Groppodalosio. Location of La Bedina holiday house - La Bedina

La Bedina Holiday House
Lunigiana - Tuscany
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La Bedina is located in the small village of Groppodalosio Inferiore near Pontremoli, in an area of northern Tuscany called Lunigiana. Surrounded by the verdant Appennino Tosco-Emiliano mountains Groppodalosio, which is 520 meters above sea level, has as its backdrop the rugged rocky outcrop of Monte Orsaro (1,883 m). Although it is small, the village is important in that it is located on the route of the Via Francigena, an impressive footpath which originally ran from Canterbury to Rome and was trodden over the centuries by millions of pilgrims. In medieval times Groppodalosio was an important crossing point of the river Magra, a fact demonstrated by the magnificent medieval bridge for which the village is well known.

This wonderful bridge and the river Magra are situated directly below the house and brave visitors who don’t feel the cold can even go for a refreshing swim in the heat of summer! The village is slowly coming back to life, its  abandoned houses start to be filed with voices and perfumes again. The Val d’Antena which is the name of the upper valley of the river Magra, was called "The Gold Valley" because rich in forests, water and good productive land and important and wealthy families lived here. While walking along the paths connecting Groppodalosio with the neighbouring villages of Pracchiola, Casalina, Barcola, and Previde’ or the houses with the cultivated areas one can discover again the life of past times. In June, in Casalina there is the Fiera of San Matteo, the saint protecting the valley

Visit also Il Piccolo Nido Holiday House in Tuscany in Versilia, set in the hills of the Apuan Alps only 8kms from the Tuscan coast of Versilia
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