Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Close to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana the capital of the Garfagnana valley, Sillico is a delightful medieval village dating back as far as 1500's when it was home to one of the most notorious bandits of the region, Il Moro. The village sits 700 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the Apuan Alps and Apennines mountains.
The village is full of character and history and has a bar with an outside terrace providing those all important views, a popular restaurant and small local shop providing basic supplies.
Casa Laura, consists of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms one of which is equipped with a hydro massaging shower, lounge including uk satellite television (with a limited service) and DVD facilities and a study with internet access.
The modern kitchen is spacious and well equipped.
There is a large partly covered terrace area adjacent to the swimming pool which is ideal for al fresco dining and general relaxing. The house also includes a wood burning pizza oven and off street parking for two cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa International 70 km, Nearest railway: Castelnouvo di Garfagnana 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Laura's accommodation is divided over two floors; the ground floor consists of a lounge and study area, a kitchen which incorporates a dining area, a bathroom and the twin bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a five ring gas cooker,granite worktops and in conjunction with the rest of the house its style is a blend of modern and traditional. The bedroom easily accommodates two twin beds and also houses the washing machine. Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms both of which have breathtaking views over the valley and a modern bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
The large terrace is accessible from the first floor and provides a convivial space for al fresco dining and general relaxing. The swimming pool is of a timber construction, (7.35 meters x 3.5 meters x 1.20meters) blending into the environment and the built in wooden bench seating offers a great resting place to dry off whilst enjoying the view.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is well known for is rich history, art, natural beauty, delicious food and good quality wines. The historic and culturally rich cities of Lucca and Florence are within easy reach for a day trip and closer to home we have Barga with its unspoiled streets and squares full of great charm and its 13th century Cathedral.
A trip to the coast takes you through breathtaking scenery and the quarries from which Michelangelo sourced the marble for his famous works of art.Viareggio is a popular seaside resort adjacent to Torre del Lago where Puccini lived and worked in his final years.
The Garfagnana is situated in the northern part of Tuscany, nestled between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan Appennine mountains. It is a region rich in local traditions, natural beauty and breathtaking views. In order to protect its beauty in 1985 it was designated a natural park. Naturally the area provides great walking country and from Sillico there are a series of clearly marked walks of varying length and difficulty enabling you to discover the territory and enjoy this wonderful landscape.
There are countless mountain top villages to explore and during the summer months many of the villages have festivals. On three evenings in July and August Sillico hosts one of the best. The village is transported back to ,medieval times, its residents are all in period costume and the cobbled streets lit only by torches. A four course menu is on offer, each course being enjoyed at a different location around the village enabling the guests to really soak up the atmosphere of medieval village life. In contrast Barga holds regular Jazz events throughout the summer and Piazza al Serchio hosts the Accordion National Championships.
There are no shortage of good local restaurants offering traditional, reasonable priced menus, one of the most well known, Il Pozzo is only 7 kms away in the village of Pieve Fosciana. Most villages have a weekly market were you can buy fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and wandering through the numerous other stalls is a very pleasant way to spend a morning, Castelnouvo di Garfagnana’s is on a Thursday and Pieve Fosciana has one every Saturday.
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23 Jun 2014
"Peace in the mountains"
Casa Laura is definitely for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy spectacular views and walks. The village of Sillico is very pretty and boasts a restaurant which is OK. Getting there … More
4 Jun 2014
"Fantastic villa, amazing views"
We have just returned from a lovely week long stay at Casa Laura. The photos do not do the villa justice. The villa is big and accommodated 6 adults perfectly. Yes the road up to it is windy but once … More
8 Sep 2013
"Wonderful Location for a Relaxing Family Holiday"
Well, what can I say, Casa Laura is ideal for a get away from it all holiday, you will not be disappointed by this well equipped spacious house. The photos do not do it justice, the house is bigger t… More
18 Aug 2013
Thank you Yvonne and Delfo for letting us stay in your beautiful home.Casa Laura is a beautiful villa with everything you could need to enjoy your holiday.The pool and terrace were in consent use.The … More
3 Aug 2013
"Wow...absolutely stunning !"
Arrived at Casa Laura on a beautiful sunny afternoon, after calling in Pieve Fosciana for a quick look around. The winding road was interesting and we saw donkeys, goats and deer on the numerous trips… More
30 Jul 2013
"An absolutely wonderful home in a beautiful location"
After a 90 minute drive from pisa airport we arrived at Silico around 10pm.. When we woke in the morning and looked out of the bedroom window, the view took our breath away !!! The house was immacula… More
26 Jul 2013
"A truly beautiful & relaxing place to stay."
Our family holiday at Casa Laura was faultless from the booking process to our departure. Yvonne & Delfo were very helpful in all aspects and it was a privilege to be able to stay in their beautiful h… More
28 Aug 2012
"A beautiful house in a perfect setting"
The views from the house are absolutely breathtaking.Sillico is a lovely village with a Shop/Bar/Restaurant about 50 yards from the house. There are plenty of signposted walks in the vicinity. The house is exceptionally well equipped and furnished and even has a working pizza oven. Delfo and Yvonne are the perfect hosts. I can't recommend it too highly and look forward to returning in the future.
16 Jul 2012
"Bees, birds and goats' bells"
We have just returned from a glorious stay in Casa Laura, perched on the edge of Sillico, a beautiful village high up in the clean air and with stunning views. Endless blue skies and sunshine added to the experience. We were lucky enough to be able to go to the annual Slow food festival in the village square and spent many happy hours on the balcony of the local restaurant enjoying their good food and friendly service. The villa is lovely, with all mod cons and the pool was a real tonic. We visited Lucca - beautiful, Barga - gorgeous, the coast and amazing mountain routes between the coast and Castelnuovo. The peace and tranquility were so welcome and we were sad to leave. I hope to return very soon.
14 Jul 2012
"Great location, nice villa"
Casa Laura is a proper house, lived in by the owners during the winter. Everything works, the kitchen reflects the fact that one of the owners was a restaurant owner, the pool is small but lovely, the bathrooms are modern and efficient.
The location is terrific, the house and the village have wonderful views, and there is a good local bar/restaurant within 50 metres, which also serves as a simple shop.
There is a caveat, which didn't matter to us. The village is 7 kilometres up a very steep and winding road from Pieve Fosciana, the nearest town. The price is a 15 minute, slightly challenging, drive to the supermarket, other restaurants and the main road. The reward is seclusion, peace and lovely views.
We will go again.
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