Romantic 2 bed, 2 reception apartment in tranquil hillside village
- English, Italian
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ideal base to explore the area and to interact with locals our second stay at the apartment did not disappoint love this part of Italy I recommend to all
Perfect Italian Hide-away
The property is exactly as described and is an ideal Italian get-away, located in the old Village you are surrounded by Italian life. Visited in November and we were blessed with great weather but when it did turn cooler (Freezing) the heating was more than adequate, the property is fully equipped should you decide to stay in and cook but why would you with so many fantastic restaurants within a few minutes drive. Steps into the property and to the Bedrooms are steep but it helps work off the additional calories you have gained from all that Italian food. Perfect location for exploring what is in my opinion the best part of Italy so many great attractions within easy reach you must visit LUCCA, we are already planning our return, Ciao Martin & Sue
Wonderful View - Perfect Location
Excellent spot to explore this quiet area of Tuscany. There are many fascinating medieval hilltop villages to visit and beautiful mountain scenery to enjoy. A comfortable apartment with lovely mountain views, which we would happily rent again.
Excellent base in Historic Tuscan Village
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Il Tinello it gave us the opportunity to experience the true Italian culture. Neighbours were very welcoming and we enjoyed witnessing the early evening gatherings, and the Church parades. The position of Il Tinello is superb and was a real treat for us. We were grateful for the warning about parking below the town and the steep walk up etc. All worked out well for us though. We found a lovely Agriturismo whilst trying to find our way to Il Tinello and would recommend it to anyone. We were so impressed we took our Italian friends there for a meal who were equally impressed. Villa Franca had everything we needed and Bar Nello was a good place to stop for coffee and Brioche. The views from the terrace were amazing and will live with us for a long time to come. We did go out, most days, site seeing and found Il Tinello an excellent base.
Well laid out property, easy to reach, great views, excellent base for seeing north Tuscany and the coast.
Thank you for your kind comments - we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to visit again.
Beautiful village, beautiful views
The house is set in a delightful village and has glorious views across the valley. Eating or just sitting on the terrace is peaceful and captivating. The accommodation is well kept, well equipped and was just right for us. We had plenty to do within easy reach - markets (Villafranca on Friday), hilltop villages (Vezzano and Montecatini Alto) and shopping (Montecatini). On a previous visit we also we did Lucca and Pisa and had a day at the coast. We had a good choice of restaurants in nearby villages and towns, but also ate in. The trip to/from Pisa airport was swift and straightforward.
The shops, weekly markets, bars and restaurants of Bagnone and Villafranca are 5 to 10 minutes away by car. The local area is full of medieval castles and beautiful walks and to cool off there is an Olympic sized Swimming Pool, jacuzzi & children's leisure pools 2 km away or swimming in the river pools at Bagnone. At the swimming pool complex you can also play tennis on indoor or outdoor courts.
Our apartment is centrally located for visiting Parma with it's beautiful architecture and gastronomic delights or the walled city of Lucca , to ride bicycles along the top of the city walls, visit the birthplace of Puccini or climb some of the many towers.
For the beach lover, Marinella di Sarzana offers a choice of private and free public beaches and Lerici has two safe, sandy beaches and a beautiful castle. From here, take the ferry across to Portovenere to explore the beautiful Cinque Terre.
Fosdinovo, 45 minutes away by car, has a beautiful castle, stunning views and a high ropes adventure park for all ages. Walkers are spoilt for choice in the Garfagnana region 30 minutes away by car.
Shopping: Bargain hunters can visit the new discount shopping village at Brugnato just off the A12 autostrada 42km away.
Golf: There is a golf club in Villafranca and a golf driving range and golf course at Ca del Moro outside Pontremoli, 30 minutes from the apartment.
For extra fun, there's crazy golf, quad bikes and horse riding for children at Quercia, 12 km away, signposted from Aulla.