The 2 bedroom cottage and 1 bedroom barn (only let together) have been lovingly restored with a great deal of care and personal attention by the owners who are keen to share their house with other families when they are not in residence.The properties retain most of the …see more
Marco and Simonetta were the most helpful hosts we have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble, and we had a fantastic holiday.… More
“Magnificent Mengarino - a bit hit with all the family !”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2015
My family and I stayed in Mengarino for a week in August. It was so much better than we had anticipated. The rustic farmhouse had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. The farmho… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at this farmhouse. We have also partaked of Simonetta and Marco's pizzas - amazing!
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.
“This is a beautiful place to stay in Italy”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2015
You wind your way up the hills to Mengarino which is situated high up above Barga. Simonetta was there to meet us having kept in touch during our approach and showed us around the farmhouse and second… More
Thank you for your review, and we are really happy you appreciated the house, views and the care given to you by the owners!
IL FORNOHouse with four beds at ground floor, furnished in Tuscany peasant style: stay equipped from table and chairs and small sofa; small kitchen complete of all the equipments (fires, frigo, dishwasher, table and pottery); One double bedroom, one room with two single …see more
Our beautiful, sunny, top-floor apartment is the perfect blend of Tuscan style & modern comfort! It sleeps 2-4 people and is located right in the center of town! Enjoy the sunny terrace and being just a few minutes from the Walls of Lucca.
Our apartment has been comple …see more
Have your own home for a a week or more in Italy. The house will not be crowded even when fully occupied. It is ideal for a family vacation, holiday with friends or retreats for special occasions. This villa is in the historic center of one of the most picturesque med …see more
We have spent in Villa Della Rocca an amazing week last August. It was an unforgettable experience, everything here is wining your favour – comfortable and spacious house, spectacular and breathtaki… More
“Incredible authentic experience of true Italian vacations”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
It was one the best holidays I’ve ever had in my life! I with boyfriend and friends were spending fantastic time in a true Italian Villa from the 18th century. Very stylish, all in flowers in both g… More
“Stay of great dimensions”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
We made a trip at the beginning of November to catch the last moments of Toscana's autumn up. It was really hard to believe that we can find the small village and even the house in dark night - but we… More
A Corte is a beautiful, restored property near the hamlet of Gugliano, surrounded by lawns, olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, chestnut woods, mountain streams offering the most unimaginable tranquillity to those seeking total relaxation.
However, the lively town …see more
Our holiday in Casa a Corte was delightful. The villa is in a great location up in the mountains about 45 mins from Pisa airport. The villa has three floors and was beautifully clean and well present… More
Dear Val & John
Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you all had such a nice time and managed to explore so much. We chose the location as Lucca has so much to offer and the transport system is so good, allowing you to visit so many different things. The restaurants are amazing, offering so many different Italian meals.
Best wishes, Hugh
Reviewed 30 Sep 2015
Wow! This place is incredible and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're looking for the perfect holiday, then Casa a Corte can provide that for you.
If you just want a day to unwind at… More
Thank you so much and delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and benefitted from the wonderful warm September days. It is so relaxing sitting amongst the olive trees by the swimming pool.
I agree, Lucca is such a lovely city, voted 2nd best place to live in the world - 2015.
Best wishes, Hugh
“Magical memories forever!!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
My husband, Matt, and I stayed at Casa a Corte for 5 weeks ... and they were one of the most memorable 5 weeks!! WOW … we cannot thank the owner and everyone associated with Casa a Corte, Gugliano,… More
Hi Marlis & Matt,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice person to discuss your holiday plans over the last year. It means a lot to us that you all had such a great time and will have happy memories & laughs for many years. We're delighted that you liked all the recommendations.
