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Villa Speranza as the sun rises over the mountains

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

Villa Speranza. This luxurious apartment is on two floors and situated in a villa which dates from the 16th century and was once one of the old convents of Barga. The building stands just below the Duomo (cathedral) and was extensively restored in 2000-2001. The location of Villa Speranza on the walled perimeter of the ancient centro storico (Old Town) is ideal in that it provides tranquil atmosphere and stunning views over the surrounding hills while all the facilities of the town are within strolling distance.

The apartment is very spacious and luxurious with a flexible configuration. It can be rented either with 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, or for smaller parties, with two double bedrooms and one bathroom. The property is superbly equipped with every comfort.

The owners offer an optional package whereby a holiday period of two weeks or longer can be spent partly in Barga and partly in their apartment in Florence.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 50 km, Nearest railway: Barga-Gallicano 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Further details indoors

The property has been restored to a high standard while maintaining its unique character and offers luxury with every modern convenience. The rooms are spacious and adorned with Tuscan paintings and some are furnished with fine antique furniture. The views over the surrounding hills are stupendous but the calm and peaceful traffic-free piazza fronting the villa is only 3 minutes walk from all the shops, restaurants and facilities of the town. The villa is warm in winter but cool in summer owing to its thick walls and the fact that Barga stands at an elevation of 440 metres (1300 feet).

Further details outdoors

There is a spacious private West facing sun terrace with table and chairs, ideal for an evening cocktail or a quiet read. A portable barbecue can be provided if required. In addition, Piazza San Felice with it's gardens and panoramic seating areas lies adjacent to the villa for all to enjoy.

Further details

Rates include Internet access and an ample supply of linens and all utilities except telephone. Central heating is available in winter charged at metered cost.

Payment accepted in Sterling US dollars and other major currencies.

Discounts apply for long term bookings.

A small supplement is charged for maid service, preparation and laundry cost.

A security deposit is required.

The Tuscany region

Barga is an optimum location from which to explore the variety of Tuscany. Florence, Pisa, Lucca, the Cinque Terre and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast are all with daily reach as is the ski resort of Abetone. .


Barga is an ideal place from which to explore the nearby great national park of the Alpi Apuane mountains. The park is renowned for its many miles of maintained trails which offer stupendous hiking with vast panoramic views.

Barga is ideal for those looking for the unique experience of living in a small mediaeval town with a peaceful environment but with a lively programme of activities. Barga has it’s own 18th century theatre and is renowned for its summer opera and jazz festivals. The restaurants of the area offer traditional Tuscan food and wines at easily affordable prices for the family.

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Review 1-5 of 5

12 Jan 2014


"Great apartment in gorgeous Tuscan town..."

We arrived the day before Christmas Eve and were pleased to see how spacious and modern this apartment is. It is set over 2 levels and can be either 2 or 3 bedrooms. The living area downstairs is ver… More

8 Aug 2013


"Three Generations, All Happy"

Although we had never been to this area or even heard of Barga, we rented Villa Speranza for a week's vacation for two grandparents in their 70s, two adult children, and three preteen grandchildr… More

4 Jul 2013


"Found Our Happy Place"

When researching a graduation trip for our son, I came across Villa Speranza. We knew we wanted t stay in "old town" Barga and this property spoke to my love of antiquity as well as my love… More

18 Feb 2012


"We've stayed here five times, so yes, we love it."

Villa Speranza clings to the edge of a cliff near Barga's high point (the Duomo gets the ultimate honor, of course), with bedroom-window views of meadows and mountains. The balcony, which overloo… More

30 Aug 2011


"Great holiday with young kids, and didn't need a car"

We travelled from London and stayed in Barga for a week at the end of June, with 2 young kids aged 4 and 2. Our house in via Speranza was lovely: spacious, clean, comfortable, had beautiful views and was safe for the children. Kitchen was well equipped and all easy to use. Anthony and Carla were excellent hosts, made us feel welcome and helped us get oriented, but also gave us space and privacy. We chose not to rent a car, and instead took the train from Pisa, which was easy, about 1.5h-2h journey. Anthony and Carla kindly collected us from Barga Gallicano train station when we arrived, and we used taxis once or twice to go up and down the hill to the station during the week, but mostly we stayed in Barga.

I had been worried about hot weather in July, but Barga, being relatively high altitude had absolutely perfect weather, and I would definitely recommend it for this. The temperature was comfortable during the day (shorts and t-shirt), and you might want a jumper in the evening.

There are very few cars in the old town, which was nice for us with young kids, we could let them wander off a short distance without being worried about traffic.

There were plenty of places to eat out in Barga, the locals were friendly (and many of them spoke English because of their longstanding connection with Scotland) and overall it was very easy to navigate.

The town is built on the top of a hill, so you do have to be willing to do a little walking up and down sleep slopes occasionally. Our 4 year old was a bit whiney about this at times, but overall it was not too bad. The kids loved exploring all the little streets and alleyways, and they were able to do this safely because of the lack of traffic.

Our house did not have a pool but we did go to the public swimming pool one day and it was excellent - our 4yo spent many hours in the shallow pool (there was a water slide, fine for her once she had arm bands on), and there was a shady play area for the 2yo.

We were looking for a peaceful holiday away from the big cities, where the kids would play safely, we could eat good food and do a little sightseeing if we felt like it; we were very happy with with we got in via Speranza in Barga, and hope to go back again another year.

Review 1-5 of 5

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