La Roccia, Borgo della Madonnina - Tuscany home swap

La Roccia is situated across the marble courtyard from Casa della Madonnina. It's named after the massive boulder built into the kitchen that forms the foundation of the house. Downstairs, this traditional two-storey farmhouse has a large eat-in kitchen, which has chestnut cupboards, marble worktops and a dishwasher. The ceiling is original with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles. There is an original, working fireplace in the kitchen. On the ground floor there is also a double bedroom with an antique pine wardrobe and a large shower room.

Up the wrought iron staircase, you'll find a pretty, two zone sitting room with an open fireplace, a lovely double bedroom and a bathroom with a tub. Again, there are terracotta tiles and chestnut beams throughout. The house overlooks the valley and has two private, outside terraces with deckchairs, a table and chairs for dining and a small barbeque.

It also has access to mobile internet if you bring a laptop with you.

About the location

La Roccia and Borgo della Madonina is close to Celle dei Puccini, one time home of the Puccini family, and the beautiful hill village of Pescaglia, perched at the top of a steep hillside. Bordered by the forested Appenines to the east and the Apuan Alps to the west, the Garfagnana area is one of alpine meadows, lush hills, rivers and gorges, making it ideal for walking and hiking.

The Medieval and Renaissance, walled city of Lucca is only 18 kilometres away, while Pisa (45 minutes) and Florence (70 minutes) are close enough for day trips. The smart beach resorts of Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi are only a short (40 minutes), but stunning drive across the Apuan Alps. Barga and Torre del Lago have wonderful music and opera festivals throughout the spring and summer.

Nearby there are two very warm and welcoming, family owned restaurants, Molin della Volpe, a pleasant ten minute walk away, and La Strepitosa in Dezza, a ten minute drive away

Type of home swap

  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Housesitting Wanted

Pescaglia (HE36781)

Tuscany ,   Italy

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

September 2017 - November 2017
November 2017 - December 2017

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 29 Aug 2017