|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Rustic stone well renovated and functional with private spaces outside.
Nestled in the green hills of Lucca, perfect for a wonderful holiday in the silence of nature, breathtaking views of the valley that will give you maximum relax and unforgettable memories.
In the green hills of Lucca you can enjoy a wonderful holiday, immersed in the silence of nature with a breathtaking view of the valley, you will give you the ultimate relaxation and unforgettable memories. - House with five beds, furnished in Tuscany peasant style: at the groundfloor a wide stay with fireplace, sofa, seat and chairs; at the half floor one kitchen well furnished with table and chairs and completes of all the equipments (fire, frigo, dishwasher, table and pottery); at the first floor, one double bedroom with adjacent bath-shower; at Mansarda floor, one wide room to tyree single beds and bath-shower. - Outsidegarden with deckchair and beach umbrella, bower for the lunch in open air. - The house has a Barbecue, dishwasher, washing-machine, vacuum cleaner, satellite TV, heating and parking.
I work part time in insurance, I really like being with friends and I love cats and all animals. I am always happy surrounded by so many friends and I love to travel a lot, I try to have great attention to my guests for helping their every need.
Marina Arrighi purchased this barn in 1972
Just returned from a wonderful week in Tuscany with our daughter & grand daughter, staying in Il Fenile. Marina and Paolo were very friendly and helpful hosts, we even ended up having a drink at Marina's birthday party. The house was excellent, lovely and cool in the day with spotless rooms furnished very comfortably. We loved eating outside on the covered terrace and looking out over the plain which provided a spectacular backdrop to simple Italian suppers with local wine and we were treated to the magic of fireflies pulsing along the hedge. During our stay, Marina gave us eggs from her chickens, cherries and wine that Paolo may have produced from his own vines. The local shops (a bakery and an alimentari) could be walked to (stiff climb on the way back) and stocked all you need for a self catering stay - including fabulous home cured salami di Toscana. There was a village restaurant (Le Colonne) which was good value for money - tortelli a chingale was sensational. Unlike Tuscany further South, there are not that many tourists in this area, so you mostly meet the locals. In our experience they were most welcoming, though it really does help if you can manage a few words of Italian when shopping or eating out. There was also a good supermarket 15 minutes drive away. Our favourite activity on the holiday was swimming in the wonderful salt water pool, which we had to ourselves almost all the time. As well as Marina & Paolo's house, there is another holiday property on the site, but we felt very private and secure and didn't lock the door unless we went out for the day. We did manage a little sightseeing whilst in Italy, going to Firenze (by train), Lucca and Castelnuevo (here we found Vecchio Mulino which gave us a fabulous lunch experience for 12 Euros a head). Getting to Marina's is fairly straightforward, she sent us a map. We picked up a car at Pisa airport and drove to Matraia. However, actually finding the property was tricky as you can't see it from the road, it's quite far up the hill, along a rough, steep track that goes back at an angle from the road . We passed it 3 times before realising where it was. You need to be a confident driver getting up the track, but it's worth it when you arrive. Marina, who has fluent English, is happy to help should you get lost. In short, a quiet, comfortable retreat, very friendly hosts who don't crowd you, beautiful scenery on your doorstep and a real Italian village experience. Can't wait to go back.
A lovely villa with breath-taking views. We were made most welcome by Marina and Paolo. This is an excellent base from which to explore the town of Lucca and the local Tuscan countryside. Thoroughly recommend.
A very pleasant accommodation for the relaxing holiday. Lovely view. In such place you may have totally best vacation.
We had a great week with our two small children. The house is beautiful in a great location with amazing views over the valley. The pool is great as well.
The location is very convenient for Lucca and Pisa.
Marina and Paolo are very friendly and were extremely helpful at helping us find restaurants to visit as well.
We, a family of 4 adults (parents and 2 grown up children)had a wonderful stay at this place. We used the place for relaxation and as a base for trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Barga which all are located within driving range for day trips from the house. Although the pool is shared we did not find that to be a problem, there is plenty of space for everyone and you still has the possibility for privacy on the terrace and green area just outside the front door of the house. If you are considering whether your car is suitable or not for the climbs , sharp turns and narrow roads we can inform that we made the journey in a Citroen C5 Estate and it did the job OK, although not the fastest car on track taking the before mentioned in consideration. But to sum it all up, we would like to go back and once again enjoy the beautiful house and fantastic surroundings.
Just returned from our holiday at Borgo Antico, the house was just perfect, the kitchen was ideal, large enough to cook evening meals which we did most nights and then to enjoy the outdoor terrace and the stars, we were lucky with the weather only an odd shower in the 10 days.
The pool was even better, its huge with the most wonderfull views down the valley towards Lucca.
The plants and garden are beautifull and the setting is perfect if you want a peaceful holiday.
Many thanks to Marina and Pablo for such a warm and friendly welcome.
Together with our two kids we spent one week (from June17th, 2011) in the Fienile and following our stay we wanted to share our positive experience.
The description of the property found on the HomeAway.co.uk website is indeed very honest.
The property is very cute, with the most stunning views, beautiful settings, peaceful and quite.
The house is very well equipped (including ironing board and hair drier!), very comfortable, good quality mattresses and privacy for outdoor areas for each of the houses.
A true Tuscan paradise if you are seeking beautiful surroundings and silence.
The owners, who live in the house next door, made us feel very much welcome and at home.
Marina and Paolo, thank you very much. We will for sure return to this amazing place of yours.
Marco and Siw from Norway
(Text automatically translated) From Lucca take the ss. Brenner direction "Abetone", after a few kilometers (5/6), turn right at the sign Matraia - Climb the hill for 4/5 km remaining always on the Via di Matraia - Pass the village church then look for the number 85 on the left .
(Text automatically translated) Nearby there are numerous historical and ancient villas important art cities (Florence, Lucca 15 minutes-1 hour, Pisa 40 minutes) - The area of ??Garfagnana - Wine and food - The thermal baths of Montecatini - The Pinocchio park in Collodi - The sea of Versilia - Biking - Restaurants serving local cuisine, and even small towns and villages to the mountains of the Pizzorne suitable for practice jogging and mountain biking (mt.900 height) - "The wine road" the hills surrounding Lucca and Monte Carlo, "along which open cellars and farms where you can buy wine and other products.