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Self-Contained Apartments (3) with Pool Set in Stunning Countryside - Luisa Apartment 1

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The newly built pool with waterfall feature


Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Romano in Garfagnana apartment description

The newly built Luisa Apartments are situated between the villages of Villa Collemandina and the pretty villlage of Pianacci, with easy walking distance to a small but well-stocked supermarket (La Fontana) but is only 15 minutes drive to the nearest large town of Castelnuovo with all facilities. The stunning backdrop to this property are the Appennine mountain range which form part of the Parco del'Appennino and Orechiella Nature Reserve with its Visitor Centre, Bar & Restaurant, Botanical Garden, Bear Enclosure, Trout Lake and Hiking Trails.

Apartment 3 (first floor) sleeps up to 8
2 double bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms (1 with balcony) with the option of adding two sets of bunk-beds sleeping up to 8. Separate dining area with view of pool and mountains beyond. Large separate well equipped kitchen. Private shaded terrace for dining al-fresco. Outdoor Pizza Oven.

Apartment 1 (ground floor) Sleeps up to 6
1 bedroom sleeping 4 - 1 double/2 single beds (bunkbeds). Double sofa bed in the lounge area sleeps 2. Newly fitted shower room with separate shower cubicle, WC, bidet, sink, vanity unit. Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area. French doors lead to private patio with table/chairs over-looking the newly built pool. Large and spacious gardens with play area. Ample parking.

Apartment 2 (ground floor) sleeps up to 6.
1 bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds (bunkbeds) and a double sofa bed in the lounge area.

Tips on how to make the most of your holiday:
Eat your main meal at lunchtime!
Even in the bigger cities there are local Trattorie charging around 10 euros (£9) for a three-couse lunch including wine and coffee (pranzo di lavoro). Or why not pack a picnic and try the range of breads, cheeses and cured meats available locally and spend the day exploring the Orecchiella National Park & Nature Reserve (30 minutes by car) driving through stunning scenery with breath-taking mountain views.

Drink at the cafe counter!
Coffee and soft drinks taken standing up at the counter instead of at a table with waiter service are half the cost.

Train travel is still extremely good value. There are excellent connections from the local town of Castelnuovo to nearby Lucca, Pisa, Florence or the Cinque Terre on the coast (around 9 euro return per person via La Spezia).

Excellent Tuscan wine is available from a local wine merchant at great value for money. Why not buy for the duration of your holiday and if travelling without restrictions, buy a case or two to take home.

The Tuscan Climate: In general the climate in Tuscany is very mild with little variation between the different provinces. However the coast and valleys are3 or 4 degrees hotter in summer than the hilly areas. Usually summers in Tuscany are hot with little or no rain. April and May are milder and rainier but there are still plenty of dry, sunny days. July and August are the hottest months. September and October are usually warm during the day but cooler in the evenings.

Spring can be one of the most rewarding times to visit, average temperatures are warm and comfortable. It can however be one of the wettest seasons but normally by May rain is rare and the days are longer with up to 10 hours of daylight.

Summer in Tuscany is usually hot and sunny with pleasant evenings for 'al fresco' dining. Humidity levels can get high, especially in the cities.

The Local Area: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a typical bustling Italian town that is important for local farming and agriculture and famous for local produce including pecorino cheese, farro (barley), porcini mushrooms and polenta (ground maize) and is located at a height of approx. 300m above sea level.
The town is well served by supermarkets, small specialty food shops, restaurants and bars. There is a busy market on Thursday mornings 8am – 1pm which sells clothes, flowers, pottery, hardware, carpets, shoes, leather goods and gifts and also has a separate fruit and vegetable section. It’s best to go early for the atmosphere.

The local clothes and shoe shops can also offer some great bargains. Shops close generally between 1 pm and 4 pm and are open until around 7pm. Trains from Castelnuovo station go regularly to Lucca where there are connections to Florence, Pisa and onwards. There is also a bus station in the centre of town which connects to most of the villages and towns in the area.

Luisa Apartment 1: San Romano in Garfagnana Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 436350ha

To unwind surrounded by nature, the Luisa Apartments are located in the municipality of Villa Collemandina near the lake and surrounded by an enchanting landscape. A land to discover enclosed between the Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and across the River Serchio where there is rich history to uncover. A charming place of chestnut forests, small ancient villages [Castiglione, Sillico, Camporgiano, Pieve Fosciana] and nature reserves. The main centre is the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, the capital of the valley whose earliest records date back to 740. The town is characterised by many bridges and the 11th century fortress. There are many small villages perched on mountain slopes where you can enjoy lunch or dinner admiring the beautiful landscape. The Nature Reserves of the Orecchiella are the pride of the Apennine National Park just a few kilometres away. A land of rare scenic beauty, flora and fauna and a walker's paradise.

Property Type

  • 0 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times in the pool....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not permiited inside the property but there is ample space outside on the terrace and surrounding garden....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are Welcome....moreless

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            There are stone steps leading to the pool and ground floor apartments....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Bunk beds in bedroom. Sofa bed in lounge area...moreless

          • Bedroom has pool and garden view and consists of 1 double and 2 single beds (bunk beds). New double wardrobe. 2 drawer bedside table. 3 drawer dressing table/work space. Double sofa-bed in lounge area can sleep an additional 2 people (up to 6 in total). Lounge/dining area has French doors leading to the terrace and overlooking the pool and mountain views....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            Sink & vanity unit...moreless

          • The new shower room is clean and spacious and is tiled through-out.

