The location is magical, incredible 360 views, with a sense of restful calm. The appartment was small but perfectly adequate and cleverly laid out, maximising both indoor and outdoor space. We were met on arrival with a warm reception at the family restaurant next door, with amazing antipasti. There were some useful utensils missing from the kitchen, however Mara and her sister Laura were more than happy to help us out at any time. The pool, although chilly in April, had spectacular views over the coast. Having a car was absolutely essential given the hilltop location, but it was an easy drive into Lucca, from where we could get trains to nearby cities like Florence for the day. Driving up into the hills to Barga is well worth it too. Thoroughy enjoyed our week here, and highly recommend it.