalisté, c’est tout aussi atypique, original ! Ortonovo est un petit village paisible ou le calme est au rendez-vous. Très agréable pour se reposer après une journée très occupée au 5 terres par exemple ! Proche de la mer en voiture, je conseille à tout le monde de découvrir cet endroit !

Girot Thonon Les Bains, Francia (La Marchesa) 



Very cool place- takes you back in time!
Great place, the grounds alone should make you want to stay here! Federica was a fabulous host! My kids didn’t want to leave. Easy access to Tuscan hill towns or the 5 Terre!



Just Excellent, historical and authentic.
We stayed in this wonderful old olive mill several days together with our family including 3 kids. So we had both flats on the 1st floor which are connected by a door. So it was just one big flat then with 2 bathrooms, two kitchens and 6 bedrooms in total. We used just 5 bedrooms. The whole house is nicely decorated with old furniture/antique furniture in good condition besides modern aspects, especially wifi, TV with obviously every available channel of the world, and for sure a well equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Everything was clean and the whole house and every room is very cosy. We didn’t use the very big garden behind the house due to the bad weather we had in November. But in summer it must just be wonderful to have a BBQ on the terrace. The service is also very good. The owner explained us everything regarding the old house and how the oil was produced. There are many historical parts of the old oil production system still visible. That makes this house and especially the flat “LA Macine” a very particular and authentic place. We got also many recommendations for what we can do and visit around. Thanks for the amazing stay and your support in our situation. Hope we come back one day.

Markus Amburgo, Germania (Marchesa&Macine)



Awesome, unique adventure!
Wonderful host, wonderful unique accommodations! The apartment had all the amenities we need plus some extra and it was so unique and charming. It was fun stepping back in history. We will always treasure our stay here. It was very nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. The grounds were also very nice. We highly recommend this rental!

Ruth M. London, Ontario (Le Macine) 



Unforgettable birthday party in La Marchesa!
We were quite a big party with 6 adults who came to celebrate my birthday in La Marchesa. Such a beautiful house with a lot of space! Large bedrooms, kitchen and not least the wonderful barbecue garden. The house has a working Wifi which for us was important. From Ortonovo it is easy and close to reach Cinque Terre, La Specia, Pisa and Via Reggio. One day we went out to Tuscany, eat lunch in the wonderful Vignamaggio (birthday house of Mona Lisa) and spend some hours in Florence. After intense excursions coming back to the quiet place and bird songs in La Marchesa, felt very luxurious. Highly recommended accommodation. We are coming back!

Suzana L.(La Marchesa)