          Other Amenities

              • The open-plan kitchen area is newly built and well-equipped and includes an integrated fridge/freezer, new oven with four ring gas hob, sink/drainer with cupboards above and below. The dining area has an extendible table with seating for up to 6 people and the lounge area has a dresser, TV and double sofa-bed which can accommodate an additional two people. The bedroom has one double and two single beds (bunk beds) and next door there is a clean and spacious fully tiled shower room with vanity unit.. There are French doors leading from the lounge area to the screened private terrace overlooking the pool with fountain feature and surrounding garden with deck chairs, sunbeds and parasols. Outside on the ground floor there is a small storage area housing the washing machine, iron/ironing board, airer and cleaning materials....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television


              • Budget
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                There is an indoor dining area or table and chairs outside on the terrace overlooking the pool....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking:

                Ample parking...moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Sunbed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Including Pool towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Kitchenette
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Child's Swing
              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf:

                In nearby Bosco (15 minute drive)...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Shared BBQ...moreless

              • Patio
              • Tennis:

                In nearbyVilla Collemandina (5 minute drive)...moreless

              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Shared with Apartments 2 & 3....moreless

              • Outdoor Pool

              Building Type

                  • Building

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 6 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      €450 €1,800
                      High Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €700 €2,400
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


                      PRICES ARE PER WEEK FOR APARTMENTS 1 and 2 FOR 6 GUESTS each.

                      PLEASE NOTE that discounted rates will apply for guests booking at less than maximum occupancy.

                      Please enquire when booking.

                      What's Included :


                      All bed linen

                      Bathroom towels


                      Pool towels


                      TV / DVD

                      Washing machine

                      Gas & electricity

                      Final clean

                      Pool maintenance

                      €50 per week standing charge for heating

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                      Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                      60 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Villa Collemandina
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Il Crocciale
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Forte dei Marmi

                      Car: Recommended

                      Throughout the summer months there are daily 'festas' held in the many small villages in the area with speciality food and drink e.g. Traditional Tuscan specialities ranging from trout, steak, pasta, cheese, funghi (mushrooms) and a German Beer Festival all with dancing to music. Here and at many other festas you can eat and drink to your heart's content for a minimal amount. A truly memorable way to experience the real heart of Tuscany and its friendly people and cultures.

                      Tennis courts (10 minute walk in Villa collemandina), a 9-hole golf course (10 minute drive in Bosco), pony trekking (in nearby Castiglione) and daily hiking excursions can be organised locally to explore the many surrounding mountain villages against a backdrop of stunning scenery.

                      The small ski resort of San Pellegrino and the Parco del Orecciella Nature Reserve with its Visitor Centre, Bar & Restaurant, Bear Enclosure, Botanic Garden and Hiking Trails are only a 30 minute drive away with the coast and upmarket beach resort of Forte dei Marmi just 30 km away.

                      Lucca, Pisa, Florence and The Cinque Terre are all within easy reach.

                      Golf: There is a pretty little 9-hole golf course situated nearby in Bosco.


                      Owner info

                      About the owner: I live in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany with my husband Paolo and Yorkshire Terrier, Millie. We have rented property in this area since 2005 and enjoy meeting guests from all over the world who come to visit this very special and unspoilt part of Tuscany

                      Why the Owner Chose San Romano in Garfagnana:
                      The Luisa Apartments are ideal for couples or families and with it's welcoming owners are perfect for a relaxing and quiet holiday and for exploring the local area with several small villages only a short drive away waiting to be explored. The garden is spacious and well kept and the pool is cleaned and maintained daily (in the early morning to avoid disturbing guests).

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Although the Luisa Apartments are in a quiet and rural position enjoying 360 degree views of breathtaking scenery, the popular village of Castiglione di Garfagnana is only a 10 minute drive away (or 40 minute walk) where you can sit and watch the world go by at one of the three bars - ideal for enjoying a cappuccino and getting to know the friendly local people. The busy town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only a 15 minute drive away and has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to experience, whether it's a morning coffee, a light lunch, an aperitivo or an evening meal.

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                      Speaks: english, italian

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • The newly built pool with waterfall feature

                        The newly built pool with waterfall feature

                      • Exterior with terrace - Apartments 1 & 2

                        Exterior with terrace - Apartments 1 & 2

                      • Apartment 1 - lounge/dining area

                        Apartment 1 - lounge/dining area

                      • Apartment 2  - Kitchen

                        Apartment 2 - Kitchen

                      • Apartment 2  - Dining Area

                        Apartment 2 - Dining Area

                      • Apartment 3 - Bedroom 2

                        Apartment 3 - Bedroom 2

                      • Garden view

                        Garden view

                      • View of surrounding countryside

                        View of surrounding countryside

                      • Nearby village of Castiglione

                        Nearby village of Castiglione

                      • Market day in Castelnuovo

                        Market day in Castelnuovo

                      • Visit Lucca - a great day out

                        Visit Lucca - a great day out

                      • The old town of nearby Barga

                        The old town of nearby Barga

                      • View from the Pool

                        View from the Pool

                      • Apartment 3 - Terrace

                        Apartment 3 - Terrace

                      • Apartment 1 - Kitchen and Dining Area

                        Apartment 1 - Kitchen and Dining Area

                      • Apartment 1 bedroom with double bed and 2 singles (bunk-beds)

                        Apartment 1 bedroom with double bed and 2 singles (bunk-beds)

                      • Apartment 2 - bedroom

                        Apartment 2 - bedroom

                      • Apartment 3 - Bedroom 1

                        Apartment 3 - Bedroom 1

                      • Ample car parking

                        Ample car parking

                      • Local view

                        Local view

                      • Castiglione


                      • Castelnuovo - great for shopping

                        Castelnuovo - great for shopping

                      • Lucca


                      • La Spezia / Portovenere - a great day out

                        La Spezia / Portovenere - a great day out

                      €65 - €100 per night (EUR)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, italian
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