PROPERTY BUYING AND BEYOND

Property Sales – Boutique Holiday lets & Tailor-Made Hospitality

visit us at our office in Tavernelle Licciana Nardi Toscana

Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany is our main area of focus

Our services also cover Cinque Terre – Golfo dei Poeti – Alpi Apuane – Versilia – Appennino Tosco-Emiliano our bordering regions

Try before you buy

There is only so much you can learn from talking to us about life in Lunigiana. By far the best way to understand the personality of this unique region and its bordering territories is to come and experience it first-hand. We can organise accommodation (of all styles) and tailored itineraries that will introduce you to the people and culture of the region and give you the true flavour what life here could be like. For buyers who already have a clear vision of what they want, and need to optimise their time we will do all the research and carefully shortlist properties before your arrival. On request we  also arranging accommodation specifically suited to the needs of your trip.

The fine art of property hunting

Finding your dream property in the perfect location is difficult enough at home, but trying this abroad in a foreign language is a real challenge. With our expertise and local knowledge, we can explore so many avenues beyond our selected portfolio, such as state auctions (if you are looking for a bargain), or properties that may not be advertised at all. Often just through word of mouth, we can dig out hidden gems, also off the map of other estate agents. Our real strength and main focus covers properties in and around Lunigiana, including Cinque Terre, Alpi Apuane, Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, Golfo dei Poeti and Garfagnana. As a small business, you will also benefit from our competitive rates, commissions and flexibility. Your local agent Naomi Smith is a licensed Italian Agent with residency and roots in Lunigiana for over 30 years – Master Public Art & Design Bauhaus University & a broad professional experience across the Tourist, Hospitality, Art-Design & Lifestyle fields will assist you on your discovery of Lunigiana and its bordering landscapes, historically, culturally and within its modernity and future growth.

Why Lunigiana?

Travel to the northern tip of Tuscany and you travel back in time. Lunigiana is a land that epitomises the phrase “unspoilt by progress”. This is authentic rural Italy, in a spectacular landscape that unlike much of Tuscany, has managed to escape the attention of the property developer hordes. Here, it is still possible to find or create your dream home in the dream location at a bargain price.  The region is perfectly located to offer the best of all worlds. Popular cities and cultural centres such as Florence, Parma, Pisa, Genoa and Lucca are all within an hour’s drive (or just over), and Milan is just two and half hours away.

opening doors to life in Italy

Our focus is directed at the foreign market, we offer 360° services to prospective buyers, homeowners and guests:  Sales, Holiday Lets, Specialized Hospitality, Events & Location Scouting. Our assistance is extended to increase  the maximum potential of your real estate in collaboration with professional management, maintenance & design services. We also offer our capacities in coordinating events, activity holidays, and offering specialist hospitality within Boutique properties. Open our doors to those who wish to discover Lunigiana and bordering regions on their travels, holidays, purchase a property, find a home, create a nest or stage an event. We will offer you a network of local and not so local shortlisted professionals in all sectors  at your service to provide you with a platform from which to take off in Italy.

THE GLOBAL CONNECTION

THE GLOBAL CONNECTION

Pianta has a multicultural identity with an informed awareness of contemporary cultural trends which fuels our work at a local grass root level to create experiences, individuate holiday locations and match properties with people from all backgrounds. Pianta has grown from a network of international & interdisciplinary contacts with interest in local investment, our aim is to facilitate cultural exchange & rural development.

A GREEN MIND

A GREEN MIND

As a young creative & contemporary real estate & tourism business our mission is to develop platforms in support of sustainable tourism and lifestyle ideas. Playing an active role in the evolution of our rural community and landscape into the future, conscious and appreciative of our natural environment we try to use minimum resources to protect nature and blend the traditional with the modern for nature and our community to thrive.
AN ART IN HOSPITALITY

AN ART IN HOSPITALITY

Combining Italy’s excellence in hospitality with our creative identity, we like to facilitate experience & participation alongside aesthetics and taste when designing an event, holiday or tour. The slow-food concept, & local eno-gastro culture celebrations, play a key role in presenting landscapes & lifestyles. Site specific and tailor made are keywords in everything we do, making visions real and inspiring you with our ideas.

OUR SERVICES

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SALES

SALES


By your side threw each step, with an understanding of your individual needs, looking after your interests with personal and professional care before, during, and after the purchase, collaborating with a network of trusted legal professionals and technicians. Working to find the ideal Italian property that fits your brief . Our local knowledge is at your disposal.

