This is a beautiful apartment with a private entrance on the front part of the cottage, slightly hidden by the corner of a house. In front of the apartment is a small, well placed terrace, from which one has a magnificent view of the Apuan Alps. Inside, a wooden staircase leads upwards. On the right, two steps down, is the dining room with a typical Tuscan fireplace and a bed couch. A balcony divides the kitchen area, including a gas-stove, fridge and oven, and the dining room. Two doors lead away from the kitchen: one to a double bedroom, the other to a bathroom and shower, one step higher. The room has a number of arched windows. This was probably the “METATO” of the house (an ancient Roman term used for a room in which chestnuts were stored and left to dry). Returning to the entrance, the wooden staircase leads up to a room with a double bed and a door to a small bathroom including a sink, toilet and shower. The roof of the room is tilted and about 1 metre high at the lowest point.
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 4 nights
Farmhouse complex with 4 beautiful apartments on a hilltop not far from Lucca. The stone farmhouse sits at 600 meters altitude and offers views over the surrounding countryside with chestnut forests, and steep wooded mountains. It is a little paradise from which one can hike all the mountain trails and visit the historical cities of central Tuscany. Gallicano with all facilities is at 10kms, Barga is at 18kms and Lucca is at 50kms. Firenze and the seaside at Forte dei Marmi are an hour’s and half drive away.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov 2018
About David Saisi
Ciao, I'm David and from 2005 I manage Le Capanne holiday house. Before I worked as an HR manager in a TLC company. From 2005 to now I have seen about 1000 persons in my property and each one has helped me increasing my love for Garfagnana area. From 2013 I'm a mountains guide and I manage the Battiferro park in Fornovolasco: we offer canyoning for families and a lot of fun. See you soon David
David Saisi purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why David Saisi chose Fabbriche di Vallico
The first time I saw The huts in 2005 fell in love with this place with spectacular views of the surrounding villages and mountains. Since then every time I come here I'm happy with my choice
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Amazing house and location
Stayed there in October with my husband and son. The location is amazing, with breathtaking views. Really peaceful too. The house is lovely and has everything you would need for a holiday. Daniele met us and directed us to the house, which was great as it's not the easiest place to find. We were really late as flight was delayed and we got a bit lost, but he was so kind and understanding. Thanks again Daniele. I would highly recommend staying here. Couldn't fault it at all. Just beautiful.
Rustic charm. Amazing views.
Remote with breathtaking views
This home was full of character located in the Apuan Alps, with amazing views. The old farmhouse is divided into 4 apartments and the pool and grounds are shared by all the guests. We could enjoy all the facilities without any trouble.
Our host was very kind and made our stay very welcoming. He provided us with lots of information about the local area and things to do.
The house is located 30 min drive on a very narrow mountain pass, from the closest town - Gallicano. The caves are well worth visiting and a hike to Calomini Hermitage is also recommended.
The facilities were basic, but everything worked and our stay was perfectly comfortable. Internet connection was intermittent due to location.
We enjoyed a peaceful and restful stay at this house! Thank you!
marvellous, quiet idyll in the hills
This is a beautiful and beautifully kept property: the four apartments are discrete, so there is plenty of privacy. The pool is gorgeous and the garden well kept. A real idyll. Davide, the owner, is very helpful and has a lot of good suggestions on things to do in the area. The house is absolutely perfect if you want relaxed days in a beautiful corner of Italy.
Stunning views in an authentic setting...
If you are looking for a place outside the ordinary, with fantastic views, great pool area and a super friendly host this is it. A combination of an authentic old place in the most beautiful and quiet setting, however with facilities of great quality. Thanks David!
Wunderschöne Anlage in traumhafter Lage.
Waren dort mit 3 kleinen Kindern. Alles perfekt, super Gastfreundschaft durch die Familie Saisi. Besonderer Dank an Daniele für 2 wunderbare Mountainbiketouren. Ideales Mountainbikegebiet
Special interest holidays:
Every Wednesday on request you can enjoy our trip on Alpi Apuane at euro 50 per person lunch included. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on request you can enjoy "Degustibus": by bus we go to a Restaurant testing Garfagnana tipycal food. The price is euro 40 per person (bus+dinner), baby menu are availables at euro 15 (bus+dinner).
From 2013 I manage a canyonig park for families called Parco del Battiferro in Fornovolasco: if you like nature Garfagnana is a paradise and we suggest you the best you can do!
The Viareggio and Versilia coast is about 75 minutes away by car but can also be reached by bus or train. The Cinque Terre is also within easy reach by car or by train (about 2,5 hours).
Nearest airport is Pisa approx 1 hour drive away. This gives you the choice of flying from locations throughout the UK and also allows you to take advantage of the many low cost airlines that now fly to the region.
Although there is train service to Barga-Gallicano (about 10 km from the property) we would suggest that a car is essential.
Once you arrive, with so much space and such peaceful surroundings it is hard to tear yourself away but the close proximity to many of Italy's major attractions including Lucca and Pisa make this an ideal base from which to explore.
Barga, a mediaeval walled town with summer music festival and beautiful 11th century cathedral, 20 km. Lucca, 'city of art', has cultural events, antique markets and many fine shops, 50 km. Pisa, with its leaning tower, 'Campo Santo' and riverside palaces, 45km.
Restaurants: Fobbia restaurant and pizzeria is at 4km. Eliseo excellent restaurant is at 10km. Il Totto restaurant for homemade food is at 4km. Il Rondone restaurant is at the Grotta del Vento. Gallicano with all facilities is at 10km.
Booking Notes: 25% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. The balance is due no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of the letting. Payment Options: online by PayPal (credit card) or by Swift Bank Transfer. Changeover Day: Flexible.