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House in Lombardic stronghold of 13th century

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garden, terrace, veranda, fireplace and unique view

In the heart of the natural park of Garfagnana there is an ancient house of 1476 built on a Lombardic stronghold, still fascinating. Fully surrounded by nature, with view of the river Lima and the Appennine mountains, the house features a private garden isolated from the old town. Even if the house is old, it is equipped with all modern comforts and was renovated with respect to the original building. The Casa delle Campane was built in the stronghold just under the Romanesque Church of San Bartolomeo, and then was used as guard post by the Lombardic soldiers who monitored and protected the underlying river and valleys from enemies. Only in 1486 one part of the building became the house of the priest, with a small vegetable garden behind the monastery, where once there were soldiers monitoring the valley. To the other side of the building a manor house was built with a stable. This remained like that for 500 years. After the war, all citizens went away from the village of Cocciglia and the houses were abandoned. The Casa delle Campane is today a villa situated in the heart of the village, ideal for 8 people and perfect to relax in a sunny day or walk by the river with friends.

Dania Mondini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Dania Mondini

I was not born in Cocciglia, but it is like I was! This was my family house where I spent all my childhood holidays, first with my parents and then with my friends… Today I always come here with my husband and my son. We travel around the world but this village is still fascinating for us and its beauty is difficult to find elsewhere.

Dania Mondini purchased this house in 1980

Why Dania Mondini chose Lucca Area

This house has been ours for generations and it was love at first sight. We always want to make it more comfortable… We fell in love with the terrace overlooking the walls of the stronghold and the woods… We love admiring stars at night and sunbathe during the day… We like the comfortable rooms of the house, always bright and relaxing… You can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from this house that is cold in summer and hot in winter… The big fireplace invites you to relax and share moments with friends, drinking a good glass of Tuscan wine or eating some roasted chestnuts in autumn… This house has a great history because it was built under the San Bartolomeo Church before America was discovered… It is perfect for a family holiday but also for a romantic getaway.

What makes this house unique

It is not easy to find a village similar to Cocciglia. This stronghold is completely uncontaminated inside the walls, where silence, scents and colours of nature reign. Children are free to move and explore the region, so that parents can enjoy a relaxing holiday without any worries!


Bagni di Lucca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Ski Locker
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms: one on the ground floor, the other one in the night area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • One bedroom is very large and features 4 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Canoe
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The minimum stay is 4 nights. Among the most interesting events in Italy, there is the Lucca Summer (July 1 to 28) with International stars of music, dance, theatre. Do not miss it!


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House in Lombardic stronghold of 13th century
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

"The house and surroundin...

  • 5 of 5

"The house and surroundings are absolutely great. The views from the terrace are incredible. The place is highly recommended to all who loves nature and privacy. Shops, restaurants, bars in 10 minutes driving. Thanks a lot for unforgettable days."

  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellissimo posto

  • 5 of 5

Bella posto incantevole....da ritornarci con gli amici

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Bellissima casa in un posto magnifico

  • 5 of 5

La casa è veramente grande, tenuta con cura e molto pulita. Incastonata tra le montagne ha un panorama bellissimo. La cosa particolare è che in questo piccolo paesino, un borgo medievale, non circolano automobili ed è a misura di bambini. Grazie agli otto posti letto siamo potuti andare in due famiglie.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Una casa bellissima, vacanza da ripetere

  • 5 of 5

La casa di Cocciglia è veramente bella e grande. E' stato un bellissimo soggiorno. Il panorama è unico, il giardino molto spazioso. L'ambiente è molto pulito e curato. Ho consigliato questa casa vacanza anche ad amici. Ma credo anche io ci tornerò.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Alloggio spettacolare

  • 5 of 5

"Casa bellissima con ottima vista, soprattuto d''estate.

Padrona gentilissima e cordiale (signora Marianella+++)!!"

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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La nostra vacanza, è orma...

  • 5 of 5

La nostra vacanza, è ormai terminata, ma i ricordi di Cocciglia e dintorni ci rimarranno a lungo, nel cuore.

L'appartamento è ampio e confortevole, la proprietaria molto gentile e la signora Marinella ci ha accolti all'arrivo con gentilezza e disponibilità.

La terrazza domina un immerso panorama verde, a perdita d'occhio.

Grilli, cicale... migliaia di stelle...

Un luogo di assoluta pace, silenzio e relax.

Consigliabile, per una vacanza ritemprante e rigeneratrice. (Volendo girare la zona, ampia la scelta di splendidi luoghi da visitare... tutta la Garfagnana è incredibilmente affascinante!)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ponte a Diana
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Florence, Sea
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Vico Pancellorum
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Take the motorway A1 towards Florence and take the exit Florence North, then follow signs to Florence Pisa Livorno. Exit at Lucca North. On the SS-12 follow signs to Bagni di Lucca and then continue towards Abetone for 5 km. Turn left to Scesta and then follow signs to Cocciglia. To arrive here you have to continue for few metres going up the San Bartolomeo Church. In the square you’ll see a green door… you are here! Now your holiday begins. The path that you have just crossed, which goes up to the Cimone mountain, was the favourite one of Giacomo Puccini, born in Lucca and great lover of its woods. In the small theatre of Bagni di Lucca, few metres away from Cocciglia, we hosted some companies that remembered Puccini. Cocciglia is not so far from Torre del Lago, where the works by Puccini are performed in an evocative theatre near a small lake. If you prefer being surrounded by nature, we suggest you to go to the tourism office of Bagni and book some daytrips to Orrido di Botri. Here on the river, among the mountains, Dante Alighieri took inspiration for its Inferno in the Divina Commedia. On the top of the Montefegatesi village you can enjoy a path to a big monument in honour of Dante.

Cocciglia is a tourist destination, famous among those who love hiking, kayak and inflatable raft. From the centre of the small village of Cocciglia there is the departure for all daytrips through the Natural Park of the Alpi Apuane, today world heritage site of Unesco for its unique beauty. In winter it is convenient also for ski lovers. The ski trails of Abetone and the Alpi Apuane are at walking distance. There are also many interesting horseback paths and the wine and food tastings with typical autumn dishes like mushrooms, boar meat, chestnut flour, beans and hulled wheat.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Il prezzo minimo per una settimana si riferisce a 2 persone (450 euro) , il costo per 8 persone per una settimana è di 20 euro a notte a parsona.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.