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A romantic tuscan hideaway nestled into the hillside of the picturesque village of Taponecco. Cobbled pathways and arches connect the houses of this medieval settlement dating back to the 13th Century. La Mansarda forms part of this historic village property and combines the comforts of modern living with the charm of the past. The building has been carefully restored and interior designed to retain much of its original character including terracotta floors, chestnut doors and beamed ceilings.

La Mansarda was originally a chestnut drying house. The dining terrace leads into the hallway with the original stone basin. The bathroom is custom made with mosaic tiles and combined bath and shower. An antique chestnut door opens into a contemporary farmhouse kitchen with granite work surface and ceramic butlers basin. There is a traditional feature fireplace extending to the rafters above. Fully equipped with oven, microwave and espresso machine. Steps lead up to a spacious yet cosy room providing sleeping and sitting areas with an open beamed ceiling. The property occupies the top floor of the building and has views over the pretty courtyard. A further garden terrace above the courtyard offers a place to relax and simply enjoy the sun. Complimentary DVD, Video library. All towels and linens are included with complimentary toiletries .

A swimming pool in the neighbouring village is available during the summer months (subject to terms and conditions). A separate laundry room is equipped with washing machine and iron/board.

Representative available for assistance including organising concierge services ( bookings made after 1/04/08 ) terms and conditions apply.

Essentials hamper: an honesty box containing basic food items ideal for those guests arriving at a late hour. Items should be replenished by guests before departure.

Taponecco is served daily with groceries and there is a popular trattoria close by where you can experience typical specialities and take in the breathtaking views from the terrace. The surrounding villages have facilities such as banks, grocery shops, cafes and bars. See area guide for more information.

Car hire: we strongly recommend that car hire is arranged from one of the airports prior to arrival. Please enquire for competetivie rates on care hire. The word Tuscany conjures images of olive groves and vineyards, fine food and wine, romantic farmhouses lined with cypress trees and of course the sun set over Florence. Tourists are drawn every year by these beautiful images they see in glossy magazines, travel guides and through film and television. Many visitors can be forgiven for thinking that Chianti, Siena and Florence encompasses all Tuscany has to offer, however this is not so, and although these areas are enchanting there is much more to discover. Lunigiana offers a truly unspoilt corner of Tuscany and an inspired destination for the Italian traveller. The most Northern tip which borders the colourful Gulf of the Poets. The nearby Versilia coast overflows with sea side charm and is within easy reach the impressive city of Lucca, rich with Italian architecture and culture. In order to really understand Tuscany it is essential to experience its many contrasts and only then will you discover its true spirit.
Lunigiana is an area rich in history and tradition and set amidst magnificent scenery. The generous hospitality and relaxed pace to life make this a perfect destination for those wishing to escape the rush of modern life. The nearby Gulf of the Poets has attracted many writers, artists and film makers over the years. The quiet cosmopolitan coastline still retains its authenticity and charm. Excellent transport links provide easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.
If you have a passion for Italy and a desire to explore the less beaten tracks, then Lunigiana will not fail to impress. The only way to appreciate all that the region has to offer is to see it with your own eyes. We are sure that after your visit this will be a place you find difficult to forget.


A romantic tuscan hideaway nestled into the hillside of the picturesque village of Taponecco dating back to the 13th Century.


Property type: Apartment

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
Room for 2 in the dining area
Room for 3 in the living area
1 bathroom

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Outside lighting


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 09.10.2012

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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st June to 30th September 120 Days 15%


Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
supplement for less than 7 days stay All year Booking length: Duration less than 7 days £30.00 per booking

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Genova: 90km
  • Parma: 80km


3 out of 3 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 20 August 2011
We had the very best holiday at La Mansarda. The apartment was beautifully rustic but with all the things you need . The village is a maze of interconnecting tunnels and corridors leading to lovely open courtyards. La Mansarda has a courtyard and terreace where we spent most of our time when we were there. The surrounding area is outstanding and the local restaurants, particularly Montange Verde, are fantastic quality and value. If want a peaceful holiday go. We will be back
Stayed Sunday 12 August 2007
La Mansarda was wonderful. The accomodation was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. The owner of the property had thought of everything when arranging the accomodation. From torches to help you in the dark to a fantatsic selec tion of DVDs for lazy days in the apartment. There are excellent facilites within the apartment and good shops locally. This truely is a romantic getaway that is peacful and provides you with an opportunity to stay in a remote part of Tuscany. This accomodation is definite value for money and I would not hesitate in reccomending it.
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We couldnt have picked a better spot. The apartment is in a quiet village on the side of a mountain. Beautiful surroundings! The place was simple but very tasteful and we found we had all the facilities we needed. Darren the owner was also very helpful and friendly. It was a great base to use for day trips and we looked forward to returning to the comfort and tranquility of the apartment at the end of the day. We would love to return.


About the owner
Tuscan Hideaways offer a selec t range of Tuscan properties from inspired contemporary barn conversions and cottages furnished and equipped to a high standard, to picturesque character hideaways for those looking for simplicity and comfort. Each property featured has been personally inspected and selected to ensure that it meets with our exacting standards and complies with the quality Tuscan Hideaways brand. The business was started in 2001 by Darren Chester with the aim of providing quality accommodation thoroughout the unspolit area of Lunigiana in Tuscany. Prior to Tuscan Hideaways they have both had many years of experience in the travel sector. While the company is based in the United Kingdom they have a base in Tuscany throughout the summer months. This ensures that there is someone on hand to offer guests peace of mind, advice on the area and can even organise a selction of concierge services to make your holiday more enjoyable.
Owner score 2238
Calendar updated: 2 years ago
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: June 2008