This is our second visit to Casa La Pace and this time my father joined us. It was his first trip to Italy since his time in the Air Force in WWII and we could not have been in a better place. Rusty and Pepper customized a variety of trips and tours that Dad, who is a spry 92, and the rest of us could all enjoy. From Frienze to a drive across the Apuan Alps to view the quarries of world famous Carrara marble to Massa 's dramatic coast and to Lucca and so much more. Their knowledge of the Garfagnana region and the Serchio Valley is great and make exploring this area of Tuscany a wonderful and exciting experience. The town of Ghivizzano is charming the people who live and work there warm and welcoming. We are planning our return to Casa La Pace as soon as our schedule will let us. A five star experience in all aspects, hospitality, rooms (ours looked out to the castle) breakfast and the most gracious hosts. Would recommend to anyone wanting a true Italian adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is in Ghivizzano, nestled in the Serchio Valley between the Apuan Alps and the Apennines. Ghivizzano is a wonderful medieval village with an historical center. We offer accommodations in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Casa La Pace has been completely restored and tastefully decorated. We have several common rooms where guests can gather by the fireplace, watch TV, or quietly read a book. We also offer Internet and wireless access for your convenience. We are a short train ride from Lucca, Pisa, & Florence. Nearby are several restaurants offering a wide variety of Italian dishes. There is also a bakery, a pastry shop, post office, and bar within walking distance. If relaxation is your ideal vacation, there are thermal bathhouses and spas nearby. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Serchio Valley and the Garfagnana offer hiking trails, scenic mountains and dramatic gorges. Scattered throughout the valley are many medieval villages to explore, each with its own history, architecture, and cuisine. Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is perfect for exploring the beauty and history of northern Tuscany. ... more less