Type: Farmhouse accommodation Geographical Location: Hill Accommodations:
n°1 Apartment , n°2 Double bed room. Total Guests 10
Azienda Agricola Biologica Nico lying on the green slopes of the hills very close to Lucca plain, the sea of Versilia and the Apuan Alps was started from the need of reawaking of an abandoned farm and a deep love for nature and the farming tradition. The premises of the present Agriturismo was a halt place for the pilgrims travelling from France to Rome along Via Francigena.
The house is completely surrounded by woods, cultivated fields, meadows and olive groves.
The daily life in a peaceful atmosphere makes you feel as you lived in ages gone by.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Nico - Biologico
For your stay at Nico you can choose between 2 rooms and one apartment.
The Lupino apartment is furnished in a cosy traditional style , offers a comfortable double bedroom a bathroom, a laundry, a wide sitting room with cooking facilities and a fire place and a extra beds if required for children.
Would you rather stay in a room, you could choose one of two double bedrooms, Borlotto and Cannellino.
The Borlotto is a spacious and hospitable room with a private bathroom.
The Cannellino offers an amazing view at the surrounding hills, however, staying in the latter room might require sharing a next door bathroom with others.
Extra beds if required for children.
Our house are warm and welcoming throughout the year.
Each guest house features a cosy sitting room. Complete with a large fireplace to keep you warm during the winter months. The houses are traditional and spacious, so although we have central heating . we have suggest that you bring and extra sweater for evening on the terrace!
Out of respect for our environment we try to avoid any unnecessary use of the central heating , therefore the temperature in our houses does not exceed 20° C.
Wellness: Thermal baths nearby
Internal Services: Heating
Educational activities: Guided tour of the farm
External services: Barbecue, Car park
Experiences: Cycle tourism, Trekking
Prices include use of electricity, water, gas, linen for bedrooms and towels at arrival, the use of wood oven, barbecue and the garden equipment.
You can buy a organic vegetables, fruits and oil , you can do trekking by horse and take part in farm activities and not only.
Activities at the Farm
If you love farming you can satisfy your whims in our biological farm, coming with us to our fields in Saltocchio (little village near Lucca) where, in every season, you can find vegetables and fruit to cultivate. Nico farm is inserted in the list of biological and biodynamic farms of woof an international organization intended to join the travellers who love working in farms respectful of nature farming techniques.
At donkey’s pace
In the winter months we organize week-end at donkey’s pace.
With Nella, our donkey, we leave the wood, we go along old mule tracks, we border olive yards and vineyards, to small chapels and old hamlets. We do that to be together...slowly...
Arrival on Saturday, a few words about the donkey, a first approach to her, dinner in the farmhouse; the following morning breakfast and departure with Nella along the paths of the surroundings.
We grow vegetables in a biological way, we preserve the precious winter rains to wet the vegetables gardens in summer, we use the sun and wood power to heat the water and our flats, we clean our sewer using willows, bulrush, iris and reeds. Our organic farm would be an experience to promote environment protection, to this purpose, we will give you biodegradable and biological products for daily use. It will be our care to provide the container for the differentiated collection of rubbish.
Around the house there are trekking routes to visit small old towns and Romanesque churches in the adjacent hills and ancient mule-tracks.
We have donkeys and other domestic animals. Our house is furnished with a wood oven, hammocks, a wide terrace where you can enjoy typical products or appreciate reading at your leisure.
Where we areFrom our Agriturismo it is easy to reach important historical tourist and sea centres:
Lucca at 15 Km Versilia's coast (Pietrasanta and Massa Carrara) at 18 Km Garfagnana’s mountains at 35 Km Firenze at 80 Km Pisa at 45 Km
Facilities in the surroundings:
A supermarket, post office, bank, petrol station, a newspaper shop, a laundry , two food shops, a bakery, a butcher's, estate agency, confectionary , clothes shop, hair dressers, pizza shops, chemistry, garages and a tyres shop are within 2 Km from our place.