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Apartments In A Villa With Garden, Pool And Mountain Views - Apartment "La Piana West" (3 Bedm, Sleeps 6)



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Apartment "La Piana West" (3 Bedm, Sleeps 6)

The apartment "La Piana West", on two floors, ground floor and first floor (120 sq.mt.) in total. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large living/dining area, fully equipped new kitchen at ground floor and 2 verandas with a stunning view over the valley and the Alpi Apuane, car parking, free WiFi. The verandas have sunbeds, deck chairs, tables and chairs, so you can eat "al fresco".

The seventh and eighth person pay 10 Euros per head per night.

About the property


Tripala farm is a countryside oasis, ideal for family holidays. You can relax by the swimming pool, sunbathe on the terrace or go mountain biking or walking in the spectacular Apuan Alps. Situated in Garfagnana, the farm is an ideal base if you want to visit the historic towns of Tuscany, including Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The coast is only a short journey by car or train so you can explore the beautiful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre and swim in the azure waters. In the nearby medieval villages there are several pizzerias and restaurants serving tasty local cuisine and wines made from grapes ripened on the nearby hillsides. The owners, Carlo and Silvia, speak English and are always on hand to help if you need any advice

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About the Owner

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of four, with two girls aged 17 and 20. Silvia is a teacher in a local school, and I run the family farm. We grow organic olives and wheat. Many cats and two dogs are part of the family.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1970

Why The Owner chose Massa Carrara Area

it's friendly, it's relaxing, not crowded, it's real Italy

What makes this apartment unique

The fantastic view of the Apuan Alps, just amazing

Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
From24/06/2017 to 26/08/2017 the changeover day is on Saturday. Check In from16.00-20.00. We accept arrivals after 20.00. In case of delay for whatever reason, please contact: (+39)328 1449121 (+39)583 1806084 - Chek Out: 09,30 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. High season (24/06/2017 to 26/08/2017): 5% discount on the second week and 10% discount on the third week
Central heating 10 Eu a day in case of use (May and October), Cot with sheet: 20 euro a week, Extra bed: 10 euro a day, WiFi: free of charge.
Special groups of walkers/hickers: May, June, September and October up to 12 pax 1000 euro a week, up to 15 pax 1200 euro a week, up to 18 pax 1500 euro a week.

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 from Bavaria. My husband, I and our 4 kids (ages 8 to 16) recently were guests of Silvia and Carlo. Our hosts gave us a warm welcome. We found this apartment bright, clean and nicely decorated. It was well stocked and equipped with everything our big family needed, maybe even more .We all enjoyed the pool, which was meticulously maintained. The panoramic views of the mountains, coupled with the private, tranquil surroundings made this the perfect place for much needed quiet retreat. I was a treat to not be right in the middle of all of the "typical tourist destination chaos". BUT, that being said, it was just a short distance to travel to famous cities like Pisa and Lucca, or the coast. We enjoyed our shared evening meals, with delicious homemade Italian cuisine, and lots of interesting conversation. We were able to learn a lot about their style of living, in this particular part of Italy. Great vacations always end too quickly ! Thank You to Silvia and Carlo, for everything!!! We will be back again, one day !!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

We spent an enjoyable 6 nights in Piano West with our daughter and her boyfriend. Beautiful Alpine views from the house, patio and pool. Lovely setting in quiet unspoilt area. Carlo and Sylvia were wonderful hosts. They wined and dined us for 2 of our evenings. Car essential, roads not for the faint hearted! 20 min walk up steep path to Metra quite challenging but worth it for the local dairy selling cheeses and salamis. Generally not a touristy area with little English spoken but Carlo and Sylvia would gladly intercede. Wonderful meal in La Spina Fiorito. 1.5 hr drive to Cinque Terra and Lucca - both well worth a visit for a day each.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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From the Owner

it's friendly, it's relaxing, not crowded, it's real Italy

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 110 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pugliano at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club Garfagnana at 27 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pieve San Lorenzo at 2.4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aulla at 28 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pieve San Lorenzo at 2.4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Cerreto Laghi at 41 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lerici at 52 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Every week we organize on request tastings of local products, tours with lunch in the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, BBQ and pizza's tastings ; we give indications on the possibility to use the train for daily trips to Pisa, Lucca, Garfagnana; we give indications on the ferry for the Cinque Terre in Liguria, on the the marble quarries tour in Carrara.... the nearby Orecchiella Park....canoeing and rafting in nearby rivers Serchio and stream Lima and Serra ( Canoa, Kayak & Rafting in Toscana

http://www.aguaraja.com or Canyoning, Trekking, Mountain Bike.

http://www.garfagnanactivities.com/ )... simply we are always happy to give any information on good food and good local wine, markets, gelaterias, restaurants, festivals and traditions ... Happy Holidays in Tripala !!!! Carlo & Silvia & Delfina & Elettra Pozzoni Susini


Cinque Terre 67km, Lerici 57km, Portovenere 66km, Marina di Massa 68km, Forte dei Marmi 79km, Viareggio 88km.


There are many low-cost flights from the UK on the following airlines: Easy Jet, Ryanair, Jet2.com, Thomson Fly.com. Pisa and Genova are the nearest airports (100km), and you can hire a car at a special rate through some airlines. On application we supply service transport from and to the airports Genova/Pisa (120 euro). On request, car hire available (advanced booking min. 15 days).


Railway Station: 2.5km (route Aulla-Lucca).

Motorway: Aulla 25km.

Lucca: 74km.

Pisa: 117km.

Florence: 187km.

Genova: 139km.

Parma: 137km.

Further Details:

The Ligurian and Tuscan coasts are close by, so you can explore the unspoilt fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, laze on the sandy beaches of Versilia or shop glamorous Portofino. The Garfagnana has many pretty medieval villages that hold colourful festivals in summer. You can sample the local cuisine and wine, listen to live music and dance the night away Italian style! Lucca is only 70km away and is well worth a day trip. Marvel at the medieval and renaissance architecture, take a bike ride around the city walls or simply pass the time of day in a pavement cafe', sipping a Prosecco. Pisa and Florence are a maximum 2 hours drive from Tripala. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit and see the architectural and artistic treasures. Autumn is the ideal period to visit the numberless villages and historical towns, to walk in the charming autumn woods, and to rest and get the last tintarella, enjoying the warm sun, in your beautiful terrace overlooking the spectacular Apuan Alps. A wide choice of local specialities are offered in this period by the local restaurants and osterie, and can also be savoured during the various country celebrations in the nearby villages. In mild weather, you can easily reach from Tripala the Tirrenian sea beaches and villages, to enjoy long peaceful walks (i.e. Cinque Terre trekking path) and excellent Tuscanian and Ligurian fish cooking, out of the crowds of the high season! The closest bank, gas station and pharmacy are in Casola in Lunigiana (6 km from Tripala).


From the Owner

The fantastic view of the Apuan Alps, just amazing

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The swimming pool is shared with the guests of Agriturismo Tripala and the size is 15m X 6m. Carlo and Silvia farm organically, producing olives, farro grain, chestnuts and vegetables in their kitchen garden. The surrounding gardens are particularly beautiful in spring and early summer, with colour and scent from the many rose bushes and peonies. Facilities: car parking, shared BBQ, iron and ironing board, shared washing machine,central heating, cot (20 euro a week), high chair, WiFi.

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