As the name suggests, at our farm holiday centre it is still possible to enjoy this typical and traditional Tuscan snack (Pane e Olio means “bread and oil”). We are located in the heart of a wood (Bosco di Villa), where it is possible to enjoy total peace and relaxation while enjoying the splendid panoramic views of Garfagnana, from the Tuscan Emilian Apennines to the peaks of the Apuane Alps.
We are easy to reach: from Lucca, follow the signs to Garfagnana/Castelnuovo Garfagnana. Then continue in the direction of Villa Collemandina.
There are 4 main buildings: our house, the Hansel apartment (4+3 persons), the Gretel apartment (4+4 persons) and the old Metato, which was once used to dry chestnuts and now serves as a reception area. In the centre of it all is the old “farmyard”, where it is possible to eat in summer and which is overlooked by the “cookery workshop” with its old wood-burning oven.
The renovation work was carried out following the principles of bio-architecture and totally respecting the characteristic architectural features of the area.
The accommodation, which has also been designed to suit disabled persons, has been furnished with special care and excellent taste.
The end result is a house from days gone by that still offers all of today’s amenities.
Each apartment also has its own pretty private area and parking spaces.
We also accept dogs and cats, who will find new friends here (Lillo, Greg, Gaippe and Lola).
In the farm there is a chicken farming and a raising of goats "Camosciate delle Alpi" that furnish the production of very good cheese.
Near the holiday farm (500 m. approximately) there is a lake with pic-nic spaces and where fishing and swimming are possible.
Near,there are Casone di Profecchia and Sant'Anna Pelago where skiing and cross country skiing are possible.