|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The apartment has a double bedroom, mezzanine with two single beds on request ( 10 euro a night each extra person), a bath with shower, a large comfortable living area.
The kitchen has modern fittings including microwave oven, gas hob and cooker, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker and toaster
The apartment has central heating, wood stove, car parking and free WiFi connection.
The large private terrace has stunning mountain and garden views with loungers and a table and chairs, so you can eat al fresco.
Tripala farm is a countryside oasis, ideal for family holidays. You can relax by the swimming pool, sunbathe on the terrace or go mountain biking or walking in the spectacular Apuan Alps. Situated in Garfagnana, the farm is an ideal base if you want to visit the historic towns of Tuscany, including Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The coast is only a short journey by car or train so you can explore the beautiful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre and swim in the azure waters. In the nearby medieval villages there are several pizzerias and restaurants serving tasty local cuisine and wines made from grapes ripened on the nearby hillsides. The owners, Carlo and Silvia, speak English and are always on hand to help if you need any advice
We are a family of four, with two girls aged 17 and 20. Silvia is a teacher in a local school, and I run the family farm. We grow organic olives and wheat. Many cats and two dogs are part of the family.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 1970
it's friendly, it's relaxing, not crowded, it's real Italy
The fantastic view of the Apuan Alps, just amazing
A really lovely apartments with every modern comfort. Stupendous views over the garden and mountains from our terrace. Location ideal for visiting Lucca, Pisa, Barga, the Cinque Terre and mountain villages. This is the real Italy. Rosemary & Geoffrey May England.
From24/06/2017 to 26/08/2017 the changeover day is on Saturday. Check In from16.00-20.00. We accept arrivals after 20.00. In case of delay for whatever reason, please contact: (+39)328 1449121 (+39)583 1806084 - Chek Out: 09,30 a.m.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. High season (27/06/2015 to 29/08/2015): 5% discount on the second week and 10% discount on the third week.
Central heating 10 Eu a day in case of use (May and October), Cot with sheet: 20 euro a week, Extra bed: 10 euro a day, WiFi: free of charge.
Special groups of walkers/hickers: May, June, September and October up to 12 pax 1000 euro a week, up to 15 pax 1200 euro a week, up to 18 pax 1500 euro a week.
Sshh...don't tell too many people about this place, it's a real hidden gem. Unspoilt, rustic, charming, the list goes on. A hire car and a decent map is a must to negotiate the hairpins of the mountains but it's well worth the effort when you arrive at the Tripala olive groves. We arrived late at night so were treated to a special treat when we stepped onto the patio the next morning to the spectacular alpine views. We stayed at la piana East which was perfect for us as a family with a young toddler; we all enjoyed the Al fresco dining and our daughter never tired of the large grassed area, the swings, slide and pool, not to mention making friends with the family cats and dogs! Carlos twice weekly gastro evenings are a real treat, not to be missed. There really is something for everyone here, no matter how active you want to be; good walking within easy reach, lots of local places to visit, or just relaxing by the pool. The real magic about this place though is the warm and genuine hospitality offered by Carlo, Sylvia and their family; you don't feel like a guest, or a traveller, you are made to feel like part of the Tripala family. There's a reason most people keep coming back to this place!
We had such a fantastic time at Tripala farm it didn't disappoint so much so we didn't want to leave. The surroundings are stunning and tranquil, our hosts Silvia and Carlo were wonderful and made us feel like family .The accomodation was comfortable and clean and the perfect space for our little toddler to run around .We will definitely be back.
We went there last summer, and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and the generosity, kindness and entertaining talent of the hosts Carlo and Silvia plus their two lovely daughters.
It's a great place for families; it's quiet, it has great views and the food that Carlo prepares at least twice a week is outstanding. The apartments are cozy, well equipped with everything one needs, and we would not hesitate to recommend the place for anyone who loves Italy.
Dirk, from Germany
Spacious and quiet location on the grounds of an old villa in the north part of Lucca province. Great holiday houses, very clean with lot of privacy. Very nice and helpful owners, Slivia and Carlo, who also organize pizza tasting events and help with excursions. Although it is close to a little train station on the line Aula-Lucca, a (rental) car is advised. We enjoyed excursions to Cinque Terre (walking), La Spezia (great shopping), Lerici (beach), Lucca, Pisa and the marble quarry in Massa/Carrara. Closer by, you can enjoy mounting walking and climbing in the national park Alpi Apuani and mountain biking on the little mounain roads. This is the true unspoiled Toscany!
