Surrounded by the nature of the Val Pedogna, near the natural park of the Alpi Apuane, in a secluded and quiet position, the Residence “Ai Sorbi” is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The entire property has been recently renovated and equipped with elegant furniture, with the typical Tuscan architecture mixed up with a modern style. The owner Andrea Salvetti is an artist who built this home with the help of some of the best designers (E.Sottsass, G.Pesce,A.Ciffo etc.). Moreover, the position of the house is really perfect, since it is surrounded by the nature of a valley but 22 km away from Lucca and 35 km away from the sea. You can easily reach the Garfagnana, with its typical products (porcino mushrooms, chestnuts flour and hulled wheat), as well as Pisa, Florence, Siena and other Tuscan destinations. The stone swimming pool is 13x6 m and you can get to the property through 500 m of a paved road.
- House1184 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Nov 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful location although remote, well worth a visit
The house was well equipped with plenty of room, beautiful kitchen with large eating area, parts of the house are quirky but very tasteful done, the pool area was beautiful with sun beds either side, idea place for families or couples to enjoy the peaceful setting, a car is essential due to the location ideally taking basic supplies with you on arrival, large supermarket situated 15 minute drive away, found local restaurants excellent.
A trip to Lucca is a must ( the walled city )
Patricia was an fabulous host nothing to much trouble
Great Place for Home Base
I loved the place. We had a family vacation and this was "home base" for two weeks while we wandered Italy. It is very modern. The owner was very accomodating. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars for two reasons - 1 - it was a bit remote if one wanted city action and 2 - There were no cleaning fluids such as dishwasher soap, very little in the way of condiments such as salt & pepper. I would highly recommend this place and may just go back again. Beautiful view of the mountains and nice & quiet after a long day out & about. Local restaurants, specifically Il Bivio, were excellent!! And little "Blackie" the kitty was a nice greeter. Loved the fact all the windows opened up for fresh air during the day. Lovely spot!
Wonderful location on top of a hill with great view of the valley! The house is beautiful, spotless clean and well equipped! In the description it says "wifi available" but it is not functional and will probably never work properly! So don't count on it or on mobile connection either.
The pool is just wonderful! It's large, fresh and always clean! We loved it and spent lots of time dashing around it!
Location good, short drive to supermarket and to Lucca!
Would definitely recommend to anyone and would love to come back!
fantastic family holiday villa!
We spent an absolutely wonderful week in the Villa Sorbet this summer! The villa itself was lovely- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a lovely large kitchen/dining room with beautiful views of the hills. The house was spotlessly clean, with comfy beds and plenty of space for us (2 adults and children aged 10 and 12). The location is so peaceful, and the view from the pool amazing- we didn't want to leave! We spent a lot of time in the pool, playing table tennis and just enjoying the tranquility. Patrizia was very friendly and welcoming, but not at all intrusive. We would love to return, and really recommend this villa.
Perfect tuscan vacation house
Absolutely beautiful house in the peacefull countryside north of Lucca! Our kid's (16-13-10-7) loved the pool, the tarzan rope, feeding the pig and walking Eldra,the dog. They even survived 2 weeks without TV!
We loved: the outdoor eating spaces (pic-nic table below the house, and the table below the canopy right beside the entrance). The very peacefull surrounding, the view, the flowers and the quieteness of Serore.
The property is very well situated for visiting Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Cinqueterre and the seaside. After a long day of sightseeing it is wonderfull to come back to the quietness of the house and the refreshing pool. During the hottest days, we would lose up to 7-8 C. driving from Lucca to the house!
The Owners, Andrea and Patrizia are nice and helpfull, they recommended some activities, restaurants and were very nice to talk to. They worked hard to keep this place clean and tidy and they succeded well! Thanks to both of you!
We even had the chance to share a meal with the owner's family on the last evening, a pizza party, cooking pizza in their woodfired pizza oven, witch was a perfect ending of a great vacation.
Note that this review is for residenza Ai Sorbi.
It was lifetime memory for our family!
Perfect location to visit Tuscany
Ideally and quietly located in a magnificent and wild countryside, the house was perfect for us, and fully compliant with the description. House decoration, confort, and amenities were perfect. The only small regret was the absence of WIFI connection, but this should be fixed shortly according to the very nice and helpfull hostess, Patrizia.
The surroundings are just wonderful, with many touristic highlights in a radius of 100 kms, and it is such a treat, after a day visit in the crowd, to return to the quiet surroundings of the house and to dive into the nice swimming pool !
Patrizia was also very helpful in providing us with useful tips and good adresses (restaurants in particular) closeby !
From Lucca follow signs to Catelnuovo Garfagnana on the highway SS12 and then on the county road SP2. In Diecimo turn left following signs to Pescaglia (take the county road SP32). Continue for about 2.5 km. Turn right at Ansana. Continue for 1.2 km. Turn right at Serore, then continue for 800 m and then turn right at the second sign for Serore. The road to our property is not paved. It is possible to book the residence Castagno for 5 people in the same property (ref. homelidays n° 175926). We will be glad to suggest you the best sites to visit or some restaurants where you can taste some local products or wine. Our property is 2 km away from the famous Tuscan health spa of Bagni di Lucca, as well as from Grotta del Vento and Antro del Corchia in the park of the Alpi Apuane with its grottoes and paths signed by the Alpine Club. 2 km away: parascending classes.
Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale obbligatorio, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario all'arrivo. Animali ammessi € 50,00 / settimana. Pulizia finale obbligatoria € 60,00. Le prenotazioni da sabato a sabato hanno la precedenza sulle altre.