Castelvecchio is an unspoilt medieval village in which Casa Della Torre is to be found. It is a traditional village house, in the heart of the village. Casa Della Torre provides accommodation for 4 people. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room and laundry room. There is a traditional stone terrace perfect for al fresco dining with a pergola cover, Casa Della Torre allows you to be in the centre of a Tuscan village and still allows you privacy. From this house you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Tuscan hill villages of Stiappa and Pontito and the surrounding forested countryside. Parking is easy and access through out the village is by foot, three excellent restaurants can be reached within a ten minute drive, of which one can be walked to in ten minutes. Casa Della Torre is most suitable for couples and families. Facilities include a television and music system & book collection, Casa Della Torre is the perfect place to enjoy the real Tuscany.
Castelvechio ammenities include Bar Marina, a short 3 minute walk from the house. The bar opens at 8am for capuccino and pastries and closes around midnight throughout the summer months. The bar provides light meals at very reasonable prices. Also they have a small grocery shop attached and although very little English is spoken, Riccardo the owners son is very patient and very willing to help.
Please note this property can be booked together with our sister property Casa delle Rondine ' some 3 minutes walk away. ,'Casa de Rondine' Ponte di Castelvecchio, is a village house that can accomodate up to 7 people.
Our family including three grandchildren stayed at Casa Della Torre for 2 weeks at the beginning of August 2012 and we all had a really wonderful time. Whilst the accommodation as described on the Web site is outstanding with every little amenity provided the thing that really made the stay so enjoyable were the owners Alfiero and Rena. Without intruding they were on hand to help and advise whenever needed and nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay an enjoyable one.
The house is located in the heart of the village and not far from the piazza and Bar Marina. It has a small patio area out front with chairs and table, where we have enjoyed many a glass of local wine. One important facility is the automatic washing machine that was a life saver when staying with children.
The area is exceptionally beautiful and not too difficult to reach by car being approximately 10km from Pescia.
We clearly enjoyed our stay as we went back in November 2012 and plan another stay in April 2013.
Casa Della Torre is within an hour drive of Florence, Pisa and the famous seaside resort of Viareggio with its annual Puccini summer festival at Torre de Lago, a must for any opera fan. The beautiful walled city of Lucca is just over half an hour away. The hill village of Castlevechio, which this forms part of , is the central village of ten picturesque hill villages which form the Dieci Castella. All now have UNESCO World Heritage Status and should be visited. Castelvecchio itself boasts the Dieci Castella's tenth century Romanesque 'cathedral' while the village church sits above a recently discovered and restored crypt whose walls are covered with 16th century frescoes. Castelvecchio has three very good yet reasonably priced restaurants, a small shop, a post office and a bar with a view to die for. Walking within the village is a taking a step back in time with ancient fortified walls and breath taking views. Indeed walking anywhere in the Dieci Castella is highly recommended
Ski: Abetone is a small ski resort in the Apennine mountains , an hours drive from Castelvecchio. The resort covers all ranges of ability from the novice to expert. This resort has hosted Italian world champion skiers in the past.
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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates:
€100 deposit is required at time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks before arrival
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.