We have just returned from our fifth holiday at Tripala in Garfagna where we so enjoy the chance of a really relaxing break away from it all. The quiet stillness and mountain views from Tripala are breathtaking and draw us back time and again. The grounds are vast and ideal for exploring with plenty of room for games if you have youngsters. Carlo keeps the pool immaculate and is such a wonderful way to cool down after a day wandering round the local medieval villages or enjoying a "tourist" day in Pisa or Lucca. There is so much to do around such a beautiful, interesting area, so many places to eat, plenty of places to explore. Tripala is in a fairly remote, hillside location so a car is essential. There are plenty of inexpensive local shops and restaurants a short drive away. Although we usually go as a couple this year we took our 24 year old (very active) daughter and she loved it. Silvia very kindly arranged some adventure activities with a guide for her in the mountains including abseiling, leaping off waterfalls etc which proved highly successful and enjoyable. Nothing is too much trouble for Carlo and Silvia and they go out of there way to ensure their guests enjoy the local area and cuisine, laying on local tasting nights a couple of evenings each week for their guests. The apartment has everything you could wish for, including a huge private terrace with stunning views and has become our 2nd home. If you are after a real taste of Italy, and dont want to feel like just another tourist, Tripala is the perfect holiday location for couples, families or activity groups, we just wish we had discovered it years ago when our daughter was younger.
Fabulous location, mountain views. Garfagnana is the most beautiful region I have ever seen. View from loo stunning! Carlo, Sylvia and daughters lovely people, welcoming hosts. Highly recommend pizza evening! Pool excellent facility. Apartment spacious and nigh-on perfect; kitchen a tad poky but adequate and well-equipped; terrace gorgeous space for relaxing/eating. No complaints at all and we will be back!
Special interest holidays:
Every week we organize on request tastings of local products, tours with lunch in the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, BBQ and pizza's tastings ; we give indications on the possibility to use the train for daily trips to Pisa, Lucca, Garfagnana; we give indications on the ferry for the Cinque Terre in Liguria, on the the marble quarries tour in Carrara.... the nearby Orecchiella Park....canoeing and rafting in nearby rivers Serchio and stream Lima and Serra ( Canoa, Kayak & Rafting in Toscana
http://www.aguaraja.com or Canyoning, Trekking, Mountain Bike.
http://www.garfagnanactivities.com/ )... simply we are always happy to give any information on good food and good local wine, markets, gelaterias, restaurants, festivals and traditions ... Happy Holidays in Tripala !!!! Carlo & Silvia & Delfina & Elettra Pozzoni Susini
Cinque Terre 67km, Lerici 57km, Portovenere 66km, Marina di Massa 68km, Forte dei Marmi 79km, Viareggio 88km.
There are many low-cost flights from the UK on the following airlines: Easy Jet, Ryanair, Jet2.com, Thomson Fly.com. Pisa and Genova are the nearest airports (100km), and you can hire a car at a special rate through some airlines. On application we supply service transport from and to the airports Genova/Pisa (120 euro). On request, car hire available (advanced booking min. 15 days).
Railway Station: 2.5km (route Aulla-Lucca).
Motorway: Aulla 25km.
The Ligurian and Tuscan coasts are close by, so you can explore the unspoilt fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, laze on the sandy beaches of Versilia or shop glamorous Portofino. The Garfagnana has many pretty medieval villages that hold colourful festivals in summer. You can sample the local cuisine and wine, listen to live music and dance the night away Italian style! Lucca is only 70km away and is well worth a day trip. Marvel at the medieval and renaissance architecture, take a bike ride around the city walls or simply pass the time of day in a pavement cafe', sipping a Prosecco. Pisa and Florence are a maximum 2 hours drive from Tripala. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit and see the architectural and artistic treasures. Autumn is the ideal period to visit the numberless villages and historical towns, to walk in the charming autumn woods, and to rest and get the last tintarella, enjoying the warm sun, in your beautiful terrace overlooking the spectacular Apuan Alps. A wide choice of local specialities are offered in this period by the local restaurants and osterie, and can also be savoured during the various country celebrations in the nearby villages. In mild weather, you can easily reach from Tripala the Tirrenian sea beaches and villages, to enjoy long peaceful walks (i.e. Cinque Terre trekking path) and excellent Tuscanian and Ligurian fish cooking, out of the crowds of the high season! The closest bank, gas station and pharmacy are in Casola in Lunigiana (6 km from Tripala).