Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Located in the village of Convalle in the idyllic surroundings of the Apuan Alps Natural Park near Pescaglia in the Lucca province of Tuscany, you will find an oasis of peace and tranquility in which to relax and unwind.

Casa Marginetta is a tastefully restored collection of 300-year-old stone cottages that have been joined together to offer spacious accommodation for up to seven people.

Whatever your preference, be it summer sun, good wine, fine food, walking, cycling sightseeing or even winter sports, Casa Marginetta could be your ideal Tuscan 'agroturismo' home from home!

Low cost flights from an ever-growing number of UK and other European airports and airlines, together with quick local transfers, now make getting here more affordable and less hassle than ever before.

Why not make this the year that you discover Tuscany?

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Nearest beach Viareggio 27 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 800 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 47 km, Nearest railway: Diecimo-Pescaglia 8.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Please contact the owner

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

• Enjoy numerous digital TV and radio channels from the BBC, ITV, BSkyB etc. via satellite

• Main and portable TVs for multiroom viewing

• Two DVD players with a library of DVD movies, general entertainment and children's programmes

• Dolby surround sound home cinema system

• CD/Radio/HiFi

• 2 Sony Playstation 2 consoles with a large library of games

• Motorola walkie-talkies<

• Two Electric pedestal fans

• Bread maker

• Brita water filter jug

Further details outdoors

• Take a deep breath of fresh Tuscan air as you enjoy the panoramic views from our traditional terraced garden.

• Stroll around the ancient cobbled village and chat to the locals in a safe, traffic-free environment.

• Relax and catch a few rays on the chestnut sun deck. Recliners are provided.

• Feeling peckish? Why not enjoy the simple pleasures of food freshly cooked on the gas bar-b-que, conveniently located on the garden terrace ... A family-sized picnic table is provided too.

• Help yourself to fresh mint, figs, plums and blackcurrants from the garden when in season.

Further details

At Casa Marginetta we believe in offering you total fairness and flexibility:

• Families always welcome ... we have never charged extra for school holidays :)

• Arrive any day of the week you like ... whatever suits you best

• Stay for the exact number of nights you want ... no need to pay by the week

• If it's available, it's yours ... secure any booking with just a 10% deposit

• Unforeseen difficulties? ... A fluent English/Italian speaker is on hand to help you overcome them easily

• Change of plans? ... subject to availability, dates can often be amended on request

Pescaglia

* The authentic taste of Tuscany *

A wide selection of local restaurants in the “Valley of Gastronomy” offer a wealth of genuine Tuscan gourmet delights:

• Freshly made calzone pizzas sizzle in the log-fired stone oven at “La Fonte”.
• Home-made “Tortelloni” pasta and the freshest seafood are on offer at “La Tana”.
• Possibly the world’s best mixed grill is served at “Il Guerriero”.
• Fresh “Funghi Porcini” mushrooms are yours to enjoy at “Il Molino del Volpe”.

To add to your experience there are unforgettable Italian tomatoes in salads drenched with local Luccan
‘extra virgin’ olive oil and tasty balsamic vinegar from Modena in nearby Emilia-Romagna.

Last, but not least, you are free to choose from a host of delicious white and red wines to complement your
meal. Put some sparkle in your life with a tasty Prosecco or enjoy the red sophistication of Vino Nobile di
Montepulciano.

The above are just a small selection of the range of superb culinary delights on offer, and all at exceptionally
reasonable prices.

No wonder our guests want to visit again and again!

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So much to see and do nearby:

* Puccini's home *

Puccini's home in Celle is only a few minutes' drive away, and you can see where he composed the aria “Nessun Dorma” from the opera “Turandot” made famous by Pavarotti and more recently by Paul Potts.

* Grotta del Vento *

Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps? Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves, presenting an extraordinary variety of phenomena, the most unusual of which is a natural breeze which blows through the cave due to the presence of a second (unused) entrance. The speed and direction of the breeze is dependent on the temperature gradient between the two entrances and yet inside the cave the temperature is a pleasant 10.7°C (53°F) all year round.

Following illuminated and easy-going trails, expert speleological guides will show you the many wonders of the underground world: from shining stalactites and stalagmites to polychrome flowstone, alabaster draperies, crystal-brimmed lakes, underground water-courses and bizarre forms of erosion.

* Thermal Swimming Pool *

Bagni di Lucca Villa has a large open-air swimming pool (open Jun-Sept, 10am - 7pm) with a smaller shallow toddler pool and a diving pool with 1 metre and 4 metre diving boards. All of these are fed with water from a thermal spring and are surrounded by deckchairs and sun umbrellas, use of which is included in the admission charge. Admission is €7 for adults and €5 for children (3-13 years).

* Thermal Baths *

The spas in Bagni di Lucca were already important during Ligurian, Lombard, Roman and Etruscan times. By the 12th century the spa was so famous that Countess Matilda of Tuscany made it more accessible by improving the surrounding roads and constructing the Devil?s Bridge at nearby Borgo a Mozzano. During the 15th century the reputation of the spas was high enough to raise Bagni di Lucca to the same level as the spas at Karlsbad, Spa, Baden and Vichy throughout Europe.

Today the nineteen hot springs still flow from the slopes of the Corsena hill and the therapeutic value of the waters remains incontestable. The waters reach temperatures up to 54 degrees centigrade and all sorts of treatments are available to cure respiratory problems, traumatic injuries, gynaecological and fertility problems, nervous conditions, and problems of the arteries and rheumatism. Some of the baths are good for the skin and others for general health and well-being.