Grifoglia was the perfect tonic to our hectic lives. We drove from Lucca to Barga, and then the windy, single track road for 20 mins through beautiful chestnut forests to reach our accommodation. Kerry and Pietro were great hosts, nothing being too much trouble. The lovingly cared for vegetable garden provided us with fresh ingredients for the inspired use of our well-appointed kitchen. We stayed in the studio apartment which was very comfortable, with the most beautiful view. Most of the time we were happy to stay at Grifoglia and do walks from there, and just relax and enjoy being in nature. At night in bed there was complete silence, only broken if you wanted to go out and look at the stars and then there would be the sound of owls and of the river. When we could tear ourselves away we would go to Barga for provisions or meals out, itself an interesting and lovely place, or drive further afield to the mountain towns and we did venture to Cinque Terra for the day from there which was wonderful but a rather long day. We had booked Grifoglia for 3 nights and stayed for 7, and came away relaxed, fit, and feeling we'd made a memorable connection with our hosts.
- Also Known As:
- Grifoglia Tuscany/Barga, Italy