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Hilltop Village Lovely House with Private Pool near Bagni di Lucca and Barga

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Vitiana, Near Bagni di Lucca and Barga, Tuscany, Italy - Completely Restored, Stunning Views onto Apenine and Apuan Alps

The house lies at the border of Garfagnana above the valley of the river Fegana, one of the most beautiful valleys of the whole region, marked by an unspoilt landscape and spectacular views onto the mountains Apenine and Apuan Alps.

The area boast impressive places for example Orrido di Botri, a canyon with wild cliffs and rocks or the cave Grotta del Vento with its stalactites, stalagmites and underground watercourses. The whole area has a lot to offer to visitors. Nature lovers may go for walks or take hiking tours, sport lovers may choose among horse back riding, rafting, canoeing and fishing. In Autumn, it may be fun to take a walk to search of chestnuts and mushrooms. The charming town of Barga, Castelvecchio Pascoli the Spa town of Bagni di Lucca are also a must for visitors to the region. Lucca with its medieval walls is a short drive away and Pisa, Firenze, Siena and the wine lands of Chianti may all be visited in 1 day trip.

The house is in a prominent position on the top edge of the village, free on 3 sides and built on the back to another house. The house has a lovely garden (about 200sqm) with an outdoor area fully equipped with portable charcoal barbecue, sink in stone, sun umbrella, table and chairs for dining alfresco, a beautiful terrace with garden furniture where you may sunbath after a refreshing dive into the gorgeous saltwater pool (private) completely set in the earth (7,20 m x 3,70m depth 1,30), and from where you can enjoy spectacular views over the mountains. The pool area is also equipped with warm shower.

Changeover day is Saturday, with some flexibility in low season. In high season the house is rented weekly.

The house has a private parking and is reached within two roads, asphalted but with some gaps.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About The Owner

I live in Italy with my husband Fabrizio, our dog Alcohol and 5 nice delightful cats. I have two children, Federico and Giulia, already grown up. My husband and I both live and work at the seaside, but we love very much the area of Mid Valley of Serchio and Garfagnana, where the small medieval stone villages and fortified villages on hilltops well match with the wilderness of untouched landscapes and with the magnificent presence of the Apuan Alps from one side and the Apenine from the other side. Moreover we love to recognize also in the taste of local foods the culture and the flavour of our ancient roots.

The Owner purchased this house in 1960

Why The Owner chose Vitiana

I am the sole owner of this house since 2007. It was already a beautiful one but I did some works to improve it, also completely renewing bathrooms and kitchen and building the swimming pool. My house is the result of inheritance of my parents and uncles, who intensely loved this area and were used to spend together here summer holidays and Christmas holidays. The house was bought by my family in the 60's, but starting from the beginning of the last century, already my grandparents were used to come here in Vitiana and be guested for holidays in the vicarage of the village by the Parrish itself. The love for Vitiana and the area came intact directly to me and my family.

What makes this house unique

My house is lovely and cosy, and in ideal location both for visiting interesting naturalistic/historical places, and for resting with family and friends, both in summer and in winter, in a place with magnificent views, from house and garden, over an angle of 360 degree, from the mountains of the Apenine above Orrido di Botri, to over the Mid Valley of Serchio and Apuan Alpes, up to the Valley of river Fegana and the Pizzorne plateau.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vitiana in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 with shower, wc/bidet, hairdryer (bedroom 1 and 2 first floor). Bathroom 2 with shower, bidet, wc, hairdryer (bedroom 3 second floor). WC in the cellar.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 twin beds. Bedroom 3 double bed. Bedrooms 1 and 2 1st floor, very bright, magnificent views onto Apenine and Apuans. Bedroom 3 2nd floor, very large, wonderful views onto Apuans and Val Fegana.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: Swimming pool is available from the beginning of May to the end of September, unless differently arranged upon request. Heating in the winter is provided by two fireplaces, pellet stove and gas heaters. The house is well thermalized by its stone walls (about half a meter thick), both in the winter and in summer time. The windows have double window panes. High chair and cot are stored in the utility room, and can be put into place on request. The accommodation provider understands English and makes herself understood. Feel free to contact the owner during your stay for information and requests. Outside: The house is in a prominent position on the top edge of the village, free on 3 sides and built on the back to another house. The house has a lovely garden (about 200sqm) with an outdoor area fully equipped with portable charcoal barbecue, sink in stone, sun umbrella, table and chairs for dining alfresco, a beautiful terrace with garden furniture where you may sunbath after a refreshing dive into the gorgeous saltwater pool (private) completely set in the earth (7,20 m x 3,70m depth 1,30), and from where you can enjoy spectacular views over the mountains. The pool area is also equipped with warm shower. The garden is surrounded by simple hedge and by hedge and fence. Private parking close to the house. Utility Room: See cellar at the ground floor, another small utility room is at the first floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed once a week on Saturday. Tablecloths and kitchen towels are also provided. House cleaning at the changeover. Weekly cleaning of the pool bottom and water analysis. Other: In the cellar you will find washing machine, stone basin and WC, also (if not already in place), outdoor chairs and sun umbrella for the main entrance terrace and terrace solarium, table and chairs for dining alfresco in the courtyard, portable barbecue.


