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Townhouse Apartment, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Tuscany

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Townhouse Apartment in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca Province - Top Floor Just Steps Away From Main Piazza

The apartment is on a residential street, just steps away from the main piazza where you can enjoy a cappuccino and your daily newspaper, or just indulge in some leisurely people-watching. With 2 light and airy bedrooms, modern kitchen-diner and a grand, characterful entrance hall with table and chairs - the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the beautiful views from the enormous panoramic windows. During the summer the town is alive with festivals, markets, open-air concerts and even a beer festival! The town’s beautiful, 19th century Theatre Alfieri is only 100 metres from the apartment and offers a super programme of operatic and orchestral performances throughout the year. Free car parking within 100 metres. Railway station just 5 minutes' walk. If the perfect backdrop for your holiday is wild and magnificent mountain scenery, then the Garfagnana is the location for you. Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a lively town with a bustling weekly market and lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s the ideal base from which to experience northern Tuscany, with the popular city of Lucca less than an hour away. Barga, Pisa and Florence are also all within easy reach.

Joe Cicchini
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

About Joe Cicchini

We are Australians with very proud Italian roots! My side of the family hails from the Abruzzo region and my wife Flora’s heritage lies in the beautiful and ancient hill-towns of the Garfagnana, in northern Tuscany. Flora's father was born in Antisciana, a tiny village just 3 kms from Castelnuovo and her grandparents lived in the neighbouring lakeside village of Pontecosi, making their living from cattle trading. The story goes that Flora’s great grandmother was the prison warden at the Fortezza di Montalfonso, just above Castelnuovo town! You can still visit this historic 16th century fortress which is also a stunning venue for lots of local festivals and concerts.

Why Joe Cicchini chose Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

In the aftermath of World War II life in rural Italy was extremely tough. So, Flora’s grandfather made the brave decision to seek a new life and better prospects for his young family. They set out on the long journey to Australia in 1950, when Flora’s father was just 18 years old. They worked hard to build a great foundation for us and we are very proud of them all. A small piece of their hearts would always, of course, remain in Italy.

What makes this apartment unique

As a child Flora spent many happy summers with her family in the Garfagnana and always felt very much at home. Our first holiday there together, with our own children, was in 2006 and I absolutely fell in love with the place! It didn’t take long for us to decide that we wanted our own little slice of Tuscany. The dream finally came true last year when we acquired our beautiful apartment! We hope our guests will enjoy staying there as much as we do.


Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Marina di Massa
Car: recommended


The popular beach resorts of Massa, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi can be reached in less than an hour by car.


Nearest airport is Pisa, 1¼ hours by car or train. Bologna airport is 2½ hrs by car. Both airports have car rental agencies.


Lucca is 55 minutes by car or train, Florence 1¾ hours, Barga 20 minutes, Bagni di Lucca 30 minutes.

Further Details:

As eating out is probably one of the most important reasons for visiting Tuscany, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a great choice! There are a number of excellent local restaurants to try, several within walking distance and plenty more within a few minutes’ drive. Our guests tend to choose the apartment as a place for a relaxing break and as a base for touring, but for those visitors who love to be active, there is plenty to do. Horse-riding, walking, cycling and fishing are among the activities available in the surrounding hills and lakes. There is also a swimming pool, with adjoining tennis courts in the town. In Piazza delle Erbe, just 2 minutes from the apartment, you’ll find an excellent Tourist Information Office, full of great information for visitors to the Garfagnana, plus free Wi-Fi.

As well as sight-seeing in the classic Tuscan tourist spots such as Lucca’s ancient walls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo of Florence, this location also offers guests the chance to experience the natural beauty of the Garfagnana, as yet unspoilt by tourism, with its winding mountain roads leading up to ancient villages, high enough to disappear into the clouds. We are always happy to share our knowledge of the region and sometimes we’ll even let our guests in on our own favourite places to dine on the delicious local Tuscan wines and food!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with wash-basin, bidet, wc, washing machine and shower cubicle.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Both bedrooms are bright and airy. Windows have original shutters.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: No smoking inside the building or the apartment. Sorry, no pets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed-linen, towels and final cleaning included. Fresh linen and towels supplied weekly. Other: Grand, characterful entrance hall with table and chairs - the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the beautiful views from the enormous panoramic windows.


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Townhouse Apartment, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Tuscany
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Nice area.clean.roomy.comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have been twice and going a third.this flat has all you need.comfort and spacious.bedding and towels supplied.even a hair dryer. Beautiful views and at a good price.lesley the agent is wonderful and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Viv & Lee! It was great to be able to welcome you back and we're so glad to know you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again next summer. Saluti, Joe.
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Clean,fresh and everything you could need and more.Perfectly situated.The neighbours are friendly.Comfortable beds,spacious,and the owners very helpful.i cant recommend it enough.I wouldnt consider anywhere else,i completely fell inlove with it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We're thrilled to hear that you liked the apartment and we want you to know that it was a real pleasure to have you staying there! Looking forward to seeing you again in September! All good wishes, Joe & Flora
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must visit

  • 4 of 5

Really good base for exploring the beautiful Garfagnana region. The apartment is on the top floor of a typical old italian building, 54 steps to be precise. You can justify ice cream and pizza after climbing them a few times.

Inside the appartment is light and airy, with a great view from the large hall Windows.

The main bedroom bed is very comfortable with a good quality mattress, crisp white sheets and pillowcases. Having a bad back this is always a concern, but had no problems at all.

The bathroom nice and modern, with a surprisingly good shower, washing machine in bathroom a great idea, you can travel light. Also a great pulley style washing line that you hang out the window to use, brought back memories of my nonna doing her washing.

The kitchen has all you will need and a dishwasher.

The sitting room and kitchen are all one and tv is a little far away from the couch, but to be honest it's to beautiful an area to be wasting time watching tv.

The agent Lesley went out of her way to make sure we had every thing we needed, even getting a list from us and getting some basic shopping in . Lovely complimentary bottle of wine, much appreciated.

The town is only a couple of minutes walk over a lovely bridge and the clearest river water, teaming with fish. In the town there are many little cafes to sit outside and soak up the atmosphere. It's a very Italian town, it didn't feel touristy it felt authentic. Market day is on a Thursday morning, a loud babble of italian voices fills the whole town.

There is the best gelataria I have come across, and we have tried many.

If you want a great base and a real Italian experience, then castelnuovo is the place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita, Great to see that you have enjoyed the experience of our hidden little gem of a town, in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany. Thank you for your kind feedback showing you appreciated our homely little apartment and personal service and we hope you and your family will return again. Best wishes, Joe & Flora Cicchini
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca Area

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email or telephone. A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking via bank transfer. The balance is payable in euro on arrival.

Changeover Day:
There is no set changeover day. We are happy for our guests to arrive and depart on any day of the week. On arrival day guests may check-in after 3 pm. On departure day guests must check-out by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
The prices are for the apartment per week in GBP and are based on up to 4 guests sharing. Bed-linen and towels, final cleaning and all utilities except heating are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.