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"Friends of Tuscany" manage all aspects of your booking with tailored information to get the most from your holiday. We can help to arrange a shopping delivery service, home made meal on arrival, wine tours, children’s activities, wild swimming spots, festivals, events, and restaurant recommendations based on our personal knowledge of the area built up over 30 years.
This lovely holiday apartment is one of 4 in the grounds of Il Colletino, a working farm with absolutely stunning views located in the tiny historical village of Silico. The farm is run in the traditional Garfagnana way.
The property has an open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen and dining area, a spacious double bedroom and a baby cot can be provided. Outside there is a gorgeous pool overlooking the valley and a private terrace with table and sun loungers. In the garden there is a wood burning pizza oven, BBQ and childrens play area.
Experience the ways of the local people, get to know the horses, sheep and goats and relax round the pool. Exploring the local area, enjoying the fresh mountain air and absorbing the ambience of the ancient villages which can transport you back in time. The centre of the village of Silico, with its tiny piazzas and impressive buildings is 2 minutes walk from the farm. The local bar and restaurant is well known in the area and is the local’s best kept secret for watching the glorious sunsets.
Selections of cheeses, salamis and ham, produced on the farm, are available from the owners.
Il Colletino Buffardello is a special place for a holiday. The village of Silico is within easy distance of the market town of Castelnuovo in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany. The farm boasts panoramic views of the valley and is in a good position for enjoying country life with the bustle of the nearby market town a short drive away. Within easy distance by car or train of the art cities of Lucca, Siena, Florence and Pisa this is an ideal location for a visit to Tuscany.
Garfagnana is ‘Hidden Tuscany’ at its best. With its stunning scenery it is the best area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities. We have close ties with an Outdoor Activities company who offer many international class adventures.
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.
Food in Garfagnana: The area is renowned for its good value rustic, delicious food made using fine local ingredients.
There are dozens of good family run restaurants. A typical set lunch of pasta course, followed by meat and vegetables, with wine, bread and coffee, costs only 10-12 euros, and a typical main course in the evening costs 8-12 euros. Delicious pizzas cost around 4-6 euros.
The village of Silico is very active socially, with an excellent medieval festival held during summer, and other food and drink festivals. There is also an interesting local “peoples” museum.
An outdoor activities company is based in Silico and the locals have carefully signed mapped out fine walks in the immediate area.
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 Outdoor Activities companies 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.
Friends of Tuscany are the oldest agency specialising in the Garfagnana area and we provide comprehensive local information and recommendations.
Directions from Pisa to Lucca, then North to Castelnuovo. Exact directions given. English speaking Mini-bus taxi available for airport or local trips.
|1/4/20 - 31/5/20||Spring and early summer||£495 for 2 people|
|31/5 - 29/6||Mid Summer||£695|
|30/6 - 31/8||High Summer||£795|
|1/9 - 30/9||Late Summer||£695|