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This lovely 3 bedroomed country villa is in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, set in a valley between the Appenine and Apuane Mountains.
The new salt water swimming pool is 12 x 5 metres and attached is a 3 x 3 metre shallow pool, perfect for children or just lazing in - with a book. Enjoy the sun and the views from the large furnished sun deck and pergola. The separate dining terrace is conveniently outside the kitchen and also has fantastic view of the local mountains and villages.
Casa Natalina is situated off the rural road to the village of Pianacci at the end of a lane shared with two other houses.
Casa Natalina is very well equipped and comfortably furnished, with traditional chestnut beamed ceilings and tiled floors. There a spacious double (large king bed) and two twin bedrooms, all with views, a spacious sitting room with double doors to balcony, open fireplace, TV, DVD player, terracotta flooring, beamed ceiling and open fireplace.
The large dining kitchen is fully equipped for even the keenest of cooks and leads on to a fine outdoor dining patio with sun umbrella and BBQ. There are 2 large shower/bathrooms one which has a patio door on to the balcony. The second large sun patio and garden to the front of the house has outdoor furniture, a hammock and is shaded in part by fruit trees.
The owner has a share in a vineyard and a supplies complementary chianti wine to the guests.
Garfagnana is 'Hidden Tuscany' at its best. With its stunning scenery it is the best area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities.
Castelnuovo, the nearby market town, has many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets and all other types of shops. There is a tourist information office and a weekly market selling a wide variety of fashion, household goods, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
There is a tennis court open to the public only 10 minutes walk away with a cafe/bar. There is a new restaurant in the village which is a 20 minute walk away. The local lake and picnic area is a 5 minute walk and fishing is available.
Garfagnana is 'Hidden Tuscany' at its best. With its' stunning scenery it is the best area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities. Friends of Tuscany are the oldest agency in the area, and we have close ties with an Outdoor Activities company who offer many international class adventures including electric mountain biking.
We can also offer Art classes with a well known artist, excursions to the Cinque Terre, Florence and Lucca, visits to vineyards, historical guided tours and Italian cooking lessons.
Friends of Tuscany can help you arrange a pre-arrival shopping service, and also a prepared Tuscan meal for your arrival.
The area around the village of Villa Collemandina is without doubt one of the most beautiful parts of all Tuscany.