Polidori Appartment

Our Tuscan holiday home is in a small hamlet with stunning views of the Appennines from the private terrace and shared garden.

The accommodation comprises one bedroom with king size bed, single bed and en suite shower room, and a large living room with a double sofa bed. The kitchen alcove is fully fitted including dishwasher, and both rooms open onto the terrace.

This is a quiet, peaceful place, ideal as a base from which to explore northern Tuscany with its endless variety of fascinating hill towns, bars, restaurants, local food festivals and markets. Lucca is an hour by train from the local town, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (15 mins drive). The village (15 mins walk downhill) has 2 bars and river access for swimming.

About the location

Garfagnana is a designated area of natural beauty and is known for its culinary specialities. The location and atmosphere of Casa Polidori are tranquility itself, with no passing traffic but wide open views of the Apennines and the valley of the river Serchio. It's also a perfect centre from which to explore the Garfagnana, its picturesque villages and hamlets, lakeside restaurants and bars, and to slip effortlessly into the local way of life - where time doesn't rush.

The local produce, both food and wine, is excellent and there are plenty of good quality restaurants and bars nearby that won’t break the bank.

Local delicacies include the sheep's cheese, pecorino, which can be mild (dolce) or mature (stagionata); a kind of rustic quiche (torta salata) from the bakeries and fresh pasta shops; farro, a kind of spelt which is similar to pearl barley and makes an excellent salad base instead of rice; sweet and savoury dishes using chestnut flour and the local salami, tied in a ring, called a mondiola.

Useful web sites about the area:


Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Filicaia (HE28769)

Tuscany ,   Italy

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 14 Nov 2020