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Casa Turchetti Farmhouse
Comano, Italy

Cattognano, 19
Provincia di Massa-Carrara
Toscana (Tuscany), Italy 

Farmhouse in Tuscany, Casa Turchetti is in the medieval village of Cattognano, in Comano municipality, Massa Carrara province.

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Property type: Bed and breakfast     6 guest rooms/units   Year built: 1700, Renovated: 2006



The old mansion is located at woods threshold and dipped into the green of Lunigiana hills, that is always a borderland halfway among Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia, and crossed by the ancient medieval route “via Francigena”.

The proximity of the Alps Apuane and the “Cinque Terre” makes the farmhouse as a strategic place for excursions to mountains and seaside, and to the near art cities, Pisa, Florence, Sarzana, Lucca and to the Carrara marble caves.

You can also relax and enjoy of peace, silence and fresh in the shadow of trees and into the swimming pool.

In our Restaurant you can taste typical Lunigiana dishes and the best delicacies of the traditional Italian cuisine cooked by our land products.

Location & Transportation

Our farmhouse “Casa Turchetti” is located in the green Lunigiana, in High Tuscany, in the very old village of Cattognano along the ancient medieval route “via Francigena”.

Green Lunigiana - rich of history and beautiful landscapes – was always a borderland halfway among Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia, where wild nature has survived and where landscape is dotted with beautiful ancient villages and one hundred of impressive medieval castles.

Lunigiana valleys therefore are a habitat in which Nature and History cross each other in exceptional harmony, and where the presence of man, far from spoiling the scenery, left rich artistic evidences.
Our Farmhouse fits inside this landscape context, 500 meters above sea level and 30 Km from the Tyrrhenian Sea, close to “Alps Apuane” and to the “Parco Naturale dei Cento Laghi” (One-Hundred Lakes Natural Park).

The great house is an ancient mansion built by our ancestors since the half of 17th century and to the beginning of 19th century, today completely restored with every modern comfort but maintaining in the structure all the charm of an ancient historical building.

The Great House - where our farmhouse is set - was built as from the 15th century over the remains of a preceding medieval castle.
Still today in fact the house area is reminded as “the Cattognano Castle” in several maps.
During the 17th century all the present ground floor was completed: over the valley door (“Horse Apartment”) the date 1635 is engraved.
During the 18th century the adjoined Oratory was built up, and it was consecrated in the year 1720. Today the Oratory is subject to conservative obligation by the Italian Art Ministry (“Belle Arti”).
At the beginning of the 19th century all the present first floor was built up: over the green door of the main entrance the date 1804 is engraved.
At the beginning of the 20th century the second floor was completed too.

The Turchetti family was involved in the historical events of Lunigiana as from 1700: it is reminded that Turchettis leaded a conspiracy organized by the minor nobles against the Malaspina overlords excessive power.

Furthermore several documents still in family possession give evidence of the Turchetti important personages in the civil events in the municipalities of Fivizzano and Tavernelle in Lunigiana.

At last, during the Second World War family gave hospitality, in the great Cattognano house, to escaping people of both the forces.

Today the great house is owned by family Radaelli, direct descendant from family Turchetti.

  DirectionsBy car.
Coming from Northern Italy, take the Parma motorway and than continue to La Spezia direction, exit at Aulla.
Coming from the Genoa motorway, leave Livorno direction and than take Parma motorway, exit at Aulla.
Coming from the Livorno-Pisa motorway, leave Genoa direction and than take the Parma motorway, exit at Aulla.

From Aulla to Cattognano (16 Km).
Follow step by step the indications: Passo del Lagastrello – Comano – Cattognano.
Arriving at Cattognano, follow (200 meters) the cement/ground road on your left until Casa Turchetti parking.
  TransportationYou can also reach Casa Turchetti by train until Aulla and after we can come to pick you up!
  AirportPisa 100 km, Genova 100 km

Amenities & Attractions

  Local Attractions
“Parco Naturale dei Cento Laghi” (One-Hundred Lakes Natural Park).
Pisa (100km) Lucca (50km) Sarzana (30km) Genova (100km)
Bicycle rentalBreakfast (extra charge)
Breakfast includedChildren permitted
GameroomGay friendly
Historic siteLinen included
No curfewParking (free)
Pets allowedPool (outdoor)
Restaurant on siteSmoking permitted
WIFI (free)

Guest Room Amenities

  Room Types
Vacation rental

Payment Information

Rate details: it’s possible additional bed € 10 per day - Double room, single use, + 50%
Deposit requested prior to arrival: After confirming your reservation, you will be contacted by Casa Turchetti Farmhouse.
Additional charges: A charge may be incurred for extra persons in a room.
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
•30% at reservation time

•Children up to 3 years old free, 4 to 10 years old, 50% discount in half board

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