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Alventura has been described as 'staying in your own boutique villa'. Nestled in 10 acres of private woodland, landscaped gardens and olive terraces the villa feels secluded but is within 1 mile of the beautiful hill top town of Barga. Alventura has been traditionally restored with luxury and space in mind and has a traditionally Tuscan yet contemporary feel. The 3 on suite bedrooms are spacious, each with spectacular views over the Apuane and Appenine mountains.The ground floor bedroom has its own private balcony, the 2 upstairs rooms have adjoining sitting rooms offering extra privacy for couples and extra beds for families. Each bedroom has its own individually designed bathroom with large shower and/or bath. Locally produced Tuscan toiletries compliment the bathrooms. The large kitchen is equipt with quality knives, kitchenware, utensils and crockery.Its open plan design leads into the comfortable lounge for relaxing, listening to music (amplifier for your music) or watching Satellite TV. We also have a playstation and dvd player. Large French doors lead out to the shaded terrace which overlooks the mountains and pool. The villa enjoys sunshine from early morning, perfect for those who enjoy an early morning dip in the pool, until late afternoon. There are plenty of quiet spots in the garden to relax on the loungers either in the sun or under a pergola shaded with kiwi, wisteria or under an olive tree. Overlooking the pool is a shaded, paved terrace, perfect for aperitivos. The pretty courtyard also offers alfresco dining. Woodland walks to Barga from the villa offer spectacular views and take just 30-60 mins. Upon arrival, you will be met by the owners who live nearby and who are on hand to turn your villa rental into a more personal, pampered holiday with a number of optional extras .Your arrival will also be welcomed with a complimentary basket of goodies to help you settle in without having to dash to the shops. Having worked many years in hospitality and as tour guides in Tuscany your hosts are well qualified. BARGA. 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.
In the local area there are many natural wonders to explore, Orecchiella national park, renowned for its mass of wild flowers, Orrido di Botri, a small natural canon dug by the torrent Fegana into the rocks. Grotta del vento caves have the largest network of caves in Italy and the Ponte della Maddalena above the Serchio river, also called the Devil's Bridge dating back to the 10th century.
Barga is an excellent base for exploring Tuscany's cultural cities. Lucca, the only city in Italy with a completely intact encircling wall, is 40 minutes by train or car. Its totally pedestrianised within the walls, making sightseeing a relaxing experience. Hiring bikes and cycling around the city walls is fun for everyone. Florence is 2 hours, and speaks for itself. The Cinque Terra is in reach, by train or car 2 hours.
Keywords: Peaceful, secluded, Villa, private pool, luxurious, on suite, spacious, fantastic views, close to town hill top town barga.
High season Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Low season Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Sep 26 - Dec 23, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
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About the owner: We live and work In Barga,Tuscany with our two little girls. We moved here in 2003 and have completely restored the villa in between working as a walking holiday guide and bringing up the girls..Before we moved here,we travelled around the world, working and playing for ten years, mostly in the tourist industry, catering chalets in various ski resorts in Europe and North America. Finally we are ready with our own business to look after our own clients! We live close enough to the villa to help you get the most out of your holiday, but far enough away for you to enjoy your own privacy.
Why the Owner Chose Barga: After searching the length and breadth of Tuscany, we found this region (garfagnana) to be the most beautiful area for both holidaymakers and for a young family. It isnt as touristy as other regions and its very well located for city visits, hilltop towns, beaches, and skiing.
Barga is a very up and coming, vibrant town with many festivals through the summer, including art , music, food, and theatre. The climate is perfect, without such intense heat as the lower tuscan regions.Its a place to really experience italy at its best.
We have many years of experience in both the food world and the travel industry, and having lived and worked for many years in Tuscany we feel we can share the culture, history, cuisine and hospitality of Tuscany in a relaxed and informal manner.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: The villa is coveniently situated just one mile from Barga. We have restored and decorated the villa in a traditional way but with a slight contemporary twist. If you like to walk, Barga can be reached on foot from the villa, along a choice of two woodland paths taking in stunning views..Having worked as a tour guide in Tuscany for 3 years, we are also keen to offer guided walking, escorted city/coastal/country day trips,with itineraries to suit your interests.Whether it be food,art, local traditions or just enjoying spectacular scenery.We can book restaurants or dinners in the villa, babysitting and airport transfers. Your holiday with us can be as independant or pampered as you choose.....