Many thanks, once again, Hugh & Hazel
Casa Istrice (4 sleeping accommodations) composes of a kitchen/living room, 2 double bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. (The composition of the two bedrooms is the following: a master bedroom and a double bedded room
The apartment is almost 65 sqm, and in the inner spac …see more
“Tranquil, breathtaking views, well presented and very clean”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2016
A great place to get away from it all, tranquil and breathtaking views, the apartment is near the top of a hill surrounded by woodland. . The whole complex is well maintained and spotlessly clean. Cin… More
Thank you Chris for your kind words
I really hope to welcome you again next year
All the best
Beautiful independent villa situated on the hills behind the Versilia coastline are, in a property extending for about 8000 sq. This charming villa, surrounded by ancient olive groves, is in peaceful location and offers extensive views over the Versilia coastline. The o …see more
This is one of two apartments in a beautifully restored villa just 6 km from Lucca. A 5,000 sq m sized and completely fenced garden encloses the villa which was completely restored and divided into two rental units which share the use of the pool. Each apartment has its …see more
The villa is newly built, pristine and spacious, and sits on the edge of a residential area outside of Barga. Despite the 'town' location, the property has the benefit of fantastic views across fields, with the mountains in the background. There is a private g …see more
Our second visit to Casa Patrizia and just as magical as the first time. Lovely villa, great views over the Tuscan hills and relaxing pool. Can't wait to go back… More
Thank you for your review on this popular house which as you will know gets many repeat bookings!
“A superb Holiday Villa owned by a friendly,helpful man with a lovely family”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2014
We have stayed twice before,and have booked again for next year.Marco,the owner,and Patrizia,his wife,are the nicest couple,always willing to help in any matter.The sheets are all changed once a week,… More
“Bliss in Barga”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful week staying at Casa patrizia, it's situated right on the edge of town an easy walk in the evenings to both the old and new town. Plenty going on and good activities in the are… More
Villa Villenia is a 16th century villa built on a valley side in a small village just north of the wonderful Tuscan city of Lucca. There are stunning views from the garden across the hills. There are many excellent restaurants in the locality: supermarkets are nearby. T …see more
This villa, set in a tiny hamlet, perched on the side of a mountain, is a delight! The house has been beautifully restored, retaining original features but making no compromises in providing high qual… More
“Beautiful, spacious, atmospheric villa, high on a Tuscan hillside”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
Lovely old house with a real sense of history, but well set up with its own pool and other modern must-haves.… More
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
Very happy memories of Tuscany in the spring. And a perfect jumping-off point to explore Lucca, Florence, Viareggio etc etc. Very well-equipped, a fabulous garden, a hide-and-seek quality to the stair… More
This holiday home is located at the entrance of the hamlet of Santa Lucia, on the hills of Versilia, is a nice and comfortable semidetached house. In a light windy place, so that it is pleasant to stay on the terrace during the sunny season, the holiday apartment of 90s …see more
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and balconiesThis apartment sleeps 6 peopleThis apartment is the middle apartment of the Palazzo with stunning views from each balcony and windows on the other side looking out onto the quaint narrow cobblestone street. The entire flooring is terra …see more
Santa Cristina, a beautiful villa nestled privately on a hill, is surrounded by 10,000 square meters of woody terrain and breathtaking views of the countryside and surrounding areas. The hill is 700 m. above sea level and provides the home it's namesake. Embraced by the …see more
“Warm welcome, fantastic views and relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
This is not the first time we have been to Tuscany but the first time to Santa Cristina and the Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana area. The views from Sanata Cristina are wonderful and the whole area is very… More
Dear Linda and Keith, thank you for your kind review, I hope to see you again and to spend a lovely evening eating together- giuliana,giuseppe,andrea
Elcriso is a newly renovated detached 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone farmhouse with own pool and stunning views, set in a peaceful very rural location yet within walking distance of a restaurant.The property has been refurbished with love and care, using lots of traditiona …see more
“Maximum relaxation, great place for nature, walks and farniente”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We stayed at "Elicriso" with a large family of 2 adults, 4 teeenagers and a 10-year old. It was a great stay in all respects.
The location is beautiful: on the way to a small hamlet (Prunecchio), its… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a detailed review. We are glad you loved this stunning area and Angela's house, which she looks after so well. We hope to welcome you another time.
“Perfect Tuscan retreat with fabulous views”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
We (me, husband and two twenty something children) had a fabulous week in this lovely, spacious house in the Tuscan mountains. We were warmly welcomed to the property by the owner who lived close by … More
Thank you for your review of this beautiful property in its gorgeous rural location. We are glad you had a special stay!
