A lovely country villa Casa Natalina is in located in the stunning Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, a valley between the Appenine and Apuane Mountains.
Reviewed on 01/07/2019
Living in a coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK, we usually gravitate towards the sea for holidays, and are probably tough customers to satisfy, scenery-wise. As our first venture into an inland ( for us..!) venue, and Italy, Casa Natalina did not disappoint. A lovely, down-to-earth villa, we had everything needed to allow us to enjoy our week in comfort, and with all the facilities we have at home for day to day living. There were huge amounts of outdoor space available - photos understandably emphasise the pool and balcony areas, but there is also a lot of amazing wildflower meadow and many fruit trees. The Garfagnana is spectacular, densely wooded mountains soaring up to the sky all around..Nights around a wood fired barbecue admiring the view were followed by amply supplied games and wine around the big indoor fireplace. Yes, it's around 2 hours from Florence etc but... Arriving late at night, it seemed to take a long time to negotiate the winding roads which access Casa Natalina. Then we had to stop, to allow a porcupine to cross the road, At this point it all began to make sense...
Lovely farm house with private pool, Wi-Fi and complimentary wine, stunning view
Reviewed on 08/06/2018
We just had a week at Casa Natalia - my wife, me and our two teenage boys. It's a really nice old house, in a little collection of houses, really well furnished with a lot of charm, in an absolutely stunning location. There are incredible mountain views all round and the excellent new pool helped us enjoy the heatwave! Andrew from Friends of Tuscany, was very helpful, the local area is beautiful, the local food is great, this really has been one of the best places we have visited anywhere in the world - it's peaceful, incredibly beautiful and very well maintained and set up. First class!
Photos don't do the view justice!
Reviewed on 08/08/2017
The panorama from the house is stunning. The pool is lovely and we wished we were staying longer. Lots of hillside villages and pleasant walks and not too far from places like Florence or Lucca for a day trip.
Reviewed on 07/20/2017
Sue and Neil
We had a lovely stay celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, the villa was great with everything we needed and the lovely new pool, the views stunning. We visited lots of local villages and enjoyed some superb walks. We followed the advice and recommendations provided by friends of Tuscany and appreciated all your guidance. Wish we could rewind and enjoy it all again!, we will just have to come back someday. Thank you Andrew and Susan for making our special holiday unforgettable.
A wonderful and relaxing holiday
Reviewed on 07/18/2017
Case Natalina was a lovely house, a little quirky in its layout and we all kept going to the downstairs bathroom instead of the stairs which became a family joke. The new pool is a triumph, Remo and Massimo keep it looked after and were very thoughtful in not hammering fencing when the baby was asleep. The situation is so beautiful that we hardly went out, just essential shopping and a trip to Corrine across the valley where we had a fabulous view of the house. It was a little disappointing that we couldn't walk to a restaurant but that in no way diminished our enjoyment of a truly great holiday. We did go to Luca on our way home which is a super place. One tip though, leave the car outside the walls! All in all a great holiday and we hope to return.
Reviewed on 06/29/2016
Susan and Andy 'Friends of Tuscany' are the perfect hosts of their charming house in the most perfect location. Their experience as travelers as well as hosts means that everything has been thought of leaving you free to relax, explore and enjoy this most beautiful area. I have been visiting the Garfagnana for several years and each year the area unveils a new treasure while I also delight in the familiar. Best bit, picking fresh figs for breakfast after a morning dip in the pool, worst bit, leaving.
Sehr schön alles sauber schönes Haus super Garten.
Reviewed on 06/08/2016
Wunderschön. Zwar etwas ab vom Schuss aber sehr schönes sauberes Haus mit tollen Garten in einer schönen Gegend. Schöne Küche super Wohnzimmer und erst der Garten ist ein Traum. Ein tolles Willkommens Paket stand bei unserer Ankunft für uns da das ist eine sehr tolle Geste. My Response English translation "Very beautiful. Although off the beaten track but very nice clean house with great garden in a nice area. Nice kitchen, super living room and the garden is a dream. A great welcome package was there when we arrived for us. This is a very great gesture." Our Response Thank you very much for the lovely 5 star review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Casa Natalina in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany. We offer a returners discount so if you or any of your friends decide to return, please contact us before you book so we can offer the discount.
superb location,tasteful and well equipped home
Reviewed on 05/06/2016
Had a fabulous holiday .Andy from Friends of Tuscany was so helpful he knows the area very well. He was able to advise us on the best local restaurants and great tips on local beauty . The house is tasteful and well equipped the pool area is so relaxing . the views are magnificent. We really appreciated the wine And the wecolme pack it was it was very thoughtful. We would not heitate to recommend this company. We had one of our best holidays.
Possibly the best view ever
Reviewed on 09/30/2015
We have stayed many times in property booked through Friends of Tuscany and have always been delighted with the service, cleanliness and facilities. Casa Natalina is outstanding .. a sympatheticaly restored property with everything you need. Both patio seating areas are delightful but the highlight for us is the stunning view looking from the front of the house over the pool to the mountains.
lovely house, excellent customer service
Reviewed on 06/15/2015
We booked this villa for a week in June. The owners kindly left is a welcome package including wine, pasta, bread and milk :-) wonderful surprise especially as we arrived late with two hungry little ones. It's beautifully finished, rustic but high quality. The grounds are spacious and perfect for kids to run around and explore. The pool is big and clean and a lovely temperature. the location is unbeatable and the views are to die for. Andy from friends of Tuscany helped us out so much. I have no hesitation in recommending him or his company and the properties they represent. We also rented another property from them, both unbeatable. Excellent.
“Nice property, impressive view, perfect swimming
Reviewed on 11/18/2012
We really liked our two-week stay at Casa Natalina. The house is situated in a quiet environment, and you really live in Italy without seeing tourists every day. The swimming pool is cleaned twice a week, and has beautifull views. Our children (7 and 10) loved picking and eating figs in the garden. WiFi was fast and reliable, so you can be online and connected to the world if you like. The TV had about 70 channels, although all in Italian, but we did not miss watching TV at all. We all slept very well in the good and clean beds. The owner provides the house with a lot of towels, so there is no need to bring your own. The house is large enough for 6 people (we were 4). The weather in July 2012 was excellent to swim each day for many hours.