Entire House w/Private Pool - Mountain views, secluded getaway - sleeps up to 8
The Perazzoli Family (Sharon & Giulia)
About The Perazzoli Family (Sharon & Giulia)
After more than 20 years in the restaurant business in Chicago, Illinois, my daughter Giulia and I decided we needed a place of solitude to relax and destress from our hectic lives. Last year we were lucky to find La Capanna in the Tuscan countryside! We met the previous owner, Geran, through mutual friends in the area, and the rest is history! It is a magical place for us and we are so excited to share it with others who are seeking the same feeling of pure relaxation in one of the most beautiful regions of the world. We always feel more alive and in the moment when we visit La Capanna.
Why The Perazzoli Family (Sharon & Giulia) chose Fosciandora
After years of traveling around Italy, and exploring all the great cities and tourist attractions, my family and I discovered the peaceful serenity and untouched beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Several of our friends own homes in this region and live part of the year in this amazing area. We hope you will enjoy our home and fall in love with this area, just as we did!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
With prior approval so as not to disturb the area
In outdoor areas only
With prior approval
Close supervision around pool and slopes
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
the place is even better than I expected. there's nothing wrong with it!
I would suggest 4wd vehicle if possible for the driveway!
and bug spray as it's quite buggy in tuscany in june!
also- arrive during the day, it is very hard to find it in the dark.
We stayed for two weeks at the end of August, 2018.
We were looked after by the property manager, Geran, who was incredibly helpful, and guided us on where to go and what to see. Our stay would not have been nearly as good without her help, so thank you!
As for the owners, very approachable and helpful. Response times to emails very quick.
The villa is situated in the hills overlooking Gallicano and the mountains on the other side of the valley.
The view is incredible.
The villa itself is a spacious 3 bedroomed converted stone built barn that is very nicely appointed. Has everything you need and very comfortable,
Being stone meant that despite the hot weather, up to high 30s, the building itself stays pretty cool. This is useful as there is no air con, but it really isn’t needed and there are fans if some coolng really is required.
The pool is large enough, and although solar heated, pretty warm when we went. Had more trouble keeping the kids out of the pool than anything else. They loved it.
We spend quite a lot of our time seeing Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Barga. All beautiful and worth visiting. For this, we hired a car, and this is essential, but it’s worth mentioning that the mountain roads are narrow and winding, so you want to be confident and comfortable driving in Europe,
I would love to see this place in winter as ski fields are quite close, but the drive to the villa might be interesting!
For the mundane side of things, there is a big supermarket close by for day to day stuff, and plenty of options further afield.
A wonderful property in a beautiful area.
The property is very comfortable and well equipped. The pool is a good size enabling one to have proper exercise. The area is very attractive and sparsely populated but there are good restaurants not too far away. In short, an ideal place in which to holiday.
This farmhouse situated in the beautiful Apenau Mountains (part of the Appennines) is absolutely charming. It is rustic but beautifully decorated and with all modern conveniences. It is a serene setting perfect for relaxing and forgetting our hectic world. The little hill towns in the surrounding area are quaint, picturesque and inviting. The nearby city of Lucca is a medieval marvel with a well preserved city wall. But the shopping is all 21st century. We loved our stay and hope to come back.
Tolles Haus mit tollen Blick in die Berge
Ideal für Familien (mit nicht zu kleinen Kindern) mit Hund. Bergwandern (mit Klettersteig), Mountainbiken, Pool, Pizza und Grillen, Lucca, Barga, Castelnuovo. Was will man mehr.
La casa è stupenda e molto pulita. Completa di tutto quello che serve. La piscina è bella e ben tenuta ce la siamo goduta molto. Bisogna essere davvero amanti della natura perché si trovano parecchi animali anche dentro casa soprattutto scorpioni! Consiglierei delle zanzariere alle finestre che è l'unica cosa che manca. La strada per arrivare è stretta e l'ultimo pezzo è sterrato e con alcune buche. Tutti i paesi nei dintorni sono caratteristici della Toscana con ottimo cibo.
The two closest vibrant towns are Castelnuovo the walking centre of the area and Barga, (already famous for its Jazz club, jazz festivals, opera house and local artists)] is increasingly becoming popular as a gourmet dining destination. Whether your passion is culture, food, wine, walking, cycling, music or simply the sun - come and immerse yourself in the magic that is Tuscany.
Special interest holidays:
We book on request organised walking holidays, painting classes, cookery classes, pilates classes, aromatherapy, reflexology and massage treatments.
Any help or advice needed to enhance your holiday.
Nearest Coast Marina Vechianna 1hr 40 mins drive.
Car hire is essential the house is set in a rural setting.
Nearest Airport Pisa.
Pisa 1hr 30 mins.
Florence 1hr 45 mins.
Lucca 50 mins
Barga 20 mins
Castelnuovo 15 mins
Nearest village Riana 3 mins bar and shop
From house to main road 7 mins
Nearest shop/ Bar is 3 minutes by car
The local restaurant is 7 minutes away run by Claudio an English speaking chef.
Main shopping area is Castelnuovo market day is Thursday.
Main Supermarket Is Le Clerc situated in Gallicano 15 minutes away.
Barga is a must visit destination it has 5 good restaurants inside the medieval walls and a further 6 at least in the newer part of town.
The jazz festival in Barga is in July and August and the opera festival is in August.
Lucca is a wonderful city surrounded by walls large enough to hire bikes and cycle around the ramparts.
Much parking on the outside of the walls market day Saturday, during July/August there is a music festival held in the Piazza Napoleone with world famous names previously starring Eric Clapton/ Elton John/Alicia Keys/ Norah Jones/ Leonard Cohen.
The Torre Del Lago 1hr 50 mins has an opera Festival in an open air theatre overlooking the lake at Puccini's birthplace during July/August.
Horse Riding available near by
Grotto del Vento wind caves guided tours 50 minutes drive