House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Charming casa in the Mountains of Northern Tuscany
Casa Roma is an 18th century house on a medieval threshing square (aia) in the village of Vergemoli, in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany. It's in the Regional Conservation Area of the Alpi Apuane. It's quiet, with stunning views over the mountains. It's newly decorated, well-equipped with Central Heating (never needed in Summer!) and double-glazing and sleeps 7 in three large bedrooms.
The garden and the large, sunny terrace have great views.
It's perfect for nature-lovers and walkers – and for budding artists and writers! The food and wine are cheap and excellent. We're also close to Barga, Lucca, and the Tuscan coast and to Pisa airport. Florence is an easy day trip away.
Casa Roma is in the village of Vergemoli, an hour and a quarter's drive north from Pisa airport. The village is on a hilltop, with beautiful mountain views on all sides.
The house is available for rent immediately
The house has mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. It is double-glazed on the valley side with external shutters to all windows and doors. It has central heating - though this is never needed in summer! Satellite TV and full broadband internet access at the property. The charge for this is €2.50 per day, payable locally: the connexion is turned on remotely by the owner from London if the service is required. There is a cleaning charge, payable locally at the end of the rental: €40 for 1 – 3 people, €60 for 4+
There is no swimming pool in the village but there are three pools close by - and of course there is the Tuscan coast (Livorno, Viareggio…) about one hour away.
Vergemoli is in the part of North-west Tuscany known as the Garfagnana - a mountainous region straddling the valley of the River Serchio, which runs north then north-west from Lucca with the Alpi Apuane on the west side and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines to the north-east. There are two excellent supermarkets in Gallicano, which sell local produce as well as all else you'd expect; Gallicano also has a very good weekly market.
You need your own motor transport to get around: although you can reach Gallicano, the local town, by train from Lucca, buses up to Vergemoli are infrequent. All major car hire companies are available at Pisa Airport (the nearest) and also at Genoa and Milan Linate airports.
There is a bar/café in the village, which sells bread and a few other necessities every day (except Monday). Most other foods (fish, fruit, vegetables, meat and household goods) can be got from travelling shops, which come to the village. Otherwise all the main shopping is in Gallicano, in the valley to the east, or Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, to the north-east.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 45 km, Nearest railway: Barga-Gallicano 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|