peace and relax
A farmhouse in the heart of Garfagnana with fantastic panoramic view on the Apuane Alps and Tosco-Emilian Apennines. An ideal place to spend time between natural parks, wildlife and history.
Holydays in “Antico podere De Stefani” offer relax and silence, but also lots of outdoor activities (hiking and trekking, speleology, alpinism, free climbing, mountain bikes and bicycling as well as snowshoes excursion in wintertime). On top of good quality of life, traditional and popular villages festival, medieval festival, to give you a taste of Garfagnana population real life.
Antico Podere De Stefani is not only a touristic infrastructure but a real storical farmhouse, committed to various agricultural activities and others activities, with high level of social and environmental responsibility. For example, heating system is done by local biomass energy production, electrical energy is 100% renewable and all the restructuration works were done using high efficient thermal isolation made of Italian recycling material. In our small pond, used for irrigation, you can find a colony of rare and endemic population of Apuan Triton.
Here you will be able to live a secluded and quiet holydays, easily reachable by foot or by bicycle from the village of Pieve Fosciana or the city of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, with all facilities around.
The tourist part of our farm is composed of:
- a big apartment,
- a cottage,
- double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom offering B&B,
- large park- garden with swimming pool, play area for children, chestnut and meadow,
- point of sale of farm products.
Getting here is easy : from Castelnuovo of Garfagnana continue to Pieve Fosciana and , just past the commercial area with supermarkets , turned into the small road on the right following the signs "Farm Pradaccio di Sopra " .
GPS Coordinates: 44.124742 , 10.416766
OPEN ALL YEAR
A Master's thesis on " Management of Local Development in the Parks and Natural Areas " , University of Teramo , in 2014 studied our farm and its history as an example of enhancement of intangible assets of the territory in a project of development of cultural tourism and sustainable in Garfagnana