Careggine holiday villa rental with internet access, fireplace, TV and rural retreat


From the manager

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies

Key information

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the manager

Vianova is a wonderful mountain style villetta/chalet set in the Apuane Alps, with beautiful views and stunning countryside abounding.

This location is ideal for enjoying the warmth of sun, & cooling off in the solar heated pool, but with a pleasant dry mountain heat. Due to the altitude of 900m sleeping at night is a dream... Perfect for keen cyclists due to the number of cycling trails , & fantastic for hikers too, as well as for those just wanting to enjoy a mountain ambiance.

Set high in the hills with a cluster of similar privately owned & little used properties one may feel there is no civilization, but the property is within walking distance of 2 restaurants (one less than 1 min away on foot & another under 20 mins), with others accessible by car. The village of Careggine with a further couple of restaurants, small supermarket, bars, & other shops is 4.5km away. So, a mountain retreat, but with facilities within easy reach!

This lovingly cared for villetta is set over 3 floors, and has 3 bedrooms (one double, a double with an extra single bed, & a twin), 2 shower rooms, a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, a living/diner & its own solar heated pool. There is also a lovely little courtyard for dining and relaxing al fresco, taking in that fresh mountain area.

Fuller details:

Enter house direct into Living/Diner, with fireplace, TV, DVD, WIFI

leading to Kitchen/Diner with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, kettle and toaster.

Stairs to 1st floor – double bedroom & shower room - WC, bidet & shower

Stairs to 2nd floor – double room with extra single bed in roof space

Stairs from living room down to lower ground floor – twin/double room & wet room style shower room with WC


Courtyard area for dining & relaxing Al Fresco


Pool Heated via solar panels.

Pool towels.

3 bicycles.

A little about the area:

Situated high in the Apuane mountains within a small cluster of similar properties, this mountain retreat is an ideal location for families or couples looking for stunning countryside, hiking, cycling or just relaxing in the mountain air. A protected area of outstanding Natural Beauty, the area forms the Parco Alpi Apuane, famous for its marble mountains.

At 900m above sea level the house is located in a sunny position making the most of the summer, yet with the benefit of that dryer mountain air & lovely cool evenings for sleeping.

Stunning views and extensive countryside.

Whilst at the end of the mountain road, there are facilities to hand, with 2 restaurants within walking distance, and a couple of others in the village 4.5km away, where you will also find shops and bars, and the most stunning views of the area. Careggine is the oldest village in the region, with its parish church founded around 700 AD! It is the birthplace of Italian football and World Cup winner player Marco Tardelli and of Adriano Tardelli, one of the heroes of the Italian resistance movement. Careggine is also an area for local ski-ing in the Winter months.

Also within a 15 min drive is a lovely restaurant overlooking the lake of Isola Santa - a perfect view & a great way of trying a real Italian style Sunday lunch - don't eat breakfast and be willing to stay a while - there is no menu and the lunch just keeps on coming! Pause before or after lunch to walk down to the lake and appreciate its peaceful beauty.

One can fish at Isola Santa, and also at the local lake of Vagli which hides a sunken village.....

For days out:

Whilst in the depths of the countryside, one can visit:

Market town of Castelnuovo - 20 mins

Barga - gorgeous & popular mediaeval town - 40 mins

Lucca - stunning walled mediaeval city of Lucca which is say 1 hour and 20 minutes away.

Pisa, with its leaning tower is a 1 hr 40 minute drive

Florence 2.25 hours.

The famous Wind Caves are a 1 hour drive

Closer to home there are plenty of little historic villages to visit, many of which have local festas in the summer. Why not visit the Fortress at Verrucole which is a good afternoon out, with stunning views and some interactive activities for the children.

Also the Buffardello tree climbing and zip wire park (ideal for both adults and children of all ages with a variety of runs) is a great day, where one can take a picnic and spend the entire day in the welcome shade of the forest.

The real beauty of this area is the dramatic mountain scenery, and the hundreds of hilltop villages to explore, endless picnicking opportunities, and the pure peace of a non touristy holiday ......

Car Necessary

Tourist tax - €1 per person to max of €5 per person per stay. Over 14's only. Tax payable in cash on arrival.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Tourist tax - €1 per person to max of €5 per person per stay. Over 14's only. Tax payable in cash on arrival.



Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

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No smoking at this property

About the manager

Tuscan Retreats Ltd
Calendar updated:
19 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Nov 2018. Located in Province of Lucca, the average weekly rate varies from £692 to £1136.
The Manager has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Sep 2021.


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