|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The apartment "La Piana West", on two floors, ground floor and first floor (120 sq.mt.) in total. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large living/dining area, fully equipped new kitchen at ground floor and 2 verandas with a stunning view over the valley and the Alpi Apuane, car parking, free WiFi. The verandas have sunbeds, deck chairs, tables and chairs, so you can eat "al fresco".
The seventh and eighth person pay 10 Euros per head per night.
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
We are a family of 6 from Bavaria. My husband, I and our 4 kids (ages 8 to 16) recently were guests of Silvia and Carlo. Our hosts gave us a warm welcome. We found this apartment bright, clean and nicely decorated. It was well stocked and equipped with everything our big family needed, maybe even more .We all enjoyed the pool, which was meticulously maintained. The panoramic views of the mountains, coupled with the private, tranquil surroundings made this the perfect place for much needed quiet retreat. I was a treat to not be right in the middle of all of the "typical tourist destination chaos". BUT, that being said, it was just a short distance to travel to famous cities like Pisa and Lucca, or the coast. We enjoyed our shared evening meals, with delicious homemade Italian cuisine, and lots of interesting conversation. We were able to learn a lot about their style of living, in this particular part of Italy. Great vacations always end too quickly ! Thank You to Silvia and Carlo, for everything!!! We will be back again, one day !!!
We spent an enjoyable 6 nights in Piano West with our daughter and her boyfriend. Beautiful Alpine views from the house, patio and pool. Lovely setting in quiet unspoilt area. Carlo and Sylvia were wonderful hosts. They wined and dined us for 2 of our evenings. Car essential, roads not for the faint hearted! 20 min walk up steep path to Metra quite challenging but worth it for the local dairy selling cheeses and salamis. Generally not a touristy area with little English spoken but Carlo and Sylvia would gladly intercede. Wonderful meal in La Spina Fiorito. 1.5 hr drive to Cinque Terra and Lucca - both well worth a visit for a day each.
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).