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

  • Imaginative delicious meals featuring fresh garden and orchard pickings, coupled with well appointed comfortable accommodations surrounded by the vineyard and wildflowers combine for an absolute magical holiday setting. Jaimie and Ailsa are excellent personable hosts and happy to share local knowledge, including top notch trekking guides who tailored diverse walks in the Garfagnana for our group. Col di Lavacchio - 5 stars - most definitely.

    thumb Susan Engles
    29th July 2019
  • Superb one-week Pilates trip at Lavacchio. Rural Tuscan hill top setting is spectacular - beautiful views over the valley surrounded by other hill top vistas. Their gardens/orchards are abundant with birdsong and wildlife. The large pool by the farmhouse is a sanctuary surrounded by a bounty of lavender plantings. Interiors also beautiful. Super-comfy beds, lovely furniture, walls hung with interesting art and textiles. Food was magnificent. Ailsa's cooking is inspired - super tasty, interesting, creative. I loved the chicken salad (moist chicken, fennel and herbs in a light creamy orange dressing), her home made marmalade at breakfast, amazing black garlic sauce on roasted aubergine starter, the wood-fired chicken and rib BBQ dinner, delicious green salads, shortbread cookies, passionfruit muffins .. I could go on and on. Every meal a total pleasure. Jamie is so welcoming and entertaining and helpful. A perfect host. They're a very interesting couple and you can see the love and attention that has gone into creating such a special place. You feel like you are staying at some great relatives beautiful home and abundant garden. Highly recommend.

    thumb Judith Wright
    10th July 2019
  • I met some great people on a walking holiday here. The views are incredible, the food (all organic) is absolutely fabulous and the saltwater pool is perfect at the end of day's walk. Jamie and Ailsa are superb hosts.

    thumb Niki Steinke
    15th February 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
  • 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

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