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..
This newly renovated apartment is located within the grounds of Villa Sofia, spectacularly situated with views to all sides, and only a ten minute walk to old Barga, with its restaurants and shops. The studio apartment is set in a private location behind the villa, with its own entrance and car parking. There is a new kitchen and shower/wc. The apartment opens onto a large private terrace with a dining table, BBQ, overlooking the mountains and the villa's picturesque wishing well. There is an additional shared terrazza and shared use of the villa swimming pool.
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.
We stayed in the Bella Vista for 2 weeks, and everything was absolutely perfect! Tom is a superb host! The view from the terrace is stunning; we spent quite a bit of time there! It's a nice little stroll into Barga, which is a delightful old town! We purchased meat, cheese and wine several times and took back to Bella Vista to eat on the terrace. You can catch the bus in town to the train station, and go anywhere from there. The entire visit was so incredible that we are already making plans to return!
We had a brilliant week staying in the Bella Vista apartment. The views of the countryside are beautiful and the huge terrace is perfect for making the most of the sun. The apartment is great and has everything you'd need. Barga is lovely, lots of delicious restaurants and we were lucky to coincide with the end of the Jazz Festival. Tom was an excellent host, and the villa is in a great location for exploring Tuscany.
Villa Sofia is located only an 8 minute walk from Barga Vecchia. It has stunning views of the country side and mountains from three sides of the property. It is very peaceful and relaxing.
Bella Vista was very clean and well maintained. All the facilities worked well and the bed was excellent. The terrace was huge and even though it was August there was a nice breeze in the afternoon and the nights were comfortably cool for sleeping.
There are three rentals on the property but each has privacy or you can mingle with other quests if you choose.
Tom and Julia are very accomodating and generously offer their help. I highly recommend this property. Plus the WiFi was excellent.
My wife and I love Barga.. The restaurants are fabulous. The people are warm and friendly.. The festas are entertaining and fun. It is just a great place to enjoy and experience the Italian culture.
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.