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“fantastic villa surrounded by beautiful nature”
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Prosecco at the pool to celebrate your holiday
The Villa in Summer from the fields below
The exquisite view with ever-changing sky
I Cinghiali, The Wild Boars, a beautifully restored country villa in the Tuscan hills
The village of Caprignana - home to the villa
All these for only 20 Euros at the local market
Breakfast on the lower terrace
Vista of villages scattered down the valley
A typical sunrise from many of the villa windows
The village, in a timeless community in a gentle part of Tuscany
Dining and drinks on the large terrace is mandatory for guests!
The dining room laid out for a typical Tuscan feast
From the terrace to the village church
Late afternoon skies
A village field underneath the marble mountains
Late afternoon drinks with a view
The largest old stone oven in the district, waiting for your feast
Fresh, yummy produce
The fire place dating from 1826 in the sitting room
One of 3 almost identical luxury king sized bedrooms
Bread, cheese and wine. What more could you want?
The cooks haven: every pot, pan and utensil you need to cook up a Tuscan storm!
Stunning 12 meter pool with a view
The dining room table opens out to cater for 12 guests
Another of the 3 luxury king bedrooms
One of the two twin bedded rooms
The shed full of ancient work tools and base of the huge outdoor terrace
Stunning view of the 10th Century fortress on the hill opposite
The Villa with two large terraces, the best view in Tuscany and a beautiful pool
The large terrace ideal for languid lunches or gin and tonics at sunset
The bright downstairs bathroom with wet area walk in shower
Large bright white full size bathroom upstairs with bath and walk in wet area shower
Figs from the tree in the orchard. Yum!
The lovely sitting room
I Cinghiali, a beautiful rural retreat for your family and friends
Lucca: ancient walled city with Roman ampitheatre and 72 churches
Castlenuovo - the must go to Thursday market
Inside the barn: just in case you want to rent that space too
Perfect on a hot day
The stone trough and fountain from where we drink beautiful water
The pool from the barn terrace
The beautiful stone 100 year old villa I Cinghiali nestled in the green hills of the Garfagnana
The village sport of cheese bowling
The valley is home to many lovely shrines
Ah...every woman loves a good market: great stuff and very inexpensive
The always changing view
Food, glorious food!
A light lunch at home
Pontecosi near the villa
Vernazza one of the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre - less than 2 hours away
Pizza....for about €7
The artistic town of Barga nearby
Food has a timeless quality in these hills
The ancient amphitheater at Lucca
From the garden to the oven
Breakfast
A procession through the village
Flag throwing in the fortzza
A nearby town
The terrace - waiting for your dinner to be served
Castlenuovo in Spring
The original owners of the villa in the 1930's
The hills in Springtime
A groaning table
Autumn colours in the woods
The small orchard on the property
Villa Grabau lemonhouse - one of the wonderful villas you can visit near Lucca
Set for a candlelit dinner
Chunks of marble in the mountains near the villa
Seafood at a wonderful restaurant Ciccio at Bocca di Magra
Garfagnana honey is delicious
Lunch at Il Pozzo, Pieve Fosciana
The best coffee in town
Yum.
The best olive oil comes from the Lucca hills
No description needed!!
If you like your coffee strong, Italy is the place to be.
A groaning lunch table for two
Antipasto
Ravioli at La Baita - a must go to restaurant in nearby Corfino
At home - entree
Summer fruit in the marketplace
Summer calls for an Aperol spritz
Amazing purple aubergines
Lunch on the terrace
Meats in the local supermarket
Visit the cheese factory in the next village at Vibbiana and meet Fabrizio, son of the owners
Waiting for guests
Figs from my tree
Some of the different types of tomatoes at the market
Candlelit dinner
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6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Caprignana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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Eve G
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“fantastic villa surrounded by beautiful nature”
Reviewed 30 May 2015 for a stay in July 2014

Very happy with my stay. I felt very relaxed and there are many places to visit outside the village. Definitely will be returning.

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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: Absolutely everything!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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“A gem of a find. Truly exceptional location and accommodation. I'll be back!”
Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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It doesn't get any better than this. Truly wonderful villa in a truly breathtaking location. Words couldn't do it justice!

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Glenelg, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: location, views, amenities, hosts
Liked least: some found internet access poor, however I had prepaid wifi and facetime worked effortlessly...
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2014 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: The experience was fabulous - first class
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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