Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Pepper to assist us with our bags. In fact, he had been trying to reach us during the day by email as there was the possibility of a train strike and he wanted to be sure we did not get stranded en route. The B&B has been lovingly restored and decorated with tasteful furniture and art. In the late afternoon, Pepper gave us a personal tour of the fortress - what an amazing structure with meaningful American connections from the 2nd world war. Later we met up with Rusty for dinner at a local restaurant with recommendations from Rusty and Pepper as they have eaten everything on the menu! Breakfasts featured local fresh fruit, meats and cheeses as well as special gluten-free pastry prepared especially for our dietary needs. What a wonderful treat! We'll definitely be back - and next time we'll stay longer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is in Ghivizzano, nestled in the Serchio Valley between the Apuan Alps and the Apennines. Ghivizzano is a wonderful medieval village with an historical center. We offer accommodations in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Casa La Pace has been completely restored and tastefully decorated. We have several common rooms where guests can gather by the fireplace, watch TV, or quietly read a book. We also offer Internet and wireless access for your convenience. We are a short train ride from Lucca, Pisa, & Florence. Nearby are several restaurants offering a wide variety of Italian dishes. There is also a bakery, a pastry shop, post office, and bar within walking distance. If relaxation is your ideal vacation, there are thermal bathhouses and spas nearby. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Serchio Valley and the Garfagnana offer hiking trails, scenic mountains and dramatic gorges. Scattered throughout the valley are many medieval villages to explore, each with its own history, architecture, and cuisine. Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is perfect for exploring the beauty and history of northern Tuscany. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa La Pace Bed And Breakfast Italy/Ghivizzano