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Villa in medieval village of Sillico, near Lucca with private swimming pool

Casa Laura, private swimming pool and terrace
29 reviews
Casa Laura, private swimming pool and terrace
Swimming pool and garden
the semi covered patio area offers some welcome shade for al fresco dining
Start your day with a coffee or discuss the days events over an aperitif
lounge with plenty of comfortable seating
lounge leading into study
study with internet access
kitchen dining area
A bright and spacious master bedroom
Master bedroom
Second upstairs double bedroom
downstairs bathroom
upstairs bathroom
view from Sillico church
Casa Laura with the  panoramic views from the house and garden
Create you own pizzas in our outside wood oven
Your hosts, Yvonne and Delfo Melli
Horseriding is just one of the many outdoor pursuits available in the area
Sillico's July wheat festival
Sillico village
Sillico in the spring
Il Belvedere Restaurant, Sillico
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Pieve Fosciana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Close to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana the capital of the Garfagnana valley, Sillico is a delightful medieval village dating back as far as 1500's when it was home to one of the most notorious bandits of the region, Il Moro. The village sits 700 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the Apuan Alps and Apennines mountains.

The village is full of character and history and has a bar with an outside terrace providing those all important views, a popular restaurant and small local shop providing basic supplies.

Casa Laura, consists of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge with DVD facilities and a study with internet access.

The modern kitchen is spacious and well equipped.

There is a large partly covered terrace area adjacent to the swimming pool which is ideal for al fresco dining and general relaxing. The hous...
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About the Owner, Yvonne M
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 29 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
My husband and I live a few kilometres away and can be on hand as little or as much as is required. I like to welcome and settle in my guests upon arrival but we have a key safe by the front door so even if your arrival is late we have a solution. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the area having lived here for a considerable time and a good selection or maps, tourist information brochures and guide books of the area to insure you have all the information you need to plan a successful holiday.
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Listing #HL84329
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 29 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed, 5 adults, for a week and could not recommend both the location and property enough! The house is spacious and very clean; we had a couple of issues with the plumbing on first day, but Yvonne and her husband were very quick to fix these, whilst still smiling! The views and walks from the house are amazing! As...

Reviewed 15 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad Casa Laura and the surrounding area lived up to your expectations. The pizza oven isn't as easy to use as you would expect, so if your pizzas turned out well, well done.


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Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Management response:

I'm very glad Casa Laura and the surrounding area lived up to your expectations and that you all had a good holiday. Our local restaurant is a real asset to the village and I have no hesitation in recommending it to my guests. I look forward to welcoming you back.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Casa Laura's accommodation is divided over two floors; the ground floor consists of the lounge and study area, a kitchen which incorporates a dining area, a bathroom and the twin bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a five ring gas cooker,granite worktops and in conjunction with the rest of the house its style is a blend of modern and traditional. The bedroom easily accommodates two twin beds and also houses the washing machine. Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms both of which have breathtaking views over the valley and a modern bathroom.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    2 Kings
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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19 May 2018 -
29 May 2018
4 nights
2 Jun 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
Early Summer
4 nights
7 Jul 2018 -
24 Aug 2018
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  • Damage Deposit: €150 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Discounts may be available for couples and for monthly stays in May, June, September and October. Pleased feel free to contact me.
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About the neighbourhood
The Garfagnana is situated in the northern part of Tuscany, nestled between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan Appennine mountains. It is a region rich in local traditions, natural beauty and breathtaking views. In order to protect its beauty in 1985 it was designated a natural park. Naturally the area provides great walking country and from Sillico there are a series of clearly marked walks of varying length and difficulty enabling you to discover the territory and enjoy this wonderful landscape. There are countless mountain top villages to explore and during the summer months many of the villages have festivals. On three evenings in July and August Sillico hosts one of the best. The village is transported back to medieval times, its residents are all in period costume and the cobbled stre... more
Getting around
A car is necessary to enjoy the area, however a regular train service operates from Castlenuovo di Garfagnana to Lucca, Pisa and Pisa.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pisa International: 70.0 km
Railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana: 10.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 120.0 km
From the UK, Pisa International is the nearest airport with British Airways, Ryanair and Easyjet all offering direct flights. All the major car hire companies operate from within the airport.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6,637)
Tuscany Villas (25,001)
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