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Hilltop Village Lovely House with Private Pool near Bagni di Lucca and Barga
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful retreat...

  • 5 of 5

We took our daughter (24) and son (22) to Laura's house up in the mountains in Vitiana. We all agreed it was the perfect place to chill out in, as well as do little day trips from - and there are many good and diverse places to go to - to choose from. The house is as described, was very clean and did us very well. The local people are charming and friendly. Laura is a brilliant host - professional as well as friendly and she answered queries very quickly. All four of us would recommend staying in Vitiana - the fact that there are a number of repeat guests says it all!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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" Bellissimo "

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to get away from it all.....The property was alot bigger than expected and full of character. The pool and terrace were beautiful with stunning views. We were late arriving and didn't stock up on provisions but we purchased ham, cheese, wine etc from the shop next door which was a wonderful experience. The local people were lovely and friendly and made us feel very welcome. A gorgeous stone property in a stunning setting - just wish we had stayed longer !! Thanks again Laura and we look forward to our next visit. J & N England

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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May 2015 holiday

  • 5 of 5

From our initial enquiry to meeting Laura on our arrival nothing was too much trouble for her. She ensured our needs were met and was very welcoming.

Our drive up to this lovely villa is something we will always remember especially going through " The Gap". The villa is set in wonderful surroundings and views to die for. Everything we needed was provided by Laura including the welcome pack. There is plenty of space in the villa and outside around the pool. We were lucky with the weather and had plenty of hot sunny days so a dip in the pool was very refreshing.

Laura thank you helping us to have a lovely couple of weeks in your villa.

Colin, Alison & Zoe (28 May -11 June 2015)

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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al colloreo

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. Just booked for the fourth time already. Why ?

Because of the fabulous location, away from busy life but still close to a number of fantastic touristic attractions. Because of the most charming owners, the friendly and helpful neighbors . Because of the nicely restaured house and the great swimming pool... At 'Al colloreo' we don't feel like one of those Belgian tourists, but we really feel a little Italian.

Wouter, Annemie, Renee and Florre (family with teenagers).

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wouter, Annemie, Renee and Florre , thank you for these nice words! We are very happy to realize that you have found in Al Colloreo the right place to stay and to relax and to enjoy the taste of the Italian life. Happy that this result is due to the intrinsic nature of the place and the local people and the village atmosphere, but also to our efforts to make your holiday comfortable and lovely because of the house, the swimming pool, the solarium ... We and the neighbors have been waiting for your next arrival since your last departure and look forward to seeing you again next summer for a new sunny and warm holiday at Al Colloreo!
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Fabulous host and location

  • 5 of 5

This is the absolutely ideal place to get away from it all. We have been to Al colloreo four times in as many years and couldn't wish for a more peaceful place with stunning scenery and views.

The owner and her husband are so hospitable and friendly and have equipped the house and garden to an incredibly high standard.

We have always stayed in either spring or autumn so have never been brave enough to use the pool, however during the summer months this would be a very welcome addition when it gets very hot.

The local people are very friendly and with the shop next door selling very local produce you will experience a real Tuscan getaway.

You will need a car to get there and to stock up on groceries if you are like us and enjoy cooking. The house is well situated for travel into the mountains, to the coast and to Siena, Lucca and the chianti region. There are many beautiful walks both on and off the beaten track in Vitiana .

Pisa airport is about 35 miles away with regular flights from Gatwick taking about 90 minutes. A choice of car hire operators are right next to the airport.

