Pisa is the closest airport, just an hour’s drive, while Genova and Parma are roughly 1.5 hours. Aulla train station is 20 minutes drive away. We strongly recommend car hire is arranged from your arrival airport prior to arriving.
What a fab villa. I had not expected it to be as luxurious for the rental cost they charge. Lots of space inside and out, good size pool and different sitting areas. My highlights were: lovely Loris brining down homemade pizza dough and teaching us how to make them in the old wood fired oven; the long walk down the stream and swimming in a natural pool; going up to the top of the hill (mountain?) and having a bbq after watching the sunset.
Having been to Tuscany about 6 times I found the area around the villa was genuine rustic Italy. In the village Licciana Nardi I had expected to find communication a problem as I have no Italian but the locals were genuinely friendly and helpful and seemed interested in us – making jokes and telling us where to go for shopping etc.
I liked the fact that they provide Cowshed soaps, shampoo etc. and being given my own large pile of towels. The peaceful seclusion of the villa nestled in the hills is idyllic and very relaxing. It was much more like a family home than any of the many places I have stayed over the years. It is easy to give this place the good review it deserves.
What a very, very special, peaceful place this is. The house is perched up on a hump within its very own wooded valley with hardly another property to be seen and far reaching views of distant mountains.
The house has a wonderful feel to it – especially welcoming and comfortable with every convenience thought of, a wonderfully spacious kitchen/dining/living space spilling onto terraces and on into the garden and across to the heavenly pool.
Loris the caretaker is a gem – wonderfully helpful, energetic, enthusiastic, on hand to help with anything if required, and he speaks excellent English.
Glorious walks in every direction, mountaintop villages, exciting river gorges, an inhabited castle just up the hill – entrancing!
Our group of 11 adults and 2 kids stayed at the villa in June 2019. Clean and beautiful bedrooms, several bathrooms and a spacious dining area. The bedroom side of the house was nice and cool even during the June heatwave. The garden/pool area is extremely beautiful with amazing views over the Tuscan hills. The kitchen has all the things and equipment you need for cooking. The caretaker Loris helped us with restaurant bookings, photographers and everyday essentials. Happy times in a gorgeous location, highly recommended!
AirBnB GuestJune 2019
Two private villa’s tucked deep within the Northern Tuscan countryside, at the foothills of the Apennine mountains.