Holiday Homes & Hiking Tours Tuscany Italy

Escape to the Garfagnana mountains
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More than just a place to stay…

Col di Lavacchio, set in the rugged mountainous beauty of northern Tuscany, is an organic farm with stunning olive groves, sweeping vineyards, and awe-inspiring views over the Serchio valley to the Apennines beyond. Two rustic and elegant houses reflect the area’s tradition and history while providing all the modern conveniences our guests expect.

“We have been hosting and catering for walking holidays, family celebrations and creative events for two decades, so when you book with us, you know you’re in good hands. We’ll make your stay unforgettable with local recommendations and irresistible excursions. Let us help you explore this incredible part of Tuscany.”

Jamie and Ailsa

Challenge yourself on an adventure holiday with expert local guides in the high Tuscan Apennines and the rugged Apuane Alps. Find something for everyone from the casual walker to the serious mountaineer in an undiscovered hiker’s paradise.

Choose our highly acclaimed Wild Tuscany Hiking Holiday or put together your own Pick ‘n Mix Mountain Adventure Holiday from our menu of local excursions.

Relax in the rustic elegance of an organic farm high in the Tuscan mountains north of Lucca. Two rental properties nestled in a natural amphitheatre with ample amenities including a magnificent salt water pool with dreamy views towards Barga and the Apennines.

Looking for a beautiful venue for your next flower workshop retreat or a creative writing course? Have a look at our gallery of past events and feel inspired

  • A wonderful place to stay in the Appennine! If you like wilderness and hiking this is your place! The appartements we’re decorated and furnished with a lot of taste. Kitchen had everything you could need. Super friendly hosts and sweet sweet dog 🙂 We had a lovely stay and can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Marie Stadelmann
    21st September 2020
  • The col do lavaccio Agroturismo is in a spectacular location in the garfanano hills near Barga an easy train ride to the beautiful town of Lucca. Jamie and Ailsa make one feel totally at home with local knowledge and Ailsa’s fabulous cooking using home produced veg and fruits, also local dairy, meat and fish. There is a lovely swimming pool area surrounded by rockeries, views and hills for hiking in all directions. Recommend highly for those who would like to organise small yoga or Pilates retreats and visitors to the region who enjoy hiking as relaxing. Italian, English and some french spoken. Rooms are homely with smart almost en-suite bathrooms.

    thumb Sally Bunning
    25th July 2019
  • Enjoyed a lovely week`s walking in this special place. Jamie and Ailsa are wonderful hosts, very knowlegable on the area but equally laid back and relaxed. The food and wine are first class and the accommodation very comfortable. Really beautiful yet quiet area for walking, from colourful beech woods to breezy summits and spectacular limestone peaks. Thoroughly recommended!

    thumb S Brown
    9th June 2019
  • We had an incredibly idyllic stay for 4 nights. Our hosts husband and wife Jamie and Ailsa could not have been more accommodating. We stayed in a farmhouse on the estate with 6 friends and had a fabulous time. The scenery is breathtaking, goats, the cutest dog and cats, a real home away from home. One day Jamie and Ailsa came and cooked wood-fired pizzas for us all it was absolutely delicious washed down with the local prosecco. Another evening they took us in a minibus to a local restaurant where we enjoyed the most fabulous meal. The surrounding land was perfect for long country walks and the peace and quiet were exactly what we all needed. We all had just the best time there and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes the agriturismo experience. Thank you Jamie and Ailsa for a delightful holiday.

    thumb K N
    5th May 2019
  • Have just spent a wonderful week savouring all that is on offer at Lavacchio. From the early morning swims in the saltwater pool, the days of hiking in glorious scenery and mountains to the wonderful food and hosting provided by Ailsa and Jamie. Our week of mischief, madness and mayhem was just perfect.

    thumb Karen Jones
    31st July 2019

Be looked after in style

Our aim is to help you make the most of your holiday in Tuscany Italy. Treat yourself to some of life’s little luxuries.

The Garfagnana

A mountain idyll rich in poetry, music and folklore and quietly developing a reputation for spectacular adventure sports.

Our farm in the sky

Originally from Scotland, we had travelled extensively before we chanced upon this neglected hill farm in northern Tuscany.

Choose from our tailor-made activity holiday options, including wine tasting, visiting the Grotta del Vento or the marble mines of Michaelangelo, going mountain biking, canyoning, horse riding and enjoying the local food and music festas.  Lots more available when we talk about what appeals to you!

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Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo

How to be green

As the clouds billow up from the valley below, I am putting off donning my boiler suit and brandishing the strimmer. We have recently expanded Col di Lavacchio by 6 acres, much of it bramble and old...

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Choose from our tailor-made activity holiday options, including wine tasting, visiting the Grotta del Vento or the marble mines of Michaelangelo, going mountain biking, canyoning, horse riding and enjoying the local food and music festas.  Lots more available when we talk about what appeals to you!

How to be green

As the clouds billow up from the valley below, I am putting off donning my boiler suit and brandishing the strimmer. We have recently expanded Col di Lavacchio by 6 acres, much of it bramble and old...

read more

Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo

Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo Promiana Molazzana 55020 Lucca Italy

Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo Promiana Molazzana 55020 Lucca Italy

Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo Promiana Molazzana 55020 Lucca Italy