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'Ai Sedili'. Private Villa With Pool And Spectacular Views, Barga



Updated: 20-Jul-2016
Villa Barga, Lucca Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Location, Just 5 Minutes Walk To Barga

Splendid Liberty villa immersed in its own private grounds overlooking the lush green Tuscan valleys and mountains. Ideal to spend a relaxing holiday by the pool or exploring the nearby villages and towns. Just 5 minutes walk into the hilltop town of Barga, the villa enjoys both privacy and convenience of its proximity to town. The private pool is 6x 12 metres long and has plenty of lawn space for sunbathing. There are many areas for outdoor alfresco dining and lounging.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Anna Rosa, owner of the Villa “Ai Sedili”, was born and lived in Largs, Scotland until the age of 24, where her grandfather Pietro, in the late 1800s, had moved leaving from Barga in search of fortune: at first he sold ‘statuine’ (plaster statuettes), then he opened a fish and chips shop and eventually an ice cream shop and café. Gradually the ‘Nardini’ Café supplied ice cream to the entire Scotland.

Anna Rosa and her family came back to the loved Barga whenever they could. During one of the many awaited holidays, fourteen-year-old Anna Rosa met Giuliano and since then her heart was even more tied to Barga.

In 1958, when ten years had gone by since her first encounter with Giuliano, Anna Rosa’s father, Nardino, allowed his daughter to stay in Barga and marry her much loved Giuliano the year after.

In 1970 Anna Rosa’s parents gave her another beautiful present: “Villa Ai Sedili”, where she has lived a happy life together with Giuliano and their children, Leonardo and Eleonora.

Anna Rosa wishes all her guests a wonderful stay at “Ai Sedili”.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful large period house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Ai Sedili is a lovely period house, clearly a much loved family home, with a lovely pool and stunning mountain views. It is a few minutes walk from Barga, which is a beautiful old village with plenty of good restaurants. Lucca is a short drive away, and Florence close enough for a day trip, and there are lots of places to visit in the mountains of the beautiful Garfagnana. Leonardo and Daniella were very helpful but unobtrusive hosts. We would love to come back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We spent a beautiful relaxing week in this villa; just what we needed. If you're after an authentic Tuscan experience with the option of very good local restaurants nearby, a fairly large pool with all round views of the mountains, then I would strongly recommend. We'd certainly go back again. Leonardo, the owner, was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Always there if you have any questions. All in all, a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Villa - superb spot

  • 4 of 5

The photos don't do this place justice. 4 really great sized double bedrooms. Panormaic views to die for. Fab pool, BBQ area and pizza oven. The fruit garden with amazing pears and plums overlooking the valley below was a treat. The village of Barga is a bit of a hidden gem too. Cobbled streets, piazza's and loads of places to eat out. Great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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It really is as beautiful as the photos, and more!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is on the edge of Barga, and combines a beautiful wild set of hill country views from all the windows with an easy walk into the town, where there are some excellent restaurants. Anne made our visit very easy, and the owners were very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

If you have a particular interest, we endeavour to offer an interesting excursion or put you on the right road to explore yourselves. We offer guided walking trips for all abilities. Escorted days out with itineraries to suit your interest, whether it be gastronomy (Slow food), art, local lore or just a day out sharing our favourite discoveries. City visits, we can help you make the most of a day trip to Florence or Lucca. Visits to local producers for wine and olive oil tasting. Cooking classes at the villa. Airport transfers. If you are interested in a fully inclusive luxury, guided holiday, we can tailor an itinerary to suit your personal interests. Barga Jazz festival (July). Piazzetta Music festival (July). Barga Opera festival (August).


Viareggio 1 hours drive.

Cinque terre 90 mins drive


Pisa airport 1 hours drive

Florence airport 90 mins drive


Barga 800 metres

Further Details:

The hilltop town of Barga has been voted one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy. It is a vibrant town with the old part still encircled by fortress walls.There is plenty to keep you occupied with many art galleries, museums, antiques, great choice of restaurants, ice cream shops, cafe's, butchers, bakers, florists, fruit and vegetable vendors, food markets, monthly antiques markets and yearly festivals. Outdoor concerts can be found in the old town throughout the summer months, June; Piazetta music festival, July; opera and August; jazz.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £448

Booking Notes:
We require £400 deposit at the time of booking. Balance to pay 8 weeks before your holiday & a £350 fully refundable security deposit returned by bacs after your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Arrival after 4 pm.
Check out 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 20-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

The Villa is perfectly situated less than 1km from the thriving hill top town of Barga. Although close to town it enjoys privacy and stunning scenery.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, downstairs bathroom
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1. Bath, separate shower, wc, bidet ,balcony. Bathroom 2 with bath, separate shower, wc, bidet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) 2 single beds can be added Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 suite. Double bed with spectacular bathroom opening onto balcony. Bedroom 2 double bed Bedroom 3 double bed Bedroom 2 single beds All bedrooms enjoy spectacular views.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Villa is very spacious with lots of lounge space and large, light airy bedrooms. It is elegantly dressed as a true Tuscan villa should be and feels very luxurious. The kitchen is well equipped and has direct access outside to one of the terraces. The suite is accessed through its magnificent bathroom and is therefore easily accessible for other guests use if needed. It has a beautiful balcony overlooking the mountains, free standing tub, large separate shower, wc and bidet.The bedroom and has a double bed. The other 3 bedrooms are also large and bright, 2 have double beds and one has 2 singles. They share a bathroom with a tub, separate shower, wc and beday. Outside: The villa sits in its own manicured grounds with the private pool (6 x 12)offering lots of space for sunbathing and outdoor living. The outdoor kitchen has a BBQ and wood fired pizza oven. Large vine shaded dining area, changing room and outdoor WC. The front of the villa has another area for relaxing and dining enjoying spectacular views. Utility Room: Washing machine, sink, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and pool towels provided. Midweek clean and sheet/towel change at extra charge. Other: Lounge. Luxurious lounge and library with sofas and armchairs. Wonderfully relaxing reading room. Views over the Apuane mountains.

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