Centrally located in the bustling mountain village of Careggine, 882 m asl, next to local shops this Alpine style hotel, “Abete Bianco” (Silver Fir) is laid out over 4 floors and has a restaurant with traditional pizza oven.
Level garden area.
The hotel is about 1 hr 20 minutes from Lucca and 1 hr 40 minutes from Pisa.
“Abete Bianco” was run very successfully for a number of years and, with its traditional pizza oven, was very popular with locals for birthday parties and other celebrations. It has been empty for a while and needs to be spruced up to restore it to its former glory!
It has direct access from the village car park at the side or from the village road that ends at the historic archway in the ancient town walls.
The layout is:
Ground floor: Entrance hallway, large dining room with pizza oven access to the garden, kitchen (front and back), games room, storage cellar, wine cellar, 2 x WC rooms.
First floor: Sitting room, 7 bedrooms (of which 5 en-suite), 3 bathrooms
Second floor: 8 bedrooms (of which 5 en-suite), 2 bathrooms
Top floor: 4 bedrooms, bathroom, storage.
Located in the heart of the Apuan Alps, within the National Park, Careggine is surrounded by forests, mountains, meadows, rivers and lakes but can be reached in less than an hour from the main motorway exits or railway stations.
Careggine itself is over 1000 years old, with traditional stone built houses and village lanes. It is a bustling little town with grocery store, cafés, family butcher, restaurants, pizzeria, chemist and post office.
A couple of minutes drive away are the small ski lifts of Formica and Via Nova with restaurant three ski lifts and artificial snow making facilities.
The nearest large market town, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, is 15km away It has supermarkets, banks, garages and all manner of other shops, services and sporting facilities as well as a train station on the line from Lucca and Pisa airport.
The much larger ski resort of Abetone is about 1 hour away. The coast is less than 30 miles (46km) away over the marble mountains of Carrara, making Careggine an ideal location for holidays all year round.