Large and charming house with four floors, built in a classic Italian style. The house is at least 400 years old and is situated in a picturesque village in the beautiful Garfagnana region in the province of Lucca, northern Tuscany.
The house is attractively decorated in a traditional rustic style. The Tuscan ceilings with characteristic beams as central features and the original floors give the house a genuine character. The house has beds for 8-10 people.
Ground floor: Small hallway with a stone staircase leading up to the 1st floor. Well-equipped kitchen with a large fireplace, wood and gas stoves and a dining area seating 4-5 people. Tiled bathroom with shower, toilet and washing machine.
1st floor: Comfortable living room with dining area for 8-10 people. Charming sofa area with coffee table. Small hallway with stairs leading up to 2nd floor.
2nd floor: Large bedroom with queen size and single beds. Small and classic balcony where the view of the village, the woods and the mountains can be enjoyed. Small hallway with a steep stairway leading up to 3rd floor.
3rd floor. Spacious bedroom containing queen size and single beds. Smaller bedroom with small queen size bed.
The house is situated on a calm road in the outskirts of the village Vico Pancellorum. On the opposite side of the road you find a green area and a large and inviting terrace. The green area is situated on the edge of a walnut and chestnut forest where you can explore the many trekking, fishing and hunting opportunities in the area. By the river, which is close to the house, you find a roman bridge and a waterfall with crystal clear water – perfect for a swim. You will also find that these surroundings provide a good habitat for mushrooms. Hiking is an activity you will enjoy in this beautiful landscape and due to the many villages that are close at hand, you are able to reach them by foot.
The small village Vico Pancellorum is typically Tuscan where the houses are built along the steep mountainside that leads to one of the tallest mountains in Tuscany. Beautiful houses, small piazzas, narrow alleys and small plantations of grapevines are characteristic features of the village. Vico Pancellorum has two catholic churches from the medieval ages, a grocery store, a coffee shop and a restaurant. With its array of well-prepared dishes, the restaurant draws large crowds from the nearby villages. You will enjoy the creative cuisine of the chef, Enrico and the excellent service of the waitress, Louisa. The menu is open for alterations as the owner, Giovanna, welcomes requests providing you inform the staff well in advance.
The local inhabitants are warm, kind and friendly.
The nearest sizeable village (approx. 10 km) is the beautiful Bagni di Lucca which was one of the most prominent and prestigious health spa locations for distinguished Europeans during the 19th century. In today’s modern spa establishment, Terme, the health spa culture is still very much alive. You will also find nice outdoor swimming pool facilities surrounded by beautiful Tuscan nature. Bagni di Lucca also offers several other activities, e.g. several tennis courts. Banks, post offices, supermarkets and a range of cafes and restaurants are also to be found in the village.
In Abetone, situated approx. 25 km from Vico Pancellorum, you find a large winter sport centre. The centre provides its visitors with a selection of 30 lifts, several of which are gondolas. The peak season is from the beginning of December to the middle of March.
The Garfagnana region is, thus far, one of the least explored tourist areas of Tuscany. Those who are well familiar with Tuscany, characterize this region as the best of the genuine Tuscany. Representing one of the regions many prides, the city Barga is worth mentioning. With its many music festivals, its rich history and cultural heritage the city is well worth a visit.
In Vico Pancellorum you will find that the rest of Tuscany is within a comfortable distance. You can reach most of the places that make Tuscany so unique within an hour. To mention a few; Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the beautiful beach in Versilla. If a visit to Siena, Cortona, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Chianti or Cinque Terre is on the agenda, you can reach all these places in 1,5 to 2 hours. Considering Italy’s extensive network of roads and freeways, Rome, Venice, Milan and Monaco are actually no further than 3-4 hours away.
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