- Village / Rural
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
This villa in Italy is named after the morning light on the mountains and the reality is no less romantic. Perched on the front of a charming hilltop village, this centuries-old stone house offers dawn to dusk sun and the most exceptional views over the walled town of Barga, the surrounding valley and the dramatic Apuan Alps.
Tuscany is one of Italy’s most scenic and culturally rich regions, and there is no better base from which to explore it than this wonderful rustic village house. The ancient house spreads out over three storeys, with massive stone walls and panoramic views from every window, and the accommodation is simple yet pretty and comfortable. The village itself is small and delightfully quaint, and the surrounding countryside is stunning, not to mention fantastic for those who love hiking, culture and all things traditionally Italian. Come and enjoy a slower pace of life.
The village of Sommocolonia looks down over Barga, a 2,000 year old Roman town which was once voted in Italy’s top 20 for its balance of culture, tradition, beauty, food and lifestyle. It’s a working town with a vibrant community and lots of character, the 10th century church is stunning, and there are opera and jazz festivals to enjoy throughout the summer. The Garfagnana area of Tuscany is a little off the beaten track but it is very rich in history, scenery, culture and gastronomy. Wildlife like deer and wild boar are everywhere, activities like walking, hiking and cycling are very popular, and there are three lovely pools in the area at Barga, Albiano and the Il Ciocco Resort. The famous Italian Riviera is just an hour away, the walled city of Lucca is nearby, and places like Florence, Pisa and Sienna make excellent day trips.
The nearest airport is Pisa (85km) and the nearest train station is Barga Gallicano (6km).
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Lovely Agritourismo restaurant in the village. Great local food and especially pork from their herd of free roaming Tuscan pigs in the chestnut forests. Lots of others nearby.
The villa has three bedrooms, all with new beds and mattresses – one master with king sized double, period furniture and two historic frescos on the wall, one with a king sized double and a double sofa bed, plus a third with wooden bunk beds. The Tuscan and contemporary kitchen has antique pine furniture and is equipped with everything you need for home cooking. There are two bathrooms, and the living room has a very warm, woodburning fireplace, SMART 4K TV with internet connection, with a desk and a library of books, and CDs/DVDs in the hall. There is a wood burner in the hall and by the large terrace there is an extra sitting room with its own entrance which can be converted into a private fourth bedroom with a double sofa bed. Excellent information pack provided by owner - local knowledge for any activity.
At the front, a stone staircase descends to the lawn and a garden terrace that is shaded by an arbor and looks out over the valley. A stone walkway leads to a second terracotta tiled terrace which also has sweeping views over the countryside. Here you will find a table, chairs and sun loungers. Across the lawn is a stone-floored pergola canopied with grape vines.
Conditions of Rental
Check in time is 3pm and check out is 10am. Part weeks can sometimes be available and some pets are welcome but please contact the owner. Linen and towels are provided along with free WiFi.