is the land of tall cypress trees lining curved roadways as they hug the rolling hills. Add the fields of sunflowers and your vacation dreams come true. Make your accommodations a suitable backdrop to your Italian holiday.
In a restored mill as your vacation rental accommodation, see yourself and your family being in the heart of nature in the province of Lucca
. On the balcony of your townhouse condo rental you can take in the stunning views of the verdant landscape surrounding a charming and picturesque Tuscan village
. Book a Tuscan villa rental with its large manicured gardens and stunning views. The northern part of the valley of the Serchio River, situated between the mountain walls of the Apuan Alps and the Appenines, comprises the Garfagnana area
- tranquil and picturesque with its towns and villages, rivers pooling amongst the forest, and lakes nestled between the hills. It was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860 and it became part of the Province of Lucca in 1924.
The “stalls market” is held every Thursday morning within the ancient walls of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
, dating back to the 11th century. Take your fresh produce back to your villa rental and prepare a Tuscan meal. Be here in September to take in the agricultural fair featuring folklore, music, artisan activities and delectable food. With a new twist, there is Bingo in the main square. Stay in Italian villa vacation rentals. Villa rentals are private - often with a swimming pool - and just the place for a holiday or extended stay with family and friends. Accommodations include linens, kitchen equipment, and all the tools you need to make this your ideal vacation rental stay.
The principal town of Garfaganana is Castelnuovo
. It is only 40 kilometers away from both Lucca and the Versilia coast
. Florence and Pisa are also within easy traveling distance.
The summertime street festival of Castelnuovo
has events for all ages. Interact with artists; let your imagination soar
. This joyous event is where you will see clowns, acrobats, stilt walkers, fire eaters, acrobats, and puppet theater.
Admire the rural architecture of and walk in the villages of Palleroso, Monterotondo, Antisciana, Gragnanella, Cerretoli, Colle and Rontano. Enjoy their numerous festivals which are held from June to October.
From the suburb of Torrite
or from the Castelnuovo itself, take an hour-long walk around the hill on the pathway where once the fortress walls stood protecting the 16th century Monte Alfonso Fortress
. By walking, hiking, or even on horseback, get up close to all Garfagnana has to offer.
With rentals available directly from owners, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
has lodging accommodation at your fingertips. See all the photos; read the details. Your choice is sure to make your Italian stay a pleasant one within one of the many vacation rentals available: condo rentals, farmhouse villas, apartments, cottages, townhouses, and restored villa rentals.