Stone Villa on Front Edge of 2000-Year-Old Tuscan Hilltop Village
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Barga villa description
The villa is as romantic as its name: L’Aurora di Montagna. The name refers to the morning light on the imposing mountains, Pania della Croce and Pania della Secca, to the west.
Situated in the heart of the village, it occupies a commanding position overlooking the entire valley. The conversion of this centuries-old, three-storied “casa rustica” with its massive stone walls was done thoroughly and in such a way that every window has a panoramic view of the walled city of Barga far below and the surrounding lovely and historic valley, filled with picturesque villages and encompassed by the rugged mountains - Apuan Alps to the west and Apennines to the east.
The villa is ideal for two couples or a family with children. Our rental season is between the first of May and the end of October. We rent by the week, Saturdays to Saturdays. The current rental rate is $1800/week for up to four guests, and an additional $100/week for each guest beyond that.
Now, our dream can be yours – for a memorable vacation in Italy’s culturally and scenically richest region: Tuscany.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Stove:
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Music Library
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Sight Seeing
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
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7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Our rental season is May 1st to October 31st. Our rate is $1,800 per week. The charge for each additional guest beyond four individuals is $100 per week. We do not have seasonal rates.
$500 Reservation Deposit. Balance due on or before April 1st.
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- Nearest Airport: Pisa International (Galileo Galilei) at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: Barga-Gallicano Station at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Italian Riviera at 50 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many restaurants nearby at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: We are retired professionals who have traveled a great deal, both in the United States and Europe. Our primary home is in the Mid-west, for family and health reasons.
Why the Owner Chose Barga:
My wife and I bought this villa on our honeymoon in 1985, while we spent the month of June of that year in the immediately adjacent home, which was owned by friends. This decision has altered our lives, as well as the lives of our extended family and the many friends and acquaintances who have had the opportunity to visit there over the years. I can assure you from past experience that a stay at this villa will alter your life as well.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We could have decided twenty-eight years ago to begin a search for a second home in Italy that was as lovely as this and had the spectacular views that this villa has. We would still be looking. It was a simply a fortuity that allowed us the opportunity to make this home and Tuscany an essential part of our lives - and the good sense and courage to recognize that opportunity. We knew the instant that we first passed through the stone arch and iron gate which frame the entrance to this property and the beautiful valley below that this was the find of a life-time. Visitors to Italy generally fall into two categories: those who feel they must rush from Rome to Florence to Venice to Milan, etc. ('Tourists'); and those who wish to settle in one scenic and charming location to learn what living in Italy is really like. Italians work in order to live, not live for their work. Their priorities are home, family, food, wine, nature, friends, and enjoyment of life. There is much we can learn from such an experience.
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Through the Archway and down the steps to the Gate to the Villa and views below
The Villa and entrance onto the Terrace
Could you see yourself relaxing here?
View from the Kitchen window over the Terrace's Jasmine vine
The Kitchen China Cabinet
Another view of the Living Room
The Second Bedroom, which has queen and single beds
The tenth century Duomo towering above the City of Barga far below us
View of Sommocolonia homes from the Peace Piazza
The City of Barga has 10,000 residents and lots of shops, just ten minutes away
Village street, and on the left the start of the Roman road
Sommocolonia from Barga. Our Villa is just to the right below the Bell Tower.
'L'Aurora di Montagna,' the sign which indicates you have arrived
The Villa view from the Terrace with a marble/granite table for outdoor dining
Entrance to the Villa through the Kitchen
A complete Tuscan kitchen to inspire your culinary imagination
View of the Living Room showing the Libreria filled with books, maps, CDs, etc
The Master Bedroom with frescoes by Adolfo Balduini, who lived in the Villa
The bathtub in the bathroom on the Terrace level
The Sommocolonia Bell Tower, whose bells can be heard throughout the valley
View of the Villa, gardens and Pergola from below
The Terrace Sitting Room, which has couch that makes into a queen-size bed
Can you stop admiring the View long enough to enjoy some food and wine here?
View of Sommocolonia and the Appennines to the east
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