Many visitors find it difficult to even leave the grounds!
When it's hot and sunny, there's no better place than sitting round the private pool
- or standing on it!
The table tennis table is under a wisteria covered pergola for shade
The house is set in 5 acres of vineyard and rough pasture dropping down in terraces to a mountain stream
You can wander down the track at the edge of the vines to paddle in the stream - or just lie around on the terrace with a book!
The medieval town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only a ten minute drive away
There are supermarkets and shops, restaurants and take-aways, ice cream parlours and lots of bars!
The market is held weekly in the streets and piazzas and there are religious processions, open air concerts, food and wine festivals and various other entertainments during the summer.
Lago di Pontecosi is a 5 minute drive - you can see the lake from the house.
At our side of the river is a short walk along the lake with picnic spots and barbeques
Or you can cross the bridge and feed the ducks, and walk round past the childrens play area to the old stone bridge and little church.
The bar on the lake side sells delicious ice cream and serves lunches during the week. Occasionally there is a village festa where long tables are put up at the edge of the lake and the villagers serve local homemade food and drink.
A short drive away on the other side of the river is the Buffardella Adventure Park
An absolutely amazing place for adults and youngsters with seven challenging courses of climbing ropes and zip wires through the trees - full safety training given! Nearby is the Golf Club Garfagnana - a six hole course set in the mountains above Pontecosi. They organise floodlit evenings during the summer - clubs can be hired and there is a putting green, driving range, bar and restaurant. There is also a ranch in Pontecosi for horse riding and Garfagnana trekking.
San Romano in Garfagnana - Adventure Park Buffardella Poggio - Fishing and Horse riding Cipressi - Golf Club Garfagnana Pontecosi - Horse riding