HOLIDAY LETS

HOLIDAY LETS


Practicing the art of hospitality within inspirational properties for your pleasure.

With enough notice, we will find the location and property that will tick all your boxes, for your family, friends or colleagues: tailor-made requests, home to home welcoming’s, or formal receptions. Shortlisted properties with an honest, transparent and professional service. For premium & high season choices do not delay contacting us.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT


Pianta InCantiere management & maintenance combined, 100% “hands on” approach with the guidance of an authorized estate agency. Mark and Naomi are on call 24/7 assisting guests, homeowners and your property, preceding problems for you. Coordinating projects to the finish you had in mind. A price range for all needs and budgets, seasonal packages & discounts for long term contracts. Contact us for a chat at our office or at your property.

EVENTS – LOCATION & VENUE SCOUTING

EVENTS – LOCATION & VENUE SCOUTING

Our insider knowledge and local contacts across the bordering landscapes we promote, become our core resource when proposing venues, properties, or specific locations to stage your event or respond to a specific activity-purpose. Pianta In Cantiere will give you a list of possibilities, organizing necessary viewings and taking care of all budgeting and logistic issues for you, negotiating every minimum detail. We strive to source and inspire your brief to its maximum potential.

Design Orientation

Design Orientation


Pianta In Cantiere offers you a rich background in design together with 30 years of property maintenance & building experience an ideal platform to develop your real estate. Our design solutions are dedicated to maintaining our carbon footprint at minimal environmental impact. We are committed to the natural landscape to lead our design approach – not the other way around. Listening to your thoughts we aim to inspire you with our ideas.

Home Staging

Home Staging


Looking beyond the surface – framing the highlights of your property: professional photographic services, virtual tours, videos and drone footage. Collaborating with experienced and qualified Artists and Designers to showcase your property at its best, reflecting contemporaries’ lifestyle trends. Please contact us for quotes and packages.

 INSIDER TOUR OPERATORS - EXCURSIONS AND TAYLORMADE EXPERIENCES

INSIDER TOUR OPERATORS - EXCURSIONS AND TAYLORMADE EXPERIENCES


Live and breathe destinations and specialties. Let yourself be enthralled by people, places and local culture, our goal is to provide you with authentic and stimulating experiences through activities that reflect our local regions. Discover new places through “tailor-made” itineraries with your passions and personal interests in the foreground. Rely on us for original and refined proposals. We are available before and after the booking of your accommodation as well as for those already in the area.

SUPLEMENTARY SERVICES

SUPLEMENTARY SERVICES

To enrich your stay, we offer to coordinate complementary holiday activities and services. On request: personal concierge, cook or chef at home, a range of qualified guides, babysitting, additional cleaning, shopping at home before and during the stay, taxi / driver, beauty / holistic services … To complete your holiday after booking consult the list of additional services provided by us to make your holiday more complete, let us focus on the finishing touches.

ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS & SPECIALIZED HOSPITALITY

ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS & SPECIALIZED HOSPITALITY

Trekking – Yoga – Dance – Theatre – Art – Languages – Holistic Practices – Food & Wine. Planta offers services in facilitating activities, workshops & themed retreats – International collaborations to create specific holiday packages within suitable and evocative locations catering for all budgets. From Barns to the Castles, fields to workshops … Contact us to expand and target your ideas finding proposals suitable for your needs.

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WHO WE ARE

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Bicultural Italian-English has lived in the Lunigiana area most of her life, studied Fine Art Sculpture in the Uk and then Public Art at the Bauhaus University in Germany. Her Art-Design studies, multicultural background, alongside her insider knowledge of Lunigiana and Italian culture at large are all attributes used to find the property you are looking for. Naomi is also a licensed estate agent which is a legal requirement in Italy to carry out the profession.

Naomi Smith

Estate Agent
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Graduated in photography from the London College of printing, she now has her own studio in a creative quarter of Massa. Pianta Collaborates with Elisa to ensure quality images of their properties. Also, together with Naomi they offer a home staging service to market your property at its highest potential and increase visibility on both the holiday rental and sales market. Elisa is also available for events, weddings & private parties.

Elisa Figoli

Photographer
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Fine Art Sculpture graduate, Falmouth Uni, with 30 years’ experience as Artisan-Builder using wood, stone & metal, specializing in renovation work and property maintenance in the UK & Italy - now an exclusive collaborator as property Manager & maintenance expert for Pianta - adopting a complete hands on approach to safeguard and develop your property combined with the close support of an authorized estate agency and design professionals.

MARK BUCKINGHAM

Property Maintenance & Management:

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