Col di Lavacchio is a 22 acre farm in northern Tuscany nestling on a ridge below the dramatic peak of Pania del Croce, with sensational views of the Appenines to the south and east.

Lavacchio serves as a perfect base for an action-packed adventure, a cultural feast or an indulgent rest. Whether you want to hang glide from a crag or attend the Puccini festival, to amble amongst the olives or spot wild boar in the chestnut forest, at Lavacchio we can tailor make your holiday to fit your requirements.

La Fattoria
The old farmhouse at Lavacchio was completely renovated in 2004 and whilst the traditional features, such as the chestnut beams, were retained the house was fitted with smart modern appliances to make your stay a comfortable one. There are five bedrooms (double or twin) and three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable sitting room with an open fire. Two terraces for al fresco eating and a working pizza oven mean that time spent indoors is kept to a minimum.

Facilities include: dishwasher, microwave oven, washing machine, 5 ring gas hob and oven with electric grill, 2 fridges, CD player, DVD/Video and TV, central heating. All linen is included.

La Stalla
The apartment in the new house at Lavacchio is designed for space and comfort. The two bedrooms have twin beds (or enormous doubles) and antique furniture. The sitting room with an open fire also has a sofa bed for extra guests. The small kitchen is sufficiently equipped for culinary adventures. There are spectacular views from every room and a delightful covered area for dining outside.

Facilities include: 4 hob stove and oven, fridge, central heating, BBQ, CD player, DVD/TV. A washing machine is available. All linen is included.

Also available at a small charge are: internet access, telephone, firewood and a cleaning service (both midweek and end of stay). A shopping service can be arranged prior to your stay. Baby sitting is available.

Home Produce and Meals
A selection of produce is available ranging from bread and eggs to fresh fruit and vegetables in season. There is a range of herbs all over the property.
Meals can be served by prior arrangement: these can range from breakfast brought to your door or a 3 course dinner. Poolside barbeques and lessons on the use of the pizza oven are popular. Cookery courses are also available.

Lavacchio facilities
Swimming pool with wooden sunloungers
Pool hut with BBQ
Picnic ware and coolboxes
Table tennis
Badminton
Board games/cards
Guided walks
Mountain bikes can be hired.

Locally
Grotta del Vento (cave tours of 1-3 hours)
Barga (galleries, horse trekking, restaurants)
National Park
Thermal baths/massage at Bagni di Lucca
Tennis, Golf and Hang gliding within 15 kms.

Further afield
Lucca (40 mins), Pisa (75 mins), Florence (90 mins), San Gimigniano (90 mins), Beaches at Viareggio (60 mins), Skiing at Abetone (75 mins)

Shopping
Village shop (3 mins), supermarkets (10 mins), markets on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (within 20 mins).