Traditional country house set in the picturesque hamlet of Vitoio, in the heart of the Garfagnana, 1 hour from Lucca. Free Wi-Fi. The accommodation consists of 2 independent apartments which can be rented individually or together, sleeping 5 and 6. The sunny verandas are the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco breakfast whilst soaking up the unforgettable panoramic views. The stunning 'infinity' swimming pool has an adjoining patio with barbecue area and a shady pergola for relaxing and outdoor dining. There is a great restaurant within walking distance and shops, a pizzeria, bank, pharmacy and train station in Camporgiano, 5 minutes by car. All the most famous Tuscan must-see places like Pisa, Florence, Lucca and the Cinque Terre are easily accessible and the National Parks of Orrechiella and Alpi Apuane are literally on the doorstep. The beautiful beach resorts of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi can be reached in just under 2 hours by car.
Ciao! I’m Fabio Corrieri and, along with my family, Salvatore, Alba and Battista, we are proud to welcome guests to our home in Vitoio, Tuscany. As well as the holiday apartments, we run a 10 acre small-holding, raising livestock and producing our own food and wine. Whenever we can we snatch an hour or two away from the farm-work to walk through the chestnut woods surrounding our land and often invite our guests to join us. We are passionate about Italian food and we very much enjoy cooking for our guests and sharing an evening meal with them beside the pool, complemented with our own vino rosso, naturally! Salute!
Fabio Corrieri purchased this apartment in 1949
The Corrieri family has lived on the property and farmed its land for several generations. We are immersed in spectacular mountain scenery, each season making it even more beautiful than the one before, so we never tire of the view. For us it is the perfect place to live; tranquil and green but within easy reach of town for shopping and entertainment.
The recent addition of the 'infinity' swimming pool and terrace, which overlooks the beautiful mountain scenery, provides the perfect setting for fun, relaxation and outdoor dining.
Thank you for making our first stay in Italy so unforgettable. Your hospitality and kindness are unlike any we have ever experienced. We will miss you all! Pat, Paul & family, England
Thank you very very much. Saturday was a special night for us - great meal, good food and a good feeling! A special thank you to all of you! Irma & family, Finland
After 2 weeks in beautiful Vitoio it's difficult to leave. Thank you for your extraordinary kindness. We hope to return one day! Frank, Els & family, Belgium
A wonderful stay; we miss you all and Vitoio so much! Thanks for your hospitality, kindness & generosity, you are truly a wonderful family! Emma & clan, N. Ireland
Thanks to all, this has been a wonderful week. The house is beautiful, easy to relax. Thank you for your kindness. See you again. Saara & family, Finland
These apartments are in an amazing setting, high in the Tuscan hills (or are they mountains?). Beautiful pool area, plenty of seating and beds and absolutely fabulous hosts. Fabio and his family welcomed us with wine and cooked us an amazing meal on one day; fresh produce was delivered to us daily. They could not have been more charming and helpful, assisted by their translator Paul. So many wonderful places to visit in the area (although we ended up spending more time by the pool than we planned...); a trip to Lucca is an absolute must. Thank you Corrieri family for a wonderful and memorable holiday.
We really enjoyed our first experience of Tuscany, we loved the mountainous area and our host family could not have been better.
The drive up shocked us a bit we expected Tuscany to be more rolling hills.
Our apartment was very adequate and the outside areas including the pool was brilliant.
The best elements is Fabio , his family and their helper who our kids nicknamed grandad Paul were BRILLIANT. We were treated to wine on arrival , super fresh produce from their farm , mid stay wonderful lunch and full tour of thief small holding.
During our stay we travelled to a less mountainious area but there was no comparison in the views and complexities of the villages which balance on cliff faces.
You will need a car, there are great restaurants close and we are delighted to recommend this stay to others.
As a family over the last twenty years, we have travelled across Italy and France and stayed in many great places. Casa della Fonte is the only place we have ever returned to. We’ve returned for three reasons; the apartment and its facilities, the stunning scenery and, most importantly, the amazing hospitality of the Corrieri family.
We’ve stayed in apartment Salvatore which is comfortable and cosy, with spectacular views from the balcony (a great place to have breakfast) and the terrace and swimming pool area. We loved having barbeques in the evening, overlooking the pool and beautiful Tuscan countryside. We’ve had lovely weather when we’ve stayed, and, being a little higher up, Vitoio doesn’t suffer from the same intense heat that you tend to get further south in Tuscany. We’ve stayed with teenagers and young adults but the apartment is great for all ages.
The Corrieri’s group of extended English speaking friends help with interpretation but, overall, if you want to experience genuine Italy in a beautiful, friendly setting then Case della Fonte will is a fantastic place to have a holiday.
I cannot recommend this place highly enough, great location, lovely well kept apartments... Oh and what a view from the pool! Fabio, Salvatore, and the whole family made us feel so welcome and made our holiday truly unforgettable. We will definitely return.
The villa was everything we had hoped for and more...the clean and comfortable rooms, the stunning views from the balcony, the perfect pool and outside area...but the best thing about our stay was the incredible kindness, generosity and friendship from Fabio and his family.
Our girls loved riding their horse and meeting all their animals, and we all really looked forward to friendly greetings from the family throughout the day.
We were so grateful for all the amazing fresh fruit and vegetables that were given to us throughout our stay, and we will never forget the lovely meal and drinks that we shared with the whole family on the Saturday evening.
It was a perfect base to explore the beautiful region of Tuscany, including days out in Florence, Lucca and Pisa.
We can't recommend this villa enough - it will be hard to beat on our future holidays!
Well... we were just blown away by the welcome, the complete honest and warm generosity of Fabio and his family!
The place was spotless when we arrived, with a complete selection of local produce to help us into our first day... even local wine and biscuits !
We had planned on sightseeing more... but the view, the weather, and the pool was quite enough to make us halve those plans.
We're booking next year...!
The popular beach resorts of Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi can be reached in just under 2 hours by car.
Nearest airport is Pisa, approximately 1.5 hrs by car or train. Bologna airport is 2.5 hrs by car. Both airports have car rental agencies. There is a main-line railway station in Camporgiano, 3km from Vitoio.
Lucca is 1 hour by car or train, Florence 2.5 hours, Barga 30 minutes, Bagni di Lucca 40 minutes. Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, the capital town of the Garfagnana, is 15 minutes drive.
Living up to the discerning visitor’s dream of real Italian family eating, there are a number of excellent local restaurants to try, one within walking distance and plenty more within a few minutes drive. Horse-riding, walking, cycling and fishing are among the activities available in the surrounding hills and lakes. As well as sight-seeing in the classic Tuscan tourist spots such as Lucca’s ancient walls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo of Florence, this location also offers guests the chance to experience the natural beauty of the Garfagnana, as yet unspoilt by tourism, with its winding mountain roads leading up to archetypal Italian villages, high enough to disappear into the clouds. We can introduce you to some delicious Tuscan wines and food by arranging tastings and pizza or pasta evenings, or by recommending local restaurants.
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Bookings can be made by email or telephone. A non-refundable deposit is required via bank transfer. Balance payable in euro on arrival.
There is no set changeover day in order to allow our guests the freedom to enjoy the lower mid-week prices offered by some of the airlines that fly into Pisa, e.g. Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair and British Airways.
Notes on prices:
The prices are for each apartment per week in GBP. Bed-linen, towels and a Welcome Pack of groceries are included. Heating extra. Discounts for stays of more than 2 weeks and/or for renting both apartments together.
30% deposit at booking via bank transfer; balance on arrival