Stylish holiday house, fantastic views, near restaurant, 12m infinity pool
- english, italian
About Molly McKean
Friends of Tuscany is a family run holiday agency who have been promoting the Garfagnana area of Tuscany since 1994. We provide all our guests with a personalised service, are on call before and during the guests holiday and provide very detailed information about the best things to do in the area.
What makes this Villa unique
Welcome pack provided for guests arrival Guests can buy the delicious produce made on the farm. Special meals put on by the owners Lots of summer festivals in the village Adventure playground in the garden
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Luxury bolt hole in quiet location
The accommodation and setting is stunning, we received a warm welcome and please do ask for a pizza night. A car is essential as there’s nothing close by but this is a great base for getting around Tuscany
Serene countryside with beautiful views and close proximity to medieval hill towns
If you're looking to get away into the beautiful, serene countryside of Tuscany and to enjoy the crisp mountain air of the Apuane Mountains in close proximity to other medieval hill towns, this is the place for you. After an 11 day cruise out of Venice, my significant other and I rented a car and drove 4 hours to Tuscany where we spent 10 days in Silico. We used Silico as our home base to visit other hill towns in the area.
What we loved:
-- the farmhouse only a few hundred meters from the medieval village of Silico.
--the charming Silico village restaurant and store within walking distance (all uphill) of the farmhouse
--the farmhouse infinity pool
--the farmhouse picture window overlooking the meandering sheep and beautiful views of the Apuane Mountains
--the washing machine - there is no dryer which is ok if it does not rain.
--the clean, pristine condition of the farmhouse
--Home Away's Friends of Tuscany website printout with recommendations for restaurants and visits to other medieval villages within 10 miles of our farmhouse
--fresh farm produce in the village store
Not so much:
-- the 4 mile drive up the twisty, winding road to the farmhouse.
-- the lack of basics in the farmhouse. On Home Away's Friends of Tuscany's website we were led to believe that basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper, herbs etc. would be available. The cupboards were bare. A bit of sugar and a coffee pot would also have been nice.
-- lack of instructions on use of the fireplace for cool Fall evenings.
-- the flies
--the steep incline to the pool with no obvious path
--the rusty grill for barbecuing
--our inability to communicate with the owners (our problem not theirs)who live directly behind the farmhouse
--the farm sheds right below our picture window
Beautifully renovated property.Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Stunning mountain location.Owners very welcoming.Would definitely recommend.
Great view. Owners are really nice and pay attention to details. We were even provided with lovely fresh eggs and a nice bottle of wine. We enjoyed our stay.
Beautiful villa, perfect stay
We stayed here after the place we booked originally was unsuitable for young children. We loved every second. The house is a perfect size for a couple or small family, the finish is excellent and beds very comfortable. The pool area is outstanding, simply the best view I've ever had whilst swimming. There's a jungle gym too which my son loved. The owners were very kind, generous and helpful yet not intrusive. Bruno gave us dried mushrooms and even a bottle of his own wine. A perfect holiday. We are planning on returning next year.
Overall a very nice place and very friendly hosts. Beautiful area and the resturant was excellent.
On the negative side was that the wifi did not work very well, TV was italian only, not a huge problem but had we known we could have brought some DVDs.
The contact number for Laura is not correct.
And it makes huge sence to bring salt and pepper. I guess we where the first guests of the season, so hopefully others will be able to enjoy what we left behind. But we had a wounderful time and enjoyed fab weather.
The house is in Silico, a unique medieval village in the area of the large village of Pieve Fosciana, in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany. There are excellent adventure activities available, and local paths have all been clearly marked for walkers and picnicers.
Outdoor pursuits available through local Activities Company, including guided walking, mountain biking, canoeing and world class canyoning.
Garfagnana is the best area of Tuscany for walking.
From Lucca to Castelnuovo, Pieve Fosciana then Silico.
Detailed directions,local info and recommendations provided.