Farmhouse holiday home in the heart of Garfagnana

The road to Villa Raffaelli is very easy

Getting to Villa Raffaelli is very easy. The Villa is an hour’s drive from the city of Lucca, an hour and a half from Pisa and about two hours from Florence. We always recommend passing through Lucca, avoiding the road from Aulla as it is very winding.

From the A11 / E76 motorway, take the Lucca Est exit to arrive in Lucca. At this point, follow the directions as reported in “Coming from Lucca”.

Pass from Via Statale 12 to reach Lucca, then follow the signs for Castelnuovo di Garfagnana as indicated in “Coming from Lucca”.

To reach Lucca, take the Lucca Est exit of the motorway, then follow the signs for Castelnuovo di Garfagnana: after the circumvallation around the tree-lined walls of Lucca, take the Garfagnana Regional Road 445 which runs to Castelnuovo Garfagnana as Fondovalle: a few minutes after the Ponte di Campia, about 4 km before Castelnuovo Garfagnana, there is the detour towards Fosciandora; after leaving the Fondovalle, go up for 3km to the village of Fosciandora where, after passing the car park and the small playground, there is an indication for Lupinaia on the left and for La Bora on the right, while in the center there is a small climb that leads at Villa Raffaelli. The parking is in front of the villa or at the beginning of the climb.

Warning! The navigator will advise you to travel using the SRT445 road, but it is not recommended to go via this winding road and it is better to prefer the A12 / E 80 motorway to Lucca and continue along the Fondovalle as indicated in “Arriving from Lucca”.

“E di qui, seguendo l’itinerario della mia guida, ti sarà agevol cosa compiere il giro di questa montuosa regione, ammirarne le bellezze... conoscere la Garfagnana compiutamente.”

Raffaello Raffaelli • 1876

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