|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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The entrance is a spectacular double-wide glass door, in keeping with the original architecture of the building, as this room was where the farm animals were kept. A massive "A" frame ceiling with chestnut beams is the focal point of the living area. Hand-made terra cotta floors throughout with in-floor heating.
The inviting open floor plan, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas, is perfect for sharing meals and conversation. The fully equipped kitchen featuring granite counter-tops has everything you need: a six-burner gas stove, oven and broiler, and dishwasher.
There are two large ensuite bedrooms/bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has French doors leading out to your private sitting area. Lots of light with windows in all bedrooms and bathrooms. Great views from every room.
Coming with a bigger group? We have four other apartments at il Borghetto for rent. Ask me for the details.
We actually have four apartments in rental at il Borghetto. The more detailed listings for these are over on VRBO/HomeAway, who now own Owners Direct. You can search for the following properties there to see all the great Reviews we have received from our guests. Search for: 576618, 669139, 737874 and 838626.
You will find that il Borghetto is located in one of the most popular areas in Tuscany. Situated between Pisa and Florence in Northern Tuscany, il Borghetto is only eight miles from the historic city of Lucca, famous for its flat, pedestrian-friendly, cobblestone streets and its magnificent thirty meter wide Renaissance wall surrounding the entire city. Taking part in the evening walk, la passagiata, on the tree-lined wall with dozens of other walkers and bikers is one of life’s little pleasures in Lucca. Lucca is big enough to offer opera and world famous artists at its Summer Music Festival, first-rate shopping, and fine restaurants – and small enough that you can traverse by foot in twenty minutes. The world famous Puccini Festival takes place every summer on the shores of Torre del Lago at their beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. In less than two hours, you can visit beautiful Siena, San Gimignano, the vineyards of Chianti, and the famous Garfagnana region, home of the beautiful forested National Parks of the Apuane and Appennine mountain ranges. Or come the last two weeks in July for Lucca Summer Fest, where some of the top acts in the world come to play in the famous Piazza Napoleone.
Jim and his wife, Debbie, bought property near Lucca in 2003 and have permanently relocated to this beautiful area. We have lived in Europe for the past 20 years (London and Stockholm before moving to Italy). Jim has a passion for cooking and is happy to share his secrets to making a perfect pizza in a wood burning oven. We are also happy to help you plan your itinerary while in this area, including pre-booking your museum tickets in Florence to avoid the lines, booking our favourite restaurants for you and more.
Jim Kachenmeister purchased this farmhouse in 2009
The location of il Borghetto in San Gennaro is superb. In the medium hills above the Lucca plain and below the historic village of San Gennaro, we offer a piece of solitude in the Tuscan hills. Views of vineyards and olive groves are offered from every vantage point on the property. The newly built property features the stones of the 14th century building that stood on this very spot. Modern inside, the apartment retains the Tuscan charm of handmade terra cotta floors and chestnut beam ceilings throughout. It is an easy 20 minute hike up the hill to San Gennaro, where you can dine at the local trattoria, Il Corno Rosso. Hiking paths (all well marked by Club Alpina d'Italia) are all around the area.
il Borghetto is tucked in a beautiful valley with views of olive groves and vineyards. Peaceful and serene, it is the perfect base for your Tuscan holiday. Less than an hour to Pisa and Florence airports, the sea, and other Tuscan towns like San Gimignano, Siena, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
When you are not out touring, enjoy the spacious grounds around our 5 x 12 metre swimming pool. Your apartment features private outdoor space with table and chairs for dining.
From the moment you drive through the gated entrance, you will be happy you chose il Borghetto in San Gennaro.
A 25% deposit is due at the time of the booking and this is non-refundable. The balance is due 30 days before your arrival. We strongly urge our guests to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you against a last minute cancellation.
We prefer a Saturday-to-Saturday booking for all weekly stays; however, we will try to accommodate other dates if possible.
Notes on prices:
Ask about our discount for renting both Apartment San Gennaro and Apartment Pinocchio