About this listing
A cozy apartment in one of Tuscany's quietest place, with birds singing you a happy day. A full immersion in nature. Quiet, but not remote – Garfagnana, Lucca, Pisa are at most a hour away, Florence is near.
• A village near (30mins) Lucca
• 2 bedrooms (4 four people) / 1 bathroom / 1 kitchen / tiny garden
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Free Internet access
• No heating or air conditioned needed in summer, weather is great
• 60 square meters (650 sq. feet)
• Parking spots 10 meters from the apartment
• Small garden to relax
The owners will be discreetly available to give you tips and advice, if requested.
You can surf the web via a protected WiFi network, no bandwidth limits. The wifi speed is not great but it works.
Within walking distance (100m to 2km), you can find various restaurants, a grocery store and mini-market, a tabacconist, and a bunch of bars and breakfast places. Supermarkets are a few kilometers away (2), like other nightlife attractions such as the theathre.
There are buses and trains available, almost every hour, so you will not have transportation problems to reach major cities such as Lucca (30 minutes) or Pisa and Florence (60 minutes).
If you come by car you can easily park it near the apartment, about 10 meters from it.
There are great places too to enjoy nature: Grotta del vento (Wind cave), Orrido di Botri, Prato Fiorito, Abetone, and many small yet beautiful villages.
If something is bothering you or you need further explanation on something that is missing, just ask. We are always available.
Heating is considered as an extra and you have to pay what you consume (1€/m3), but you won't really need it if you come here in summer.
Guests will have to bring their own bathrobes.
Guest will have access to the entire apartment, no shared rooms.
Interaction with Guests
I usually give a brief tour of the apartment upon arrival, then help finding places to go and stuff to do. Then, unless you directly contact me or need something, I leave you alone.
The apartment is in a very quiet neighborhood, up in a small hill. The only sounds you can hear are the flowing of the water in the nearby river and some birds singing. Sometimes the neighbor likes to sing too. :)
You can park your car near the apartment, about 10 meters (20 feet).
Downhill you can catch a bus to the train station or to Lucca. The train station is 5 minutes by car.
To get here from the airport in Pisa: head to Lucca, then head to Borgo a Mozzano, then head to Ponte a Serraglio.
Other Things to Note
Guests will have to bring their own bathrobes.
You are not allowed to move forniture unless absolutely necessary.
Guests arriving AFTER 12pm (24:00) will not be accepted and will have to find another place for the night.
L'accoglienza è stata adorabile. La descrizione dell'appartamento corrispondeva a quanto abbiamo trovato. Essenziale ma carino e funzionale. La località è molto bella e suggestiva. E' stato un soggiorno comodo e piacevole.
A beautiful home from home in Bagni di Lucca. Diego was very helpful, and pointed us in the right direction of restaurants, supermarkets etc. and left a bottle of wine - which was much appreciated after a long trip! All the essentials were included, the flat was very clean, and it had wonderful views over the Tuscan mountains. Highly recommended.
Diego's apartement has a wonderful view into the valley, river in Bagni di Lucca. You first must open the shutters. The kitchen, although not that young, is adequate equipped. Perhaps somewhat small for more than 2 adults. The bedrooms are rather large. There is no couch to sit and relax in the apartment, just the kitchen chairs. The bathroom is a bit tiny. Diego himself is friendly and will help you if you need help. There is a basket with a lot of information about the environment. He respects your privacy. Questions are answered promptly. Alltogether we had a pleasant stay here.
We arrived at Diego'S in the middle of an electrical storm after along drive. Diego came down umbrella in hand to help us in. The apartment was quite spacious, and the kitchen was stocked with all the basics - coffee, tea, olive oil, salt and pepper, sugars etc, and Diego even presented us with a welcoming bottle of wine. After giving us the local briefing and information, we were left in peace, but Diego was always easy to contact when we needed assistance.
The apartment is quite remote from the village up a very narrow and winding road, but not too bad once you get used to it.
Diego's flat was great, just what we expected. A lovely village and great location for visiting Lucca. There was a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge and Diego recommended a really fantastic Pizza place. i wished we could have stayed longer.
Diego and his mothers hospitality was excellent, and they even had a bottle of wine in the fridge for us when we arrived. The apartment has an excellent view, and was exactly what we expected. Would stay here again.
A friendly welcome in a magnificent setting. Our host helped us unpack our car (parked on road a little distance away) and gave us the guided tour of our accommodation. Well equipped. Comfortable beds. Efficient wet room. Clear fresh air throughout the rooms. Superb views. We ate out at the Sonno restaurant in Bagni di Lucca (recommended by Diego) on the first night. Excellent food, and inexpensive. Discovered Albergo Corona at Ponte di Seraglio and arranged with the proprietor/chef to have dinner the second night on his riverside terrace. Didn't know what it would be as he hadn't yet prepared the menu. It was excellent, as was the Toscana wine he recommended (Albergaccio, Conti Serristori).
It took a morning to drive to, and walk around, the villages and sites uphill. Very windy roads, narrow with hairpin bends - but SO worth doing.
Diego's father came to our rescue with a broken hot water tap on our final morning.
An excellent couple of days. My only concern was the very limited amount of (on bend in road) parking.
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About the Host, Diego
I like new stuff, ideas, and people. I feel like you can never be too sure about anything and whenever you meet and talk to new people you learn about things you didn't know before and become a wiser person.
I'm studying Medicine in Pisa, I love handcrafted-stuff and good design. I'm a minimalist, I believe you live better when you have less things (and keep only the important stuff).
I like to eat, too, almost anything. I especially love non-italian food, like chinese, indian, and mexican. Fast-foods too.
I don't watch much TV or movies, but I absolutely love Kubrick.