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Il Cidiano, pvt. pool, wi-fi


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Private pool and view

Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

This is a good opportunity to experience a summer holiday in Cigana di Sotto, a small traditional Tuscan farm set in the medieval walled village of Castiglione, which was recently voted as one of the loveliest villages in Italy. There are 2 roomy apartments rented together, sleeping up to 6 people in each in 3 bedrooms, perfect for a large group of family or friends. There is a large courtyard, good for eating outside with BBQ. The pool is large, at 14 metres by 5 metres, with a large solarium area and fantastic views of the spectacular Apuane Mountains. Castiglione is one of the main villages of the spectacularly beautiful area known as the Garfagnana, arguably the most beautiful part of all Tuscany. There are 2 restaurants, 4 bars and several shops in the village, which has regular fetes and festivals, including a fine medieval festival in August. There is a view of the ancient Castello from the farm. The farm makes its own wine, fine preserves cheeses and other dairy produce.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Forti dei Marmi
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 65 km, Nearest railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 6 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 Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

There are 3 big bedrooms in each of the roomy apartments,2 doubles and a twin. Each apartment also has a roomy lounge / dining / kitchen area, fully equipped with modern utilities, and a modern bathroom

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is the most popular region of Italy, famous for its wonderful climate, landscape, and art treasures.

The famous "art" cities of Florence, Sienna and Lucca are huge attractions, whilst the culinary tradition is there to be savoured.

Castiglione di Garfagnana

Situated in the wonderfully scenic area in Tuscany known as the Garfagnana, the farm has fantastic views. The centre of the medieval village of Castiglione is only 500 metres from the farm, and the castle and walls can be seen from the house. Recently the village was voted as one of the nicest villages in all of Italy..

There are 2 restaurants, 3 bars and several shops within 5 minutes walk of the farmhouse

Outstanding outdoor activities are easily available in the region, and the local horse riding stables are only 10 minutes walk.

The area is also well known for its excellent value restaurants, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 4 choices of pasta course, and 4 choices of main course costs only € 9 inclusive of bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liqueurs for less than € 25.

Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking.

We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking.

The local market town of Castelnuovo with good shops is only 6 kms away.

To reach the area you go from Pisa to Lucca, then North to Castelnuovo. Exact directions given.

English speaking. Mini-bus taxi available for airport or local trips.

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31 Jul 2014


"Excellent farmhouse and lovely setting"

My family and I stayed here for 2 weeks for big birthday celebrations. 7 Adults and 5 children age range 2-14yrs. The property was much better than it looks in the photos and authentically Italian. Th… More

6 Aug 2013


"A Hidden Gem"

We came across this region of Italy purely by chance and loved every minute! The accommodation was clean, well equipped and suited our needs well! It was appreciated that simple things, for example, w… More

Thanks for your review. Your comments on the area pretty much sum up how we feel about Garfagnana. It is indeed a hidden gem.
Great to see that you followed our advice and used the outdoor activities company They are brilliant, especially the Orido di Botri Canyon walk.

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 Oct 2014

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  • Italian

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