|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
Maria is a roomy 2 bedroom apartment with a living room, 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower unit, and a kitchen. The apartment has a private patio area and BBQ, and a lovely view over the farm to the village beyond
This beautifully located farm villa with a large swimming pool is situated in an olive grove and vineyard with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. With only a two minutes walk to a well stocked mini market selling local produce, nothing could be easier.
There are 3 apartments in the villa. The largest, apt. Lucia, has 3 bedrooms, and the other two have 2 bedrooms. Each has its own private patio area for outdoor dining.
The farm villa has good facilities including sauna, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and X-box. There is also a fine public tennis court 100 metres from the villa.
The village restaurant and pizzeria serving traditional Tuscan food is 10 minutes walk.
Hidden Tuscany: Garfagnana is 'Hidden Tuscany' at its best. With its stunning scenery it is the best area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities. We have close ties with an Outdoor Activities company who offer many international class adventures.
Castelnuovo, the nearby market town, has many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets and all other types of shops. There is a tourist information office and a weekly market selling a wide variety of fashion, household goods, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking and cooking classes are all available locally.
You can see more properties in the area on our website www.friendsoftuscany.com
We first visited this beautiful and "undiscovered" region of Tuscany in 1988, buying a house in 1994 and since then we have been heartened by the number of visitors who have returned time and time again to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Garfagnana, the generosity of its people, wonderful food and local culture.
Final cleaning included. During a 2 week booking a cleaning will be done midway.
All bed linen and towels provided.
During colder periods if central heating is required use will be measured and paid for directly to the owner.
25% deposit with balance paid 60 days before holiday
Flexible entry days. Saturday to Saturday NOT essential.
Discounted rates if more than one apartment booked. We can accommodate a large group of up to 18 people, booking the 3 apartments and a little cottage 200 metres from Santa Lucia.
Other houses in the village can also be rented for even larger groups.
Really comfortable apartment, clean and well equipped. BBQ, Patio and pool all offer stunning mountain views and delightful gardens surrounding the property. Rural location is very peaceful but there is a shop within walking distance and not too far to restaurants and pizzerias in nearby villages and towns (taxis always available and cheap). Giovanna was really welcoming and helpful during our stay. Would definitely recommend!
Special interest holidays:
The area is well known for its excellent value cooking, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 4 choices of pasta course, followed by 4 choices of main course costs only 10 Euros inclusive of bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liquors for less than 25 Euros.
Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking. We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking.
Forti dei Marmi is the nearest resort, around 50kms drive.
Flights to Pisa Airport from several UK airports including Gatwick, Stanstead, Prestwick, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester. Operators include Jet2, Ryanair and BA. Other destinations Genoa, Milan-Bergamo, Bologna.
Trains to Viareggio, Florence.
Castelnuovo is the market town less than 5 miles away. The lovely walled village of Castiglione is 3kms walk.
Tuscany is the most popular region of Italy, famous for its wonderful climate, landscape, and art treasures. The famous "art" cities of Florence, Siena and Lucca are huge attractions, whilst the culinary tradition is there to be savoured.