Al Sasso occupies a prime position in the historical Tuscan hillside town of Barga. It offers a large secluded terrace and sunny mature gardens in a quiet cul de sac. A few minutes walk from the medieval 'old town' where the impressive 'Duomo' sits imperiously astride the hilltop. Shops and local restaurants are only a short stroll away. Barga itself boasts a beautiful open air pool (early June until early September) and tennis courts and is an ideal base for exploring the Garfagnana, the historic walled town of Lucca and the coastal resorts on the Tuscan Riviera.
3 Bedroom Villa in Barga, - Peaceful Location, 2 mins walk to Old Barga
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Dec 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Spacious Villa with Beautiful View
Five seniors stayed at this lovely villa in Barga and we really enjoyed our stay. The villa is spacious and had everything we needed and room for all of us. The kitchen was stocked with pantry items and Charlene, the caretaker, brought us coffee, biscuits, milk, tea and wine when we checked in. There were plenty of pots & pans and dishes for cooking. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were large. We spent most of our time (when it wasn't raining) on the spacious terrace that has an amazing view. The villa is in a great location - walking distance to Old Town Barga. We enjoyed Barga, even though there is a lot of uphill walking, and the beauty of the Garfagnana. Our favorite restaurant was L'Osteria - great food and friendly staff! The re-enactment of the Battle of Barga took place while we were there and we enjoyed seeing that and taking part in the festivities.
I would definitely recommend this villa for your holiday in Barga. Anthony and Charlene were always in communication and will answer any questions you have. The villa was clean and well stocked. It was unusually warm, humid and rainy when we were there and there was no air conditioning, but room fans were all we needed. The villa is in a great location to explore - we went to Lucca, Sommacolonia and the coast all within an hours drive.
The only negative of this villa is that there was a musty smell in the house, which was probably enhanced because of the humid weather and the age of the home.
The photos of this home are accurate - it's just as you see it. I loved it and I thank Anthony for sharing it with us. And, thanks to Charlene for the warm welcome!
Perfect retreat in Barga
This house has everything you would need for a comfortable stay in the town of Barga. The rooms are spacious and the house comes fully equipped as per the property description. The owner has compiled an Information Folder - full of useful information on places to visit and lots about the local history. There are lots of other books and tourist maps etc. in the dining and sitting rooms. The best area of the house is the Terrace - leading straight from the kitchen. The views are just beautiful - if you get good weather during your stay, you will find it difficult to leave the terrace!!
A bit of advice - I would recommend you hire a car to visit the other wonderful hilltop towns in the area, furthermore, I would recommend a smaller car such as a "Cinque Cento" (Fiat 500). Some of the roads in the area are quite narrow - a smaller car will give you more room.
Overall a great experience - I would highly recommend this property to couples and families alike.
Just perfect 👍👍👍
Amazing place! Very homely, stunning views, everything we could have hoped for and more. We’ll definitely be back.
Great property in a lovely town
We had a great time in Barga. The villa is really big and on a quiet road. We were 4 adults and 2 small children and there was masses of space inside and outside for us all. It's also really well stocked with things for kids (high chair, plastic plates and cups etc) and with the basics (dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid etc) which made our trip really easy. It's only a short walk (less than 5 mins) into Barga old town and you can drive down easily to the new town for the supermarket etc. The chocolate and ice cream shop just down the road is highly recommended too! Only 2 things I would mention - it's got tiled floors so bring slippers! (we went in April) and we should have hired a smaller car as it was a bit tight in and out of the car parking but we managed it ok.
Lovely traditional Italian house with amazing views.
This is a much larger property than we expected. It is spacious, traditional, nicely furnished and has amazing views from the balcony. It is so clean and the owner was so helpful. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.
Great house and location to stay in
Been in barga many times . But house and location great for old town barga .owners very welcome to any questions and requirements to your neads .will stay again
The coast (Viareggio) 37 miles.
Airports Pisa 70 min, Florence 90 mins by car. Train connection from Pisa Airport to Fornaci di Barga (4km from Barga) is avialable try trenitalia.com for details (the site has an English version). Local taxi (Max 4) - Brunero Gonnella on mobile number + 39 3395678336 and charges circa 100 Euros from Airport to Barga. To phone mobile use 08719993232 then follow instructions(13p/min). Local minibus & taxi is Sergio Biagiotti on landline number + 39 058375113 mobile 3483580424. biagiottibus.it
Lucca approx 23 miles.
Florence approx 66 miles.
Viareggio and the coast 37 miles.
Siena 106 miles.
Town of Barga has a number of restaurants, 5 of which are within 5 minutes walk. It is a busy market town with a wide variety of shops, local groceries, cafes and a supermarket. The town is the cultural hub of the surrounding area, with an opera house, a jazz festival, and a number of outdoor feasts, dances and concerts. There is also a modern, well-run open-air swimming pool, which has a bar and café, comfortable deck chairs and a beautiful view. The ‘Old Town’, which dates back to medieval times, is a honeycomb of winding, cobbled alleys and stairways, leading up to a beautiful Cathedral. Barga is on the edge of the mountainous Garfagnana area. Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena and the seaside are all within easy reach. There is a train station in the nearby town of Fornaci di Barga. Services are cheap and regular, and connect with the major towns and cities in the region as well as Pisa airport which has its own staion within the terminal.
Horse riding available in Barga at Club Ippicio di Barga.
Additional pricing information
Changeover Day: Saturday to Saturday or by mutual arrangement. Notes on prices: Prices are weekly, please contact owner for shorter or longer stay rates. Minimum weekly rates apply for high season Prices include heating, linen, towels and some one to meet you.