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Make a holiday rental apartment or accommodation in Barga, Italy your home away from home

Nestled in the mountains of Garfagnana is the beautiful walled city of Barga, Tuscany. Surrounded by some of the most unspoilt countryside in Italy, Barga is a compact centre of history, culture and art located on a rocky escarpment. Despite its distinctly rural setting, Barga is a cultural hot bed with artists and performers reaching Barga on tour on a regular basis. Regularly cited as the prettiest of Tuscan towns, accommodation in Barga is hugely sought after by those hoping for a relaxing holiday in staggering countryside.

Things to do on holiday in Barga, Italy

There are so many reasons to rent accommodation in Barga. The town itself is awash with historic monuments found among the narrow, twisted streets which make up the town. When you first arrive at your Barga accommodation, walk to the 12th Century Cathedral which dominates the skyline. From the top of the bell tower you have an unprecedented panorama over the Serchio Valley and Apuan Alps. Within the town walls are a great range of restaurants, shops and cafes which act as a base for the numerous folklore events and traditional music festivals including the Barga Summer Festival, Barga Jazz Festival and Opera Barga. Any Barga tour should take in the Cathedral or Duome, the famous Caffe Capretz and Barga Castello as well as visiting the beautiful Barga Theatre for a performance, concert or an opera.

Outside the town, walkers find themselves in the cradle of nature. The forested peaks of the Apuan Alps and Apennines are teeming with wildlife found among the deep gorges, and dark forests which carpet much of the landscape which surrounds Barga, Tuscany. Marked trails can be found throughout the area, taking you to some of the best view points and finest attractions including the dramatic Barga Duome. The countryside surrounding Barga is accessible on foot, horseback, mountain bike and in some parts, canoe, equipment for all of which are available from the town. Eagles and other birds of prey are regularly spotted circling the town.

The gastronomy of Barga is quite unique and absolutely delicious. Known for its wild mushrooms and berries, chestnuts and sheep’s cheese, cooking in self catering Barga accommodation is a real treat, and you can find ingredients, recipes and hints from almost anywhere in the town, as the locals love to talk food! There are also a range of courses you can take during your Barga tour.

Places to visit on holiday in Barga, Italy

Just a few miles by road from accommodation in Barga is the thermal spa resort of Bagni di Lucca. Known for its healing properties since the Roman era, the Bagni di Lucca spas attract visitors from around Europe. Bagni di Lucca is also the best place to explore the Orrido di Botri Nature Reserve.

Weather in Barga, Italy

Summers in Barga are an absolute delight as temperatures average 26˚C during July and August, boasting remarkably long, warm evenings, perfect conditions for enjoying a meal on the balcony overlooking the Serchio Valley. Walking, riding and mountain biking holidays are best taken in the spring and autumn when temperatures remain in the mid 20’s (˚C).

Travel to Barga, Italy

Pisa International Airport (PSA) is located 60km from any of the accommodation in Barga, Tuscany. It is easiest to rent a hire car from the airport and drive to Barga, although there are other alternatives if you would prefer not to drive during your holiday.

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The property is fabulous and spacious both inside and out; really well kept and welcoming.

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We had a wonderful 3 weeks at Ai Sedili with plenty of room to spread out both inside and out. The villa has utterly stunning views all around it and with lots of space to eat outside and a well equipped kitchen we catered at the villa a number of times easily for the eight of us. We had fun trying out the pizza oven up by the pool (also fab by the way) a couple of times too with increasing success. Leonardo and family were really friendly and generous with their time and made us all feel extremely welcome, as was Anne, who took us on a great tour of the area, including a wine and olive oil tasting. We also had a fabulous meal of local cuisine cooked for us at the villa by Linda. The local village, Barga, is pretty and within easy walking distance for all the basics and local restaurants we needed (including some lovely outdoor concerts in the town square). We would highly recommend this villa for a lovely, relaxed holiday with lots of small hilltop towns to visit for a real sense of rural Italy. If you want some city time the beautful city of Lucca is only a 45minute drive away (or an hour on the local bus) and Pistoia or Pisa or Viareggio are just a bit further but worth a trip too.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

Stunning location and a beautifully furnished house with nice bed linen and wine glasses

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Lots of terrific lounging spots with comfy deep seats in sun and shade for enjoying every aspect . House very well kitted out from kitchen stuff to tea lights. Pool, garden and house lovingly tended by delightful Serena and her family. Terrific authentic local restaurant... we drove there along narrow ( .....exciting!) roads then walked back in the moonlight. Smashing spot for an Italian mountain holiday.... final stretch of road to the house requires a bit of concentration but it's well worth it!
  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017