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Make a holiday villa in Massa-Carrara your home away from home

From marble mountains to sandy beaches, medieval squares to nature reserves, Massa-Carrara has an extraordinary diversity of habitats and attractions. The province is situated on the border with Liguria and Emilia Romagna and is named after its two main towns. The area is characterized by its 20 kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches and the Apuan Alps, a magnificent mountain chain. With wonderful architecture and plenty of outdoor sports and activities, Massa-Carrara is a popular, family-friendly holiday destination.

HomeAway has an exquisite range of holiday villas in Massa-Carrara in all the major areas. Whether visitors want to be close to the beach, mountains or historical towns of Massa and Carrara, there’s a holiday property to suit those needs. Massa-Carrara holiday farmhouses are also available, with spacious grounds, private swimming pools and expansive outdoor terraces. All the properties offer premier comforts with tastefully furnished living rooms and bedrooms.

Things to do

-Historic monuments: The winding, cobblestone streets of Massa’s medieval quarter are a big draw. Two of the town's must-see sights are the cathedral with its history of over 800 years, and the 16th-century Palazzo Ducale of Cybo Malaspina. This was once the residence of Napoleon's sister, Élisa. Carrara also has numerous sites of historic interest with a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral and a 16th-century Ducal Palace.

-Natural attractions: Carrara is known as the “city of marble” for its quarries, such as the working mine at La Piana. These are located in the nearby mountains and some can be visited. They are spectacular sites containing vast deposits of the rock. Marble has been quarried here for approximately 2,000 years.

-Outdoor activities: The hilly and mountainous terrain of the Apuan Alps offers visitors with Massa-Carrara holiday farmhouses ample outdoor activities. There’s hiking and mountain biking in the autumn, spring and summer, and skiing at resorts in Lunigiana during the winter. Massa-Carrara’s Apuan Coast features attractive, wide beach expanses, but tourists may also feel revitalised with a trip to the countryside by Lucca Region, where gorgeous holiday rentals are also available.

-Food and drink: Like many places in Tuscany, Massa-Carrara has its own regional delicacies. Meat-filled tordelli and lasagne intordellate are two typical Massese pasta dishes, and herb cakes filled with cheese, egg and wild vegetables are a local favourite. Spongata is a typical desert. This is a puff-pastry tart containing dried fruit and jam.

Weather in Massa-Carrara

Massa-Carrara has a warm, temperate and sunny climate with mild winters and balmy summers. The Apuan Alps shelters the region from the cold winds of the north. August is the hottest month when the temperature can climb to 28°C. February is the coldest month when the average daily temperature can drop to below freezing.

Travel to Massa-Carrara

The visitor with a holiday villa in Massa-Carrara has a number of options to get to the area. The airport choices include Genua Airport (120 kilometres), Pisa Airport (40 kilometres) and Florence Airport (100 kilometres). There are good rail connections to many major Italian cities and a network of A-roads runs through the province.

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Massa Carrara Area Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (15 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #8147028
    15
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #6303586
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      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 6 BR
        • 6 BA
        • Sleeps 12
        Villa #410293
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        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (16 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #830932
          16
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (28 reviews)
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            • 9 BR
            • 10 BA
            • Sleeps 25
            Castle #434055
            28
            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
              • 5 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              Villa #6799352
                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Villa #6774947
                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Villa #486890
                  17
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #812817
                    3
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Mill #4131360
                      4
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Mill #4131346
                        2 Reviews
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Mill #4131369
                          2 Reviews
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (16 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #491888
                            16
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 6 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Farmhouse #8154966
                              2 Reviews
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (9 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #3760446
                                9
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #6725336
                                  1 Review
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (19 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #6352007
                                    19
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1726843
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1726843
                                        2 Reviews
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #1993494
                                          4
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 11
                                            House #6131747
                                            19
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (5 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              Villa #636920a
                                              5
                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • Studio
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6176793
                                                  • Studio
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6176793
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6176793
                                                    1 Review
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6176793
                                                      1 Review
                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 6 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        Villa #8037266
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #852430
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #852430
                                                            1 Review
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #852430
                                                              1 Review
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #2479114
                                                                1 Review
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #69732
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (29 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    House #96530
                                                                    29
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #6005344
                                                                      7
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        Villa #8050212
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1691488
                                                                          14
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1691488
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1691488
                                                                              9
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8154220
                                                                                4
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #8154220
                                                                                  4
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #6772186
                                                                                    3
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #61462
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                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #61462
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                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #61462
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #1540256
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                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              House #6502887
                                                                                              1 Review
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #6186937
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                                  Villa #1879516
                                                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Lovely villa in a rustic village with amazing views!

