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2 bedroomed apartment with pool, wi-fi, satellite tv, panoramic views
Villa Benedetta is a Tuscan Castle dating back to 1636. Built in the typical Lucchesi style with arch structures, two imposing towers, a surrounding arched balcony / terrace and beautiful garden with natural spring water fountains.
The Palazzo has its own chapel which is of historic interest and open to guests.
The panoramic balcony terrace offers views of the entire valley and is comfortably furnished
The apartment also has access to the expansive and interesting garden with many private seating areas, a 10 x 5 meter pool, sun terrace with loungers and sun umbrellas, pizza oven, BBQ and orchard area.
There are many interesting features throughout this beautiful villa. In addition to each apartment's private sitting room, there is a large shared sitting room with open fire and dining area which is decorated with restored frescoes in the traditional style. There are a number of comfortable sofas and a computer for the guests' use.
The helpful owner uses a golf buggy to transport luggage to and from the villa from the car park. Mountain bikes are available for the guests - free of charge.
We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking, art classes and cooking classes which are all available locally.
The owner can prepare meals for the guests on request.
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The area is well known for its excellent value restaurants, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 3 - 4 choices of pasta course, and 3 choices of main course costs around 10 euros inclusive of bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liquers for less than 25 euros.
Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking.
We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking. We can also offer cooking classes and visiting chefs, excursions to historic sites or vineyards, art groups and guided tours of Florence and Lucca.
The local market town of Castelnuovo, with good shops and a railway station with trains to Lucca, Pisa and the Cinque Terre, is only 4 km away. The beautiful historic town of Barga is 20 minutes drive
Travel from Pisa to Lucca, then north to Castelnuovo. Exact directions provided.
English speaking Mini-bus taxi available for airport transfer or local trips. An airport pick-up from Pisa for up to 8 people is a bargain 135 euro each way.
Special interest holidays: Outdoor activities available.
Coast/Beach: Nearest resort Forti dei Marmi 55km.
Travel: Pisa airport 70km.