MONTAGNA VERDE

ORGANIC FARM AND VILLAGE ACCOMMODATION

GOOD FOOD, NATURE AND LUNIGIANESE HOSPITALITY
A dip in the well-being and relaxation of uncontaminated lands

We are in the heart of Lunigiana, in Apella, near Licciana Nardi, in the province of Massa Carrara, north Tuscany. We are 660m above sea level, surrounded by the ancient chestnut woods of the Tuscan-Emilian National Apennine Park, in an area where, at one time, the undisputed masters of the territory were the Malaspina. Here, a special environment and unspoilt nature are combined with hospitality and kindness, values that have a long tradition in Lunigiana.
We have everything you would normally expect from a great tourist accommodation structure. But there is more: a unique setting, which fully surrounds us, an untouched and intact landscape, where history merges with nature in an area which was recognised by UNESCO as a MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Reserve in May 2015.
This is where you will find us, Agriturismo Montagna Verde, and the farm of Mario Maffei and his family, overlooked by a watchtower built in 1000 BC. This was later expanded into a defensive fortress in the thirteenth century and in 1700 turned into a bell-tower and abbey. After years of being abandoned and neglected, thanks to the initial idea and commitment of Mario Maffei, in 1995 the monastery was restored to its former glory.
Today it stands majestically overlooking 600 hectares of nature reserve, where visitors can enjoy excursions on horseback, hiking, and maybe pick seasonal fruits like wild strawberries, blueberries, chestnuts and mushrooms, either alone or with the help of expert guides.
Almost certainly you will get to meet our cows and sheep who live free range in the area. It is a rural idyll, one which will enable guests to experience the spirit of the past and gain insight into the authenticity offered by Montagna Verde.
Afterwards, you can choose to relax by our pool, before a delicious dinner prepared with local products, organic and healthy, grown by ourselves.
Montagna Verde has a restaurnat in the main Tower and accomodations in the restored medieval village of Apella, less than 800 metres from the former monastery as Albergo Diffuso (Diffused Hotel). There is a choice of apartments or rooms, all with private bathrooms, renovated in accordance with principles of sustainable construction.
On request you can visit the workshop where we make honey, the buildings where we dry chestnuts, the Biopark and also our organic farm.
Guests are welcomed by members of the Maffei family, who always aim to sustain the balance between home produced products and the restaurant, ensuring a Zero Km menu of the highest quality.
We offer an ideal place for those who want a peaceful holiday in contact with the natural environment, history and good food. We enjoy an enviable position: a few kilometres away from the “Parco dei Cento Laghi” (Park of the Hundred Lakes), the fabulous coast of the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets, and the white beaches of Versilia. We are also less than an hour’s drive from Lucca, Pisa, Genova and Parma.

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Organic Farm

The more than 600 hectares that we manage among vegetable gardens, pastures, meadows, fruit chestnut groves and woods are an enormous heritage that deserves to be protected and enhanced through quality agriculture, wild or semi-wild breeding of typical breeds … ..

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Bio Park

Over one hectare of park inserted in a wider ecological context still intact, in which there are many local and wild species of ancient plants and animals in danger of extinction, the organic gardens of the farm, guided tours for schools, groups of children and adults: it is the Bioparco

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We produce fresh and packaged food in compliance with the principles of organic agriculture and DOP regulations, enhancing the products of our territory, recognized as a UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE, in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park, in Lunigiana.

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“Una chicca in Lunigiana!”
Tornato a distanza di anni e che dire è sempre una magnifica conferma. Piatti gustosissimi (agnello nel testo TOP), grande attenzione al cliente da parte dello staff e location stupenda. Il conto è in linea con la qualità delle materie prime utilizzate. Superconsigliato +++
“Una garanzia”
Premessa conosciamo questo splendido agriturismo prima della partecipazione ai 4 ristoranti qualche anno fa abbiamo soggiornato in questi giorni essendo in vacanza nella Lunigiana siamo tornati a cena qualità sempre al top location splendida avanti così.
“Straordinario!!!!”
Posto bellissimo immerso nel verde.cibo strepitoso con tantissime portate una più buona dell’altra!!!! I ravioli con farina di castagne e ripieno di porri buonissimi. Il cibo è davvero ottimo e di prima qualità il personale è gentilissimo e veloce..braviiii!!
“UNA PERLA RARA”
Da tempo avevamo progettato di passare un weekend in questo posto e finalmente ci siamo riusciti. Una meravigliosa scoperta!!! Posto bellissimo e cena curata con un menu vario e da vero agriturismo. Assolutamente consigliato
“UNA CONFERMA ALLE ALTE ASPETTATIVE”
Arrivo augurale al suono delle campane del campanile. Ottima la location Ottimo il servizio Ottimi i piatti con materia prima eccellente e cucinata con maestria. Lo consiglio vivamente.
“Ottima location”
Siamo stati in questo caratteristico agriturismo la terza settimana di aprile del 2015. La location è fantastica, immersa nel verde e nella tranquillità. Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di pernottare nella struttura principale, il vecchio monastero ristrutturato. Altre camere sono site in un’altra struttura nel borgo medievale …
“Paradiso del gusto e della vista”
atmosfera familiare , molto accogliente ,gentilezza, pulizia e cortesia con panorami mozzafiato, ci hanno accompagnato in una cena sublime senz’altro da ripetere..consiglio di non perdere la tartarre di manzo nostrale, battuta al coltello con rosso d’uovo e petali di tartufo nero. grazie MAFFEI
“Meraviglioso!”
Luogo ameno con uno stupendo panorama, agriturismo diffuso in un piccolissimo borgo, arredato con gusto e dotato di ogni servizio. Si cena magnificamente nella Torre poco distante…da ritornare ASSOLUTAMENTE!
“Angolo di pace”
Io e la mia famiglia siamo appena tornati da una vacanza di 3 giorni presso l’agriturismo.Dobbiamo dire un grazie a tutto lo staff x la gentilezza e in particolare a Barbara per averci dato la possibilità di conoscere questo luogo dove chi vuole rilassarsi sarà sicuramente ricompensato. Un bravo al cuoco per l’ottima cucina e le spendide torte.