Villa Mariotta is a beautiful property built at the beginning of the 1900, located few km outside Lucca city centre. It sleeps comfortably 8 persons in 4 large matrimonial bedrooms. It is well furnished and totally equipped. Ideal for those who wants to explore Lucca …see more
Hermitage Holidays that follow the Philosophy of the 3 “ R” Relax, Rebalance, Regenerate.3 new Apartments 'open space' furnished in Italian Antique Style, each apartment is able to house up to 2/4 persons, every apartment is self catering with complete …see more
This spacious and airy property has been renovated with a great deal of care, and boasts original chestnut beams, hand made chestnut windows (some of which are traditional tuscan style arched windows) and exposed stonework.
Modern comforts have not been forgotten and …see more
We stayed three weeks at Orbaci together with friends and family and had a wonderful time! The place is clean and very well kept. The estate feels spacious and is lovely situated in the Tuscan hillsid… More
“A Family Celebration at Orbaci”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
Orbaci was the perfect villa for a relaxing celebration for our large family. The villa itself is fitted out to a very high standard and very well equiped. It's situation is beautiful, with stunning v… More
“Fantastic villa in beautiful position”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2011
We had a party of 9 staying 2 weeks in this wonderfully converted and updated villa. It was spacious and very comfortable. Everything you would have wanted was available in the villa. The surroundings… More
Camedrio is the common name of a bush which blooms profusely around the villa in a carefully-tended garden which has been professionally landscaped. The first things which one notices when finally reaching the holiday villa are the colourful surrounding garden and the b …see more
Fantastic 3 bed 3 bath house with own pool in totally private and peaceful location!There is a large garden and private swimming pool (12 m x 6 m) ,and the house boasts three al fresco eating areas - a large covered terrace , an enormous uncovered terrace, gazebo, and t …see more
“Tuscan Bliss, A wonderful break away from it all!”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2015
We absolutely loved this house, so much that we have already booked it again for next year!
The property and location exceeded our expectations, everything that we had seen from photos and informa… More
Thank you for your review, and Loretta will be pleased to see you again in 2016!
“We had a fantastic fortnight!”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2016
We had a glorious two weeks at Casa Capannina. We loved:
• The space and comfort provided by the house.
• The tranquil country surroundings.
• The beautiful views.
• Swimming and playing i… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved the space of the house and that beautiful garden with those amazing views. I keep saying to Loretta I want to go round and laze in that hammock! We hope to welcome you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats.com
Peaceful and secluded , in hilly country surrounded by wooded hills. Adjacent are the owner's terraced olive groves and pinewood, ensuring privacy (apart from owner's other nearby house Casa San Moscato, formerly the farmhouse, sleeping up to nine, which is …see more
Casa Suzanna is a completely restored stone home of 3 floors, located in the Medieval village of Sant'Andrea di Compito The house has a complete kitchen and dining room seating 6 persons, along with a laundry room and full bath. On the second level there is a den …see more
Lovely little house in a charming village. Great location for visiting Lucca,Pisa and Florence. Everything available at the village, i.e. food, wine, cafe and great restaurant. Great bathroom, the dow… More
The Villa is located near the village of Marlia (2.5 km) where you can find every kind of shops, banks, post office, chemist etc. The estate is family owned and it is rented directly, no agencies.VILLA IOLANDA is not an independent homeone side of the home is attached …see more
This traditional family house is in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, set in a valley between the Appenine and Apuane Mountains.With 3 bedrooms and spectacular mountain views from the garden and surrounding meadow, this newly renovated, atmospheric ol …see more
Cozy and warm apartment, on top of an antique building in the centre of the medioeval town of Lucca, with elevator entering directly the apartment, , with breathtaking terraces (3 of various dimentions) views of 360 degrees all over the town and the surrounding panorama …see more
'Rosemoyne' - An Historic, mountain retreat where your dreams begin. This 16th Century stone house enjoys a commanding position at about 650m above sea level in the village of Vico Pancellorum, 45 minutes from the walled city of Lucca. It has breathtaking views over the …see more
We stayed this July for the 5th time at Villa Maria Doria and enjoyed greatly. Again! This time we stayed at Warehouse and so we tried 3 of 3 big apartments - all of them are good and meet fully … More
“Beautiful location with a very good hostess”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2015
We had a very good vacation at Villa Maria Doria and would recommend it to everybody who wants to enjoy a vacation in Tuscany. The villa is a few minutes drive from the beach and Forte dei Marmi (n… More
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!
This very private 2 bedroom cottage, set in substantial grounds has been sympathetically refurbished, with traditional style flooring, beamed ceilings, solid wood windows, beautiful beamed ceilings, and an open fireplace.
Attention to detail has ensured the house rema …see more
Superb villa which has a super location with a large private plot with a lovely pool area.
Super service of the hosts, who came with homemade cake and local delicacies.
