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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.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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.