LaCollina del Sole Fosciandora
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The award winning pool and views from La Collina del Sole are like something from a film set. Situated in the stunningly beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany north of Lucca, La Collina del Sole is a fabulous family home for relaxed summer living. The property is the much loved holiday home of a British family set in its own vineyard and is ideal for a bunch of friends or a family with its relaxed and character filled atmosphere. Comfortable and well equipped with fabulous al fresco dining area, in the evenings sitting out on the terrace is a dream as the sun sets over the spectacular Apuan mountain range. It's hard to draw oneself away from the award winning salt water pool with its Jacuzzi feature.
Inside La Collina del Sole with its beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, Tuscan arches and open fire places, the living areas are on the upper level with open plan living and dining areas leading to the kitchen which is well set up for those guests who enjoy cooking whilst on holiday. Downstairs are the bedrooms with direct access to the outdoors.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Forte dei Marmi with its beautiful beaches 50 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa and Florence Airports, Nearest railway: Castlenuovo di Garfagnana|
|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, Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Sitting with a chilled glass of wine in the fabulous infinity pool and gazing at the magnificent and dramatic scenery of Garfagnana can only but take one's breath away. Of the Villas for rent in Tuscany La Collina del Sole is a haven of escapism from today's busy world and the perfect destination for spending relaxed lazy days in this enchanting yet unspoilt corner of northern Tuscany. For the more energetic and the culture vultures, however, there is plenty to keep you busy if you can draw oneself away from the extraordinary cocoon that is La Collina del Sole. Mountain hikes, discovering the villages and hidden beauty of Garfagnana can be combined with trips to the nearby coast whilst the magical city of Lucca with its sophisticated shops, numerous churches and relaxed Italian feel is within easy reach.
Forte di Marmi a luxury resort town on the Mediterranean sea is within one hour's drive. Torre del Lago, 15 minutes West of Lucca and just North of Pisa, has an open air theatre overlooking Lake Massaciuccoli devoted to the performance of the works of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini whose operas include La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot
La Collina del Sole is located in North West Tuscany overlooking the Carrara mountains where Michael Angelo personally chose each marble block to create all of his statues including the David located in Florence (2 hours by car or train). The national park is dotted with small villages and inexpensive restaurants serving exceptional food. There are great walks offering easy rambles or challenging climbs.
The nearby market town of Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana is a bustling town of 6,000 people that hosts a traditional market on Thursday mornings and is full of family owned shops selling fresh produce. Barga with its Romanesque cathedral is another jewel of our area.
From June through to late October there are a series of exhibitions and festivals celebrating the local culture and artisanal production. Italy literally explodes with "Festas".
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27 Jul 2014
"Like coming home..."
Like coming home… that is how everyone in our group felt about returning to LaCollina del Sole for our second visit in two years. Breathtaking views of the mountains, terraced landscapes and medieva… More
It was SUCH a pleasure to welcome you again to your home at La Collina del Sole, the team loved seeign you too! For the next trip we can look at highlighting places that you have not yet seen [ there is a wealth of marvellous places and activities ] I will also look into further restaurants that are a "must" for our region. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon ... A presto !
17 Mar 2014
"Spectacular......helped create our beautiful memories."
Bedazzling....perched high on the hills overlooking the Tuscan landscape. Overlooking medieval towns, terraced landscapes and a view that will take your breathe away. The villa surpasses all your expe… More
We very much look forward to welcoming you back ! at any time of year there are marvellous activities and the italian welcome is there all year round. See you soon!
25 Nov 2013
"A glorious retreat"
We had an amazing week in what must be the villa with the best view we have ever had. The view is magical at all times of day. The villa is beautiful and full of character and the pool is magnificent.… More
Hello! thank you for reviewing La Collina del Sole, the team send their love, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and made the most of eating feasts in the sunset! a deffinite favourite pastime of mine too! The saltwater pool is hibernating at the moment and getting ready for a fun filled 2014. We look forward to keeping in touch and welcoming you again. Chrissie
23 Nov 2013
"Serene - relax in rustic beauty by a stunning pool eating outstanding cuisine"
The pool is gorgeous! All of The kids swam and the view is sensational! The farmhouse has rustic beauty with everything you need and boy did we utilize the washing machine which was conveniently loc… More
Hi there ! It was a real pleasure to have you to stay,and look forward to keepign in touch. The Pizza experience is all set to get better as the super new outdoor oven can cook the most spectacular lasagna, bread, and roasts ! Thank you for the restaurant reccomendation which we will check out on our next trip to Lucca. I will give the goat a hug from you X C
21 Mar 2013
"So beautiful we didn't want to leave ..."
Our stay at La Collina del Sole felt like we were at home. The property, the pool and the comfortable house were a welcome break after a busy week touring Venice and Florence. We were all so sad to le… More
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, the good news is that the beauty of La Collina del Sole and the area around it never fades! so it will feel like an old friend when you return in 2014. We have put a beatiful new sail shade for the pool so there is more shade if needed hence the young can chill for longer and perfect their tans with the salt water pool. We have also discovered some really great medieval based activities around us whcih should be fun to explore in 2014. The team is already planning a nice surprise for your return! Chrissie
20 Mar 2013
Our group consisted of four adults and three children (aged 8 – 11). My husband and I have spent the last ten years renting villas when travelling (we have a child and I love the idea that we can co… More
I am so thankful for your wonderful review and for mentioning in detail so many of the stunning expereinces that can be had at La Collina del Sole, we are ALL looking forward to your visit in 2014, the team has come up with many more exciting new itineraries and I have discovered the most amazing new restaurant where Mr Pascoli used to hang out. We have already planned a happy surprise for you all, a prestísimo! Chrissie
17 Mar 2013
"italy wih friends"
We stayed in La Collina del Sole in the month of September. The house and location were superb with easy access to local towns and villages whilst being able to walk in the sweet chestnut forests from… More
Thank you so much for this review,and am so glad you had such a lovely time, this last autumn also had a great yield for Funghi Procini and black truffles, whcih is a joy for all our forthcoming cooking! The team send their love, and have come up with new and interesting walking itineraries and new culinary delights, we look forward to seeing you again x Chrissie
16 Mar 2013
"La Collina del Sole is magical!"
Thank you for sharing your little slice of Heaven with us! Now, if you could figure out how to bottle up the view and the fabulous natural scents and send them to Texas, we would be most appreciative!… More
Dearest Rachel we have not yet figured out how to bottle up the scents and views from La Collina but we are looking forward to welcoming you again next summer with your entire family for that special celebration - cake and prosecco is on us! x La Collina del Sole aka "Little slice of Heaven"
16 Mar 2013
"A lovely place where we had a wonderful time!"
This villa is in breath-takingly beautiful setting with a panoramic view overlooking hills and mountains. Outside there are lovely spots to enjoy the sunshine, including a stunning infinity pool with … More
Thank you for reviewing La Collina del Sole, the whole team [cook included]send warm greetigns, it is snowign now with clear crisp sunny days, we are looking forward to a little bit of skying and lazy afternoons by the fireplace, you will always be welcome ! see you soon !
16 Mar 2013
"This is a beautiful villa, and whilst being large, it is somehow very homely."
We were looking at the photos of our stay at La Collina del Sole just the other day and remembering the wonderful week we spent there.It is so peaceful and the views are to die for!… More
Thank you so much for reviewing La Collina del Sole, the team and I look forward to welcoming you again, the view is extraordinarily beautiful at all times of year, A presto !
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