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Hillside villa with secluded terrace, extensive gardens and spectacular views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Traditional village house near Aulla, Tuscany, Italy - A taste of traditional village life within easy access of beaches, mountains and historic cities

Casa della Vigna is a beautifully restored village house with an extensive garden and wonderful views. The house is all on one level, with an open-plan living and dining room, well-equipped kitchen, two good-sized bedrooms and a shower room.

From the rear of the house, French doors lead out onto the large south-facing terrace, which offers complete privacy, a choice of sun or shade, and panoramic views, complete with barbecue, table and chairs. The view stretches from the Carrara mountains to the east out towards the Bay of Poets to the west. Benefiting from summer’s long sunny days, the garden is a fertile haven of wisteria, olive trees, irises and other local flora.

Stepping out of the front door, you enter the Borgo, a steep passage which leads up through the village between and under neighbouring houses, where front doors are interspersed with the entrances to cool, dark cellars traditionally designed for storing home-made wine and olive oil. The Borgo is the most direct way to access the village’s communal parking area.

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Gillian Willis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
7 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely garden, friendly locals and great area to explore. Comfortable stay, very reasonable price and excellent location
Apr 2015
  • 1 of 4


4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Perfection in Lunigiana

  • 5 of 5

It's not often that you manage to book a holiday home which meets all your expectations, but this was absolutely the case with Casa della Vigna. Perched high above the town of Aulla, and only an hour's drive from Pisa airport, this was exactly what we needed for a one-week break in this stunning (and not too hot!) part of Italy. The views from the totally-private sunny patio area are magnificent - snow-capped mountains, hill-top villages and the town itself, far below.

The house is well-equipped, and totally comfortable. The village is quiet and peaceful (hardly any cars, but plenty of sunbathing cats!), and the local residents are friendly, pausing to call 'Buon Giorno' whenever you pass, or keen to try out a little English.

There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance, most with stunning views, and it was good to be surrounded by Italian families enjoying an evening out, rather than the usual hoards of tourists.

We drove to the coast on a couple of days to enjoy the delights of the bustling Italian Riviera, and - of course - to Pisa itself. All just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fine base for a very enjoyable holiday

  • 4 of 5

A well-presented and exceptionally well-equipped house on the edge of a friendly hillside village. There is a splendid south-facing and completely private terrace with views south to the sea, and west to the mountains. It's ideally situated for exploring both the hills and the coast and the Cinque Terre (for which we took the train from Aulla and the ferry from La Spezia). We also enjoyed a day in Genoa - the Maritime Museum is well worth a visit.

Aulla is a good centre for local shopping, and we found good restaurants both there and in the villages (though we thought the local speciality 'Panigacci' a bit overrated).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy holiday

  • 4 of 5

Very comfy and well-equipped house with spacious garden. Fabulous panoramic views across to the Carrara mountains and La Spezia on the coast. Great spot for exploring the Ligurian coast and Tuscan hill villages. Our particular favourites were the Cinque Terra coastal villages, Portofino and Lucca - all within 1 hours drive. Weather was perfect, so we spent two days relaxing on the sun terrace. This is a lovely house, it has good wifi connection, several good walks and buzzy local restaurants nearby. It is an ideal spot for exploring North West Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
30% non-returnable deposit with final amount payable 30 days before letting.

Changeover Day:
The changeover date is usually Saturday and incoming guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 4.00pm. On departure we ask that guests leave by 10am to allow for cleaning.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montale in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 bathroom with basin, bidet, WC and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, 2 bedside chests of drawers, a larger chest of drawers, double wardrobe, lamp and mirror. Bedroom 2 with king-size bed and single bed, bedside table, large treble wardrobe, bookcase and lamp.
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
Outside: Through the french doors is the shady patio, looking over the vines and olives towards the mountains. The paved terrace beyond has steps down to the garden and a further covered area with barbecue, table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen supplied weekly.

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