We had a wonderful time in Casa la Pace. It is a beautifullly restored house just outside the village of Ghivizzano. Our hosts Rusty and Pepper could not have been kinder. Rusty met us in person at the local train station and drove us up to the house. Pepper gave us a tour of the old village. It is a beautiful old village which is just as it was hundreds of years ago. It truly is the authentic Italian experience.
Life in the vilage is at a different pace. Everybody has time to stop and talk. The pace of life in Ghivizzano really slows you down. The local bar/cafe in the villlage square serves wonderful home made ice-cream. There are several restuarants within walking distance which are absolutely wonderful and great value.
Breakfast at Casa la Pace is a delight with fresh breads from the village, and wonderful coffee. Rusty and Pepper take care of every detail.
Ghivizzano is on the railway line norht of Lucca and convenient for a numver of wonderful villages nearby. We will be back again!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is in Ghivizzano, nestled in the Serchio Valley between the Apuan Alps and the Apennines. Ghivizzano is a wonderful medieval village with an historical center. We offer accommodations in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Casa La Pace has been completely restored and tastefully decorated. We have several common rooms where guests can gather by the fireplace, watch TV, or quietly read a book. We also offer Internet and wireless access for your convenience. We are a short train ride from Lucca, Pisa, & Florence. Nearby are several restaurants offering a wide variety of Italian dishes. There is also a bakery, a pastry shop, post office, and bar within walking distance. If relaxation is your ideal vacation, there are thermal bathhouses and spas nearby. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Serchio Valley and the Garfagnana offer hiking trails, scenic mountains and dramatic gorges. Scattered throughout the valley are many medieval villages to explore, each with its own history, architecture, and cuisine. Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is perfect for exploring the beauty and history of northern Tuscany. ... more less