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Historic Villa with Shared Pool and Stunning Views.

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Last updated: 04/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Historic Villa Sofia, with stunning views in every direction, is located an easy ten minute walk from the medieval town of Barga, in the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany. Known for its many excellent restaurants and annual Opera and Jazz festivals, Barga is within easy reach of the beautiful city of Lucca and Pisa airport.

Stylishly furnished with beautiful antiques, the villa features a contemporary light-filled kitchen and several comfortable living areas.The extensive grounds, set in a secluded area, include a shared swimming pool, a kitchen garden with raised beds, fruit trees, and mature oak trees.  There is ample parking for several cars, satellite TV (English) and free wi-fi.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 225 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Luxury Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • All bathrooms have been finished to the highest standard with marble and chrome fittings....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mid-week and final cleaning are included.


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 4 - Jun 12, 2015
3 night min stay
€2,200 €8,400
Summer 2015
Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,700 €10,000
Autumn 2015
Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€2,200 €8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Rates include a mid-week and final cleaning. Bath towels and linen are included. Pool towels are not included.

Central heating costs are not included and will be added on. A 500 euros damage deposit is required.

A 50% deposit will secure the booking. The balance must be paid one month in advance of arrival.

50% to secure a booking. Balance one mont in advance of arrival. Wire transfer in euros or sterling. Credit cards accepted with 3% surcharge.

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Last updated: 04/05/2015
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72 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Fornaci di Barga
38 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Lucca A11
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Marina di Vecchiana

Car: Not Necessary

The picturesque and lively town of Barga is situated at the base of the Appennine Mountains, 410 meters above sea level, a forty minute drive from Lucca. Barga vecchia (the old town) is a charming network of narrow streets, archways and winding stairways, containing several cafes, restaurants, shops, and a theatre. Barga Giardino (the new town) offers many shops, restaurants, a cinema, public swimming pool, and a Saturday morning market. There is a Sunday antique market in Barga once a month.

Barga in summer is alive with activities. During July and August there are several festivals, including the renowned BARGA JAZZ and BARGA OPERA festivals. The Piazzetta features 10 days of high quality music played each evening in the old town's piazzas.

Barga's crowning glory is the Duomo, from which one can enjoy stunning views over the surrounding rooftops, terraced hills and distant mountains.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Tom and Julia provide an easygoing, relaxing atmosphere at Villa Sofia.

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian



  • Villa Sofia Entrance

    Villa Sofia Entrance

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Kitchen


  • Satellite TV (English) and Film Library

    Satellite TV (English) and Film Library

  • Marble Bathroom - Luxury Fittings

    Marble Bathroom - Luxury Fittings

  • View From Bedroom Balcony

    View From Bedroom Balcony

  • Villa Sofia Seen From the Pool

    Villa Sofia Seen From the Pool

  • Southern View

    Southern View

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Luxury Fixtures

    Luxury Fixtures

  • Al Fresco Dining in the Shade of an Oak

    Al Fresco Dining in the Shade of an Oak

  • Villa Sofia From the Back Garden

    Villa Sofia From the Back Garden

  • Villa Sofia Pool

    Villa Sofia Pool

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bedroom w/views

    Bedroom w/views

  • Bedroom w/balcony

    Bedroom w/balcony

  • Mountain Views

    Mountain Views

  • Mature Gardens

    Mature Gardens

  • View from Kitchen

    View from Kitchen

  • Single Bedroom

    Single Bedroom

  • Eastern View in Early Spring

    Eastern View in Early Spring

  • Villa Sofia Entrance

    Villa Sofia Entrance

  • Old Barga - a ten minute walk

    Old Barga - a ten minute walk

€350 - €386 per night (EUR)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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Speaks: english, italian
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