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18th centruy Tuscan farmhouse with swimming pool,

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum
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Villa Rosa is an 18th century farmhouse which has been restored by Sophie and Luca to a high standard into a beautiful home. The Villa is situated in the hills of Northern Tuscany, in a region called Lunigiana, a land rich of history, culture and culinary traditions. It is in a small hamlet called Spicciano in which the 'real Italy' so rarely seen now on the regular tourist trail can be experienced. Surrounded by olive groves, grape vines and apple orchards, it is the Italy people dream about. Spicciano has a population of c.40 people, there are no shops and the only sounds to be heard are of the locals and the cattle coming off the fields. Spicciano is a 5 minute car drive from the large town of Fivizzano, where shops, bars and restaurants can be found. The stone courtyard (aia) is s...Villa Rosa is an 18th century farmhouse which has been restored by Sophie and Luca to a high standard into a beautiful home. The Villa is situated in the hills of Northern Tuscany, in a region called Lunigiana, a land rich of history, culture and culinary traditions. It is in a small hamlet called Spicciano in which the 'real Italy' so rarely seen now on the regular tourist trail can be experienced. Surrounded by olive groves, grape vines and apple orchards, it is the Italy people dream about. Spicciano has a population of c.40 people, there are no shops and the only sounds to be heard are of the locals and the cattle coming off the fields. Spicciano is a 5 minute car drive from the large town of Fivizzano, where shops, bars and restaurants can be found. The stone courtyard (aia) is surrounded by the original house - Villa Rosa, a barn (fienile) in which the animals and hay used to be kept and another outbuilding which is now a games room, with table tennis table. The private pool it is separated by the rest of the garden by a wooden fence, to make it safe for the kids. The garden also feature a trampoline with enclosure. A patio protected by a wisteria pergola on the back of the house and facing the garden is the ideal place for alfresco dining. The main house sleeps 10+ people, is available to let all year round and has accomodation made up as follows: Ground floor: kitchen, dining room, bathroom, winter lounge, summer lounge, laundry room. First floor: 4 double bedrooms each with ensuite shower room. 2 single bedrooms directly off 2 of the double. The 2 single beds each have a pull out single bed underneath. Free WIFI and UK TV is available.More
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luca g
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We absolutely loved this beautiful house! It is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. Great for families with children (has gated pool, trampoline, plenty of toys and books etc). It is in a lovely peaceful village but within easy car travel distance of many places....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank penny b
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our party of 11, my wife and I, our two daughters and their families, including 5 children, have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Villa Rosa. The house is really spacious and well set out, and very nicely equipped, and eating on the patio...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Geoff S
lucagalva, VR Owner at 18th centruy Tuscan farmhouse with swimming pool,, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Geoff, many many thanks for the nice words. I do love the place myself and every time I return I experience the same positive feelings. Hope to see you again. Take care, KR Luca

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stayed in this exellent house in Spicciano for two weeks with our big family consisting of 11 persons, age between 2-60 years. We were all very satisfied with our choise, the house is very spacious, clean, warm, well equipped and met all our needs....More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Þórunn S
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We had a lovely stay at Villa Rosa with friends - 3 families with kids in total. You enter the house through a large wooden gate that leads into an enclosed courtyard (with games room) which makes the place feel very safe for children to...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank V L
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We (6 adults & 5 children) spent our holiday in this fantastic Villa this August. We can recommend this house especially for big groups or families with children. Everything is clean, the garden very large and the pool is great. There is a big trampoline...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Marco201508
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
TV
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Trampoline
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Villa Rosa is set in the small hamlet of Spicciano, inhabited mainly by locals, who are very friendly and still work the land around the little village. From the Villa there are some pleasant walks through woodland and olive groves. Fivizzano,the nearest town, is only 5 minutes away by car or 30 minutes on foot. The town became part of the Republic of Florence in the 15th century thus gaining the Tuscan republic an important foothold in Lunigiana, a key region which Genoa, Lucca, Pisa, Milan and Florence had sought to dominate since the early Middle Ages. It is also known as 'The Florence of Lunigiana' because of historical economic, cultural and political links with Florence.
How to get there
Other airports in the area: Parma (1.5 hours), Genoa/Genova (1.5 hours), Milan Linate (2.5 hours), Milan Malpensa (3 hours)
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