Giovagallo

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Giovagallo is a carefully restored home located on the borders of Tuscany and Liguria. Overlooking woodlands and The Apennine mountains, this villa is a great place to stay for lazy days unwinding in the garden and visiting sleepy villages nearby.   

The exteriors of the stone home are traditional and welcoming, surrounded by a manicured garden with a furnished terrace, private pool and incredible views. This is a sociable space where you can spend plenty of time enjoying the fragrance of the abundant lavender plants.   

You will discover chic, elegant interiors, neutral colour palettes and modern furnishings as you enter the house. The main living space is a large open-plan room on the first floor with a seating area, dining table and a fully-fitted kitchen.   

Five bedrooms which all have en-suite bathrooms are available for guests. Three of these comfortable rooms also have a kitchenette, making them ideal for a few families travelling together as they offer space and privacy.   

The owners have gone the extra mile to ensure guests have everything they could need while on holiday, including air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and smart TVs.   

When you wish to see more of the area, you do not need to go far to discover walking and hiking trails through a stunning mountain landscape. Just over 1km from the villa, you can also see the staggering Castello di Villa di Tresana, which towers over the village of Tresana. The castle, over 1000 years old in parts, sits on top of a sheer rock face, perfect for battle defence. Over the centuries, the castle was owned by the local Marquises, then invading troops and emperors, and now the fortress has been restored recently and is open to visitors.   

For a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants you could visit the large town of Aulla, which is located 11km away by car. The town sits between two rivers on an important route for traders and pilgrims throughout history. While here, you can see the Abbey of San Caprasio, which was built in 884 and Aulla’s long history can also be seen in its medieval and renaissance buildings, such as the 16th-century Fortezza della Brunella which overlooks the town. If you would like to go on an afternoon walk, there are many ancient trails that start in town and lead out into the nearby chestnut woods.  

The hills in this area are dotted with charming villages you can drive to for a day trip, Villafranca in Lunigiana is one such village 16km away from the house. In villages like this, you can experience day-to-day village life and authentic cuisines such as a tasty cake called Pattona. This atmospheric village has an old mill, a museum of local life, plus walls and a fortress built in the 1100s. Just outside of the village, the river Magra and the nearby parklands are a great picnic spot.   

If you wish to visit a beach, head to Lerici, 34km away from the house, with some incredible beaches and attractions. 

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What you should know…

  • The villa is located in a rural area with a handful of neighbouring villas nearby.
  • Guests can utilise the three double-sofa beds if more sleeping space is needed. 
  • Due to the rural location, we recommend you bring a car to visit nearby villages and natural attractions.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior (250m2)

Ground Floor

- Bedroom with queen-sized double bed, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
- 2 x bedrooms with queen-sized double beds, kitchenettes, double sofa beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers, sinks, bidets and WCs

First Floor

- Open-plan living room with terrace access, sofa, fireplace, smart TV and dining table seating 8 guests
- Adjoining kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Moka pot
- Bedroom with queen-sized double bed, large kitchenette and seating area with double sofa bed (shared with other bedroom on this floor) and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
- Bedroom with French-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC

Outside Grounds (1000 m2)

- Private swimming pool (14m x 4.5m, 1.4m deep) open from approximately beginning-June to end-September 
- Landscaped garden with fragrant planting
- Vegetable garden
- Pool-side sun loungers and umbrellas
- Terrace with al-fresco dining table
- Outdoor shower
- Barbecue
- Parking spaces

Facilities 

- Air-conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
-Fireplace
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers

Location

About the surrounding area of Giovagallo
Watersports Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Nestled in the hills of the Tuscan and Ligurian border, Giovagallo is the perfect base for a holiday with friends or family. Here you can spend your days hiking through the forests, wandering around charming historic villages or visiting the incredible sweeping coastline.   

The villa is in a leafy, rural area with just a few homes nearby. This is an ideal spot for those wishing to get away from it all and unwind in nature. Close to the villa, you can join hiking trails, hire bikes or book on to horse treks through the surrounding hills. When you wish to dine out or pick up some groceries, you will not be isolated as the nearest supermarket, bar, and restaurant can be found under 8km away.   

Aulla, the largest town in the Lunigiana region, is also only 11km away from the villa and has everything you could need. The town is a lively place on the Via Francigena pilgrim trail, so you can expect to find plenty of places of worship, historic sites and great walks here. Walking around, you will see shops, restaurants, a thriving local market and a fortress which towers over this river-side town. Visitors can visit the fortress, which also has a natural history museum inside.

When you wish to visit the beautiful Ligurian coastline, La Spezia is a brilliant option and is a 32km drive from the villa. This charming harbourside city has artisan shops, cafes, bars and a wide range of restaurants. Additionally, you can visit the city’s medieval castle Castello di San Giorgio, which houses an archaeological museum and offers unrivalled views. If you would like to visit the famous Cinque Terre villages, then why not take a ferry from La Spezia if you do not fancy driving there. The boat ride to the first village Riomaggiore takes 45-minutes. You could visit just one village or try to see all five. These incredible UNESCO World Heritage-protected fishing villages are well worth a visit and make for a memorable day trip.   

You will need to travel a further 2km along from La Spezia to Lerici when you want to visit the beach. Lerici has some fantastic beaches, including the Blue Flag awarded Venus Azure beach. Lerici is known for its breathtaking coastline and is also known as ‘the Gulf of Poets’ as poets and writers such as Percy Shelley and Lord Byron used to flock here for inspiration. You will surely be equally inspired as you wander the pretty streets or dine at al-fresco on the bustling Piazza Garibaldi.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa International Airport

(96km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genova City Airport

(123km)

Nearest Restaurant

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Aulla

(11km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Aulla

(11km)

Nearest Beach Baia Blu

(34km)

Nearest Town Aulla

(11km)

Nearest City La Spezia

(32km)

Nearest Ferry Port La Spezia

(32km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Marigola Lerici

(35km)

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Surrounded by trees and wide-open spaces, Giovagallo is the perfect home for a holiday with little ones who will love playing outside all day and using the private pool. As you explore nearby villages and towns, you will find countless castles and local museums to visit with the kids, which will help bring history to life.  

This area is also fantastic for spending time together in nature and heading out on adventures. One lovely place to visit as a family is The Straits of Giaredo, which is 33km away. This is a stunning canyon filled with caves and crystal-clear pools, which your whole party will enjoy seeing. If you do not feel confident walking here alone, then you can book a guided walk with safety equipment for kids who like climbing.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Board games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Laundry service available
  • Tailor made tours and activities available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Maid service
- Fridge stocking service
- Babysitting service
- Tailor-made tours and activities
- Cooking lessons
- Laundry service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €250, payable locally. This is for a standard changeover clean. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €50 per day from approximately beginning-November to end-March, payable locally.
Minimum stay 7 nights from approximately mid-June to beginning-September. 4 nights over the Christmas period. 3 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday from approximately mid-June to beginning-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Pets of up to 20kg in size are allowed on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €10 per pet per day will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from approximately beginning-June to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

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