Classic stone Tuscan farmhouse

Classic stone Tuscan farmhouse


Apr 2019

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

La Roccia, dating from 1743, is a beautiful, serene Tuscan farmhouse, tastefully decorated with a mix of modern and antique furniture. It is across the courtyard from our full-time home and is equally as loved and cherished, so doesn't feel like a characterless holiday home.

Downstairs there is a large eat-in kitchen with marble worktops, wooden cabinetry and a fully beamed ceiling. The kitchen has a dishwasher and a working fireplace. On the ground floor there is also a bedroom with twin beds and a separate bathroom with a large shower.

Up the spiral staircase, you'll find a double living and dining room with attractive antique furniture and an original beamed ceiling. There is also lovely double bedroom with a view over the courtyard. On this floor there is a second bathroom with a new, very large, walk in shower.

You'll have exclusive use of the lovely courtyard, with views up through the olive terraces. From the courtyard, you'll maybe see our family of resident deer. There is also a rear, private terrace.

Our home is set in nine acres of olive terraces and woodland, which you're free to explore. There is a small swimming pool, remodelled in Spring 2022, open May to September. Also a laundry room.

Our home is 18 km from the magnificent Medieval and Renaissance city of Lucca; 70 minutes from Florence / Firenze; 45 minutes from Pisa, the Versilian Riviera and the smart beach resort of Forte dei Marmi; and within two hours of Siena and southern Tuscany. A car is essential.


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More about us

  1. We're a married couple, in our early 50s; we've been together for 28 years.

  2. Christopher is a brand strategist and writer, while Adrian is an estate agent in Tuscany.

  3. We love literature, antiques, art, film, food, dogs, and good conversation.

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Where is it?


In the Province of Lucca, La Roccia 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 (75 minutes) are close enough for day trips.

The smart beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi, Lido di Camaiore and Viareggio are only a short (45 minutes), but stunning drive across the Apuan Alps.

The historic, hilltop cathedral town of Barga (20 minutes) and Puccini’s favourite Torre del Lago (45 minutes) have wonderful music and opera festivals throughout the spring and summer.

Buzzy restaurants
There is a wonderful restaurant just ten minutes walk away
Cool bars
Bar Colombo at Teatro Colombo in Valdottavo is perfect for an aperitivo
Cozy cafés
Antica Caffe della Mura on the walls of Lucca
Retail therapy
Lucca, Forte dei Marmi and Firenze have temptations galore
Bit of culture
Celle dei Puccini with its museum in the home of Puccini's grandparents is two kilometres away
Walks in the park
The Renaissance walls of Lucca are its four kilomere long city park
Spot of exercise
Monte Matanna with its views over Corsica is just 15 kilometres away
Day tripping
Lucca, Firenze / Florence, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Volterra, San Gimingnano

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