Deep in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by forested hills is the village of Castiglione di Garfagnana. The remote villas of Castiglione di Garfagnana are a real treat to visit, nestled in some of the most beautiful countryside in Tuscany, where breakfast beside your own private pool is reward enough for the trip alone.
Castiglione di Garfagnana is a walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding capital of the highest quality. Nestled between the Apuane and Orecchiella National Parks, your choices for trails to take and paths to ride are countless, and every corner of this remarkable landscape is open to you, whether you are travelling on foot, by bicycle or on horse back. The mountain landscape is carved by a handful of small rivers, which provide excellent natural hiking trails, as well as deep, inviting pools in which to swim. These rivers can also be fished, and anyone wishing to fish these idyllic little mountain streams can be sure of gaining the benefit of local knowledge if they ask.
The other thing Castiglione di Garfagnana is famous for is food. The regional cuisine is wonderfully hearty, with a great range of meats accompanied by local wild mushrooms, chestnuts and even truffle, which grow wonderfully well in the hills. Lunches are certainly not a rushed affair in Castiglione di Garfagnana, and if you decide to let the local experts cook for you during your stay in self catering Castiglione di Garfagnana accommodation, there are a great range of local restaurants to choose from.
The town of Castiglione is just ten minutes away, and if you are staying in Castiglione di Garfagnana accommodation for any length of time, you shall certainly get to know it well as Castiglione is home to the largest shops, bars and services in the area.
The ancient artistic treasure chest of Lucca and Pisa are also easily reached from a holiday rental villa in Castiglione di Garfagnana. The amazing artistic heritage of these cities is internationally renowned, and as a result, they can be plagued by tourist crowds during the summer, but with a villa hidden high in the Tuscan hills, you always have a magnificent place to escape to should you tire of jostling with others.
Pisa’s Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) is just 100km from a holiday rental in Castiglione di Garfagnana, but the drive is a treat in itself, passing through some of the most celebrated landscapes in the whole of Tuscany. Direct, cheap flights from the UK to Pisa are easy to find too, with Ryanair providing a huge range of services. British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and ThomsonFly also provide direct services. A hire car is an essential tool during a Castiglione di Garfagnana holiday, but it is a very small price to pay for such incredible peace and such breath-taking scenery.