Additional services available to our guests in the Garfagnana area.

To help our visitors to get the best from their Tuscan holiday from the moment they arrive, we can put you in touch with an English speaking local service provider in the Garfagnana area.

The following services are available by direct request and are unique to guests staying in Friends of Tuscany villas.

To book and discuss your requirements in more detail, contact Fay and Peter. Please give 72 hours’ notice of your order.


Phone; +44 779 551 8811

English, Italian, Spanish and French spoken.

Pre-Ordered Itemised Grocery List.   Send your itemised grocery shopping list by email 48 hours before your arrival date and everything will be delivered direct to your villa.  This service is invaluable to guests travelling with young children, have a late arrival or are unfamiliar with the area. You’re in Italy for the great food, let them bring it to you!

Standard fee for this service is €25 per shopping trip plus the cost of your groceries.  This cost will be collected in cash at your accommodation during your stay.

Delicious 2 Course Home-Cooked Meal in your Kitchen.  After a long journey what could be better than a tasty traditional Tuscan dinner on the stove when you walk through the door? The local cook will deliver the food on your arrival (or any day of your choosing), ready for you to reheat and serve at your leisure.  This is a wonderful idea to help you relax and get your holiday off to a great start.

Cost for this service is €20 per head – based on a minimum of 4 people and will be collected in cash at your accommodation.

Sample Menu:

Cold Antipasti platter with a selection of meats and cheeses

Fresh pasta with meat or vegetable sauce accompanied by a large bowl of salad and crusty bread

Local Wine

Lunch with the Locals . What could be more fun than a home cooked traditional Sunday lunch, meeting new people and learning all about the beautiful Garfagnana area?  Spend a couple of hours as Peter and Fay’s guests, in their home, finding out about the best bars, restaurants and coffee shops in the area (they will even help with a few words of Italian).  Peter and Fay have long family connections within the area, going back generations.  Brought up in Scotland they have returned to their roots in Garfagnana and look forward to welcoming you into their home.

Price per head is 35 Euros, payable in cash on the day. Lunch, wine and coffee included.