Can recommend this villa - we… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are happy you enjoyed the care taken of you by the owners and also the privacy at this beautiful place. We hope to hear from you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
La Legnaia is a beautiful stone house quietly situated in Mozzanella, a charming and typical garfagnana village only 5 minutes from Castiglione di Garfagnana, historical city surrounded by striking medieval walls and towers, and 10 minutes from Castelnuovo where are man …see more
This property was fully equipped with everything required for a self catering holiday. The owner was very friendly and helpful (on arriving there was a generous welcome pack of food and toiletries). T… More
“Lovely quiet spot with traditional surroundings and outstanding views”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
La Legnaia is a lovely traditional old Tuscan house with fantastic views over the Garfagnana countryside. The house stays cool in hot weather, so combined to total darkness at night restful sleep is a… More
Casa Sarita is a peaceful well equipped 2 bedroom property sleeping 5, with a large private pool boasting amazing mountain views.Set in extensive mature gardens of 10 acres, with olive terraces, fruit trees and vines, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break.Fulle …see more
La Spilla apartment is just 5km from the charming spa-town of Bagni di Lucca and enjoys stunning rural location on the edge of a medieval hamlet, spectacular views of the valleys below, tek terrace and a shared inground pool.
This apartment is located on the first and …see more
If you love being woken every morning at 0650hrs by the permenant Italian residents next door reving their 3 motorbikes to go to work then this is the place for you. They also have a dog which lives … More
first of all I would like to point out that the house where you stayed at is NOT the house you reviewed here but a house nearby which, although belonging to our group of properties, differs much in size and price. The noisy motorcyclists you described were actually our German guests staying at another of our properties. I did not notice they were so loud (and we slept nearby) but if I only had an idea of this problem I could have at least told them to park their motorbikes somewhere else. The puppy you mentioned is not leaving permanently outside, however I did tell our neighbours about the problem, and as I did not hear from you during your 4 days stay, I thought things were going better. The house where you stayed at is a nice cottage for two which overlooks a small idyllic square together with other four houses, three of which belonging to us. Most of the time there is not even my neighbours' car parked in the square (as the country road leading to it is fortunately too narrow for most of the cars). I can not ask them to stop closing car doors and starting the engine when they leave in the morning. As for our neighbours building the pool, it is weird how you managed to hear them digging on Saturday all day, as just on Saturday you left. However, I am sorry if they ruined you last day at our place. In about 10 years of activity I never had such unfavourable reviews from my guests which exclusively refer to our surroundings. We always do our best to please all our guests, even welcoming them after midnight and carrying their luggage for free as it happened with you (although we are not supposed to). Ours are self-catering “village houses”. The fact that there are neighbours here may be an advantage for some and for some others not. An isolated house is always a good option... Regards.
Mrs. Francesca Giovannini
VILLA ELICRISO is a modern and spacious one floor house(450 sq ft/135 sq mt) nestled on a hill in the heart of the Apuan Alps Park.It consists of:large veranda with stunning views of the Alps, one double,one twin,one single bedroom, hall,kitchen-cum-dining room-living …see more
This is a little gem in a beautiful area of Tuscany. The standard of accommodation is extremely high and the house and well maintained gardens are spotless. Every comfort has been taken into account … More
“Villa Elicriso is a Gem of Villa hidden in the Garfagnana mountains.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
We had the most amazing time at Villa Elicriso with the most outstanding view from villa overlooking the Garfagnana Mountains. A beautiful Villa with everthing you could possibly need and spotlessly c… More
“Very peaceful and relaxing with great mountainside views”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
This is a great spot if you like peace and quiet, being 10 mins out of the local town up a twisty mountain road - don't rent a minivan!
Chieva is a hamlet of about 5 houses and only 2 or 3 others are… More
It iscomposed by a kitchen/living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 double rooms and a single room, and a bathroom. The habitable surface is almost 80 mq. Outside you can find a beautiful veranda furnished for dining .In the panoramic garden of the house there is the possibility t …see more
Situated in a particularly lovely part of the stunning Garfagnana region of Tuscany, Pallunga is a tastefully renovated 19C farmhouse with 5 bedrooms. A large 12 metre private pool is perfectly situated in the extensive grounds, which with beautiful views are the perfec …see more
Elegant apartment comfortable and bright, fully renovated and furnished, 100 sqm. the third and last floor, with lift, parking place in the private courtyard , completely surrounded by balconies, three large bedrooms, 6 beds, living room, kitchen and living room, two ba …see more
The house and it's surroundings are set in three hectares of private land.
The house has four bedrooms.
There are no other properties overlooking the house or garden.
Ideal for nature lovers or holiday makers that prefer total space and privacy.
There is a private dir …see more
A nice Apartment in restructured Farmhouse.This Apartment occupies what was once the Cow Stall of this old Farmhouse in the village of S. Ginese, which has remained much unchanged over the years.The Apartment is now fully modernised - but the ceilings are in the traditi …see more
Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 4 different properties offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples.These are well r …see more
most delightful place. The views are just breathtaking and we simply wanted to stay around the cottage to enjoy the atmosphere. We had plenty of fun picking up tomatoes and plumbs from the garden. Ve… More
Thank you! We have also stayed here and didnt want to leave!