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Prosecco at the pool to celebrate your holiday
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Prosecco at the pool to celebrate your holiday
The Villa in Summer from the fields below
The exquisite view with ever-changing sky
I Cinghiali, The Wild Boars, a beautifully restored country villa in the Tuscan hills
The village of Caprignana - home to the villa
All these for only 20 Euros at the local market
Breakfast on the lower terrace
Vista of villages scattered down the valley
A typical sunrise from many of the villa windows
The village, in a timeless community in a gentle part of Tuscany
Dining and drinks on the large terrace is mandatory for guests!
The dining room laid out for a typical Tuscan feast
From the terrace to the village church
Late afternoon skies
A village field underneath the marble mountains
Late afternoon drinks with a view
The largest old stone oven in the district, waiting for your feast
Fresh, yummy produce
The fire place dating from 1826 in the sitting room
One of 3 almost identical luxury king sized bedrooms
Bread, cheese and wine. What more could you want?
The cooks haven: every pot, pan and utensil you need to cook up a Tuscan storm!
Stunning 12 meter pool with a view
The dining room table opens out to cater for 12 guests
Another of the 3 luxury king bedrooms
One of the two twin bedded rooms
The shed full of ancient work tools and base of the huge outdoor terrace
Stunning view of the 10th Century fortress on the hill opposite
The Villa with two large terraces, the best view in Tuscany and a beautiful pool
The large terrace ideal for languid lunches or gin and tonics at sunset
The bright downstairs bathroom with wet area walk in shower
Large bright white full size bathroom upstairs with bath and walk in wet area shower
Figs from the tree in the orchard. Yum!
The lovely sitting room
I Cinghiali, a beautiful rural retreat for your family and friends
Lucca: ancient walled city with Roman ampitheatre and 72 churches
Castlenuovo - the must go to Thursday market
Inside the barn: just in case you want to rent that space too
Perfect on a hot day
The stone trough and fountain from where we drink beautiful water
The pool from the barn terrace
The beautiful stone 100 year old villa I Cinghiali nestled in the green hills of the Garfagnana
The village sport of cheese bowling
The valley is home to many lovely shrines
Ah...every woman loves a good market: great stuff and very inexpensive
The always changing view
Food, glorious food!
A light lunch at home
Pontecosi near the villa
Vernazza one of the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre - less than 2 hours away
Pizza....for about €7
The artistic town of Barga nearby
Food has a timeless quality in these hills
The ancient amphitheater at Lucca
From the garden to the oven
A procession through the village
Flag throwing in the fortzza
A nearby town
The terrace - waiting for your dinner to be served
Castlenuovo in Spring
The original owners of the villa in the 1930's
The hills in Springtime
A groaning table
Autumn colours in the woods
The small orchard on the property
Villa Grabau lemonhouse - one of the wonderful villas you can visit near Lucca
Set for a candlelit dinner
Chunks of marble in the mountains near the villa
Seafood at a wonderful restaurant Ciccio at Bocca di Magra
Garfagnana honey is delicious
Lunch at Il Pozzo, Pieve Fosciana
The best coffee in town
The best olive oil comes from the Lucca hills
No description needed!!
If you like your coffee strong, Italy is the place to be.
A groaning lunch table for two
Ravioli at La Baita - a must go to restaurant in nearby Corfino
At home - entree
Summer fruit in the marketplace
Summer calls for an Aperol spritz
Amazing purple aubergines
Lunch on the terrace
Meats in the local supermarket
Visit the cheese factory in the next village at Vibbiana and meet Fabrizio, son of the owners
Waiting for guests
Figs from my tree
Some of the different types of tomatoes at the market
Candlelit dinner
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6 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 11
Caprignana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
I invite you to spend a dream Five Star holiday at my beautiful northern Tuscan property known as ‘I Cinghiali’ or ‘The Wild Boars’ in the hills of the Garfagnana, a magical green oasis where the pace of life has changed little over the ages.

No famous artworks, just wonderful villages full of local people going about their daily business in the marketplaces.

No Michelin logos, but the most unbelievable food prepared by Slow Food chefs and the woman of the house where you enjoy the specialty of the day without the need for a printed menu.

Yes, there are supermarkets, but the produce found in the small specialty shops reminds you how good food tasted when you were young. Cheese is made in the next village; the prosciutto in my village shop is the best on the planet and you can buy fresh and delicious unpasteurised milk from a vending ma...
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About the Owner, Buzz M
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 28 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 23 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
You will be met by my charming neighbour, Anna, a former schoolteacher at the local school who was part of the family from whom I purchased the property in 1988. She will help you with any information or help you require during your stay. If you're there in the summer months it is likely that I, the owner, may be in the villa and if so I will look forward to meeting you and sharing some home grown produce from my garden with you.
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had the most outstanding week here. We esoecially loved that there were not many tourists and we got to go to places the locals go. Stunning view , small village. Exceptional host Definitely recommend this

Management response:

Lovely, thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure having your family here and celebrating your mother's 80th birthday. I look forward to you returning for her 90th.


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Cynthia F
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

What a perfect way to top my European travels! A week relaxing by the pool and nightly visits to various villages as they celebrated their towns and gathered for a meal, dancing and local flavor. Shopping in nearby Castlenuovo was a success! Topped with espresso on the piazza. Then on to a magnificent 4 four course luncheon in the village...

Management response:

Grazie Mille. You are always welcome back.


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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Management response:

It was wonderful to have you here. You are always welcome to return.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    1 Twin
    3 Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
RM 15,568
28 Apr 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
7 nights
RM 13,656
2 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
7 nights
RM 16,387
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights
RM 19,118
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning : RM 273 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Caprignana is a small village where life matters. Only about 60 inhabitants, they look after each other and a sense of real community often missing in current lives, is still present. In the next village you can visit an amazing family run cheese factory. Down the road there is an adventure park where you can swing in the trees doing a ropes course. Everywhere there are daily village markets for your food, wonderful wine shops where you can buy a five litre pack of delicious red or white for a song, and the baker in the next town has the best bread on the planet. Everything is local and everything is fresh. You buy in season and eat the best of what is available. You will be directed to wonderful inexpensive restaurants where you will wonde
Getting around
You'll have your own car and a map or sat nav and you'll receive a list of all the wonderful things to do in the area. The local railway station is Piazza al Serchio, just down the hill from the house, in the next town, if you have visitors coming in by train. You can also use a train to go to Lucca for the day, or Florence or the Cinque Terre. Italian rail is incredibly cheap.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa International Airpot: 90.0 km
Railway: Piazza al Serchio: 3.0 km
Full directions will be given to you in the 100+ page information booklet you will receive when you make your final payment.

Caprignana is in the Serchio Valley between Lucca and Aulla, near La Spezia. There is no motorway but a good road through the valley. If you are in Lucca you come north, if you are in Aulla you come south: about the same distance from both.

If you are coming from Pisa airport where you have hired a car, then its an easy drive to Lucca and up the valley. If you are coming from Milano, its about 3 hours door to door. If you are coming from Florence, drive to Lucca and then into the valley from there.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6,282)
Tuscany Villas (25,270)
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