My husband Mark and I have made many trips to Italy and indeed Il Fabbro was our last destination on our holiday this August. We had started in Ischia and stopped in Umbria before arriving in Tuscany. We enjoyed all our holiday but our stay in Il Fabbro was the icing on the cake. The scenery in Tuscany is breath taking. Il Fabbro is situated high in the mountains over looking the vibrant town of Barga. Vince and Geran the owners of Il Fabbro are lovely warm people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome and ensure that you have a good holiday. Il Fabbro has been restored very tastefully by Vince who is a very talented man who has managed to keep the traditional feel to the place. The house has many interesting features and original artworks, many by this talented family. All the rooms were very clean and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. Each room was individuaI, I liked the one with the sunshine yellow, walk in shower best. The large lounge was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. It even had a satilite TV not that we wasted time watching that. Breakfast of delicious home made bread, jams, preserved fruits and yoghurt was served outside. There were various tables situated around the terrace so you could choose to either enjoy the company of others or sit in a romantic corner for two over looking the magnificant view.
Geran and Vince are very much part of the community and introduced us to many of the local residence all of whom were most friendly and welcoming. They also recommended local places of interest that you would not necessarily find from touriste information.
it is a great location to visit Pisa, Florence and Lucca which is a interesting walled city. Although you are staying up in the mountains, which is wonderfully peaceful, the nearset town Barga is full of life. We arrived during the Jazz Festival. It was amazing, as you turned each corner there was another band playing and all for free!! There is even an Opera House, hopefully we will book next time we are there. The town also has a wide selection of restaurants catering for all needs and pockets. One excellent restaurant even had sushi and curry on the menu and it was delicious. I would thoroughly recommend Il Fabbro. This destination had every thing you could wish for, it was certainly a magical holiday and we can't wait to go back again.
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