I Ginepri Country House

Verpiana, Massa-Carrara
+39 339 4596046
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€650 - €750
per night
€4550 - €5250
per week

The perfect house for big gatherings: make pizzas in the wood-fired oven, plunge in the pool, tinkle the ivories or escape to the mountains


5 beds


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€650 - €750 per night

€4550 - €5250 per week

The Experience

An extremely handsome house set in four hectares of parkland with an orchard and woodland, bordered by a fast-flowing river. Inside, old features and modern furniture marry with stone floors and beamed ceilings to create a luxuriously rustic feel. Soaring ceilings make every room elegantly spacious. Outside, a pool and shady terrace encourage lounging.

Cook feasts in the marble-topped kitchen and gather for convivial meals in the candle-lit dining room, light the fire as it gets dark outside. Take your nightcap by the wood-burner in the lounge, read quietly in the library, gather round the piano for a sing along. Bedrooms and bathrooms are simply divine.

You’re in a rural valley with the sky-piercing peaks of the Alpi Apuane and the Garfagnana towering in the distance. Take the cable car from Cerreto Laghi and you’re 2000m up with stunning scenery all around. The area is a gastronomic gem with an array of restaurants close by.

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We think you'll love

  • Spending time with your whole tribe at this big, elegant house: walking in the parkland, playing table tennis and plunging in the pool
  • Walking and cycling in the Apuan Alps and Apennines
  • Discovering the Lunigiana area, a hidden gem renowned for its gastronomy
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You should know

  • It might feel remote for some
  • The pool is unfenced - mind little ones
  • There is one ground floor bedroom


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from €650
Weekly price
from €4550
Sofa bed available.
1 House for 14
From €6505 beds7 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
From 9.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season.
Restaurants 1km.


I loved it and could picture myself here with family or with a group of friends. There are plenty of places both indoors and outdoors to be sociable and to also to have a bit of me time should that be desired. The pool zone is superb and a walk around the grounds would be a pure pleasure. The piano grabbed my attention - great fun! The mountain peaks I would scale. Nearby Lerici and 5 Terre - yes!

Colin, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Aulla is a ten-minute drive for restaurants, shops and bars. Just before you reach town, there's a whole cluster of riverside restaurants. The Apuan Alps and Apennines are on your doorstep for superb walking and cycling. The port town of La Spezia (18km) has an atmospheric old town with family run trattorias down every winding street, and it's not much further to the Italian Riviera coastline.

Local points of interest from Claudia Baracchi

  • Incredible villages perched up in the nearby areas (check Ugliancaldo), the view of the Apuan Alps right in front of you, proximity to the sea: in 30' you can be in Versilia or in Lerici
  • It was probably an old church, it does give you a feel of calm and tranquility
  • There is a spectacular walk to the nearby Aulla river, where you can climb onto the banks of the river and watch it as the water flows around you, it is truly magic
  • the opportunity to gather round with family and friends, eat, drink, enjoy the house and the pool together
  • It is very close to the motorway exit, you don't have to wander for hours looking for the place, up and down village roads. Once you are in Aulla, it is 10 minutes by car
  • Everyone who comes, loves the place, and it fills me with joy


Claudia Baracchi

Claudia is from Bologna. She was a student at the LSE in the late 80s and after graduating took a job in the City. She loved London in the 90s and lived in funky Notting Hill. Later she moved to Zurich before returning to Italy and buying this place as a derelict wreck with not much more than its medieval church foundations. She's spent 20 years bringing it back to glorious life.