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incredible view of Barga from the terrace

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Holiday house Il Trebbio is an ancient villa completely renewed in 2004. It's located on the amazing panoramic hill of Albiano.Its sunny and warm position is incredible... the villa, every window, its garden and obviously its private large terrace dominate the medieval town of Barga. It's usual to find close to our property numerous professional and amateur photographers taking great pictures of Barga and the whole Serchio Valley.

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The villa is furnished in typical tuscan country style with antique furniture.

In the near vicinity of il Trebbio (just 300mts) there is the hamlet centre of Albiano with its market for every day necessities, a cafè, the typical tuscan restaurant La Terrazza and the amazing panoramic swimming pool accessible to the ALbiano holiday district guests.

Barga is easily reachable by foot in less than 25minutes thanks to a characteristic recentley renewed mule tracks. By car just 5 minutes.

Barga is a strategic position to plan daily trip to the most important tuscan cities like Lucca, Florence, Siena, Pisa and the sea side (Viareggio, Cinque terre).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Viareggio 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 50 km, Nearest railway: Barga 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Tuscany region

The Ancient town of Barga (Tuscany), captures the essence of Tuscany - pastel, red-roofed houses, historic palaces, cafes and restaurants serving exquisite local cuisine. It’s dominated by the fine cathedral, which houses have an excellent marble pulpit and some works of the Della Robbia school.An important centre of the Garfagnana and a pearl of Tuscany, it has wonderful views of the whole area and the town itself is a charming network of narrow streets, archways and winding stairways.

Barga stands right above an alluvial plain known as Pian Grande and crossed by two torrents. The town originally had three gates, but today only two remain, the Porta Reale and the Porta Macchiaia; they both have guardhouses and open towards Piazza del Fosso, so called because of the moat that used to surround the walls.

The historic town centre lies at the foot of a fortified hillock known as Arringo, Barga’s small Acropolis: here a large open space surrounded by high walls contains the Romanesque duomo of St. Christopher and the Palazzo Pretorio. The walls which are made of roughly hewn local stone are vertical and crowned in some portions by patrol balconies projecting inwards. Barga played a role as political centre of the Medici within the Serchio valley and controlled one of the main river crossings along the valley floor, in historical times an important route of communication in a politically complex environment divided between Lucca and the Dukes of Este.

Walls of Barga:

Barga possessed walls since the Middle Ages; the castle of Barga was repeatedly besieged during the struggle between Lucca and the Holy See in the aftermath of Countess Matilde’s death, cause of much bloodshed in the Serchio valley.

It became an important commercial and agricultural centre thanks to its flatlands and soon aroused the envy of Lucca: so the latter imposed on Barga high duties giving rise to a lively smuggling activity towards the Florentine territory. The damage caused by this illegal activity to Lucca’s economy prompted the siege of 1298 that destroyed the walls. It was only after 1316 that Castruccio Castracani had the fortifications rebuilt and the town slowly regained its commercial and political role; however, at Castruccio’s death, the citizens of Barga took advantage of Lucca’s moment of weakness and daringly declared themselves subject to Florence: so began, in 1331, the long and prosperous Florentine period during which the walls were restored and reinforced until they reached their final consistency, maintained until the XIXth century demolitions, with high and narrow curtains, to which later several truncated cone shaped towers were added.

In 1550 Giovan Battista Belluzzi, famous architect of the Medici, came to Barga where he remained a long time to oversee repairs to the walls that threatened to collapse in several places.

The long period of peace that marked the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries in the Serchio valley gradually diminished the strategic importance of the town’s fortifications. One of the gates, the Porta di Borgo, was pulled down in 1833 and the same fate was later reserved to part of the walls that had to make way for a new road. During World War II some of the remaining portions of the walls were destroyed by bombs.

Barga

Barga is situated at the northern most part of Tuscany, it lies in the Grafagnana’s valley(very rich in history and tradition).This Tuscany’s valley ,generated by the serchio river and its waterways, is a treasure box full of natural riches,enclosed between the mountain chains of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian.

Appennines.A perfect place to be in contact with the nature and the traditions of TuscanyThe contrast between these two enviroments, not only morphologically, but even socially and traditionally diverse, gives birth to an unusual gamma of images and colours.This the ideal enviroment for who wants to live in direct contact with nature, rediscovering at the same time the history of a valley and the traditional hospitality of Tuscany‘s inhabitants.

Discovering the Garfagnana on horseback, on foot, on a mountain bike, by following the paths and the old mule trails means reliving the history of these mountains.

This is the beautiful place where holiday house Il Trebbio is located!

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23 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful views from lovely home."

Our stay here felt like a home from home, comfortable spacious bedrooms and a fantastic view. We made the most of the terrace eating most of our meals outside. The owners were brilliant and looked a… More

12 Sep 2014

5/5

"Again a wonderful holiday in a nice villa in a perfect setting."

We returned to il trebbio for the fifth time and was again really surprised at just how good it was. The owners are really friendly, helpful and cannot do enough to help. The house is clean spacious… More

5 Aug 2014

5/5

"The perfect holiday at Il Trivium"

My family and I had a wonderful holiday, staying at Il Trivium (sister property, next door to Il Trebbio). It is absolutely the perfect location to experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The vie… More

12 Jul 2014

5/5

"Perfect place for relaxing"

Il trebbio is just perfect for a relaxing holiday. The house had plenty of space and everything we needed. The pool is a short walk away in Albiano. The restaurant there was great. Everyone is really … More

18 Jun 2014

5/5

"Great family holiday spot"

My family and i had a fantastic stay at Il Trebbio. Diego very nicely met us in Barga and drove with us to the house, and he and his family were attentive and helpful thoughout our visit.The house has… More

14 Jun 2014

5/5

"This is a gorgeous place to stay!"

My teenage daughter and I stayed at Il Trebbio with a group of women late April til mid May. It was perfect for our needs. The spring weather was cool at times but the villa was comfortable with wood … More

23 May 2014

4/5

"This is an ideal villa for those wishing to experience the authentic life in the mountains of Tuscany."

The Villa Trivium is about 2.4 miles up the mountain from Barga. The accommodations were very comfortable, and the views of the Serchio Valley, Barga, and the mountains were breath taking. The villa c… More

23 Mar 2014

5/5

"We keep coming back!"

We have been to Italy 4 times in 5 years and each time spend at least some of our holiday at Il Trebbio. The accommodation, the view, the Barga community and the helpful assistance of Diego and his fa… More

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"Unforgettable vacation at It Trebbio"

We rented Il Trebbio for 12 days in September. We were very pleased with the accommodations. All rooms were spacious, well furnished, and immaculately clean. The views of Barga, the valley below and t… More

13 Oct 2013

4/5

"The Best of Views"

Staying at Il Trebbio was one wonderful day after another. The morning sun rise over Barga was just the best. Diego and family were very helpful and Diego was always prompt in answering our e-mails wh… More

So sorry for Internet service but unfortunatley that week we had some problems with our access point...we needed to change it! We learned the lesson...now there's a spare one already setted available in the villa, if the main one go down it's enough to switch one the second one.
CIAO E GRAZIE

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