Villa Saida is built respecting the traditions of Tuscany, using materials available in the area, like wooden beams and rafters handcrafted on local walnut. Also materials for roof and floor are handmade in Tuscany. Certainly modernity is not forgotten. The value of the structure does not derive only from the high quality of the materials and from many comforts, but also from its location: in fact, on an area from where we can enjoy an unique view of the Alpi Apuane (the marble mountains), the Rocca Ariostesca in the centre of Castelnuovo, reachable walking on a shaded road, the Monte Alfonso and its fortress (that is part of the natural park of the Alpi Apuane) and finally the Appennino. In the river Serchio Valley we can see the Villetta bridge, one of the highest rail bridge of Italy. On the left we can admire the Pania della Croce, while on the right the beautiful "Pania di Corfino", a rocky group on which there is the Orecchiella Park, and at the far end the pass of the Radici inside the Appennino Park that, when snowy in winter, is a incredible sight. The area offers the possibility to practise many sports (trekking, golf, mountain bike, horse riding, in addition of the near tennis courts and soccer fields). Also other outdoor activities are available for a complete relaxation.
A little farer than twenty kilometres there are the Bagni di Lucca baths, already famous at the roman age, where there are particular kind of warm and healthy waters and mud. Many Tuscan tourist resorts are easily reachable: art and historic towns like Lucca, Pisa, Firenze are close to the Villa. Less than an hour is needed to reach the Versilia seaside, while in winter there are many locations where we can go skiing (Careggine, Casone di Profecchia, Abetone, Radici e Val di Luce).
PARK: The Villa lies in a wonderful garden of about 4.066 square yards, confines with the wood at one side and has a fence all around with an entrance equipped by an automated gate and divided in two: one for cars and a second for persons.
POOL: Heated (14 solar panel).
The pool, from where you can see a wonderful sight, is 14 X 6 meters and constantly deep 1,50 meter .+ Hydro massage area of 90 cm. depth. about. There are four positions for water message and is equipped by garden furniture like easy chairs and beds for sun baths.
Altitude 360 mtr. (400 yards)
DISTANCES: the center of Castelnuovo Garfagnana is about 800 mt far and can be reached on foot very easily.
The OWNER lives about 2 km from the villa, so he is available for any need of the renters. The villa offers a very good privacy; only when cleanings of the pool, and garden maintainance are necessary, the owner can come to the villa, but he is glad to arrange this with the renters in advance, and come when they prefer.
===== ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION =====
Ground floor (210 sqm):
There is a large sitting/dining room with comfortable sofas, satellite -TV, a 32” screen, large table in local chestnut wood which seats 12-14 people, and a computer.
Adjacent is a wide, bright and fully equipped kitchen (traditional and microwave ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, etc. and a table with 6 to 8 seats).
A second hall with a kitchen fully equipped as the one already described, with 2 sofas, 32“ screen sat-TV, a table with 6-8 seats;
1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom
1 bathrooms with shower
1 toilet with washbasin
First Floor (201 sqm): This floor can be reached climbing a beautiful and bright staircase built in Tuscan style. There is 1 double bedroom with wardrobe room and bathroom with double sink, a Jacuzzi bath and shower with water massage;
1 double bedroom with bathroom with double sink and shower;
1 double bedroom with bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi bath and shower with water massage. These 3 bedrooms have a terrace with a beautiful view of the pool, the Garfagnana and Serchio River valley, and Monte Alfonso Fortress.
2 more double bedrooms with adjacent bathrooms with shower.
Basement (125 sqm): a large garage (with 2 doors operated with remote control and sufficient to park 2 cars inside and other 2 outside but covered), 1 bathroom with shower, washroom with washing machine, a sink and a table with iron for ironing.
All bedrooms are equipped with TV sets and music with wire system; the 2 sitting rooms have sat-TV, DVD player.