Tuscany, self catering rental, ideal for 4 people
John and Jennifer Phelps
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing tranquil traditional location
Great accommodation in Tuscany with picturesque views from the balcony. The house was equipped with all our needs with lovely neighbours and the manager was always a call away. Every morning Watching the deers in the valley with a coffee on the balcony was a great start to the day. A great getaway.
A perfect place to stay!
The house offers all you need, the village is like a fairytale, the surrounding is a heavenly garden.
Be ready for a unique experience
Once you adapt to the experience of remoteness the village and cottage are a wonderful experience. A car is essential but most places are within easy driving distance. The cottage is well fitted out and encourages you to re-connect with the natural world around. The few people we met were very welcoming. The information provided by John and Jenny was fine and we would recommend this cottage and location to people seeking something quite different in many positive ways.
Erholung in herrlicher Natur
Wunderbares, schlichtes, altes aber gepflegtes Steinhaus in kleinem Bergdorf. Alles vorhanden, was zum tgl. Leben gebraucht wird. Nette Begrüßung mit ein paar regionalen Leckereien. Inmitten der Apuanischen Bergwelt, fernab vom Verkehr, Natur pur. Wer Erholung ohne Massentourismus sucht, ist hier gut aufgehoben. Wer Sehenswürdigkeiten und Events in den Urlaub integrieren möchte, kann diese ab ca. 50 km Entfernung erreichen. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen und wir haben unseren Urlaub gerade wegen der Stille sehr genossen.
Tolle Ferienwohnung in einem nahezu verlassenem Bergdorf
Habe hier 3 wunderbare Tage verbringen können! Die Aussicht vom Balkon ist wunderbar und Nachts ist es herrlich still.
Dei Ferienwohnung selber lässt kein Wünsche offen, alles vorhanden und in einem sehr guten Zustand
The small village of Luscignano sits atop a hill overlooking olive groves and vineyards. The towns of Casola (5kms) and Fivizzano (10kms) have all the shops & services one needs, including a small market and restaurants for every occasion!
We adore our Luscignano, and you will too but it is not to be confused with Lusignano near Florence as it is located in the Apuan Mountains inland from La Spezia. With a resident population of just 47 it doesn’t take long to ‘fit in’. These numbers do however grow over summer and other public holidays when people return to their family homes, particularly from La Spezia and Genoa.
A piece of Europe lost in a happy time warp; Lunigiana is the area located in the northern part of Tuscany and is the 'finger' that protrudes into Ligura and Emilia. The area remains comparatively undiscovered and unspoiled, yet it is neither isolated nor remote.
Your cottage is only 1 hour from Pisa and Lucca, 90 minutes from Florence, Parma and Bologna; however few tourists visit the cluster of little villages in the rolling landscape, which is sprinkled with castles of the Malaspina and Medici eras.
Local trattorie are inexpensive, the wine is plentiful and cheap and the villagers are warm and friendly. The area is not overrun with discotheques and hamburger shops, leaving it with a sense of well-being, peace and an enticing atmosphere of antiquity. You will feel like you have lived here forever and leaving will be harder than you think!
You might be expecting the rather commercialised Tuscany depicted in “Under the Tuscan Sun’ but whilst the Lunigiana region is located in the ‘finger of Tuscany’ it is far more mountainous, wild and rugged. The towns and villages don’t have the trappings to attract the tourist trade so you won’t be battling with other visitors but if you park your car and wander through a village you will be surprised at the variety and quality of goods to be found. The bonus is, you will likely pay a lot less than in the tourist areas.
Quaint villages dot the hillsides and you can see the twinkling lights of this plethora of tiny hamlets from La Casa of an evening. Some of the villages are so tiny that they may only appear on a local map so adventuring in the area requires attention to detail and is best aided by a good GPS. Travel should be measured in time rather than kilometres as the narrow, winding roads and presence of other vehicles, bike riders and villagers enjoying passegiatta makes speed difficult. You won’t want to travel fast anyway as the views are wonderful and should be enjoyed at your leisure. From Fosdinova it is possible to look down on La Spezia and on a clear day, the Cinque Terre in all its splendour comes into view. The borgo of Ugliancaldo offers another breathtaking view over the Apuan Mountain.
Your visit to La Casa di Osborne will be enhanced by interaction with the local villagers. We suggest you explore the area by day and allow time to wander the village in a leisurely fashion in the evening and mingle with the villagers when their work is finished for the day.