Benvenuto a Le Mura di Sopra
farmhouse is not available for rent
Le Mura di Sopra, "The Walls at the
Top", sits high on the hillside in
the magnificent mountain area of the Garfagnana.
This beautiful self catering Tuscan country villa
dates from the 15th century and has been fully and
authentically restored, carefully retaining its original
farmhouse, which sleeps 10 complete with a full
kitchen and dining seating for 12, first and second
floor bedrooms with en-suite baths, a lounge with
satellite TV, DVD and high speed Internet, outdoor
dining for 14 on the terrace and a laundry with
washer and dryer.
The barn, which sleeps 4 to 6
complete with a full kitchen with dining area,
dishwasher, a large bath on the main level with
shower and toilet, a spacious parlour which can
double as a bedroom with futons and two upstairs
twin bedrooms with a large bath and toilet.
farmhouse and barn are situated on grounds about 16
hectares (40 acres) surrounded by mature trees, olive
groves, chestnuts, cypresses and fruit trees. There are
two shady meadows on the high ground above the house and
There are wonderful nature walks from
the property and in the local area with an abundance of
wildlife, wild flowers and birds such as owls and
A splendid 12 x 6 metre (50 x 20 feet)
private swimming pool is surrounded by patio and grassy areas
adjacent to the house. The pool and patio is in the sun
all day, but there are plenty of shady areas to be
Outside the house is a large terrace
where you can dine and marvel at the spectacular
panorama and magnificent views of the Apuan Alps.
Below the patio is an outdoor cooking area with two
solid stone barbecues and a wood burning pizza oven.
Our Little Part of
The local village of Benabbio, which is
a few minutes walk from Mura di Sopra, has a summer club
where you can sample village life and dance under the
stars on Saturday night. There is a local shop, a bar
and restaurant, and a pizzeria all within walking
distance from the house. The whole area has a range of
restaurants from simple trattorias to sophisticated
dining all very reasonably priced and serving delicious
and see more
information about Benabbio here.
Bagni di Lucca
The spa town of Bagni di Lucca is only 3
miles away. Historically famous for it's
health-giving springs, the Bagni di Lucca of today is a
bustling and charming little town enjoying a revival of
its spa treatments. There are pavement cafes and good
restaurants. The baths have been renovated and
offer a range of natural hot spring treatments.
The town nestles in the lush valley of
the Lima River in the foothills of the Apennines
surrounded by picturesque mediaeval hilltop villages,
many of which are worth a day's visit.
Learn and see
more about Bagni di Lucca.
The city of Lucca is a magical place
whose origins date back to Ligurian, Etruscan and Roman
times. There are still remarkable traces of the old
walls and amphitheatre from 200 AD.
Modern day Lucca features parks, gardens
and an unforgettable wall-top-promenade that make the
historic walls absolutely unparalleled. Bikes can be
hired to cycle on the walls the full circle around
The city abounds with architectural
treasures including wonderful Romanesque examples.
Within the walls, Lucca is pedestrianised. Shopping is
an elegant Italian experience and dining can be
sophisticated or casual but always excellent and very
The Puccini festival is held every summer at Torre del
Lago and there are also summer concerts in Lucca. The
coast is nearby and is well worth a day trip.
about Lucca and see more photos here.