Iris is one apartment of six inside Villa Maria Vittoria. It is located at 10 km. from the wall of Lucca in a place surrounded of the most beautiful Villas with secular trees. The Villa was built on 1500 and from here you have an easy access to the high way and it is ve …see more
Newly renovated mountain village house with own pool, set in tiny mediaeval village with a population of less than 80 people.
This is a chance to experience real olde worlde Italy!
This fresh and airy village house has just been fully refurbished and offers spacious 2 b …see more
The James family had a great holiday in this wonderful city and this lovely apartment was part of its success. It is beautifully decorated, well equipped and very comfortable - especially the beds.
Thanks for choosing our apt, we hope to meet you again in Lucca.
Hibiscus is one of six apartments of Villa Maria Vittoria located in the grownd floor, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom living with kitchenette complitely fournushed with micro wave, stove with owen, dishwasher etc.Villa Maria Vittoria is in the middle of the most beautifull villas …see more
This charming house is located in a typical mountain village near Villa Collemandina (760 m. above sea level) in Garfagnana. The guests can enjoy a panoramic view over the Apuan Alps, both from the pool and both from the loggias.
The Pania di Corfino (1.603 m.) is cl …see more
Luisa is nestled in the Garfagnana hills in a tiny hamlet one hour or so north of Lucca, and enjoys the most wonderful views over the Apuane Alps. Clean, and flexible accommodation within beautiful flat grounds, and with a good quality pool complete with a stunning vist …see more
The fully fenced-in villa finds itself in a tranquil private road surrounded by a lush Mediterranean garden. Its closeness to the golden beaches of Forte dei Marmi makes it the perfect place to enjoy seaside holidays in Tuscany. Much to guest's delight, there is a …see more
Detached villa in complex semi-detached, excellent finish. Set on two levels: on the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with a large walk-in closets, large bathroom with bath, large terrace with views of the Apuan Alps. On the ground floor: dining room, kitchen wi …see more
Diciannove is a beautifully renovated house in the quiet mountain village of Vetteglia above Bagni di Lucca. Vetteglia is a small working village and offers a peaceful base for exploring the Tuscan countryside in the Garfagnana.
The property has 3 double bedrooms, show …see more
We have just returned from a glorious week at Diciannove. The villa is situated in a small, working village in the mountains ... a wonderful, peaceful location. It has been both sympathetically and ta… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back another time?
This spacious newly restored stone cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms own pool, small vineyard and apple orchard in the grounds.This, light and airy house is approached from the peaceful village, and from the rear, has wonderful views across the Serchio valley, with …see more
Beautifully situated in the wilds of western Tuscany is this stunning converted farmhouse. The original building has been converted into three individual properties that share a magnificent pool and terrace area with reserved seating. We are proud to offer all three spl …see more
Situated high in Garfagnana, on the outskirts of the village of Caprignana, with dramatic mountain views which we would consider to be the best in the area, Caprignana, is a very sympathetically restored quality Country House and large private pool.
The spacious, light …see more
We were 2 families - totally 11 peoples - with children from 12 to 18 years.
We rented the entire house, and had all the teenagers staying at the upper floor.
The house is really nice - big kitchen… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you ha a lovely time and enjoyed the great facilities at this property and of course the views! I have also sampled some of Clara's home grown vegetables and salad, with tomatoes that are out of this world! We hope to welcome you again another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
Far from the madding crowds, this is such a peaceful and picturesque place! The climate was perfect - lovely warm days and cool nights and NO MOSQUITOS!!! Only an hour from the gorgeous walled town of… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved the peace, views and the climate here. It is a place that gets in guests bones, and they come again and again!
“Fabulous place with stunning views, away from it all”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2015
We enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful place. Il Girasole is set in mountainous countryside so a car is essential. The villa was gorgeous – stylishly presented, very well maintained and absol… More
We are glad you loved this beautifully presented and well cared for house. Carla sends her best wishes and hopes to see you again. Thank you! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats