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17th Century Villa w/Garden and Magnificent Views

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Classic Tuscan villa in the gracious hill town of Barga, a lively center of the arts with celebrated jazz and opera festivals, extraordinary restaurants, cafes and shops. The villa is set in a private compound, surrounded by an enormous terrace and walled garden planted in grapes, herbs, olives and fruit trees, with stunning views over the Lucca countryside and the marble Apuan Alps. Old Barga is largely a pedestrian town with steep narrow streets little changed since medievil days. All roads seem to lead to the impressive cathedral at the top of the hill. Vicolo Del Duomo is located very close to the cathedral with which it shars fantastic views. Inside, Vicolo del Duomo's terrace level offers a spacious living area with terracotta floors, divided into a comfortably appointed living...Classic Tuscan villa in the gracious hill town of Barga, a lively center of the arts with celebrated jazz and opera festivals, extraordinary restaurants, cafes and shops. The villa is set in a private compound, surrounded by an enormous terrace and walled garden planted in grapes, herbs, olives and fruit trees, with stunning views over the Lucca countryside and the marble Apuan Alps. Old Barga is largely a pedestrian town with steep narrow streets little changed since medievil days. All roads seem to lead to the impressive cathedral at the top of the hill. Vicolo Del Duomo is located very close to the cathedral with which it shars fantastic views. Inside, Vicolo del Duomo's terrace level offers a spacious living area with terracotta floors, divided into a comfortably appointed living room, kitchen and dining room. A full bathroom is located to the rear. The second story of the house offers three bedrooms, (two double-bedded, one twin) and a second full bath. All of the rooms have wood parquet floors, and much of the furnishing is in antique local chestnut. Equipment includes a laundry room, a fully-outfitted kitchen with stainless steel range (five high-power gas burners and electric convection oven), dining service, ironing facilities, towels and linens. Jeg snakker litt Norske. A separate 16th century Annex and 800-year-old Medieval convent with four-meter-high arched windows also stand in the compound. For parties of up to seven, 2-3 additional guests can be accommodated in a large room/ suite with separate wc in the Annex. This has two single beds and 2 sofa beds and a large internet TV Available from 4 days to one month. More
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About the Owner
Michael R
Languages spoken:Norwegian, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
Interaction with guests
There is a one bedroom owner's apartment which I will be in sometimes. When I'm not around the local Italian housekeeper who lives nearby will take very good care of guests.
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

This wonderful house will capture your heart. Situated centrally in the old town just below the Cities Duomo or "Cathedral" Vicolo del Duomo looks across the terracotta rooftops of Barga to the marble mountains of Carrara, a wonderful view.Hang up your car keys (the old...More

Date of stay: August 2013
1  Thank Gallicano
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We have spent the last ten summers staying at the Vicolo del Duomo. Great location in Barga Vecchia, fantastic views from the vine covered terrace, garden is a relaxing place to sit among the apricot, fig and olive trees. Frank is a wonderful host.

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed a week in this lovely house with a group of 5 friends. There was plenty of room for all, with gorgeous views over the town and across the valley to impressive mountain peaks. The grapevine-covered terrace wraps around two sides of the house,...More

Date of stay: October 2013
2  Thank Nora D
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Staying in Barga and in Frank's home was the highlight of my trip to Italy. He was a very knowledgeable and gracious host, and our accomodations were beautiful, clean and well-tended. His recommendations for places to eat, things to see and traveling in Italy were...More

Date of stay: July 2012
Thank rae434
Reviewed 9 November 2013

The Vicolo del Duomo's existence came by word of mouth. My friends and I had been talking about getting together for a reunion in Italy for years. Although we went back and forth about our location, we all agreed on one criteria, it had to...More

Date of stay: May 2012
Thank Patricia F
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
You won't find a friendlier town, better food or a more spectacular landscape, anywhere in Mediterranean Europe.
How to get there
Nearly equidistant from the airports of both Pisa and Florence. A car is great for exploring the area but public transport is also fine. The bus service operates in Barga and the train station is a short bus or taxi ride away. The drive from Pisa is not difficult. It takes just over an hour using the autostrada to Lucca and then the normal road along the Serchio valley. If you plan to explore the back roads an automatic car makes it easier.
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