500-year-old rustic farmhouse in the heart of the Appenini mountains
Welcome to rustic Italy at its most spectacular. Castagnola is a truly Italian hamlet containing 10 houses, all owned by Italians. Some families live here permanently and have done for generations; for some it is a weekend getaway. The hamlet enjoys wonderful mountain views and is situated on a no-through road so is extremely peaceful and very safe for children. It is just 2km from Quara, a pretty village with a good selection of shops and a bar for your morning coffee. Our charming stone house, which is approx 500 years old, can sleep up to 8 (plus 2 travel cots), is well equipped and furnished in a simple style. It retains many original features, including terracotta, brick and flagstone floors, an open fire and a working outdoor pizza oven. From early June to early September there is a wonderful open-air swimming pool in the nearby town of Toano (8km), and the house is extremely well placed for skiing, being just 25 minutes' drive from the ski resort of Febbio.
Accommodation Summary : The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and bikers due to the stunning mountainous scenery. There are many marked walking routes in the area, several of which start in Castagnola. The Parco del Gigante, one Read more