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".