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

  • Wow - this place is ab-so-lutely stunning. From sunrise to sunset, I just couldn't get enough from looking at the views from the garden and the guesthouse (La Fattoria). The guesthouse is really cosy and very well equiped. There's multiple spots around it where you can sit and enjoy the awesome views. There's a couple really beautiful hikes starting practically right next to the garden. The hosts are great as well - both Jamie and Ailsa are lovely: kind, professional and always open for a good conversation. They know the area inside out and can take you on countless hikes in the surroundings. Ailsa's cooking is out of this world! I'll definetely come back when I'm in the area!

    thumb Olivier Vanacker
    8th December 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • Looking for a tranquil stay in a beautifully restored farmhouse with stunning views and delicious food? You will find it here with Jamie and Alisa as your congenial hosts. There are shady hammocks to laze in and a swimming pool surrounded by lavender alive with butterflies. This was my third stay here for a Pilates retreat, each year has been wonderful and I have returned home both energised and refreshed. Highly recommended.

    thumb Pam Ripley
    10th July 2019
  • 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

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