via della zina - Tiglio Basso , Barga 55051 Barga (Lucca)
The Farmhouse is situated in the centre of the historical town of Tiglio, Barga, 520 metres above sea level, and it owes it's name to the very old Turkey oak trees that are situated on the house's land.
The property dates back to 1658 (east wing) and 1771 (south wing), as can still be read on the stones over the main entrances.
The property is enclosed in it's surrounding walls, being a village in itself. You will also find the swimming pool with sun terraces, the sun grotto, the children's play park, a private park, olive grove, and other buildings belonging to us which you can go to see only accompanied by one of us.
Our agricultural business, surrounded by greenery, comprising of 20 hectares of land, mainly with chestnut trees and olive groves, is situated in the mountainous village of Tiglio and is far away from industrial areas and noises. Our grandparents inherited the land and after having been left abandoned for decades, my sister and Ii have decided to rediscover the beauty of nature, of the greenery and tranquillity.
We produce honey, completely natural, chestnut, acacia and millefiori, olive oil, chestnut flour, and timber for firewood and for carpentry.
At I Cerretelli there is respect for tradition, which can be seen and understood by the types of materials and techniques that have been used. In the restoration work, it blends well with the privacy that the guests have and the comforts offered, as well as the conservation of historic memories, like the old log fired brad oven and the old wash tub.
L'Oreste apartment sleeps 2 + 3, comprises of:
Dining room with corner kitchen unit, double bedroom, small living room with sofa bed, bathroom and exclusive balcony.
Il Bruno apartment, sleeps 2, comprises of:
Kitchen area with corner kitchen unit, sofa bed, double bedroom, bathroom.
Il Gianni apartment, sleeps 2, comprises of:
Dining room with corner kitchen unit and sofa bed, double bedroom, bathroom.
The apartments Il Gianni and Il Bruno are connecting apartments, they can therefore be rented together as one bigger apartment, sleeping 4
La Sandra apartment, sleeps 2 + 3, comprises of:
Dining room with corner kitchen unit, double bedroom, small living room with sofa bed, bathroom.
La Moretta apartment, sleeps 2 + 2, comprises of:
Dining room with corner kitchen unit, double bedroom, small living room on a raised deck, two sofa beds on another raised deck, bathroom.
L'Amelia apartment, sleeps 2, comprises of:
Dining room with corner kitchen unit, sofa bed, double bedroom, bathroom and small living room on a raised deck.
The apartments La Moretta and L'Amelia are connecting apartments and they can therefore be rented together as one bigger apartment, sleeping 4 + 2.
PLACES TO VISIT
There are numerous different places that you can go to visit, from the mountains to the sea, with a bike, by foot, or by car.
Above the small village of Tiglio you will find Tiglio alto, an old medieval castle, where on its riuned foundations of its walls and tower, now stands the church of San Giusto.
Following the CAI paths, you can by foot reach the neighbouring mountain villages, one being Coreglia antelmineli, ull o history and known for it's museum of
plaster figures, the Tuscan Apennine crest, named La Nuda, because it has no vegetation: and the Lago Santo (Holy Lake), near Modena.
The important medieval town of Barga itself must not be forgotten about, under Florence's liberal protection and influence, beautiful and important historical palaces were to appear. More important, especially from an architectural point of view, is the Duomo di Barga (Barga's Cathedral). Building of the Duomo commenced in the X° century and completed in the XVII° century. On the road leading to Tiglio you will be able to admire the beautiful views of the Duomo and the Apuan Alps. You must not gorged to visit the Convent of Saint Elisabeth, and Saint Francis's., unique in it's examples of it's religious symbols made from Robbiane clay, (School of Andrea from Robbia); the theatre XVII° century (Teatro dei Differenti), Pancrazzi's Palace and many more luxurious palaces and villas. It must be remembered that Barga has been recognised as one of the100 most beautiful villages in Italy, and has been awarded La Bandiera Arancione (the Orange Flag).
Four kms from Barga, you can find the small village of Castelvecchio Pascoli, the home and place of death of the poet Giovanni Pascoli: remembering also his most famous poems like L'Aquilone, O Valentino, La Cavallina Storna, L'Ora di Barga, etc.
There is easy access to the whole of the Garfagnana area from Castelnuovo. G up until the Apuan natural reserve of Orecchiella, either by car or even on a mountain bike.
L'Orrido di Botri is a very particular place to visit, it is a small natural canyon, excavated from the a rock in the Torrente Fegana, only a few km from Tiglio, le ripide dell'Ania, (Ania's falls), reachable on foot, and the Grotta del Vento, (the Wind Grotto).
The Ponte del Diavolo, (the Devil's Bridge) otherwise called Ponte della Maddalena, (Maddalena's bridge), goes back to the X° century, it's architectural shape and it's daring light will astound you as it crosses over the Serchio river.
Either by train or by car, you might want to go and visit the famous art cities, like Lucca 39 Km, Pisa 65 Km or Firenze 103 Km
Finally the sea, Viareggio 65 Km is renowned for it's beautiful beach, and becomes alive with its yearly carnival festival, and it's nightlife, ongoing since the 1960's.
During the winter season you can go skiing on the most famous ski slopes in the Centre of Italy: The Abetone, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by car, and The Radici approximately 1 hour by car.
Our guests will find available, brochures, maps, directions of mountain pathways, bicycles, and train timetables for their use.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
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Years later still an immense longing to go back. A strong hug to carinissima Mona Lisa and the two beautiful daughters. Franco Rosanna Marika (GE)
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Fantastic place, top host, all designed to welcome guests in the best possible. a vote for the special lady Mona Lisa and her beautiful daughters.
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Our stay in late August / early September it was really relaxing in a beautiful place and quiet. Particularly thanks to the kindness and helpfulness of the Mona Lisa that gave us much information to better explore the beautiful Garfagnana. Unser Aufenthalt Ende August / September Anfang war sehr erholsam, liegt an einem der Farm wunderschönen ruhigen und Ort. Ein besonderer Dank geht an Gioconda, die immer freundlich war und uns viele gute Informationen zur Entdeckung der Schönheit der Garfagnana arriving hat.
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