|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Il Forno, originally the old bakehouse, is a two storey stone cottage dating from 1743. It still has the original, terracotta pizza oven in the sitting room. The house is shaded by a large, productive fig tree.
Upstairs, the pretty sitting room has a wood burning stove, antique furniture and a TV to view a selection of DVDs. The small kitchen has an oven and a small fridge.
Downstairs you'll find a double bedroom with a metal, four poster bed from Designer's Guild, as well as a shower room. The bedroom has double doors onto the private, outside terrace, which will allow you to enjoy extensive views over the valley from your bed!
The terrace has wi-fi internet access, deckchairs, a table and chairs for dining and a small BBQ.
Borgo della Madonnina, a former olive farm dating from 1743, is close to Celle dei Puccini, home to the family of Giacomo Puccini. The feel of each cottage is light and airy, with simple but thoughtful décor, pleasant furniture, pretty bedding and plenty of fresh towels. You’ll also find fresh flowers and a small selection of books and DVDs. A welcome pack offers local treats and a bottle of prosecco to enjoy on arrival .
Our location means that the Medieval and Renaissance glories of the walled city of Lucca are only 18km away, while Pisa and Florence, Volterra, San Gimingnano and Siena are close enough for day trips. The glamorous beach resorts of Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi are a short (40 minutes), but stunning drive away. Around us, the mountainous Garfagnana national park is one of alpine meadows, rivers and lush hills, making it ideal for walkers, hikers and skiers.
Just returned from a lovely chilled week in Il Forno. Location is very relaxed & Adrian & Christopher are perfect hosts - fonts of information, good company& wonderfully helpful.
Accommodation was great - just as pictures show. Delightfully small but perfectly formed!
Good location to visit larger centres of Pisa, Florence & the understated Lucca, but also a welcome escape of peace & quiet to balance things out.
Would definitely recommend a visit.
Special interest holidays:
Fluent English, Italian and French spoken.
The smart beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta and Viareggio are just 40 minutes away.
Expect glamorous Bagni (or bathing stations) with their own bars, resaturants, beach paraphenalia and even swimming pools at varying costs! A sophisticated experience. And you'll have your own space to enjoy it!
There is a stunning drive to the beach, across the Apuan Alps, with beautiful views through olive groves. You can drive home quickly from Viareggio via Lucca on the autostrada
A car is essential during your stay with us! Travelling Times to and from Borgo della Madonnina. From Pisa Airport 45 minutes. From Florence Airport 60 minutes.
Lucca 20 minutes. Barga 25 minutes. Pisa 45 minutes. Torre de lago 45 minutes. Forte di Marmi 45 minutes. Florence 75 minutes. Siena 120 minutes.
There is written information on restaurants, supermarkets and shops in each cottage, but Christopher and Adrian are here to offer you any help and advice you may need, while keeping a discreet distance to ensure your peace and privacy.