We couldnt recommend the house highly enough whether you want to relax on the terrace in the sun by the pool or visit the smaller villages like Barga or Bagni.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My family and I, we have worked hard, with love and passion, on restoring the house. We did it believing that it was worth while , because of affective reasons – the house once belonged to a really dear uncle of ours – and because , in our opinion, the house is so beautiful with its structure in stone and magnificent for its scenic location. Our house lays in the green of the hills of the ”Val di Serchio”, in a luxuriant and almost untouched valley, surrounded by apenine and apuan mountains, whose gorgeous landscapes can be admired through the windows or from the garden of the house. Moreover it is close to places of interest and utility structures. So we have tried to further increase its value, keeping the austere looking exterior and trying to transmit, to our guests enjoying the interior, the feeling of warmth and coziness of living just like you were home. Reading the comments from Steve and Julie fills me and my family with joy and deeply gratifies us. Dear Steve and Julie, thank You! We look forward to meeting You again at Al Colloreo Xxx
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Sehr schöne Unterkunft, großzügige Ausstattung, ideal für Hunde und kinder

  • 5 of 5

Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Vermieterin. Hilfsbereite Nachbarschaft, ruhige Idylle. Einzig die Einfahrt zum Dorf ist herausfordernd, ohne Schramme am Auto spricht für gutes Fahrkönnen. Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Circolo Arci Vitiana
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf Club Garfagnana Pieve di Fosciana (LU)
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Fornoli-Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
A11 Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Da Michele Tereglio (LU)
Nearest Ski
49 Kilometres
Abetone (PT)
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The premier resort of Viareggio (Tirrenian sea) with its great beaches is just over 1 hour drive. In July and August it is usually very crowded but in other months it may be very peaceful.

The Cinque Terre is five beautiful hilltop villages along the Italian coastline (Ligurian sea). It is a great place for walking and swimming. They are located around 2 hours drive away depending on traffic.


A car is recommended to assist your site-seeing visits but a local bus and train service is available to most places of interest. Bus stop at the village.

The nearest train stops: Bagni di Lucca-Fornoli (11 min drive) Ghivizzano (15 min drive).

Pisa is the nearest International Airport (1 hour drive) with services from most parts of northern Europe (car hire is available here).

Livorno is the nearest harbour (1 hour 20 min drive) with boarding to Island of Elba, Sicily, Sardinia.


Meat, cheese, bread shop 10m. Bank, pharmacy, post office, supermarket 9km. Shopping centre Conad 9km. Restaurant 5km.

Horse back riding 4km. Tennis 13km. Public swimming pool 13km. Casinò 12km. Pisa Airport 55km. Viareggio Sea 60km.

Lucca 33km. Florence 100km. Bagni di Lucca Spa 12km. Barga 19km. Castelnuovo Garfagnana 30km. Orrido di Botri 10km. Grotta del Vento 30km. Chianti lands about 130km. Siena 165km. Cinque Terre 140km. San Gimignano 150km. Livorno 80km.

Further Details:

The area offers local products (cheese, salami, farro, chestnuts, cornstarch Formentone, honey, bread of potatoes) and good restaurants to taste typical dishes of the Garfagnana and Italian cuisine. At Al Colloreo, information and brochures on local products, restaurants, activities events in the area as well as places of interest are available.

Shopping in Lucca - Lucca is a city walled by intact Renaissance-era walls, located about 33km from the house. It has great shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants and squares. Bike riding is the best way to see Lucca, and bike hire can be found near the city gates.

There are in the area many ancient stone bridges, worthwhile to be seen. A magnificent one is the Devil's Bridge, remarkable example of medieval engineering, that you see in Borgo a Mozzano along the road from Lucca to Vitiana. Vitiana is a country of Roman origin with first historical news on X century. In the area there are many medieval town and castles, among them Barga.

The small shop of the village Vitiana can be found on the right of the house entrance gate, ten-fifteen meters away.

Bread van comes at about 9:00 am everyday. It stops at car park near the villa. Coop is a supermarket situated in Fornoli (9km). This store has most of your everyday needs. -Small variety shops together with banks, pharmacy, post office can be found in the streets of Fornoli (9km) and Bagni di Lucca (12km).

Shopping centers in Conad in Gallicano (towards Castelnuovo Garfagnana, 9km from Vitiana), Esselunga in Ponte a Moriano (on the outskirts of Lucca 25km from Vitiana). English newspapers can be found in Bagni di Lucca in the paper shop around the corner from the tobacco (Tabacchi) shop on the main street.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vitiana, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £70.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.76
Pet Fee £22.85

Booking Notes:
Reservation fee of 25% within 10 days after the date of the booking confirmation. Balance payment within 30 days before the starting date of the lease booked. A refundable deposit of 200 euro is required at the arrival. Email me for booking form and further details.
Cleaning fee due upon leave 80 euro

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, although some flexibility can be arranged in low season. The house can be taken over on arrival day between 4pm and 7pm and has to be left on departure day between 8am and 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Rates include weekly linen and towels change. Tablecloths and kitchen towels included. Electricity included. Cooking gas Included. Private pool included. Private car parking included. Heating 15 euros day. Final cleaning 80 euros. Animals 26 euros dog/week. Discounts for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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