6 , mountain views, walk to restaurant and facilities private pool
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Pool / Spa
Pool is open Mid May until Mid September
Heating not included in the price of your stay. If heating is required it is to be paid locally for the amount used.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Perfectly located in the depths of the Garfagnana hills, on the sunny side of the valley with stupendous views, this very rural property is still convenient!
There is a restaurant at the monks sanctuary just a stone's throw away, a pizzeria 2.3km away, and the house is just a ten-minute walk from Migliano, the nearest village, complete with café/bar for ice creams which also doubles local shop for essentials. There is also a pharmacy here. Sometimes local festas take place here, especially in August, with food and music (ranging from traditional dances to pop).
All this, and the house is also just 2km from the trains station, and just a ten minute drive from the bustling local market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana complete with Thursday morning market, shopping, bars, gelaterias, eating places, and river. There is often music in the summer.
Barga, with its great restaurants, beautiful views, cathedral, tiny squares, live music, night time markets, art and cobbled streets is just a 15 minute drive too...
For relaxing afternoons out, there are lots of pretty villages to explore in the immediately locality, one of which is fully walled commanding outstanding views over the Apuane mountains. Many of these villages have festas in the summer with food, drink and dancing.
Why not visit the National Park of Orrecchiella, the location is ideal for walking, hiking, horseriding, mountain biking and picnicking, surrounded by views of the seemingly endless mountains, and local chestnut woodland.
For those who enjoy the outdoor life there is also a local tree climbing/zip wiring park, with courses adapted for all age groups, from the very young to adults.
There are local adventure parks where one can try water canyoning, rock climbing, swimming in rock pools, canoeing etc and there is the Grotta del Vento, a massive cave system in the mountains which is a good day out.
There is an ancient fortress to visit with jaw dropping views, and interactive displays for children including a chance to try a little archery.
For when a townie day beckons, there are the aforementioned towns of Castelnuovo and Barga close by
Lucca, the fully walled Mediaeval City and the Capital of the Region is less than and hours drive and one can spend the day cycling or meandering along its ample walls; people watching in both the grand and tiny piazzas with prosecco, coffee or ice cream; designer shopping; climbing towers, visiting some of its 99 churches or just taking in the atmosphere. If you like opera, there is a recital every evening before dinner in a unique church setting.
The traditional Tuscan sites of Pisa and Florence are easily do-able in a day trip as are the beaches of Forte dei Marmi or Viareggio. Many guests also visit the Cinque Terre..
The Golf Course of Garfagnana is only a 15/20 min drive.
Florence 1 hr 40 mins
Perfect location in the Italian countryside, yet with facilities nearby - experience the real Italy!