Historic Villa Sofia, with stunning views in every direction, is located an easy ten minute walk from the medieval town of Barga, in the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany. Known for its many excellent restaurants and annual Opera and Jazz festivals, Barga is within easy reach of the beautiful city of Lucca and Pisa airport.
Stylishly furnished with beautiful antiques, the villa features a contemporary light-filled kitchen and several comfortable living areas.The extensive grounds, set in a secluded area, include a shared swimming pool, a kitchen garden with raised beds, fruit trees, and mature oak trees. There is ample parking for several cars, satellite TV (English) and free wi-fi.
Tom and Julia provide an easygoing, relaxing atmosphere at Villa Sofia.
The picturesque and lively town of Barga is situated at the base of the Appennine Mountains, 410 meters above sea level, a forty minute drive from Lucca. Barga vecchia (the old town) is a charming network of narrow streets, archways and winding stairways, containing several cafes, restaurants, shops, and a theatre. Barga Giardino (the new town) offers many shops, restaurants, a cinema, public swimming pool, and a Saturday morning market. There is a Sunday antique market in Barga once a month.
Barga in summer is alive with activities. During July and August there are several festivals, including the renowned BARGA JAZZ and BARGA OPERA festivals. The Piazzetta features 10 days of high quality music played each evening in the old town's piazzas.
Barga's crowning glory is the Duomo, from which one can enjoy stunning views over the surrounding rooftops, terraced hills and distant mountains.