Catering Services by Danilo and Elysa

September 13th , 2011 → 7:50 pm @ Susan

Danilo and Elysa are local chefs who have been catering for Casa Lucia guests for the past four years. They offer a range of local specialities, many of which they cook in the traditional wood-fired pizza oven.
For a fabulous evening at home, local chefs Danilo and Elysa will come to Casa [...]


Category : Food / Local Amenities / Local Interest

Getting around by Train

April 20th , 2011 → 10:11 am @ Susan

Train travel in Italy
Sometimes it’s nice to leave the car at home and ‘let the train take the strain!’  Train travel in Italy is easy and affordable and, Aulla-Lunigiana station -  just twenty minutes away from Casa Lucia – is the major station for the Lunigiana region with high-speed train services to cities all over Italy and regional trains to hundreds [...]


Category : Day Trips / Local Amenities / Shopping / Travel

Local Restaurants

April 19th , 2011 → 6:20 pm @ Susan

Generally, restaurants are open from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 19.30pm to 22:00 (pizzerias are normally open till much later). You will often find that a large restaurant is entered through a small bar at the front and from the outside looks as if there is no restaurant there at all, don’t [...]


Category : Food / Local Amenities

Local Amenities

June 28th , 2010 → 7:20 pm @ Susan

Amenities in the area (Gragnola, Fivizzano and Pallerone)
Di per di Express, Gragnola (Mon-Sat 7:45-12:30 and 4:00-7:30 pm) – closed Weds pm & all day Sunday.  Good deli, butcher and bread counters.  Much more comprehensive than it looks from the outside.
Punto, Fivizzano (Mon-Sat 07:30-2:00 / 3:30-7:30 (Sun 8:30-12:30).  Good deli, butcher and bread counters.
Doro Century, Pallerone [...]


Category : Local Amenities

Nearby Outdoor Markets

April 13th , 2010 → 1:52 am @ Susan

We are lucky enough to have many outdoor markets nearby.  Whether you want to buy some fresh porcini mushrooms, some local cheeses and hams, or a leather purse and a pair of jeans, the markets of the region are the places to go for some lively shopping.  Times indicated in brackets are approximate driving times [...]


Category : Local Amenities / Local Interest / Shopping