Locanda Al Colle

5 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Self Drive Holidays

Settings

Beach, Coast

Activities/Interests

Beach Club, Romance, Rooms with a view, Sightseeing

£ 770 pp

Highlights

Art-filled guesthouse in the hills between Camaiore and Pietrasanta, close to Versilia’s sweeping beaches.

Wake up to the scent of freshly baked bread and relax in the shade of a wisteria with far reaching view of the Versilian coast.

Close Pisa and Lucca and the chic coastal resorts of Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and Viareggio.

Rooms:

12 exquisite doubles and suites

From

from £ 770 per person

Including

5 nights sharing a Superior double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Wine tasting and private tours of the Versilia towns

Combining Locanda al Colle with Florence or another centre

Overview

Country-house style with a contemporary twist at this charming guesthouse in the hills above Camaiore. This former farmhouse has been restored by its art-loving owner Riccardo, filled with his own collection of vintage and modern art and opened up to guests.

 

Outside, a pretty pool area with sun loungers and umbrellas sits amongst leafy gardens dotted with modern sculptures and benches amongst the greenery. On a higher level, a large terrace, with wrought iron tables and chairs and filled with the scent of lavender and rosemary, looks out over the garden and the surrounding hills.

Rooms

Bedrooms are arranged on three floors with a sitting room and terrace for guests on every floor. Each room is individually styled, from art deco to vintage, with the Fifties themed Colle Suite, with a fireplace and four-poster bed, somewhere in between.

Dining

Breakfast is intended to be a leisurely lingering affair, with everything from cheese to charcuterie and quiche to cake, eaten under the shade of the pergola on the terrace. Simple lunches during the day  and three time a week, guests are invited to an informal dinner in the kitchen or on the terrace, hosted by Riccardo and chef Gian Luca.

Map

For anyone looking to combine a rural stay with beach life and a spot of sightseeing, the Locanda’s location is pretty much unbeatable. The gorgeous Versilian beaches and the coastal resorts of Forte di Marmi and Viareggio are a ten-minute drive away and on summer evenings in the old town of Pietrasanta, art installations, bars and restaurants jostle for space in the huge main piazza.

The art treasures of Lucca and Florence are easily accessible or head into the Garfagnana for some superb hiking with a professional walking guide organised by the Locanda.

For music fans, there is opera at the Torre del Lago Puccini festival for around four weeks from mid-July.

Also nearby are the wonderful 17th century villas and gardens - the Villa Reale, Villa Mansi and Villa Torrigiani - in the hills around Lucca.




 

Facilities

Hotel

Open air, salt-water pool heated to 30 degrees

Private Beach Club access with private gazebo and towels from May to September

Informal dinners three times a week

Cooking lessons

Concierge

Bike rental

Art workshops

Rooms

Minibar

Air conditioning

Safe

Some suites have a terrace or a garden

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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