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The Villa Il Nido Serendipity is located in the hills just on the edge of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, in Tuscany.
The Garfagnana area is an historical region of Italy that today is part of the province of Lucca near the beginning of the Alpi Apuane's Natural Reserve Park and the Appennines.
The area is covered by forest vegetation, dipped in the green of Tuscany and set at the edge of a chestnut grove.
The "Garfagnana" is the green heart of Tuscany and offers the warmth of rural people, medieval hamlets, art, folklore, and a long culinary tradition.
The owner can arrange accommodation of the clients in either ll Nido-Serendipity or in the Il Palazzetto (also published in our websites).
Il Nido and Palazzetto are surrounded by large, independent and private green space with a panoramic view of the Appennines and surrounding hillsides.
Both properties have private parking.
The most beautiful and famous cities of art can be easily reached not only by car, but also by train (Lucca/Pisa/Firenze/Siena).
At guests disposal: private original Country Spring Water round pool, 5.50m in diameter and 1.60m deep.
Parking within the grounds.
Distances: The distance between the house and Castelnuovo train station is KM. 2,400; the center of Castelnuovo is 900 mt.; the nearest Bar - Pizzeria - Restaurant are 450 mt. far only.
Owner's accommodation is adjacent.
Bus stop just 600 mt from the villa.
The villa is located north of Florence and Pisa.
His excellent rail links to the surrounding areas from the town centre of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana including the cities of Barga,Lucca,Pisa, Florence, Siena, the coast of Versilia and Cinque Terre. The trains are quite cheap compared to U.K. and U.S.A.
The most beautiful cities and places of Tuscany, like Firenze, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Versilia etc.
Natural Reserves: Parco dell'Orecchiella and Parco dell'Appennino Tosco Emiliano
Natural attractions: "Grotta del Vento" and "Antro del Corchia" (wind caves), lakes like "Lago di Pontecosi", "Lago di Vagli" and "Lago di Gramolazzo",mountain ranges like "Alpi Apuane" (a small but extremely rugged range of mountains, leading source of high-grade marble, from whose peaks you can see Cinque Terre, the Tuscan archipelago and Corsica) and "Appennino Tosco Emiliano".
You can visit also a lot of typical medieval villages rich in traditions and ancient flavours with their ancient fortesses and walls.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
"IL NIDO" Serendipity is composed of two bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two twin beds and three bathrooms with shower.
The house features original beamed ceilings throughout.
The lounge area is equipped with Internet free connection (Wi-fi) a satellite Led TV, radio/ DVD player with speaker system.
The lounge is also equipped with a fireplace and a loft for reading and relaxing.
The kitchen with dining room area and pantry is equipped with stove, microwave and electric oven, fridge, orange squeezer, american coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine.
The particular decoration of the sheltered patio, located near the BBQ in the large outdoor area, and the panoramic solarium terrace will make you feel totally relaxed.
You can, further more, take pleasure sunbathing on the panoramic terrace or using the private original Country Spring Water round pool ( available from 15th may to 30th september) , 5.50m in diameter and 1.60m deep.
Il Nido was perfect. The facility was our home away from home. The bedrooms were cozy and the living space was open with wonderful views. The outdoors had breath taking scenery. The owners were gracious and very helpful. Il Nido was a great location for visiting northern Tuscany. We were there for the month with easy access to the train. My wife had an opportunity to paint a mural for the owner
We spent a wonderful week in Villa Il Nido in June 2016. The house was just perfect for 6 people.The garden was huge with a great view over the town. We enjoyed the pool and having afternoon coffee on the terrace.The house was located on peaceful hillside, not far away from town. The host family was very nice and friendly.
We had a great time at this villa and the facilities were excellent. Plenty of options for eating and sitting outside. The pool area was extremely relaxing with the water flowing into the pool. Ideal for walking into the town a bit harder walking back uphill!!! All in all a great place to stay.
We had wonderful holidays at Il Nido ! The house is really great, and the owners, Paolo and Maria Cristina, who live just next to il Nido, really make you feel welcome !
The swimming pool is small but nice, and our children much enjoyed it ! The garden is very well maintained by Paolo, and is very pleasant.
The area is superb, nature is preserved, and it is a pleasure to be in Tuscany while not seeing too many tourists. We visited Lucca (not far), Pisa, and even Cinque Terre.
We hope we will get a chance to rent this house again !
Our family of four spent 5 nights in Villa Il Nido at the end of October. The house was beautiful and spacious with an amazing view. Paolo was so helpful with providing suggestions for activities and sites to see in the local area. We walked to dinner in town and also used the local produce from the Thursday farmers market to cook for ourselves. We hiked in Orechiella park and up to the fort in town,toured the cave 'Grotta del Vento' and enjoyed walking around the village. A car is necessary for exploring the area. We could have spent more time here!
Villa Il Nido was a beautiful villa - We stayed in Serendipity during the first week of October. The property surrounding the villa was beautiful, well-maintained and we had a spectacular view. The inside of the house was also very nice and was certainly very roomy, although we did only have 4 adults staying there. Paulo was an informative host and provided plenty of info on things to see and do in nearby towns. Castelnuovo was a very short (at most 5 minutes) drive away and you could even walk to town but the walk back involved going up a fairly steep hill. Still, it was definately worth being up where we were for the view and the peaceful setting. As far as location, I enjoyed being in Castelnuovo in that it was a little off the beaten path - there was still plenty to do close by and other larger cities were not too far away, although the only one we went to while there was Lucca - our original intent was to take it easy and just enjoy the outdoors and dining available to us in Tuscany, which we did. There were plenty of restaurants in Castelnuovo but we did try to get out and try a few in neighboring towns also. Overall, I would recommend the villa to anyone wishing to stay for a while in Tuscany and would love to return sometime.
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