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  Upon arriving in Baccana myself and my partner were blown away by the beauty of the place, the views are stunning and the little village is very rustic and charming, the photos do not do it justice. The villa itself is lovely with ample space and everything you need for a relaxing holiday in the mountains. It does however get rather warm over night with no air conditioning and I imagine it is much hotter in the middle of summer but the back bedroom is much cooler than the front. The welcoming food hamper was also very gratefully received after a long journey from the UK. The pool is very welcoming and perfect for cooling down in on a hot day and it looks lovely when lit up at night, the garden is pretty large but does look a little incomplete and could do with a bit of attention/tidying up, possibly with the addition of paving around the pool. The area is very quiet and the perfect place to escape for a week or two, there is a lot of wildlife around including tawny owls, butterflies, dragonflies and lots of crickets and cicadas which create the lovely ambient hum come sunset. There are several stray cats in the village and although I am a cat lover they did become a bit of a nuisance, trying to get into the house and begging for food. The villa is pretty much in the middle of nowhere up a very bumpy and windy road in the car so be prepared to travel for any sightseeing etc. There are several little local villages with a couple of restaurants, unfortunately we didn't get to visit as many of them as we wanted but Beatrice's Pizzeria and Montagna Verde are a must. It's also worth visiting the beautiful Cinque Terre villages, we drove to La Spezia station and got the day train ticket to visit all 5 villages which worked out very well, you can also get the ferry but this is a lot pricier and you get less time in each village. Overall we loved our stay in Baccana, we were very sad to leave and we will definitely be back!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  A fabulous place to stay

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  • This house is amazing and if you are looking for a fabulous place to stay that affords fantastic degrees of privacy, first class facilities and a great base for exploring this bit of Italy then I honestly don't think you will find better than this. The house is clearly loved by the owners and has been restored to the highest of standards. It has everything you need and more. The outside space is truly superb. We shared the house with our friends so that meant three girls age 9,10 and 11 and four adults and we had acres of space. the kitchen is well kitted out and there is even an outdoor kitchen with Pizza oven which was great fun. The pool and hot tub were in constant use and brilliantly warm and well-appointed with an adequate number of loungers and shaded areas to escape the sun should you want to. AC in the bedrooms also ensured that everyone was happy at night and the beds were so comfortable, I had the best sleeps I have had for years. I have never taken to writing a review before but this house and location is special and has inspired me to contribute this. Just to give a slight touch of balance the road up to the property is steep but it only takes ten minutes and its oh so worth it. We hope to return many times and that’s the best recommendation I can give. Pete.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  A comfortable, clean apartment

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We were a family of 5 looking for a place to stay in Tuscany where we could travel to the tourist sites quite easily. This was the perfect location. It was on the ground floor which was easy access and had 3 double bedrooms, 2 of which could be split into twin rooms if required. The living area had plenty of seating for us all and the kitchen was stocked with enough equipment to enable us to eat in if we wished. There is secure off road parking, room for two cars. The apartment was half way between Massa town and Marina di Massa, both of which were accessible by bus just around the corner from the house. There was a supermarket at the end of the street, which was walkable, and others in the town by car. We travelled as far as Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia and Carrera all of which were around an hours drive away and Modena which was about 2 hrs away. Marcello and his family were lovely and welcoming and answered all our queries promptly.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016