Villa Speranza. This luxurious apartment is on two floors and situated in a villa which dates from the 16th century and was once one of the old convents of Barga. The building stands just below the Duomo (cathedral) and was extensively restored in 2000-2001. The location of Villa Speranza on the walled perimeter of the ancient centro storico (Old Town) is ideal in that it provides tranquil atmosphere and stunning views over the surrounding hills while all the facilities of the town are within strolling distance.
The apartment is very spacious and luxurious with a flexible configuration. It can be rented either with 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, or for smaller parties, with two double bedrooms and one bathroom. The property is superbly equipped with every comfort.
The owners offer an optional package whereby a holiday period of two weeks or longer can be spent partly in Barga and partly in their apartment in Florence.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 50 km, Nearest railway: Barga-Gallicano 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property has been restored to a high standard while maintaining its unique character and offers luxury with every modern convenience. The rooms are spacious and adorned with Tuscan paintings and some are furnished with fine antique furniture. The views over the surrounding hills are stupendous but the calm and peaceful traffic-free piazza fronting the villa is only 3 minutes walk from all the shops, restaurants and facilities of the town. The villa is warm in winter but cool in summer owing to its thick walls and the fact that Barga stands at an elevation of 440 metres (1300 feet).
|Further details outdoors|
There is a spacious private West facing sun terrace with table and chairs, ideal for an evening cocktail or a quiet read. A portable barbecue can be provided if required. In addition, Piazza San Felice with it's gardens and panoramic seating areas lies adjacent to the villa for all to enjoy.
Rates include Internet access and an ample supply of linens and all utilities except telephone. Central heating is available in winter charged at metered cost.
Payment accepted in Sterling US dollars and other major currencies.
Discounts apply for long term bookings.
A small supplement is charged for maid service, preparation and laundry cost.
A security deposit is required.
Barga is an optimum location from which to explore the variety of Tuscany. Florence, Pisa, Lucca, the Cinque Terre and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast are all with daily reach as is the ski resort of Abetone. .
Barga is an ideal place from which to explore the nearby great national park of the Alpi Apuane mountains. The park is renowned for its many miles of maintained trails which offer stupendous hiking with vast panoramic views.
Barga is ideal for those looking for the unique experience of living in a small mediaeval town with a peaceful environment but with a lively programme of activities. Barga has it’s own 18th century theatre and is renowned for its summer opera and jazz festivals. The restaurants of the area offer traditional Tuscan food and wines at easily affordable prices for the family.