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Spacious Family Villa in Barga with expansive terrace,stunning views & free wifi



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
3 Bedroom Villa in Barga, - Peaceful Location, 2 mins walk to Old Barga

Al Sasso occupies a prime position in the historical Tuscan hillside town of Barga. It offers a large secluded terrace and sunny mature gardens in a quiet cul de sac. A few minutes walk from the medieval 'old town' where the impressive 'Duomo' sits imperiously astride the hilltop. Shops and local restaurants are only a short stroll away. Barga itself boasts a beautiful open air pool (early June until early September) and tennis courts and is an ideal base for exploring the Garfagnana, the historic walled town of Lucca and the coastal resorts on the Tuscan Riviera.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Mrs Irons - ‘Fantastic holiday, house is very spacious; the terrace with its views is stunning and is situated off the kitchen so ideal for fresco eating (pictures do not do house justice). Barga is ideally located to explore the Garfagnana and has many treasures of its own’.

Venables - We had a fabulous holiday and the house was so much more than we expected! Such a beautiful house in a very beautiful area. The house was very well supplied and we wanted for nothing.The view from the terrace was amazing.

Strachan - We had a really really great time in Barga and at the house. The house was fantastic, so much more than we had imagined! The terrace with those views was just wonderful - we pretty much spent morning till night out there!

The house is beautiful - I can totally see why you would want to keep it and location wise within Barga it is perfect, so quiet but just a short walk into town.
May 2006
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


A Better Property would not have been possible

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Anthony's villa. Although only 3 bedroom it felt like a castle with all the space in it. The rooms are a great size for having guests round and entertaining . We even managed a game of table tennis in his games room in the basement. When back in Barga we will definitely look to book here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa in a great location for exploring Barga and the surrounding areas. It's less than five minutes walk to the old town but tucked away down a peaceful street. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and have everything you need.

The outdoor seating areas around the villa catch the sun all day, although the large terrace with views out over the landscape is the best place to relax. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few weeks in this lovely home. The location is ideal - a few minutes walk from the restaurants and shops in Barga yet on a tranquil street with a picturesque view. The house is spacious with modern bathrooms and great showers. While there is a train station in Barga, we had a car and drove to Lucca to catch the train to Floremce and other cities. The wi-fi worked well with a strong connection. We hope to return to beautiful Barga and stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this villa and felt very much at home. It sits on a picturesque ridge bordered on both sides by a valley and a mountain range offering changing scenic views. The lane is very quiet and the neighbors are friendly with only a 2 minute walk to the village. The house and the garden are so spacious allowing for all to have their privacy.

All the items you need to cook and to eat are available. The showers are perfect,pressure and temperature wise. The wifi signal is strong. The flat screen TV is large and the reception is good with many channels. The washing machine works fine. The beds are firm and comfortable.

The owner is helpful and responsive. He does everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. In conclusion this is just a great place to vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, spacious house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in this spacious and comfortable house. It was clean, warm and well equipped, just as described. We felt as if we were staying in a welcoming family home rather than an anonymous holiday home.

There was plenty outdoor space to enjoy in a peaceful setting only a few minutes' walk from Barga old town.

The owner was very helpful, giving plenty of information and dealing with all queries promptly and in a friendly way.

Barga is a lovely small town in stunning countryside and is well worth a visit. We would definitely recommend both the house and the area for a family holiday.

(Family with children)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific home to enjoy your holiday in the Barga area, the terrace is fantastic with stunning views of the countryside & also for alfresco dining. The home is very comfortable with everything you require for your stay, there is also lots of information for trips if you are not familiar with the Barga area, if your not driving there are good links to local transport nearby with access to Lucca for ongoing excursions. An excellent holiday destination ! Carol & Joe

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests


The coast (Viareggio) 37 miles.


Airports Pisa 70 min, Florence 90 mins by car. Train connection from Pisa Airport to Fornaci di Barga (4km from Barga) is avialable try trenitalia.com for details (the site has an English version). Local taxi (Max 4) - Brunero Gonnella on mobile number + 39 3395678336 and charges circa 100 Euros from Airport to Barga. To phone mobile use 08719993232 then follow instructions(13p/min). Local minibus & taxi is Sergio Biagiotti on landline number + 39 058375113 mobile 3483580424. biagiottibus.it


Lucca approx 23 miles.

Florence approx 66 miles.

Viareggio and the coast 37 miles.

Siena 106 miles.

Further Details:

Town of Barga has a number of restaurants, 5 of which are within 5 minutes walk. It is a busy market town with a wide variety of shops, local groceries, cafes and a supermarket. The town is the cultural hub of the surrounding area, with an opera house, a jazz festival, and a number of outdoor feasts, dances and concerts. There is also a modern, well-run open-air swimming pool, which has a bar and café, comfortable deck chairs and a beautiful view. The ‘Old Town’, which dates back to medieval times, is a honeycomb of winding, cobbled alleys and stairways, leading up to a beautiful Cathedral. Barga is on the edge of the mountainous Garfagnana area. Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena and the seaside are all within easy reach. There is a train station in the nearby town of Fornaci di Barga. Services are cheap and regular, and connect with the major towns and cities in the region as well as Pisa airport which has its own staion within the terminal.

Horse riding available in Barga at Club Ippicio di Barga.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct 16
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov & Dec 16
30 Oct 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan to Mar 17
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 17
2 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 17
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 17
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July & Aug 17
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 17
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 17
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov & Dec 17
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday or by mutual arrangement.
Prices are weekly, please contact owner for shorter or longer stay rates

Notes on prices:
Prices stated are for up to 4 persons.
For greater than 4 persons and to check availability please contact owner.
Prices include heating, linen, towels and some one to meet you.

£100 deposit upon booking.
Balance and security deposit one month before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 en-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath, walk-in shower, WC and bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double or can make into twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. If 8 required - 2 camp beds in living room.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Although property has stunning terrace it is very secure for children with approx 1m high railing around the terrace and the perimeter of the garden. Access is via an electronically operated lockable gate. Inside there is a small selection of games and children's toys that guests are free to use and there is an ipod docking station that guest can utilise. There is a babies high chair and the cot is a travel type. There is a table tennis table in the garage that guests are free to use. Outside: Sunny garden, large terrace with outdoor table, chairs and fixed BBQ. There are a number of outside toys that guests can use. Private parking for 2/3 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House pre-cleaned prior to every rent. Towels and linen are included. They are changed once a week. Other: Dining room situated off the kitchen and there ia a garage in the basement which has a table tennis table.

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