Our little establishment, Il Cubetto, will be inaugurating with the 2020 season. It is particularly distinctive because of its absolute exclusivity: only two studio apartments within our 7000 sq m of garden planted with many fruit trees and looked after with great attention to detail. Our guests, a maximum of two per studio apartment, have the use of a salt-water infinity swimming pool overlooking the valley. They can park next to the cottage and enjoy a truly rare sense of peace and freedom.
The location looks out over the typically Tuscan landscape of the Livorno hills, dotted with cypresses and maritime pines. The cottage, called 'Il Cubetto', is built of wood, with internal walls in tone-on-tone sandblasted colors. It has a generously-sized bathroom with a large and comfortable walk-in shower, fully equipped kitchen, wifi and air conditioning. Also available (at an extra fee) is an open-air hot tub for five people. We carry out periodic cleaning and linen change also during your stay, and not only at its end.
Our trees produce some fruit practically in every season. Some are old and rare species that we are trying to preserve. The fruit and products of the garden, as well as the flowers in the pictures that you see in the photo-gallery, come from our garden, from the vegetable garden or the immediate neighborhood, and are also available to our guests.
Nihat is a professional barman who graduated from the European Bartender School in Kos. He is looking forward to delighting you with his excellent cocktails (not included). Mariaclotilde will be happy to supply your "galley" with typical breakfasts in the style you like, using only high-quality, zero-kilometer products (not included).
For families, or groups of friends, it is possible to rent the entire cottage, i.e. both studios, which have a soundproofed communicating door normally closed but which can be opened and used when necessary.
We are located in the Parco delle Colline Livornesi (Livorno Hill Park), also called “L’isola che non c’è”, the italian name for Peter Pan’s Neverland (The island that does not exist). This name is due to its origins as a fossil island that became joined to the mainland in a relatively recent geological period. More precisely, we are in the area called Parco Culturale di Camaiano (Camaiano Cultural Park).
The nearest sea can be reached 15 minutes away by car at Castiglioncello, famous for its crystal-clear water and Art Nouveau (Liberty) architecture. However, going a little further down along the coast, you get to magical places such as the Gulf of Baratti, with its nature reserve and Etruscan remains, or the long beaches of fine sand in Marina di Castagneto and San Vincenzo. All of these beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for water quality.
The area is dotted with delightful medieval villages, with abbeys, hermitages and fortresses. Here you will find typical products and traditional Tuscan country cuisine of the land that are nothing short of exceptional. When by the sea, you can eat freshly-caught fish cooked in many different styles - for example the famous Cacciucco alla livornese. This is an area that is home to many officially recognized (DOC) specialty wines and olive oils. We are located 30 minutes from world-famous wine-growing areas - where the tastings and food and wine tours are unmissable - such as around the beautiful village of Bolgheri.
In just forty minutes you, can reach the Thermarium of Venturina, the ancient Etruscan Baths that today are enclosed in a beautiful warm lake with whose wellness-giving waters are surrounded by ancient buildings. These Baths are also famous for their unparalleled relaxation course in the Calidarium.
Pisa, with the international airport and its famous Leaning Tower, is 45 minutes by road. Florence is one and a half hours away and the beautiful city of Siena is less than a two-hour drive. However, much closer, in the local area, there are many other sights to visit. For example, there is the Archaeological Mines Park of San Silvestro, whose paths wind through museums, mining galleries, a thousand-year-old medieval village of miners and metal foundries, together with trails of historical, archaeological, geological and naturalistic interest. Livorno itself, an ancient port city, is full of interest and well worth a visit. From spring to autumn, there are many cultural, gastronomic and musical festivals in the beautiful old town Do not miss the opportunity to stay in a truly special place at prices that are unbelievable for such exclusive accommodation in this area of Tuscany.
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