Villa in Barga, Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy Luxury Villa Surrounded By 10 Acres Of Landscaped Terraces And Woodland, Just 1 Mile From Barga
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We live In Barga,Tuscany with our two little girls, Federica and Alessandra. We moved here in 2003 and have completely restored the villa and barn in between working as a walking holiday guide and bringing up the girls..Before we moved here,we travelled around the world, working and playing for ten years, mostly in the tourist industry, catering chalets in various ski resorts in Europe and North America.
Anne purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Anne chose Barga
After searching the length and breadth of Tuscany, we found this region (garfagnana) to be the most beautiful area for both holidaymakers and for a young family. It isnt as touristy as other regions and its very well located for city visits, hilltop towns, beaches, and skiing. Barga is a very up and coming, vibrant town with many festivals through the summer, including art , music, food, and theatre. The climate is perfect, without such intense heat as the lower tuscan regions.Its a place to really experience italy at its best. We have many years of experience in both the food world and the travel industry, and having lived and worked for many years in Tuscany we feel we can share the culture, history, cuisine and hospitality of Tuscany in a relaxed and informal manner.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is situated just 1.2km from Barga, surrounded by woodland. From the door are 3 different hiking routes to town, taking either 45 mins, an hour or a longer trail via Tiglio taking 3 hours to reach the town.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We spend a lovely week in an amazing house with a splenning view and a wonderfull host. We will highly recommend this house.
A wonderful experience!
This is a truly wonderful way to visit Italy. Amazing accommodation, and the hosts are very friendly and know the area in depth.
Best Villa yet
Fantastic villa decorated to a very high standard. Very large bedrooms and well equipped dining kitchen. Loads of outside seating areas and pool with breath taking views. To cap it off Anne and Simon were very helpful. Thoughtful touches such as fresh flowers, bottles of wine and bread deliveries made all the difference. Our best villa in Italy.
Tuscany in all its glory - beautiful villla, fabulous location, exceptional hosts
No photographs can do justice to this villa. Stunning location and beautifully decorated. Awesome walking territory - or sit by the pretty pool.
It’s easy to visit so many interesting places if you want to - and Barga itself is a treasure trove of fantastic restaurants.
We highly recommend you visit - and make use of every suggestion from the owner ... she couldn’t be more helpful .. or more right in her advice!!
Thank you from all four of us x
The house was very comfortable and welcoming. It had all we required of a holiday home.
The various outside sitting areas were perfect for providing sun or shade depending on our wants. The pool was lovely with beautiful views from it. Our family thoroughly enjoyed using it.
5 star villa!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week staying in this superb villa with our two teenage children. We have rented many holiday villas over the years and the views from Villa Alventura are unparalleled. It was such a pleasure to open the bedroom door each morning, allowing the sun to stream inside, and to step out on to the verandah, which has the most spectacular view of the wooded valley and mountains in the distance. The swimming pool is lovely and the house is extremely well equipped and very comfortable. Anne was very welcoming and helpful and we appreciated the bottle of wine, fruit and other provisions that she left for us on our arrival. The house is in a great location being very close to Barga, which is a picturesque hill town with many restaurants and a supermarket, not far from Lucca and a short drive to some dramatic mountain scenery. We would definitely like to return.
Special interest holidays:
If you have a particular interest, we endeavour to offer an interesting excursion or put you on the right road to explore yourselves. Barga Jazz festival (July). Piazzetta Music festival (July). Barga Opera festival (August).
You can easily reach the coast of Versilia within about 50 mins. By car, there you can choose one of the beautiful sea resorts: the elegant Viareggio, the exclusive Forte dei Marmi, or Torre del Lago Puccini, where the famous musician lived and now rests.
Pisa Airport: 60 Minutes by car. Florence Airport: 90 Minutes by car. Car hire is recommended. Travel by train or bus to fornaci di barga (2 miles).
Time distances by car: Barga 2 mins. Lucca: 40 minutes. Pisa: 60 Minutes. Florence: 2 hours. Forte di Marmi: 80 mins. Cinque Terre :2 hours. Viareggio and coast: 60 mins.
The hilltop town of Barga has been voted one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy. It is a vibrant town with the old part still encircled by fortress walls.There is plenty to keep you occupied with many art galleries, museums, antiques, great choice of restaurants, ice cream shops, cafe's, butchers, bakers, florists, fruit and vegetable vendors, food markets, monthly antiques markets and yearly festivals. Outdoor concerts can be found in the old town throughout the summer months, June; Piazetta music festival, July; opera and August; jazz.
In the local area there are many natural wonders to explore, Orecchiella national park, renowned for its mass of wild flowers, Orrido di Botri, a small natural canon dug by the torrent Fegana into the rocks. Grotta del vento caves have the largest network of caves in Italy and the Ponte della Maddalena above the Serchio river, also called the Devil's Bridge dating back to the 10th century.
For active holidaymakers there is plenty on offer. Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, golfing, tree climbing, Horseback riding, tennis, mountaineering, golf and skiing.
Barga is an excellent base for exploring Tuscany's cultural cities. Lucca, the only city in Italy with a completely intact encircling wall, is 40 minutes by train or car. Its totally pedestrianised within the walls, making sightseeing a relaxing experience. Hiring bikes and cycling around the city walls is fun for everyone. Florence is 2 hours, and speaks for itself. The Cinque Terra is in reach, by train or car 2 hours.