|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
A newly renovated one bedroom apartment with a private entrance. A large private terrace and lovely views over the mountains. Private parking.
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 and free wi-fi..
We want to help make your holiday go smoothly and happily. We look forward to welcoming you to Villa Sofia.
Tom and Julia purchased this in 2004
One of the things people like about Villa Sofia is that it feels like being out in the Tuscan countryside, while it is an easy 10 minute walk into Barga, with its lovely restaurants and shops.
Although this review only shows against Il Giardino, other members of the family stayed in Bella Vista. The location of Villa Sofia is superb with panoramic views from all aspects. Set on a quiet single track road it is easy to reach by car. The view from both of our terraces was outstanding looking over mountains, one of the nicest views we have had. Il Giardino has ample cooking facilities. The owners who were on site for most of the holiday were very helpful and really easy to get on with but never intrusive. This was our second holiday in Barga and this was the best. The walk into Barga old town and it's ample choice of restaurants is as described and takes 10 minutes, the track is uneven and at night a torch is essential, we walked into Barga 11 of the nights we were there. The pool area although shared is secure for small children and there are ample comfortable sunbeds and a lovely covered area. The views from the pool area are even better than those from the apartments. All in all if we return to Barga, this is where would stay.
Special interest holidays:
Barga Jazz festival (July), Barga Opera festival (August), Piazzetta Music festival (July), Carnevale (February), Castagna (Chestnut) Festival (Late October), Befana (first week of January).
1 hour 15 minutes to Viareggio.
Pisa Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes. Florence airport: 90 minutes.
Lucca - 30 minute drive. Florence - 90 minutes drive. Pisa - 1 hour 15 minute drive. Sienna - 2 hour drive.
Many fine restaurants, weekly fresh food market (Saturday), monthly antique market, banks, supermarket, historic duomo, tennis, horseback riding, trekking.